Management International Review

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 169–187 | Cite as

Practicing what We Preach

The Geographic Diversity of Editorial Boards
  • Anne-Wil HarzingEmail author
  • Isabel Metz
Research Article


  • With the increasing globalisation of knowledge and management education, it is important that we build on our scanty understanding of trends and levels of geographic diversification in editorial board membership of management journals.

  • Our study examines geographic diversity in editorial boards in Management over a 20-year period. It uses secondary data from 57 journals covering approximately 16,000 editorial board members.

  • We found that the geographic diversity of editorial boards (EBs) has increased in the last 20 years, but it is still low for most management journals. Further, two factors partly predict the geographic diversity of EBs of management journals: the editor’s country of residence and the field of research.

  • Continued active management by editors, professional associations and individual academics alike is necessary to ensure that our editorial boards properly reflect the diverse management community.


Editorial boards Geographic diversity Management journals Globalisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management, Faculty of Business & EconomicsUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Melbourne Business SchoolUniversity of MelbourneCarltonAustralia

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