About the Journal

Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies (ISSN 0973-8444) is published quarterly for private circulation on the 15th of March, June, September and December by the Xavier Institute of Social Service, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, P.B. No.7, Ranchi -834001, Jharkhand, India. The inaugural issue “Jharkhand Development”, was published on “State’s Second Foundation Day – 15 November, 2002.”

Aims and Scope

JJDMS is a multi-disciplinary quarterly journal of development and management studies. It welcomes research articles on development and management at global, national, and regional context. Keeping the people at the centre stage, it seeks to explore ways of improving their standard of living by examining potential solutions to poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease, environmental degradation, displacement, ethnic and gender discrimination, civil conflicts, and lack of popular participation in developmental programmes. Its ambit also includes human resources in the arena of organizational development, total quality management, benchmarking, work culture, organizational leadership, information management, and quality of life in public, private and third sectors.

Each issue focuses on a specific theme. Authors can write papers from global or local perspectives. Papers can be theoretical as well as empirical. Each paper should come up with policy implications. JJDMS also publishes review papers, executive experiences, and book reviews.


Development practitioners, practicing managers, policy makers, government executives, scholars, and researchers, in the fields of development, human resource, information, and rural management including those in disciplines of economics, sociology, psychology, political science, geography, anthropology, agriculture, forestry, management/ administration, and urban and regional planning.