Special Issue "Bank Funding and Corporate Financial Policies during COVID-19 and FinTech Period"
A special issue of International Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN 2227-7072).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 April 2023) | Viewed by 6150
Interests: SMEs issues; entrepreneurship; capital structure; corporate diversification; internationalization; investment-cashflow sensitivity and financial constraint; local financial development; corporate governance; ownership structure and value creation
The coronavirus pandemic represents an unprecedented shock to the world's economy, although the COVID-19 crisis drastically differs from the 2008-2010 global financial crisis and the 2011-2013 sovereign debt crisis. Indeed, many firms have had to significantly revise their business model due to the effects of the pandemic. Moreover, we are experiencing a disruptive change in the demand side of the product markets, with implications for financial markets and, thus, banks and credit institutes. This shift has had severe consequences on the financing of firms; therefore, resolving corporate financial policies is crucial to understand how entrepreneurs have reacted and adapted during this downturn period. The present Special Issue aims to stimulate discussion and present research on the emerging challenges and opportunities concerning financial decisions that companies are faced with in the era of COVID-19 and technological digitalisation in banking. Moreover, we are particularly interested in the role of banks and credit institutes in the downturn period and how the bank-firm relationship has evolved during this economic crisis and with the advent of FinTech. Papers covering theoretical and practical implications for banks and firms regarding their handling of the crisis and those focusing on future economic recovery perspectives are welcome in this Special Issue.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Bank funding and capital structure;
- The role of banks and credit institutes in supporting firms during the coronavirus downturn;
- How firms have managed their capital structure, cash holdings, and trade credit decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic;
- How the development of FinTech in banking influences the bank-firm relationship;
- The effect of FinTech on financial decisions of new and existing firms in banking;
- The influence of FinTech on corporate financial policies during the COVID-19 era;
- How financial flexibility has supported firms during COVID-19 crisis;
- How financially constrained firms have reacted to the COVID-19 crisis.
We invite authors to contribute original research articles focusing on both theory and practice. All submissions must be original unpublished work that is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Dr. Maurizio La Rocca
Dr. Francesco Fasano
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- bank funding
- banking relationship
- financial policies
- capital structure
- cash holdings
- trade credit
- financial flexibility
- financial constraints
- corporate finance
- entrepreneurial finance