Editor-in-Chief: Cobanoglu, Cihan, Ph.D., McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida, United States.

Journal Information

Journal of Global Business Insights (JGBI) is an international non-profit, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. JGBI, originally established in 2015, was known as the International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Journal (IIBA Journal) from 2015-2018. The main objective of JGBI is to provide an intellectual platform and ideas for international scholars, by promoting studies related to global business. JGBI publishes original research articles, review papers and communications that identify, explain, analyze and review real-world business phenomena/issues.

JGBI is published bi-annually by the University of South Florida M3 Center. We also encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research relating to global business and management in as much detail as possible in order to promote scientific predictions and impact assessments of global change and development. Full experimental and methodical details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Global Business Insights provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

Coverage of JGBI includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation, IT & E-Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Benefits of publishing with JGBI

  • Open access: Completely free for readers and the authors. There are no fees charged for submission, subscription and article processing.
  • Rapid publication: JGBI is committed to getting the manuscripts peer-reviewed, and a first decision provided to authors approximately 6-8 weeks after submission.
  • Recognition of reviewers: Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports shall receive credits.
  • Multi-lingual abstracts: JGBI will also help translate the abstracts into the Chinese language to tap into the Chinese market. This will increase the readership and citations of the papers from China.
  • High visibility and Indexing: Indexed by:
    • Cabell's Journal Whitelist
    • CiteFactor
    • Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI)
    • Google Scholar
    • Index Copernicus International (ICI) Journals Master List Database
    • Indexed as a scientific journal for the purposes of Italian National Scientific Qualification
    • Research Bib, Academic Resource Index
    • Sherpa/Romeo
    • Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)
    • Under Review for multiple indexes and databases including EBSCO, ESCI, OAJI, and Scopus

Browse past issues of JGBI from the sidebar or at the following links:

Volume 6 - Issue 1


  • A beginner’s guide and best practices for using crowdsourcing platforms for survey research: The Case of Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk)
    • Cihan Cobanoglu, Muhittin Cavusoglu, and Gozde Turktarhan

    Refereed Articles

  • Destination management: Right or wrong measures
    • Abdullah Tanrisevdi, Osman Nuri Ozdogan, Vedat Acar, and Sibel Kilicdere
  • Corporate parenting advantage: Conceptual, methodological, and empirical considerations
    • Pairoj Piyawongwathana and Sak Onkvisit
  • Blue Economy and collaborative strategies: A critique of multi-national enterprises
    • Josephine Mabuti Nthia
  • SWOT analysis applications: An integrative literature review
    • Mostafa Ali Benzaghta, Abdulaziz Elwalda, Mousa Mohamed Mousa, Ismail Erkan, and Mushfiqur Rahman
  • Corporate governance and firm value: Evidence from lodging companies
    • Serban Bakay Ergene and Erdinc Karadeniz

    Book Review

  • A critical look at the failure of mainstream economics
    • Joseph M. Dipoli
  • Early Cite

    Refereed Articles


    Corporate social responsibility and financial performance: Does board diversity matter?
    Ozgur Ozdemir, Murat Kizildag, Tarik Dogru, and Ilhan Demirer


    Enterprise environment modeling for penetration testing on the OpenStack virtualization platform
    Vincent Karovic Jr., Jakub Bartalos, Vincent Karovic, and Michal Gregus


    The perceived impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare cost in Bangladesh
    Hasibul Islam, Fatema Johora, Asma A. Abbasy, Masud Rana, and Niyungeko Antoine