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  1. What is Emerald Management First?

  2. How do I subscribe?

  3. Is there a restriction on usage?

  4. What can I find on the site? (+ sample content)

  5. How do I view my content?

  6. Where do I view my favourites?

  7. What are RSS feeds?

  8. What is your editorial policy?

  9. What if I need to contact you?

What is Emerald Management First?

Emerald Management First is an online business and management library which places more management tools at your disposal than any other resource. Designed specifically for managers, Emerald Management First brings you regularly updated articles, case studies, thought leader interviews and more direct to your desktop.

Emerald Management First is published by Emerald – the world’s leading publisher of management research. Find out more about Emerald (PDF)

How do I subscribe?

Becoming a subscriber will provide you with access to the entire collection of management resources on the website. This includes around 500 short, concise articles, 300+ expert interviews, 42 Management Briefing article collections and over 200,000 independent article reviews.

Specific content types are explained in more detail below. Subscriptions are taken out on an annual basis.

Find out more about becoming a subscriber

Is there a restriction on usage?

Emerald Management First is available on an annual subscription basis for all members of your organization to use – there is no extra charge for usage.

Multi-site and multinational deals are also available. Please e-mail emf@emeraldinsight.com for more details.

What can I find on the site?

Emerald Management First is structured around nine management subject areas which reflect the most talked about topics in business today.

The interest areas available to choose from are:

Within each area you will find a collection of resources relating to the chosen subject:

Editors' picks (accessed via the home page)

Chosen and prepared by our experienced in-house editorial team, these features showcase outstanding interviews or articles in the nine management interest areas. Updates are provided on a monthly basis.


1,000 – 1,500 word summaries specially prepared by our editorial team and designed to bring you information and knowledge you can apply quickly in the workplace.


300+ interviews with today's most prominent and influential business figures. Learn from the masters!

Case studies

From 2001 to date, a library of 1000+ cases are ideal to use as examples of business and management issues.

Management Briefings

Article bundles available on 'hot topic' areas designed to bring you up to speed for projects, meetings or presentations.

Download a sample Management Briefing (PDF):

Resource Centre

Accessible from the left-hand menu, the Resource Centre includes access to our RSS feeds, the international events section containing conference/event listings, and Management Focus, a downloadable bi-monthly PDF magazine featuring site highlights.

Journal articles*

Extend your Emerald Management First subscription with journal articles of your choice. Content is sourced from Emerald's flagship practitioner journals, plus updates are available on a monthly basis.

Journal collections*

You can bundle Emerald management journals together on a theme to focus on the subjects that matter most to you. For launch, human resources and marketing subject collections will be available.

* = available as a product option. Contact us for details.

How do I view my content?

Subscribers can login to the site using the username and password provided when the subscription was taken out. A collapsible login bar appears at the top of every page for your convenience. We also offer IP authentication if required. As the site structure can be freely browsed without logging in, you can also find information this way and you will be asked to login when trying to access the content itself.

If you have forgotten or misplaced your login details, please contact us.

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Where do I view my favourites?

If you are logged in with your Emerald profile you can view your favourites in the "YouFirst" personal section. Find out more about YouFirst.


What are RSS feeds?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." RSS feeds are just a special kind of Web page, designed to be read by computers rather than people. By subscribing to our RSS feeds you will be able to tell when new content is posted on the website, and also ensure that you don't miss out on our most popular features.

To subscribe to them, you will need a news reader or other similar device. A news reader is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new content that has been added to them. Example news readers can be found in the list below.


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Please note, Emerald is not responsible for the content of external websites.

RSS feeds can be found within the left-hand menu on any page within the site. To subscribe to a feed, simply click on the link and follow the on-screen instructions provided.

What is your editorial policy?

Emerald Management First draws its unique transformed content from Emerald’s prestigious portfolio of business and management journals. The material is specially prepared by an in-house editorial team and targeted specifically at busy managers, researchers and those studying management. Our team works full time to ensure only the most relevant and applicable content is selected.

Content is presented in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary – the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. More information on the OED can be found on the Oxford website. Please note, however, that case studies may differ from Oxford English spelling due to individual journal house style rules.

What if I need to contact you?

If you have any questions or queries that are not dealt with here, please feel free to contact us directly. Contact details for our sales and editorial staff plus our telephone numbers and mailing address can be found on the contacts page.