Advances in Competitiveness Research

Guidelines for Initial Submission of Manuscripts to
The Research Journal of the American Society for Competitiveness

Abbas J. Ali
Department of Management
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
(724) 357-5759

Aims and ScopeACR is the research Journal of the American Society for Competitiveness. It provides a forum for advancing conceptual, theoretical, and empirical contributions in areas applicable to competitiveness. In addition, ACR seeks to increase self-awareness of business and political leaders concerning global economic, technological, and management issues. Articles dealing with both micro and macro aspects of competitiveness are welcome. All papers submitted should be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions might address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Competitive Advantage
Global Competition
International Investment
Capital Markets
Regional Trade Pacts
Global Business Leadership
Strategic Planning and Thinking
Executive Qualities and
Organizational Performance
Emerging Markets
Global Vision
Successful Ventures
Managing High-Tech Firms
Technological Environment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Downsizing
Total Quality Management

FormatManuscripts submitted for publication as articles should not exceed 25 doubled spaced typewritten pages, including tables and figures. Four copies should be sent to:

Abbas J. Ali
Department of Management
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone (724) 357-5759
Fax (724) 357-7768

Electronic submissions are welcome – please send to Editor-in-Chief at

The style guidelines of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association should be used. The first page of the manuscript should include the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s), and their affiliations, addresses, and phone and fax numbers. Author’s name should not appear in the body of the paper, except where appropriate in citations and references.

The second page of the manuscript should contain only the title and an abstract of the article (not to exceed 100 words). The text of the article should begin on the third page.