Financial Risk Management in Corporate Governance and Capital Structure

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 173

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Director of the Global Online MBA Programmes, University of London, London WC1E 7HU, UK
2. School of Law, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
3. Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX, UK
Interests: corporate governance; ESG; board decision making; risk analysis; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Corporate governance research streams emphasize the effect of board structure and composition, such as their size, independence, and expertise of directors, on corporate decision-making and performance.

Capital structure research: debt vs. equity financing investigates the optimal mix of debt and equity financing with which to maximize firm value. This includes considerations of tax implications, bankruptcy costs, and agency problems. Market timing explores whether firms time their issuance of securities based on market conditions and how this affects their capital structure decisions. Leverage and risk consider factors such as financial distress, bankruptcy risk, and the impact of credit ratings.

Risk research focuses on financial risk management, exploring how firms manage financial risks, including interest rate risk, currency risk, and commodity price risk; operational risk, such as supply chain disruptions, technological failures, and regulatory compliance issues, which is crucial for understanding how these risks impact corporate performance.; and the examination of how firms navigate market risks, including volatility in financial markets and changes in macroeconomic conditions.

Balancing these elements requires careful consideration of a company’s objectives, stakeholders, and the dynamic business environment.

Our Special Issue focuses on the critical intersection of financial risk management, corporate governance, and capital structure within the business landscape. It delves into the strategies and methodologies employed by organizations to identify, assess, and mitigate financial risks, especially in the context of shaping corporate governance practices and optimizing capital structures. Exploring this dynamic interplay provides insights into fostering sound financial decision-making, enhancing corporate resilience, and maintaining a robust financial foundation for sustained growth and success. The methodological approach can be based on primary or secondary data, qualitative or quantitative, irrespective of the national context.

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Koufopoulos
Guest Editor

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  • financial risk management
  • corporate governance
  • capital structure
  • bankruptcy
  • volatility in financial markets
  • market risks

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