This study reviews 30 years of scholarly research published in the Australian Journal of Management (AJM) over the period 1976–2005. The study examines the productivity, influence, and contribution of management research in Australia. In the past three decades, AJM has published 406 research articles from 458 different authors and co-authors. Over the past 30 years, the four most prolific publishers were Philip Brown (11 papers), Philip Yetton (9), Ray Ball (8) and Terry Walter (8). In the last decade alone, Robert Faff and Raymond da Silva Rosa have published the greatest number of AJM articles (6). The Journal has been most supported over the past three decades by authors from AGSM, UNSW, UWA, UQ, Monash, Melbourne, ANU and Sydney. The top six institutions contributed more than half of all AJM publications. The AJM has also experienced increasing contributions from finance articles in recent years, accounting for 51% of total published articles in AJM. Opportunities and challenges remain ahead for the AJM, particularly when one considers the decision by The University of Chicago's Journal of Business to cease future publications beyond 2006, citing the establishment of specialist journals.
- MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
- RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY