Re: Incompetent editing and reviewing concerning models and theories I review for too many journals due to the fact that I’m occasionally rewarded with a new idea that I would not see until one or two years later when the article is published (thanks to publishers who provide pre-publication access). I am at the moment assessing a manuscript that lists excruciatingly long definitions of Hofstede’s 5D model of culture, citing Hofstede (1980) and (1994). First, citing the labels and sources is sufficient, don’t waste the paper, ink, bandwidth, and disk space; if we haven’t read these before we shouldn’t be teaching and researching international business and management. Second, Hofstede, Hofstede & Minkov (2010) present a 6-dimensional model that supersedes the 5D model, and www.geerthofstede.eu presents an interim 7-dimensional model that is interesting (to be officially replaced by the 6D model). Unless you’re working for a business history publication, if you’re a journal or book editor and see Hofstede (1980) and (1994) presented as a basis in the literature review, desk reject the manuscript. Respect your reviewers’ time. If you as a reviewer receive a manuscript with these references as a basis, return it immediately. If you're a supervisor of a dissertation or thesis and allow their use, shame on you. 2013 conference: http://leadershipinrussia.homestead.com/ Romie Frederick Littrell, PhD, FIAIR Associate Professor of International Business Editor, AIB Insights; International Management Area Editor, International Journal of Emerging Markets AUT Business School Tel. extension 5805, Mail stop B-31 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.