Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Family Firms: Financing, Corporate Governance and Succession Issues"

Guest Editor: Peter-Jan Engelen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Most standard textbooks develop financial and organisational theories for big corporations only. Such models often assume listed corporations, dispersed ownership, separation between ownership and control, active capital markets, and so on. It is clear that such models are not valid for family firms, which have a complete different dynamic. Financing management has different characteristics than those of big corporations. Organisational structures are designed in a diverse way. Various legal and tax issues might come into play. This special issue is devoted to the specific dynamics of family firms and its impact on financing, corporate governance and succession planning.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Financing problems (bank financing, short-term financing, equity-gap, etc.)
  • Corporate governance
  • Organisational aspects
  • Succession planning
  • Growth issues
  • Investment strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • First- versus next-generation family firms
  • IPOs of family firms
  • Governmental policies
  • Financial reporting issues
  • International comparisons

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

Abstracts, paper outlines (or full papers) should be submitted by: 15 September, 2008

Completed papers should be submitted by: 15 November, 2008