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International Journal of Financial Services Management
International Journal of Financial Services Management


Special Issue on: "Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Systems Restructuring and Corporate Ownership Control Issues"

Guest Editor: Dr. Dimitrios Asteriou, City University, London, UK

Mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and corporate ownership controls are a big part of the corporate finance world. Every day, investment bankers arrange M&A transactions, which bring separate companies together to form larger ones.

The aim of this special issue is to attempt to cover all issues of Corporate Governance, namely mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and ownership, control and governance around the world.

Papers are expected to address issues regarding motives and reasons for mergers, benefits and costs of mergers, the mechanics of a merger and how mergers affect the economy. In the issue of corporate restructuring interesting topics may include leveraged buyouts and/or management buyouts, spin-offs and curve-outs, conglomerates and the issue of bankruptcy. Finally, the role of ownership control and structure on the effectiveness and profitability of the firm is clearly an issue that demands further exploration in empirical finance.

Subject Coverage
The special issue will cover a range of issues and topics, including but not limited to:
  • Measuring the costs and benefits of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Examining the motives for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Examining the possible factors that attract cross border mergers and acquisitions to various economies/countries/regions.
  • Examining the possible effects of mergers and acquisitions to the whole economy.
  • Measuring the performance of firms before and after the merger.
  • Identifying the best timing of a merger
  • Examining the effects of corporate restructuring.
  • Identifying the role of ownership type to the financial performance of the firm.
  • Identifying the pre-requisites for a successful merger.
  • Identifying the consequences of different types of mergers on firms' performance.
  • Identifying and/or measuring factors affecting the performance of mergers
  • The management of mergers and acquisitions.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscripts should be submitted no later than: 15 May 2007.