Advances in Corporate Governance: Firm Financing and Corporate Innovation

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

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Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
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Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue on 'Advances in Corporate Governance: Firm Financing and Corporate Innovations.' In an era marked by the severity of agency conflict, it is important to understand the relationship between corporate governance’s environment and mechanisms on firms' financing decisions and their ability to innovate. Finance literature suggests that robust corporate governance mechanisms will result in financing options that will maximise shareholders' wealth.

Given the variations in corporate governance practices worldwide (bank-based and market-based countries), this Special Issue will explore the impact of the corporate governance’s environment and mechanisms on firms’ financing choices and corporate innovation. We invite scholars, researchers, practitioners and experts across the globe to provide their insights and analyses to advance knowledge, promote best practices, and foster collaborations towards understanding the role of corporate governance which will undoubtedly facilitate the development of more resilient and robust mechanisms that can efficiently mitigate agency conflict. This Special Issue welcomes original research articles, case studies, and critical reviews exploring a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • The impact of the corporate board (composition, structure and independence) on a firm’s financing choice and innovation;
  • The effect of shareholder vs. stakeholder orientation on firms' financing choice and innovative potential;
  • Corporate board (composition, structure, and independence) on debt versus equity debate;
  • The implication of board diversity and inclusion on firms' finance and innovativeness;
  • The interplay between institutional environment, corporate governance and firm financing choice;
  • Corporate governance and speed of leverage adjustment;
  • Political connection, access to finance and corporate governance for firms in emerging economies;
  • Board expertise and innovativeness.

We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarising their intended contribution. Please send these to the Special Issue Editors Dr. Ernest Ezeani ([email protected]), Dr. Frank Kwabi ([email protected]), and copy /Administrative Sciences/ Editorial Office ([email protected]). The Guest Editors will review the abstracts to ensure that they are within the scope of this Special Issue.

Dr. Ernest Ezeani
Dr. Frank Kwabi
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Administrative Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • corporate governance
  • firm financing behavior
  • corporate innovation

Published Papers

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