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Publication: Issue of International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF)
Title: Law, Culture and Finance
Type:Journal Special Issue
Editors:Douglas J. Cumming (York University), Sofia Johan (York University), Feng Zhan (John Carroll University), Minjie Zhang ( University of Windsor),
Deadline:September 17, 2017
Description:

Guest Editors:

Douglas J. Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

Sofia Johan, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada; and Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC), University of Tilburg, Netherlands

Feng Zhan, Boler School of Business, John Carroll University, USA

Minjie Zhang, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada

Submission Deadline: September 17th, 2017

BACKGROUND OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:

The objective of this special issue of the International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF) is to promote both theoretical and empirical research on the intersection and interaction law and culture on corporate decisions, firm value, and financial transactions.

Academic research in finance has traditionally studied legal perspectives on finance following the pioneering work of La Porta et al. (1998); however, more recently, there has been a growing interest in the role of culture in finance (Karolyi, 2016).  Both law and national culture can explain a number of corporate events such as foreign investments, cross-listings, and innovation investment, among other things. Nevertheless, few studies up to date focus the intersection and interaction impact between law and culture on firms and financial markets. One of the difficulties to implement such studies is that regulations tend to change from time to time but national culture remains relatively stable.  Also, national culture and legal environments are highly correlated.  To this end, new research is needed to ascertain the relative importance of law versus culture in financial markets.

The special issue of IJMF welcomes submissions of papers developed themes that include but are not limited to:

  1. To what extent are regulatory changes in different countries affected by national culture (Stulz and Williamson, 2013)?
  2. What is the role of angel investors, venture capital, innovation centers and incubators in different economies around the world (Cumming and Johan, 2013), and how does it depend on national culture and financial regulation?
  3. What is the relative importance of culture and legal institutions for emerging versus developed markets? Are agency problems associated with state-owned enterprises affected by the legal and cultural settings in which they operate?
  4. How is contagion influenced by law versus culture in global financial markets?
  5. What are the identification strategies/methodologies that can provide causal insights between cultural and legal institutions and financial markets?
  6. How do legal and cultural institutions affect firms’ innovation investment and long-term financial performance?
  7. How do legal and cultural forces interact in ways that exacerbate or mitigate risk-taking behavior of firms and individuals?

References

Cumming, D.J., and S. Johan, 2013. “Technology Parks and Entrepreneurial Outcomes around the World” International Journal of Managerial Finance 9(4), 279-293.

Karolyi, A. (2016). “The Gravity of Culture for Finance,” Journal of Corporate Finance 41(1), 610-625.

La Porta, R., Lopez-de-Silanes, F., Shleifer, A., and Vishny, R.W., 1998. “Law and Finance,” Journal of Political Economy, 106, 1113–1155.

Stulz, R.M., Williamson, R. (2003). “Culture, Openness, and Finance” Journal of Financial Economics 70, 313-349.

SUBMISSIONS AND REVIEW PROCESS:

The deadline for submission to the special issue of IJMF is September 17th, 2017.  All manuscripts submitted to the special issue should be submitted through the IJMF Manuscript Central website online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijmf.  Contributors should follow the IJMF Author Guidelines (which can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/index.htm ). Final decisions on papers for the IJMF special issue will be made later in the year.

CONTACTS:

Douglas J. Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, douglas.cumming@gmail.com

Sofia Johan, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, and Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC), University of Tilburg, Netherlands, sjohan@schulich.yorku.ca

Feng Zhan, Boler School of Business, John Carroll University, USA, fzhan.jcu@gmail.com

Minjie Zhang, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada, mikezhang115@gmail.com

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