Please, find attached the call for a Special Issue of BRQ titled New Frontiers for Productivity Research in Management and Business.

Guest editors

E. Grifell-Tatjé, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
C. A. K. Lovell, University of Queensland, Australia

Aims and scope

This special issue focuses on the use of performance measurement methodologies for the improvement of business analysis and managerial decision making.

We seek high-quality papers that advance our knowledge on the many relationships linking management practices with business productivity and its financial consequences. We invite contributions from a range of fields in the disciplines of economics and business. Empirical contributions, including those using index numbers or frontier techniques (both parametric and non-parametric approaches) from economics and operational research, are particularly welcome.

Important dates

Submission deadline: December 31th, 2017.
Expected publication: 2018.

Submission process

Manuscripts submitted to this special issue should be prepared according to Business Research Quarterly (BRQ) guidelines for authors. Submissions must be made online via the Elsevier Editorial System at

About BRQ

BRQ Business Research Quarterly is the official journal of ACEDE (Spanish Academy of Management). Founded in 1998 as Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa (CEDE), it soon became the leading management publication in Spanish thanks to its strong academic reputation. The journal was indexed in the SCCI in 2008, and it is published in English under the new title Business Research Quarterly since 2014.

Business Research Quarterly is indexed in JCR/Social Science Citation Index (Q3 for Business) and Scimago Journal Rank (Q2 for SJR indicator in Business, Management and Accounting).