Brian Connelly Chosen as Incoming Editor of Journal of Management

By Stephany Below posted 20 days ago


      The Southern Management Association (SMA) is proud to 
       announce that Dr. Brian Connelly, of Auburn University, will  
      serve as the incoming editor of its flagship publication, the 
 Journal of Management (JOM). 
Connelly will serve four years, with the first year as editor-elect 
      (under current Editor David Allen) beginning in July 2019. He 
      will begin as editor-in-chief on July 1, 2020, with the term ending
      June 30, 2023.

      JOM is a peer-reviewed and bi-monthly journal committed to 
                                           publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field. JOM covers domains such as business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods.

“We are very excited for Dr. Connelly to come on board as JOM editor,” said SMA President Dr. Garry L. Adams. “He has an impressive scholarly background, and we are confident he will continue to build upon the extensive work of past editors in making JOM the elite ranked management journal it is today.”

Connelly is a professor and the Luck Eminent Scholar at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.  He brings a global scholarly reputation to the JOM editorship, earning a BSEE from Rutgers University, MSEE from Johns Hopkins University, MBA from Indiana University, and a PhD from Texas A & M University. Connelly’s research explores strategic leadership, corporate governance and negative organizational events.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead such a prestigious publication in the management field, and I look forward to beginning my work with current Editor David Allen in June,” Connelly said.

In addition to publishing in the Journal of Management, Connelly has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Decision Sciences, Strategic Organization, and the Global Strategy Journal. His work is often cited in media outlets, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. In recent years, he has won awards for research, teaching, and service.  

Dr. Connelly brings considerable editorial experience, having served the past ten years on the editorial review boards of several top management journals. He is currently finishing his term as Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal. He previously served as a member of the board of the Southern Management Association. In addition to his academic experience, Connelly also has nearly two decades of industry experience in engineering and international business with companies such as Westinghouse and Hughes. During this time, he lived and worked in England, Asia, and in various cities throughout the United States.

IssuesJOM has earned a prominent place among industry publications, with more than 10,000 organizations globally accessing the journal and a 2017 Impact Factor of 8.080. JOM boasted 1,107 citations in 2017 and impressive rankings:

  • 3rd out of 209 publications in Management
  • 4th out of 140 in Business
  • 2nd out of 82 in Applied Psychology

For more information about the Journal of Management
please visit the publication’s webpage here.



About the Southern Management Association

The Southern Management Association (SMA) is a domestic affiliate of the Academy of Management. Our mission is to create value for our members, organizations, and society through professional development, high-impact scholarship and teaching, and engaging programs. The SMA membership consists of more than 1,000 management professors, doctoral students, and executives, representing more than 200 colleges, universities, and business firms in 43 states and numerous countries worldwide.