CfP Deadline Date:
December 31, 2021
Review of Corporate Finance
The landscape in which firms and banks operate has changed dramatically over recent years. Business disruptions due to the Covid-19 outbreak, natural disasters and cyber incidents have exposed vulnerabilities and created new challenges on multiple fronts. Further, global GDP is expected to decline, and banks could soon be dealing with substantial credit losses and bankruptcies. Nevertheless, several important trends have emerged that could turn crisis into opportunities for both financial and non-financial firms. These include the accelerated investments in digital technologies and innovations, and the more serious commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
Consolidation and restructuring will likely play an important role to help banks regain their competitiveness and profitability, with new business models expected to emerge. However, progress might crucially depend on political and institutional factors. In addition, in the post-Covid world, regulatory and supervisory authorities will face many challenges to guarantee a level playing field in banking that also provides smooth financing for firms, especially small businesses.
More theoretical and empirical research is needed in these areas. This Special Issue of the Review of Corporate Finance invites submissions of high-quality articles relevant to emerging topics at the intersection between corporate finance and banking, including (but not limited to):
- ESG issues and sustainable finance
- Fintech and digitalisation
- Firm resilience and bank stability
- New bank business models
- SMEs’ access to finance and bank relationships
- Political environment and firm performance
- Profitability of banks and lending standards
- Risks, competition and lending
- Trust, ethics and culture in banking and finance
Paper Submission Procedure: Please submit your paper to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is December 31, 2021.