The deadline for paper submission of the 27th Annual MFS Conference is January 25, 2020. Last chance to submit your paper!
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The deadline for the 27th Annual MFS Conference is January 19, 2020. Last chance to submit your paper!
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The latest issue (Vol. 23, No. 3/4) of the Multinational Finance Journal is available online
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Aim, Scope and Editorial Policy

International financial and capital markets have grown significantly over the last decade and have been fully opened to the wind of globalization. In this newly formed globalized financial environment, the analysis of corporations, financial institutions and international markets requires the employment of multinational and interdisciplinary approaches. Economic agents interact in national and global markets making investment decisions whose effects diffuse across national borders. The analysis of these interactions and the investigation of the financial systems in nations in different stages of development are key drivers for the advancement of our knowledge of finance.

In this context, the Multinational Finance Journal (MFJ) makes a specific contribution by publishing research investigating phenomena related to the integration and interaction of national financial systems at the micro- and macro-finance levels and by disseminating research originating from countries with financial markets in different stages of development and with diverse institutional backgrounds.

In particular, MFJ publishes original, high-quality refereed theoretical and empirical articles across all the major fields of finance and economics placing emphasis on the internationality of the research. The purpose of MFJ is to publish original articles dealing with issues that are relevant to the study and practice of finance and economics in a global context. The Editorial Board welcomes articles from a broad range of economic and financial topics dealing, among others, with capital markets, financial institutions, and corporate finance and governance, as well as work investigating the effects of differences in institutional, cultural and regulatory frameworks on agents’ economic and financial decisions.

Theoretical and empirical articles (including case studies) providing useful insights into the subject areas will be considered. The following topics are representative of the coverage in MFJ:

  • Asset pricing
  • Behavioural finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Corporate takeovers
  • Corporate valuation
  • Credit ratings
  • Credit risk
  • Cross listing
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Exchange rate
  • Financial forecasting
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial risk management and analysis
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • International business research
  • International diversification
  • International financial planning
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • International trade
  • International working capital management
  • Management of investment portfolios
  • Management of investments
  • Regulation of financial markets and institutions

In 2013, the MFJ editorial board has decided to widen the journal‘s scope by focusing, in particular, on aspects of finance relevant to ocean shipping and transportation related. Articles of the special section on ’Shipping Finance‘ will be published regularly with each publication volume of the Journal. The special section will host papers in the following topics for the shipping, logistics and transportation sectors:

  • Maritime and transport infrastructure investment and financing
  • Capital structure of shipping and transport companies
  • Managing firm value in maritime transport
  • Initial public offerings
  • Corporate governance and ownership structure in shipping and transport
  • Maritime and transport mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing, investment and privatization of transport related infrastructure
  • Behavioral finance in relation to ship financing and management
  • Financial performance and efficiency in maritime and transport sectors
  • Risk-return characteristics of shipping investments
  • Forecasting, volatility and shipping markets
  • Risk management in shipping and transportation
  • Accounting and maritime financial management

For the period 2014-16 an award of €1,000 will be presented to the best published paper on ’Shipping Finance‘ in the Journal. Papers published to the special section will automatically be considered for this award.