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MIT Sloan Management Review  
Discipline Management
Language English
Edited by Martha E. Mangelsdorf, Nina Kruschwitz, David Kiron
Publication details
Publication history
1959 to present
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1532-9194

MIT Sloan Management Review leads[1] the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change. The print edition of the MIT Sloan Management Review is published quarterly per year and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Sloan Management Review (originally known as the Industrial Management Review) was founded in 1959 by the MIT Sloan School of Management and was presented as a scholarly journal from the beginning.[2] In 2001, the Sloan Management Review added the university—Massachusetts Institute of Technology—onto their official name and the journal has been called MIT Sloan Management Review since then. In 2013, the first Chinese Edition of the MIT Sloan Management Review was published [3] By importing outstanding ideas and researches carried out by the editors worldwide, MIT Sloan Management Review expects to bring China the latest and most enlightening ideas on management, research and execution. Meanwhile, based on the differences between management styles in China and the western countries, the review serves to narrow down the gap between global management ideologies and the daily practice in Chinese businesses. By making the review more accessible for China, it enhances the flow of knowledge and ideas between Asian and Western countries.[4]

The MIT Sloan Management Review serves as a platform and bridges the gap between academic research and daily practice. The review keeps the reader up to date with management trends and innovations. Therefore, they welcome researchers to come up with new ideas and submit their work to share new discoveries and insights in management practice.[5]

MIT Sloan Management Review's articles cover a wide range of topics relevant to management. These articles focus on areas such as Data & Analytics, Digital, Global, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, Social Business, Strategies and Sustainability.

Content Sourcing[edit]

MIT SMR gathers its content for presentation primarily in two ways:

Independent research and ideas from global thought leaders[edit]

Since 1959, MIT SMR has been a forum for business-management innovators from around the world to present their ideas and research. Authors have included Christopher Bartlett, Max Bazerman, Erik Brynjolfsson, Henry Chesbrough, Clayton Christensen, Richard D’Aveni, Thomas Davenport, Sumantra Ghoshal, Daniel Goleman, Vijay Govindarajan, Lynda Gratton, Gary Hamel, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Rhakesh Khurana, Philip Kotler, Ed Lawler, Thomas Malone, Costas Markides, Andrew McAfee, Rita McGrath, Henry Mintzberg, Nitin Nohria, C.K. Prahalad, John Quelch, James Brian Quinn, Peter Senge, and Lester Thurow.

MIT SMR-generated research and ideas (Big Ideas)[edit]

The MIT SMR Big Ideas[6] are collaborative inquiries capturing the best thinking, reporting and scholarly research on the management implications of significant transformations in the business environment. Content includes interviews and original research to explore these implications. The Big Ideas illuminate major changes in the competitive landscape that managers are hungry to understand and that are the chief drivers of innovation in management practices as enterprises respond to novel opportunities and threats.

Big ideas are the overviews on the hot management themes such as Sustainability[7] and Innovation, Data and Analytics and Social Business. Through these researches, readers can identify how advancement and innovations in those areas have impacted current global business.

Content of the printed edition[edit]

The content for the MIT Sloan Management Review magazine splits into five main sections which are: Special Report, Features, Intelligence, Executive Briefings and Opinions.

Introduction: An article from the existing Editorial Director, Martha E. Mangelsdorf, outlining and giving a brief introduction addressing the special report section.

Special Report: Covering several articles on one specific area.

Features: Featuring different articles based on different management topics.

Intelligence: Articles that deliver snapshots of the latest in management, ideas and execution. This part also features a page called 'Quick Takes' which condenses the ideas of each article in one line and briefly states what readers will learn and derive from this section.

Executive Briefings: Synopsis and summary of articles in the publication.

Opinions: A thought provoking question is extracted or raised from the articles, leaving readers with questions on their value and how they normally address the issues raised.[8]

The MIT Sloan Management Review magazine offers a variety of content types: Research-based, full length articles, shorter 'Intelligence' articles, Big ideas and online—only articles—blog posts, interviews, videos, other digital content.

Audience and Statistics[edit]

Readers can access the articles from either the monthly online publication or the quarterly journal.

MIT Sloan Management review is especially valuable to well educated business executives: 66% of the readers have a masters or doctor degree, and 46% are top management (founder, CEO, president)

The SJR Indicators[edit]

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator)[9] is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals from which such citations come.[10]

International collaboration

There is a consistent increase of collaboration on the articles from different countries. In 2014 42% of the articles were produced by researchers from countries outside the United States.

Journal references

Not every article in a journal is considered to be primary research.

The featured articles in MIT Sloan Magazine Review include 24.5% non-cited documents. The featured articles include originals the review manages to develop from new ideas and insights in management topics.


  • [1] Robert W. Holland, Jr (Managing Director)(Sep 2010–Present)
  • Paul Michelman (Editor in Chief)(December 2015 – Present)
  • Martha E. Mangelsdorf (Editorial Director)(June 2011 – Present)
  • David Kiron (Executive Editor, Big Ideas Initiatives)
  • Nina Kruschwitz (Managing Editor and Special Projects Manager)
  • Bruce Posner (Senior Editor)
  • Contributing Editors include: Leslie Brokaw, Paul B. Brown, Michael Fitzgerald and Beth Magura


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  2. ^ "History - About MIT Sloan | MIT Sloan School of Management". Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  3. ^ "麻省理工斯隆管理评论中文版(创刊号)-MIT斯隆管理评论-电子书-在线阅读-网易云阅读". Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  4. ^ MIT SMR, About Us
  5. ^ "Author Guidelines". MIT Sloan Management Review. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  6. ^ "CityU Library Reviews "MIT Sloan Management Review" - Blog". Blog. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  7. ^ "New Sustainability Research by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group, and the UN Global Compact Sees Collaboration and Board Engagement as Critical to Sustainability Success". Marketwire. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  8. ^ MIT Sloan Management Review. Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Summer 2014. 
  9. ^ "MIT Sloan Management Review". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  10. ^ "Scimago Journal & Country Rank". Retrieved 2015-11-05.