Calls for papers


International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance
International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance


Special Issue on: "Corporate Control Transactions: Contemporary Issues and Questions"

Guest Editors:
Sris Chatterjee, Fordham University, USA
Fotios Pasiouras, University of Bath, UK

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities reached about $4 trillion last year, with many cross-border transactions in the financial services sector. These recent transactions raise many new challenges and research questions in corporate finance, while creating new data for testing old theories and hypotheses. For example, a significant part of these M&A transactions involves private equity. (See the role of Cerberus in the divestiture of Chrysler from Daimler-Chrysler). Although private equity partnerships are in the business of taking public firms private, a few large partnerships have themselves done an IPO (see, for example, IPOs by Blackstone and KKR).

This Special Issue will try to bring together current theoretical and empirical research on the global market for corporate control, addressing and highlighting financing innovations, deal-structuring alternatives, corporate governance challenges, market microstructure effects, strategic motives and policy issues. All aspects of M&A activities are open for consideration of publication in this Special Issue.

Subject Coverage
Examples of topics appropriate for this Special Issue on M&A include, but are not limited to:
  • Case-study of global M&A
  • Post-merger integration
  • Role of IT in successful mergers
  • Due diligence in cross-border M&A
  • Impact of M&A in specific industries, for example, pharmaceuticals and bio-tech
  • Analysis of strategic and financial motives
  • Impact of regulatory developments on M&A, for example, impact of Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Strategic alliances as alternatives to M&A
  • Private equity: current role and perspectives
  • Private equity IPOs
  • Does global M&A create value? Comparative evaluation of different performance measures
  • Cross-cultural effects, including role of investment banks in cross-border M&A

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

Deadline for submissions of completed papers: 29 February 2008

Double blind review of paper and feedback from review given to the author(s) by: 31 May, 2008

Deadline for final submission of corrected papers: 31 August 2008