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International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business


Special Issue on: "Accounting and Finance for SMEs"

Guest Editor: Professor Brian Gibson, University of New England, Australia

Accounting and finance are integral activities in all firms. In SMEs, they represent a unique challenge because of differing organisational contexts and differing owner objectives. In this special issue, authors are invited to share their interpretation of these challenges through contributions based on empirical data or by taking a more conceptual and theoretical perspective.

Subject Coverage
Themes of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Identifying techniques and processes used in SMEs in respect of financial accounting, management accounting and finance activities
  • Analysing differences between techniques and processes used in SMEs and those used in large organisations (or across different-sized organisations)
  • Evaluating the importance of accounting and financial management techniques (such as budgeting and regular reporting) to SME success
  • Exploring theoretical foundations for unique aspects of accounting and finance identified in SMEs
  • Analysing the advantages and disadvantages of allowing differential reporting practices between SMEs and other organisations (especially in an environment of International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • Identifying potential alternative measures of risk return relationships in the absence of external market data to inform a CAPM approach
  • Evaluating the contributions to SME success from venture capitalists, business angels and other informal financial sources

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 submission of papers: 31 July, 2008