UNK releases inaugural issue of Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology

KEARNEY – The inaugural issue of the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology, the only journal of its kind produced by the University of Nebraska system, was released today.

Sri Seshadri
Sri Seshadri

Now hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the journal was published under a different name, the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics, and hosted by Southern Utah University for the last 20 years. In 2018, UNK College of Business and Technology faculty members Sri Seshadri and Larry Carstenson petitioned to bring the journal to UNK, securing it in 2019.

Seshadri serves as the journal’s editor and Carstenson is associate editor.

“The journal publishes original scholarly research, conceptual and empirical papers, industry notes, invited essays, case studies and book reviews that are of interest to academics or practitioners,” said Seshadri, a professor in the department of marketing, agribusiness and supply chain management.

The journal is published biannually, with each issue focusing on a specific theme. Leadership is the theme for the July edition, which includes an essay by UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen. The anticipated theme for the December issue is technology, with entrepreneurship and business ethics featured in subsequent publications.

Larry Carstenson
Larry Carstenson

“We look forward to providing a high-quality, digital, open-source outlet for application and pedagogy in business and technology disciplines,” said Tim Jares, dean of UNK’s College of Business and Technology.

An open call for submissions for the next journal issue has been announced, inviting papers in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy protections, ransomware, cloud computing, telecommunications, pedagogy and other technology-related topics. Primary authors typically will be academic faculty in higher education. Invited content from prominent people in the industry will be included, as well.

The next issue of the Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology is expected to be published Dec. 15.

Author guidelines can be found here.

Papers can be submitted here.