The journal was first launched in 2008 as the Gibaran Journal of Applied Management, 6 volumes were published between 2008-20014.
Effective 2015 the journal was renamed as the Journal of Work Applied Management and is published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
The Journal of Work Applied Management provides an authoritative source of applied management research findings for both academics and practitioners. It is intended as an up-to-date record of research in the workplace. The journal is distinguished by its sharp focus on work-applied management research.
The Journal of Work-Applied Management is different, a scholarly and refereed journal that provides an authoritative, yet accessible, source of management information for scholars, practitioners, academics and professionals covering all levels of management right up to CEO.
The Journal of Work-Applied Management publishes academic articles that emphasize how theories are applied in practical business management situations, and/or use data from those situations to build theory, alongside case studies of real life practice and innovation, opinion pieces, editorials and commentaries. It covers most areas of business and management but is especially interested in innovation in practice where emergent theory is created and new ideas are developed and applied. Work-based and work-applied learning are interrogated and promoted within this journal as are theories of change management, action research and action learning.