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The Executive Journal

The Executive Journa: Best Management Practices Papers

Editorial Statement:

Welcome to the Executive Journal (EJ).  TheExecutive Journal  is an open access project with contributions from leading industry experts and management consultants. The journal's mission to encourage management best practices dissemination. We will pursue this mission by publishing think tank and management consulting papers in a format targeting public and private sector CEOs and senior executives. EJ is intended to create an expert platform for new forms of management knowledge creation and dissemination.

Bridging Research and Practice
EJ is a management best practices publishing platform, it is not a a traditional academic research publishing platform.
Many of our clients find academic research to be fuzzy and mostly rooted in theory and text books. Even some of the best research tends to be written in a language and format that are hardly useful for a practicing executive.

The aim of journal is to bridge such gaps by providing a new media outlet that emphasizes application-based content, combined with a "simple to understand and use" format.

EJ will provide access to new case studies, insights and lessons learned to challenge assumptions rooted in tradition and outdated management thoughts and practices. EJ's main focus is on breakthroughs in management thoughts and best practices, hence the publication process is highly selective. Academic researchers may submit their papers, but only if formatted in a consulting or white paper format.

The main difference is that all published authors are required to frame their findings in such a way as to highlight managerial applicability. All practice-based white papers, case studies and articles are welcome. Using easy to read illustration diagrams, checklists, bullet points and tables is highly encouraged.

Best Management Practices Awards
he Institute plans to publish a compilation of best white papers and articles in electronic and print format. The work will be available for free access online. For more information check the  Management Paper Awards.The think tank also organizes an annual worldwide management best practices paper contest to encourage the development of management science and practice. The current fields of research include the following management best practices areas:

  1. Leadership Development
    • Leadership psychology
    • Self-awareness (Psychological profiling and psychometrics)
    • Relationships management (Personal, teams and organizational behaviors)
  2. Globalization
    • Global trends, challenges, threats and opportunities
    • Global socioeconomic change
    • EU unification- The socioeconomic impact of the largest democratic experiment in the history of mankind
    • The rise of China and India and their impact on the global economy with a focus on outsourcing, off-shoring, global resources and markets
    • International business strategy
  3. New Economy (knowledge economy)
    • Innovation-based enterprises and economies
    • Entrepreneurship and small business enterprise creation
    • Economic forecasting
    • Predictive economics
  4. Digital Best Management Practices
    • E-Strategy (E-Business, E-Government, E-Learning, E-Health and E-Telco)
    • Next-generation Internet, IT and Telecom management
    • E-Management industry standards and best practices
    • PDBOT (Plan, Design, Build, Operate and Transfer)
    • IT and Telecom management standards (ITIL, ITSM, GCC, COSO, COBIT, ISO 17799, HIPPA, ITU –TMN, ISO- FCAPS and TMF-FAB)
    • Corporate E-Governance and Control (Sarbanes-Oxley and SAS 70)
    • ICT quality management (ISO 9000, TQM and 6 Sigma)
  5. Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  6. Finance and Investment Strategies
  7. Public Policy and Governance
  8. Policy Innovations and Policy Management

Best Practices Papers

The goal of the think tank research is to provide innovative solutions to complex socioeconomic problems.  The research results are published in the form of management best practices and policy white papers. Unlike academic research papers, the Institute's white papers are succinct work documents designed for communication and problem-solving by the public and private sector CEOs.

White papers provide businesses and government leaders with:

  1. A statement of the problem or opportunity
  2. Analysis of root causes and driving forces
  3. Proposed solution and implementation best practices. 

The white papers are followed with pilot projects to utilize and disseminate the research results. The dissemination of the results can be a combination of publications, training workshops, consulting and coaching services. Depending on the funding of each project, the dissemination and the exploitation of results can be in the form of commercial, non-profit or free open courseware.

Thought Leadership

The journal is looking for a new thinking to make a Social Impact. Sample publishing materials to be considered are listed below:

Sample formats of executive white papers, articles and case studies

Sample Public Sector CEO Papers

  1. White Paper: U.S. Economic Risks & Strategies 2007 -2017,
  2. World Bank Paper: A Case Study - Economic Reform and Investment Climate
  3. White Paper:Gross National Happiness / Well-being (GNW / GNH) - A New Economic Development Metric
  4. UNDP Paper: A Case Study - Lebanon Economic Development
  5. Economic Theory:Virtuous and Vicious Economic Cycles Theory
  6. Socioeconomic Theory: States Integrity Theory
  7. Public Policy Paper: Financial Sector Development and Reform
  8. Public Policy White Paper: Nigeria's Policy Innovations for Governance Challenges and Opportunities
  9. Public Policy White Paper: Cameroon's New Socioeconomic Development Policy Framework 

Sample Private Sector CEO Papers

  1. CEO Paper: How to Evaluate a CEO?
  2. Corporate Governance Paper: How  to Evaluate the Board of Directors?
  3. CEO Paper:Strategic Leadership Performance
  4. Best Practices: Transform Your Culture With Action Learning Teams
  5. White Paper: The Politics of Failure: Symptoms of Dysfunctional Leaderships and Organizations
  6. Corporate Governance White Paper:CIO and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Best Practices
  7. White Paper: KASAC - A New Paradigm for Executive Education
  8. White Paper: Improving Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  9. Legal Essay: International Arbitration and Business Law

Investment Papers and Articles

Authors and Editors
EJ Editors and authors are industry experts who share their knowledge and talent to contribute to the global community of management professionals and reap the rewards of international visibility, credibility and professional networking.

  • Publishing Dates:  Open.
  • Submission Deadlines:  Open.

Open Call for Editors and Authors
The Institute welcomes contribution from all management professionals worldwide. Any qualified professional can become an editor or a published author. The editorial board of practice-based researchers will make publishing decisions. These board members serve a 1-year term with no limit to the number of terms they may serve.  They also jointly decide on the next incoming Editor-in-Chief.

Authors, please consider the type of content, format and style of the sample papers listed on this page before submission. If  you have an experience in similar areas and are interested in participating or sharing your results with us, then please Contact Us


Open access does not mean no copyrights. We do not charge money to access the papers on the Institute's website. However, the copyrights of all papers belong to the authors listed in the documents. If you require re-prints, please contact the author. When submitting an executive paper, a case study or a presentation, please provide copyrights and ownership statements.

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