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PES Business Review: A Scholarly, Peer Reviewed International Journal of Management (ISSN 0973-919X) : is a double blind peer reviewed refereed bi-annual journal that publishes papers on diverse areas of management such as Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour , International Business, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Supply chain Management, Operations Management, Strategic Decision Making, Ethics in Management, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Public Management, General Management, Intellectual Property Rights, Education Management, Communication Management, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Inventory Management, Hospital Management, among others. The in-house journal of PES University, PES Business Review, publishes both in-house and external research articles. All articles are subjected to the same standards of highest academic integrity of the University. All articles are subjected to anti-plagiarism tests and only those articles that deem to be authentic will be peer-reviewed and published in the journal. The objective of the Journal is to disseminate knowledge, which ensures good practice of professional management and focuses on research and reflections relevant to academicians and practicing managers. The Journal enjoys a pan India reach and a discernible international subscriber and readership base. We are sure that you would like to subscribe to PES Business Review, a scholarly, peer reviewed international Journal of Management. The annual subscription is 500/-(₹), which is payable through bankdraft/cheque drawn in favour of PES University Journal Fund, payable at Bangalore. We will start sending you the copies on receipt of your subscription remittance.

Chief Editor
Veena A, PhD
Professor & Department Chairperson
Associate Editor
Rekha H. Aranha
Assistant Professor
Editorial Advisory Panel
Vijay Kumar, PhD
Dean – Faculty of Management Studies
PES University, Bangalore
Gill Alton
Chief Executive Officer
Grimsby Institute, UK
Tony Bell
Group Commercial Director
Grimsby Institute, UK
S. Madheswaran, PhD
Centre for Economic Studies and Policy Institute
for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Thenmozhi M, PhD
Professor, IIT Madras
Prashanth Bharadwaj, PhD
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ramesh soni, PhD
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rajendra Nargundkar, PhD
Professor, IIM Indore
Ashok Thampy, PhD
Associate Professor, IIMB
Mike Dillon
UN Advisor
VP World Network of Productivity, UK
Easwaramoorthy Rangaswamy , PhD
Principal / Director
Amity Global Business School, Singapore

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Dear Author,

Warm Greetings from the Department of Management Studies, PES University, Bengaluru.

We aim to deliver true world-class education. The department reflects a high degree of rigour in its choice of students and curriculum. Only the scholastically bright students enter our programs. Our strategic relationships are truly blue-blooded. The exchange program with Indiana University Pennsylvania, USA has been enormously beneficial to our student community. We work closely with IIT-Madras to enhance student learning through residential management programs. We have an academic partnership with IIM-Bangalore to offer their cutting-edge online programs. To exploit the vibrant India’s financial sector, our proposed tie-up with the tenth-largest stock-exchange in the world, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) will provide our students an excellent opportunity to specialize in Financial Markets. These collaborations with the best institutions exposes students to world-class pedagogy and the resulting interaction with the elite academia have been highly impactful. Through the tie-up with Disneyland, USA our Hotel Management students are provided hands-on experience at the world-famous theme park. The tie-up with one of the world’s leading hotel chains, the Paris based Accor Hotels, France has been value enhancing. The academic partnership with Taylor’s University, Malaysia, a global leader in Hospitality management, allows us to bring their unmatched expertise to our students. Continuing our commitment to foster research and publication in all areas of management, the Department of Management publishes a bi-annual journal, PES Business Review which is indexed in i-scholar, J-gate, EBSCO and ProQuest. These indexing have made PES Business Review a journal of repute and high standing. PES Business Review is a medium for researchers to publish their unpublished research findings that are of interest to academic community and industry. It is also a medium for industry professionals to share their best practices. The forthcoming Issue will be Vol 12, Issue 1, January 2018.


The journal is published twice a year in the months of January and June.

Content Mix

The journal publishes conceptually sound and methodologically rigorous papers that advance the body of knowledge. The journal would publish Empirical research findings, conceptual papers, literature reviews, case studies, book reviews and topical articles written by the industry experts.

Review Process

  1. PES Business Review is a refereed journal. All manuscripts submitted for publication would be screened by the editor for relevance to our journal. The short-listed articles would be put through ‘double blind review process’ that may normally take four to six weeks.
  2. Accepted manuscripts may be edited to suit the journal’s format.
  3. Wherever possible reviewer’s feedback will be provided. However, the journal is not bound to provide detailed feedback in every case including the ones rejected.
  4. Published manuscripts are exclusive copyrights of PES Business Review. The copyright includes electronic distribution as well.


The following are details of Format & Style requirements for submission to PES Business Review.

  1. Title and Authors’ Information The cover page shall contain the title of the paper, the author’s name, affiliation and contact information with mail-id.
  2. Abstract & Manuscript The abstract should contain 200 words and 3 Keywords. The manuscript should follow the abstract and contain 6,000 words. The text should be in 12-pt Times New Roman, one and a half spaced and fully justified. The authors’ name should not appear anywhere on the body of the manuscript to facilitate the review process.
  3. Heading and Sub-Heading Headings should be in 14-pt Times New roman and boldfaced. Sub-headings should be in 12-pt Times New Roman, boldfaced and italicized. Do not number the heading and the sub-heading.
  4. Tables, Figures, Graphs and Exhibits These captions should be in 10-pt Times New Roman, boldfaced and centered. They should be numbered in numerals separately (Example: Table 1: Text / Figure 1: Text). If any source is being listed, they should be given below the table or the figure in 9-pt Times New Roman.
  5. Footnotes and Endnotes Footnotes may be used if necessary and should be numbered consecutively. Endnotes are preferred to be used for explanations or indication to immediate source. Both should be in 9-pt Times New Roman and single spaced.
  6. Page Numbers Provide page numbers on the right bottom of the page. Start numbering from the abstract page and do not include the cover page for numbering.


  1. Berger, Lawrence A. and Cummins, David J. (1992), Reinsurance and The Liability Insurance, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 6(1), pp. 253-272.
  2. Britt, N. (2001), A Study on Reinsurance Market Capacity,
  3. Cummins, David J. and Weiss, Mary A. (2000). The Global Market for Reinsurance: Consolidation, Capacity and Efficiency, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC.


Along with the manuscript, authors should provide a declaration that article is original, not published anywhere else and not under review with any other publication. Correspondence: Manuscripts can be submitted in the electronic format by e-mailing to

Statement on Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

PES Business Review is a scholarly, peer reviewed international journal of management. This statement spells out ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for this journal, i.e. the author, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher. The following provides guidelines for publication of research articles.

Duties of Editors
  • Decision On the Publication of Articles

    The Editor- In – Chief of PES Business Review is responsible for deciding on the articles that can be accepted for publication after undergoing double blind peer review process. The Editor- In – Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding copyright infringement and plagiarism.

  • Unbiased Composition

    Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

  • Confidentiality

    The Editor – In – Chief, and any editorial staff must not reveal any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

  • Disclosure and conflicts of Interest

    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers
  • Contribution of Double Blind Peer Review

    Double Blind Peer review assists the reviewers in making editorial decisions, while editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Reviewers’ comments to the editors are confidential and will be made anonymous to the authors. The names of the reviewers remain strictly confidential; with their identities known only the Editor-In-Chief.

  • Promptness

    Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the Editor- In – Chief and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

  • Confidentiality

    Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor- In – Chief.

  • Standards of objectivity

    Reviews should be conducted factually. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation.

  • Confidentiality

    Confidential information or ideas obtained through double blind peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

  • Conflict of Interest

    Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors
  • Reporting Standards

    A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to reproduce the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

  • Data Access and Retention

    Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if required, and should in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

  • Originality and Plagiarism

    Authors should ensure that the work is original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this must be appropriately cited or quoted.

  • Multiple Publications

    An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

    Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

  • Authorship of The Paper

    Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, plan, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain applicable aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged as contributors.

  • The Corresponding Author

    The Corresponding Author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  • Acknowledgement of Funding Sources

    Sources of funding for the research reported in the article should be duly acknowledged at the end of the article.

  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be seen to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works

    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Editor – In – Chief and cooperate with the editors to retract or correct the paper.

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