This journal is targeted at advancing the study of institutions and the functioning of firms, organizations, networks and civil society in the demand and delivery of goods and services. The journal specifically promotes research on the role of institutions in allocating and coordinating social and economic needs of societies. The journal does not favour any particular institution but encourages that submissions justify empirically the positions taken with a focus on the advancement of society.
The journal is devoted to promoting scholarly work that uses evolutionary approaches to examine social, political and economic changes, and path-dependent, cumulative and multi-faceted drivers of institutions and institutional change, as well as societal development. The journal also has a strong interest in scientific papers that use empirical evidence to analytically examine institutions and institutional change in the Least Developed Countries.
Besides standalone articles, the journal publishes review articles, comments and book reviews. Only original articles that are not under consideration by other publishers are welcome. Special issues are also welcome but interested special issue editors must submit a proposal to the deputy editors for consideration.
FREQUENCY OF PUBLICATION
The Institutions and Economies is published four times a year, in January, April, July and October by the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Editor-in-Chief : Norma Mansor, University of Malaya
Editorial Board :
VGR Chandran Govindaraju - Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Yeoh Kok Kheng - Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Editorial Board Members:
Evelyn Shyamala Paul Devadason - Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Kuppusamy Singaravelloo - Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Lee Hwok Aun - ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.
Mario Ruiz Estrada - Social Security Research Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Mohd Rosli Mohammad - Faculty Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.
M. Niaz Asadullah - Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Noor Azina Ismail - Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Raja Noriza Raja Ariffin - Department of Administrative Studies and Politics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Rajah Rasiah - Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Santha Chenayah - Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Yap Su Fei - Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Abdillah Noh - Tun Abdul Razak School of Government, University Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia.
Cheong Kee Cheok - Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration,
University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi - United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Austria.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram - Holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.
Mammo Muchie - Faculty of Economics and Finance, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.
Mohamed Ariff - International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia.
Nik Rosnah Wan Abdullah - Tun Abdul Razak School of Government, University Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia.
Pranav Desai - Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Peter Gammeltoft - Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Department of International Economics & Management, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Thillainathan Ramasamy - Board of Directors, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Viswanathan Selvaratnam - Regional Institute of Higher Education and Development and Higher Education Specialist, World Bank.
Wendy Smith - School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia.
Xiaolan Fu - Technology and International Development, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Akyuz Yilmaz - The South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
Amiya Kumar Bagchi - Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, India.
Andrew Sheng - Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong.
Bengt Ake Lundvall - Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Carlo Pietrobelli - Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington D.C., United States.
Charles Gore - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland.
Clair Brown - Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, California, United States.
David Allan Sonnenfeld - Department of Environmental Studies, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), New York, United States.
Dwight Heald Perkins - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, United States.
Erik Reinert - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.
George Abonyi - Department of Public Administration and Executive Education Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, New York, United States.
Gabriela Dutrenit - Economics and Management of Innovation Program, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico.
Hafiz Mirza - Division on Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland.
Jayati Ghosh - Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
John Thomas - Belfer Center of Science and International affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, United States.
Jorge Katz - Department of Economics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Keun Lee - Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Michael Best - Center for Industrial Competitiveness, University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States.
Rajneesh Narula - Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Robert Holzmann - Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Distinguished Research Fellow, Social Security Research Centre, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
Paulo N. Figueiredo - Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Patarapong Intarakumnerd - National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan.
Richard F. Doner - Department of Political Science, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Rodney Wilson - Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, Durham University, United Kingdom.
Tim J. Sturgeon - MIT Industrial Performance Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Vandana Chandra - Africa Finance and Private Sector, World Bank.
Zeljka Kozul Wright - Policy Analysis and Research Cluster, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES :
Guidelines for Authors
Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original. Authors of submitted manuscripts are obligated to not submit their manuscripts for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered.
Manuscripts must be in two separate documents:
i) Cover page with full details of the authors including: details of the authors' institutional affiliation; full address and contact information, exact length of the manuscripts, brief (2-3 lines) biographical description and any acknowledgements. One author should be identified as the corresponding author; and
ii) Manuscripts without any author identification/name, that fully matches the journal house style.
Manuscripts must be in English with British spelling throughout and should be written using MS Word, with Times New Roman font type size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. Foreign words should be in italics. The length should not be more than 12,000 words (inclusive of tables, figures, notes, references and appendices).
The manuscripts should begin with an indented and italicized abstract of around 100-200 words, describing the main arguments and conclusions of the article,
Each manuscript should have 5 to 6 keywords in alphabetical order followed by the relevant JEL Classification codes.
The title of the manuscript should be bold and centered.
Section heading should be bold, left justified and numbered sequentially
(e.g: 3. Data and Methodology)
First level heading should be in italics and bold.
(e.g: 3.1 Data analysis)
The second level subheading should be in italic and not bold.
(e.g: 3.1.1 Financial variables).
All pages should be numbered consecutively.
Endnotes should be kept to a minimum, indicated by superscript figures in the text, and placed at the end of the manuscript.
References are cited in the text by the author's surname, and the publication year. Full details are given in the reference list.
(Adam, 1994; Grossman and Helpman, 1991; Varblane et al., 2012)
References list should follow the APA reference style:
Author, A. A. (2012). This is a book title: And subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2012). This is a book title: And subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.
Chapter in a book:
Author, A. A. (2012). This is a chapter. In J. J. Editor (Ed.), Book title: And subtitle (pp. 300−316). Abingdon: Routledge.
Editor, J. J. (Ed.). (2012). Book title: And subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.
Editor, J. J., Editor, A. A., & Editor, P. P. (Eds.). (2012). Book title: And subtitle. Abingdon: Routledge.
Author, A. A. (2011). Title of article. Title of Journal, 22(1), 123–231. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx
If there is no DOI and the reference was retrieved from an online database, give the database name and accession number or the database URL (no retrieval date is needed): Author, A. A. (2011). Title of article. Title of Journal, 22, 123–231. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxx
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (1987). Title of article. Title of Journal, 22(1), 123–231. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx
Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be numbered separately and sequentially using Arabic numerals. Each table and figure should be given an informative title. Examples of the table and figure style are as follows:
Table 1: Sampling Framework of SHGs
Source: Nithyanandhan and Mansor (2015).
Source: Nithyanandhan et al. (2015).
Articles and Book Reviews
Review articles should include a title for the article and should be limited to a maximum of 4,000 words in length and the book title, author, city/publisher, year and number of pages should be listed at the top of the page. An example would be:
-How Rich Countries Got Rich … and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor by Eric S. Reinert, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007, 365 pp.
Ordinary book reviews are limited to 1000 words maximum, focusing on publications of no more than two years old. The author, book title, city/publisher and year should be listed at the top of the page.
Any manuscript that does not conform to the above instructions may be returned to the author for the necessary revision before being sent for review.
Please submit your manuscripts by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.