There will be a special issue of the Journal of Business Research (ISSN 0148-2963, published by Elsevier) titled "Prediction-oriented Modeling in Business Research by Means of Partial Least Squares Path Modeling." Paper submission deadline is 15 September 2015.
The JBR special issue seeks to provide a forum for topical issues that demonstrate PLS path modeling’s usefulness in management and business applications. A description of the method, its empirical applications, and potential methodological advancements that increase its usefulness in research and practice will be specifically emphasized. Theoretical, methodological and empirical manuscripts will be considered as long as the topic has strong implications for business research and practice.
The best papers of the symposium with a focus on prediction will be invited for submission. The papers selected must include predictive validation testing of models using hold out samples and testing for causal asymmetry. This Special Issue seeks fine pieces showing a proper and significant application of these types of algorithms in marketing and management topics mainly and with a predictive orientation as well.