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Qualitative Research in Financial Markets is dedicated to publishing research that employs qualitative methods and tools to explore contemporary issues in corporate finance and financial market behaviour across the world. The journal welcomes high quality submissions of empirical papers and analyses of methodological debates in the field.

ISSN: 1755-4179
eISSN: 1755-4179

Aims and scope

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets (QRFM) explicitly encourages methodological analyses of the issues arising from the use of qualitative methods in financial markets research as well as empirical articles addressing the following topics:

  • The methodological underpinning of qualitative study in finance including reviews of recent developments
  • Attempts to reform global banking systems, models and reputation
  • Behavioural finance, both theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses
  • Emotional finance, including the implications of unconscious influences on decision-making
  • The role of market timing in relation to major corporate news releases
  • Principal-agent relationships in the modern global financial environment
  • Responses to changes in corporate governance regulations and structures
  • Practitioner perspectives on external financing decisions
  • Corporate communication and the transmission of price-sensitive information
  • The effect of the sub-prime lending crisis on financial market structure and regulation.

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets is associated with the newly-formed Centre for Qualitative Research in Finance (CQRF) housed at the University of Dundee.

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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