SAGE is pleased to announce 27% growth in the number of titles receiving Impact Factors with 385 journals now indexed in the latest 2010 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2011). 54 SAGE journals received their first Impact Factor with the 2010 report.
To see the new impact factors for all SAGE journals, please click here.
In order to celebrate Business and Society’s impressive inaugural Impact Factor of 1.220 with a ranking of 56/101 in Business, Management Ink would like to highlight an OnlineFirst article.
Magali A. Delmas, University of California, Los Angeles, and Laura E. Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara, published “Eco-Labeling Strategies and Price-Premium:The Wine Industry Puzzle“.
Although there is increasing use of eco-labeling, conditions under which eco-labels can command price premiums are not fully understood. In this article, we demonstrate that the certification of environmental practices by a third-party should be analyzed as a strategy distinct from—although related to—the disclosure of the eco-certification through a label posted on the product. By assessing eco-labeling and eco-certification strategies separately, researchers can identify benefits associated with the certification process, such as improved reputation in the industry or increased product quality, independently from those associated with the actual label. In the context of the wine industry, we show that eco-certification leads to a price premium while the use of the eco-label does not.