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IJMF Call for Papers - Finance and Entrepreneurship

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Managerial Finance

Shanghai Conference on Finance and Entrepreneurship and International Journal of Managerial Finance special issue on Finance and Entrepreneurship

Guest Editors: Craig Wilson and Zhenyu Wu

Submission deadline: 15 March 2012

Conference dates: 30 May-1 June 2012

Conference Co-organizers:
Wanli Li, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China
Craig Wilson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Zhenyu Wu, University of Manitoba, Canada

A growing body of academic literature highlights an important connection between finance and entrepreneurship. As the engine of economic growth and sustainability, entrepreneurial firms have attracted the eyes of both academic researchers and policy makers. Moreover, during the ongoing economic recession their financial and financing issues require further investigation, so that entrepreneurial firms can continue to contribute to the economic recovery. We invite international scholars from entrepreneurship, finance, economics, accounting, and other related disciplines to submit papers that advance our knowledge about the interface between finance and entrepreneurship, both theoretically and empirically. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, finance issues about new ventures and small firms, private equity, venture capitalists, business angels, IPO of ventures, family firms, etc. The associated Conference will be held at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Shanghai, China.

Submission and review process

Two PDF files, a title page with authors' information and an anonymous copy, should be sent to Craig Wilson and Zhenyu Wu at: [email protected] on or before 15 March 2012. In your submissions, please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for the International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF) special issue on Finance and Entrepreneurship. There is no submission fee. All manuscripts will be externally reviewed by expert reviewers according to the normal double-blind process and criteria of the IJMF. Information about the IJMF can be found at: http:// By submitting a paper, authors are certifying that the submission is original, unpublished work and, for submissions that are to be considered for the special issue, the authors certify that they are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere, either in whole or in part.

Notification regarding acceptance to the Conference will be sent to the authors by 15 April 2012. The registration fee is US$200 per participant. The conference will be jointly sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Trade, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Manitoba. One best-paper award of US$1,000 is sponsored by the IJMF. Final decisions on papers for the IJMF special issue will be made in late 2012. Please note that acceptance to the Conference does not necessarily guarantee acceptance to the IJMF special issue.

For further information, please contact the special issue Editors:
Craig Wilson, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan and Zhenyu Wu, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba: [email protected]