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Dear Colleagues,


To celebrate the official publication of the inaugural issue of the South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (SAJGBR), Emerald is inviting you to read the inaugural issue online.


SAJGBR, the official journal of the South Asian Academy of Management provides a unified platform to publish research that links scholarly communities in South Asia with the rest of the world.  Please see below some examples of papers in the inaugural issue: 

Editor’s Perspective: Does South Asia Matter? Rethinking South Asia as Relevant in International Business Research” by Shaista E. Khilji

In this paper, the Editor highlights the regional importance of South Asia in international business research. It places South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, with its emphasis on South Asian economies, organizations and people, as an important journal for developing knowledge relating to South Asian business practices, deepening our understanding of South Asia, and increasing the output of high impact research focused on the region.

Great (Transformational) Leadership = Charisma +Vision” by Naresh Khatri, Klaus J. Templer and Pawan S. Budhwar

In this paper, the authors identify charisma and vision as two basic components of transformational leadership and aim to develop measures of charisma and vision and to examine their influences on follower-level outcomes in four countries, namely, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States 


The full table of contents is as follows:


Editor’s Perspective: Does South Asia Matter?

Rethinking South Asia as Relevant in International Business Research

Dr Shaista E. Khilji


CEO Perspective: Does South Asia Matter? An Interview With Hexaware’s P. R. Chandrasekar

Kelly D. Harper & Ven Sriram


Personal Perspective: Reflections of the 2011 Academy of Management Meeting

Candice D. Matthews


Research Articles

Great (Transformational) Leadership = Charisma + Vision

Naresh Khatri, Klaus J. Templer, Pawan S. Budhwar


Market concentration and pricing behavior of Sri Lankan banks

Shrimal Perera, Michael Skully, My Nguyen


Macroeconomic factors determining FDI impact on Pakistan’s growth

Khalid Zaman, Iqtidar Ali Shah, Muhammad Mushtaq Khan, Mehboob Ahmad


Policy Review

Reform Strategies in South Asia and China: A Comparative Analysis

Pradumna B. Rana


Country Perspective

Work-Life Balance in South East Asia: The Indian Experience

Ujvala Rajadhyaksha


Analyzing HRD & NHRD: The road ahead for Afghanistan

Walter DeMartis, Candice D. Matthews & Shaista E. Khilji


Book Review

Is the "Indian way" the new answer?

Pramila Rao


To view these papers please log on to:  The free trial will begin on 1st April and end on 1st June 2012.


The Editor is inviting papers for inclusion in forthcoming issues. For more information on how to submit manuscripts please consult the journal’s author guidelines.


If you would like to be notified about future issues, you can register to the journal table of contents alerts at  We have also made available an online recommendation form if you wish to recommend the journal to your librarian.


I hope you enjoy reading the first papers of SAJGBR and cite them as appropriate.  We welcome your feedback and questions. 

Shaista E. Khilji (PhD)
Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Learning
Founding Editor-in-Chief, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (Emerald Publications)
Coordinator & Advisor Masters'/ Certificate Program (Main Campus)
The George Washington University (GWU)
Washington DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-1146
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South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (SAJGBR)



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