Journals in economics


Today we continue our series of blog entries about journals, by focusing on some journals in economics.

Every year, we analyze the statistics of how our resources have been used. As we look at the statistics for 2014, we can see that there are three journals in economics who ranks in the top tier:

  • The Journal of Business Research where the focus is on applying research theories to actual business situations. The journal also examines a wide variety of business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting
  • Accounting, Organizations & Society is a major international journal concerned with all aspects of the relationship between accounting and human behavior, organizational structures and processes, and the changing social and political environment of the enterprise.
  • The International Journal of Production Economics focuses on topics treating the interface between engineering and management. All aspects of the subject in relation to manufacturing and process industries, as well as production in general are covered.

These three journals have good use and all are accessible via Summon of course.

popupA journal that often appears high up in the statistics is the Harvard Business Review. It is published by Harvard Business Publishing, part of Harvard University, and its goal is to be the source of the best new ideas for people in business. The journal has, since its founding in 1922, a proud tradition as one of the world’s preeminent Management Journal, by publishing cutting-edge ideas on important issues that executives face.

The journal focuses on areas such as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people. While the topics may vary, all articles to be written by experts for senior managers. The ideas presented can be translated into action and should have been tested in the real world of business.

The cover above is from 1946 and could be seen in this article from New York Times. From the beginning, only the table of contents showed on the front cover.

Harvard Business Review is a popular journal and has been so for quite some time. We are therefore pleased that we can offer this journal via the database Business Source Premier, and that you reach the it all the way back to 1922!


Camino magasin is a treasure among our printed journals. It focuses on sustainable development – a highly topical subject and also highlights creative individuals, groups, products and services that contribute to sustainable development. The journal aims to promote awareness and get us readers to reflect on our lifestyle choices. The journal examines the relationship between consumption, time, happiness and meaningfulness. For you as an english reader, note that the articles today are all written in swedish.

Last year’s numbers are located on the 2nd floor and previously volumes on the 1st floor of call number B: 9.



Text: Hanna Hallnäs
Picture: Lena Holmberg