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Along with the manuscript, authors should provide confirmation that 1) the article is the original work of the author(s); 2) the article (or a significant portion of it) has not been published earlier; 3) it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and 4) all copyright requirements in respect of material used directly or indirectly in the article have been duly met. Articles using information that is not in the public domain about organizations must be accompanied by express written permission from the authorities concerned. The editors reserve the right to accept or refuse an article for publication, and they are under no obligation to assign reasons for their decision.



African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management is a quarterly international publication of Onitsha Business School, Anambra State, Nigeria. We encourage papers that draw on one of the various streams of the business systems literature, broadly conceived, to focus on integrating theory, research and practice in the area of management. Generate insights into managerial and business processes, structures, and outcomes. These journals target researchers, scientists, and students who seek to advance the technical knowledge and practical applications related to Strategic Studies and Management. African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management is strictly peer-reviewed with the help of an Editorial Board drawn from universities and colleges world wide African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management is an Open Access Journal in the fields of strategic management, business, arts, social sciences, accounts, finance, economics, mass communication, stocks, etc. The journal thus play a significant role in free and fast exchange of knowledge related to the academic advancement. African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management with a significant impact factor in the nearest future will be indexed at standard indexing databases such as EBSCO, CAS, Hinari, Index Copernicus, ProQuest, Urlich's, SHERPA-Romeo, Google Scholar etc.

Focus of African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management:

Original contributions focused on contemporary issues in Strategic Management and functional areas viz. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Production – Operations – Supply Chain, Technology, Corporate Strategy, International Business, Economics, Public Policy, Operations Research, Business Ethics & Corporate Governance and General Management are invited in the form of Conceptual Articles, Empirical Research Papers, Case Studies, Book Reviews, Synopses of PhD Thesis, and Selected Bibliographies. Contributions rooted in the African context and reflecting the oriental ethos of management are encouraged.


Authors must acknowledge all the sources they have drawn upon, including direct quotations, as well as ideas, concepts, data, and exhibits. Only those references cited in the main text should be listed in the reference list. Sources should be stated briefly in the text, following the author-date convention of by the last name and the year of publication, in parentheses. Citations within the text would
read, for e.g.
'According to Thomas, (1991) …' or '… (Thomas, 1991)'. These citations should be amplified in a list of references appearing at the end of the paper. The reference list should be in alphabetical and chronological order, and should include complete bibliographical details, as appropriate the name(s) of the author(s), year of publication, title of the article/book, name of the journal, details of the publisher, volume and issue number, and individual page numbers, URL of online sources (online journals, magazines, or newspapers) with access date.

Submission Deadlines

Deadline for submission of manuscripts for publication in Volume 1 (2), which is the January ,2017 edition of the African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management, a publication of Onitsha Business School is 30th November, 2016.
African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management is a quarterly journal published in January, April, July and October of every year.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.


African Journal of Strategic Studies and Management is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal and welcome original papers from both academicians and practitioners on management, business, and organizational issues.

Article Length: Articles should be between 2000 and 5000 words in length. Article Title: A title of not more than ten words should be provided

Article Title Page: This should include:

  • Article Title
  • Author Details
  • Structured Abstract
  • Keywords

Author Details:

  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • E-mail address of the corresponding author

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Originality/value

Maximum is 100 words in total (including four keywords) Headings: Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. Notes/Endnotes: Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.

Figures: All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form.

Tables: Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main body of the article. The position of each table should be clearly labeled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate file.

The prescribed style of citation is as follows: Sample Book References: Peter, S. (1991). Rough sets: Theoretical aspects of reasoning about data. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., Anderson, R. E., & Tatham, R. L. (2006). Multivariate data analysis (6th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. Sample Reference to Chapter in Book: Ravallion, M. (2007). Transfers and safety nets in poor countries: Revisiting the trade-offs and policy options. In V. Abhijit, R. B. Banerjee & D. Mukherjee (Eds.), Understanding poverty (pp. 203230). Oxford University Press. Sample Journal Reference: Samuel, I. (2006). 'Deciding the financial health of dot-coms using rough sets'. Information & Management, 43(7). Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the references listed and for consistency between the references in the text and those in the reference list.