Call for papers



Int. J. of Globalisation and Small Business (IJGSB)


Special Issue on: "Financial Resources for SMEs: From Bank Loans to Venture Capitalist Support. The Old and the New Ways to Raise Capital for Smaller Firms"



Guest Editors:
Dr. Matteo Rossi and Prof. Arturo Capasso, University of Sannio, Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Festa and Prof. Gerardino Metallo, University of Salerno, Italy


The aim of this special issue will be to analyse the main financial resources for SMEs. After the economic-financial crisis of 2007/2008 the relationship between SMEs and conventional investors (banks and other intermediaries) changed. In this new scenario SMEs must enlarge the channels to raise capital. So, new investors and small companies are talking, and in this way it is possible to assist a change in the relations with investors. This trend requires specific studies to understand how SMEs finance their activities today.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • SME financing in the European context area: old problems and new solutions
  • Bank Financing for SMEs in Europe
  • Bank involvement in SMEs
  • SME Access to External Finance
  • The new way to raise capital for SMEs
  • Financing Limitations and Entrepreneurship
  • The effect of Venture Capital on the growth of SMEs
  • SMEs capital structure and finance costs
  • Capital Structure and Financing of SMEs


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 31 May, 2018



Rossi M., Giacoa E., Mazzoleni A. (2016), The financing methods for small and medium companies: comparison between italy and germany corporate ownership & control, vol. 13, p. 366-377


Rossi M. (2015), The role of venture capital funds in financing innovation in Italy. Constraints and challenges for innovative small firms. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, vol. 7; p. 162-180


Meglio O., Rossi M., Capasso A. (2015), Opening the black box of the venture capital-entrepreneur relationship: evidence from a process study, in Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Global Economy. NEY YORK: IGI Global, ISBN/ISSN: 9781466682160,


Rossi M. (2014), The new ways to raise capital: an exploratory study of crowdfunding, International Journal of Financial Research 5 (2), 8-18


Rossi M. (2014), Capital structure of small and medium enterprises: the Italian case, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business 6 (2), 130-144


Rossi M. (2014), Capital structure of small and medium enterprises: the Italian case, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business 6 (2), 130-144 Meglio O., Rossi M., Capasso A. (2014), Il Venture Capital nel settore biotech: l'esperienza di Biouniversa e Iperboreal, in Quaderno di Sinergie n. 17, pp. 131-142