Special Issue "Financial Energy in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 April 2023 | Viewed by 1383
Interests: corporate finances
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Financial energy is an interdisciplinary concept. Its importance is emphasized in: Energy and Financial Markets, Pricing Mechanisms, Energy Corporate Finance, Green Finance and Investment, Energy Derivative Markets, and Energy Risk Management . This approach also allows for treating money as a source of energy  that activates a number of processes in economic entities. Therefore, financial energy affects the general financial condition of enterprises or households [3,4,5].
Enterprises from the SME sector play an important role in the economy, constituting 99% of all enterprises from the OECD area . These units have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, not least because they are more vulnerable to financial constraints than larger companies . Enterprises from the SME sector need financial energy that will influence the current as well as investment and financial decisions, inducing positive aspects both on a global scale (economic growth) and for the entity itself (an increase in the company's market value).
The purpose of the research that will be presented in this Special Issue is to show the determining factors, application conditions, and consequences of implementing financial energy in the activities of enterprises from the SME sector. The thematic scope mainly covers the assessment of the implementation of financial energy in SMEs.
The results presented in this Special Issue may be used by institutions supporting the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the field of financial energy.
Prof. Dr. Danuta Zawadzka
Dr. Ewa Szafraniec-Siluta
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- financial instruments as a source of financial energy for the SME sector
- macroeconomic determinants of financial energy in the development of the SME sector
- the importance of financial energy in SME creation and development strategies
- Information systems and evaluation of financial energy in the SME sector
- the financial market as a source of financial energy for enterprises from the SME sector
- The role of financial energy in innovation management in enterprises from the SME sector
- financial energy of enterprises from the SME sector in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
- financial energy in green finance of SMEs