M@n@gement is a highly selective journal that has been ranked Category 2 by the CNRS (=three stars). To check the new ranking made by the CNRS of journals in economics and management, click on this link: Téléchargement Liste_2007_final.pdf (Updated in October 2007).
One comment I would like to make about writing academic articles: it is one important task of a teacher in a business school. Some colleagues say "this is THE task". I tend to disagree with this. I am not a writer. I am a part-time researcher. When I am a researcher, my main activity is to explore companies, interview workers, observe practices, benchmark ideas, understand what I see, analyse what I collect, push people to talk, make sense out of numerous data.
The other part of my time is dedicated to teaching. I profess, I discuss with students, I read their reports, I control what I read, I exchange ideas with students. It is different, I think.
I tend to think that business schools have put the emphasize too much on research and less on pedagogy. I am not the only one to think that. Look at the study made by the AACSB on the impact of research made in business schools in the USA by clicking on this link.
"A report released evaluates the nature and purposes of business school research and recommends steps to increase its value to students, practicing managers, and society. The report, issued by the Impact of Research task force of AACSB International, is released as a draft to solicit comments and feedback from business schools, their faculties and others. "
Anyway, the debate about research and teaching is a never-ending one. I hope the latter won't be sacrified on the altar of the former...