Academy of Management Learning and Education

The mission of Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) is to contribute to management learning and education by publishing theory, empirical research, reviews, critiques, and resources that address the processes of management teaching and the learning that results from it. Additionally, AMLE publishes work that addresses important issues in the institutional environment and administration of business schools and their stakeholders. The journal’s emphasis is on the study of management learning and education in all types of settings—schools and universities as well as businesses and public and non-profit organizations.

The year Learning and Education was first published


Ranking out of 217 journals in the category of "Management"


Ranking out of 243 journals in the category of "Education and Educational Research"

3.274 Impact Factor
4.902 Five-Year Impact Factor

*2018 Journal Citation Reports

Learning and Education publishes quarterly in March, June, September and December

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    Rationality and Management Learning and Education: Reconceiving and Reinvigorating the Role of Reason in Managerial Practice

    Scheduled for Publication: September 2020

    This special issue raises three grounding questions for management learning and education:

    1. In what sense is rational action the aim for management learning and education?
    2. How do we cultivate rational managers and workplaces?
    3. In studying management learning and education, what alternative conceptions of rationality emerge?

    Guest Editors:

    • Morten Sørensen Thaning, Copenhagen Business School
    • Mike Zundel, University of Liverpool
    • Alessia Contu, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    • Russ Vince, University of Bath
    • Robin Holt, Copenhagen Business School

    New Histories of Business Schools and How They May Inspire New Futures

    Scheduled for Publication: June 2021

    We might do well to re-examine what we are doing and show the executive judgment and courage necessary to implement radical change (Khurana & Spender 2012: 636).

    Business schools are the institutional locus of management learning and education. In recent years, we have gained a greater understanding of how their structures, processes, and power dynamics influence pedagogy and curricula, management theory and research, faculty, students, graduates and society more broadly. We are also witnessing growing research into, and discussion about, the relative lack of innovation in management theory development, research, pedagogy, and curricula (Alvesson & Sandberg, 2012). While there have been a small number of inspirational works that have sought to push us towards changing business schools (Augier and March, 2011; Hassard, 2012; Khurana 2007; Spender, 2016), they have not yet spurred the change we might have hoped for.

    Guest Editors:

    • Patricia Genoe McLaren, Wilfrid Laurier University
    • JC Spender, Kozminski University
    • Stephen Cummings, Victoria University of Wellington
    • Ellen O’Connor, Dominican University of California
    • Christina Lubinski, University of California
    • Todd Bridgman, Victoria University of Wellington
    • Gabrielle Durepos, Mount Saint Vincent University

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    Learning and Education Strategies for Scholarly Impact: Influencing Regulation, Policy and Society through Research

    Scheduled for Publication: September 2022

    We define scholarly impact as an “auditable or recordable occasion of influence” arising out of research (Haley, Page, Pitsis, Rivas and Yu, 2017); this special issue will explore influence through research on communities that include not just scholars, but also other external and internal stakeholders such as regulators, policymakers, managers, students and society at large.

    Guest Editors:

    • Usha C. V. Haley, Wichita State University (editorial contact:
    • Sir Cary L. Cooper, University of Manchester
    • Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan
    • Tyrone S. Pitsis, Durham University
    • Danna Greenberg, Babson College
    • Paul Hibbert, University of St. Andrews

    Learning and Education Research in the News

    Quartz: What if the foundational theories about how to run a company have been corrupted?

    Scientific American: Who created Maslow’s iconic pyramid?

    Quartz: “Maslow’s pyramid” is based on an elitist misreading of the psychologist’s work

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