Special Issue "History of Corporate Finance"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Abe de Jong

Department of Finance, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: corporate finance; corporate governance; financial accounting; business and economic history; empirical research methods in economics and business
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc Deloof

Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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Interests: entrepreneurial finance; (multinational) business group finance; financial history

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Twenty years ago, the book A History of Corporate Finance by Paul Miranti and the late Jonathan Baskin was published. This book aimed at creating a synthesis between modern finance theory and historical investigations of corporate finance decisions. In the past two decades, several studies have been published about the history of financial markets, as well as about accounting and banking history. Unfortunately, historical research into corporate finance decisions seems to be limited. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish new research on the history of corporate finance.

We define historical research as work that is sensitive to and includes institutional developments, which are specific to time and place. In this Special Issue, we are open to research that takes an historical approach, but also to research in the tradition of (financial) economics. Corporate finance is defined the decision-making in companies about, among others:

- financing (capital structure, debt maturity, sources of funding, bank financing);

- pay-out policies (dividends, share repurchases);

- risk management (use of derivatives, currency and interest rate risk management);

- investment decisions (capital expenditures, M&A, divestitures); and

- corporate governance (organizational forms, internal organization).

Together with the special issue, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (The Netherlands) will host a workshop in February 2018 with papers for this special issue. The deadline for proposals or papers for this workshop is November 15, 2017. Please contact Abe de Jong for details.

Prof. Dr. Abe de Jong
Prof. Dr. Marc Deloof
Guest Editors

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  • financial history
  • corporate finance
  • capital structure
  • dividend policy
  • risk management

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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