Special Issue "Sustainability and Corporate Financial Environment"

A special issue of International Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN 2227-7072).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Yun Zhu

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439, USA
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Interests: Risk Management; Corporate Social Responsibility; Socially Responsible Investment; Accounting Transparency; Micro-Financing and Public Finance Management; Sustainability in Financial Regulation and Policy; Emerging Markets and Human Rights
Guest Editor
Prof. Partha Gangopadhyay

Univ Western Sydney, Econ & Finance, Locked Bag 1797, Parramatta, NSW 1797, Australia
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Interests: Behavioural finance; Corporate governance; Banking; Financial regulations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The idea of sustainability, originated from the concept of sustainable development in 1980s, attracts tremendous amount of attention in the recent years. It has thus become an important factor in economic development, policy making, democracy advancement, etc. In academia, a growing body of works in economics, finance and business ethics has been developed and dedicated to further the understanding of sustainability in the business environment. Meanwhile, the emergence of the literature brings out more questions to be answered. For example, at the macro level, to explore the policy and regulations that contribute to the democracy in accessing the capital, to the improvement of income equality, to human rights protection in emerging market, etc.; at micro level, to investigate a firm’s involvement in the corporate social responsibility projects, risk management practices that enhances firm value and ensure stable growth, the practices that foster accounting transparency and quality of financial reports, etc.

To promote the academic exploration of the contemporary issues related with sustainability, the International Journal of Financial Studies (IJFS) has devoted a Special Issue, “Sustainability and Corporate Financial Environment”, to bringing together significant research works in finance and business areas.  We seek strong papers from scholars in all fields of finance with sustainability related topics. The topics cover but are not restricted to: risk management, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, accounting transparency, micro-financing and public finance management, sustainability in financial regulation and policy, emerging markets and human rights, Islamic Finance.

Dr. Yun Zhu
Prof. Partha Gangopadhyay
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Socially Responsible Investment
  • Accounting Transparency
  • Micro-Financing
  • Financial Regulation and Policy

Published Papers

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