In an Oct. 25, 2019 post on Forbes.com contributing author John Byrne wrote a piece titled “Profs Plan A Rival To The Harvard Business Review,” that prominently featured Kalyan Singhal, professor of operations management in the Merrick School of Business and UB’s Doris E. and the Robert V. McCurdy Chair in Business, for his new project that will rival Harvard Business Review.
The article introduced Singhal’s latest foray into elite-level scholarship journals with the Management and Business Review. In 2020 Professor Singhal along with is co-editors-in-chief, Wally Hope of the University of Michigan, Christopher Ittner of the Wharton School of Business, will launch the publication.
In the Forbes article, Singhal is quoted as saying that he believes that, “Over 98 percent of the faculty never even attempt to publish in HBR. We want to reach those authors.”
MBR will launch its first issue soon and will do so with the support of 180 advisors from academia and the corporate world. MBR will be published in both print and digital forms in four issues per year, and their complimentary digital copies will be distributed to millions of readers.
The MBR website reveals that the purpose of the launching this journal is to reach over 20 million potential readers who seek broad range of knowledge about management and business practices. The existing sources – including publications like Harvard Business Review (HBR), Sloan Management Review (SMR), and California Management Review (CMR) – and of course an enormous amount of information available on the Internet, meets a fraction of these readers’ needs.
In 1989, in collaboration with about 300 professors and executives, Singhal founded the Production and Operation Management Society. He serves as the editor in chief of the Production and Operation Management Journal, which publishes scientific research into the problems, interest and concerns of managers who manage product and process design, operations and supply chains.