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Special Issue: Law, Culture and Finance


Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Managerial Finance

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: November 1, 2017

BACKGROUND OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:

The objective of the special issue on law, culture and finance of the International Journal of Managerial Finance 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.

This special issue 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 is November 1, 2017. All manuscripts submitted to the special issue should be submitted through the IJMF Manuscript Central website online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijmf. Please select the relevant special issue "Law, Culture and Finance" when submitting. Contributors should follow thejournal's Author Guidelines here. Final decisions on papers will be made later in the year.

CONTACTS:

Douglas J. Cumming,Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, [email protected]
Sofia Johan,Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, and Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC), University of Tilburg, Netherlands, [email protected]
Feng Zhan,Boler School of Business, John Carroll University, USA, [email protected]
Minjie Zhang,Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada, [email protected]