17 October 2007

Call for papers: Capital Markets in China: What’s Next?

Call for papers: Capital Markets in China: What’s Next?

A special issue of International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management

Moving away from their emerging market status, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges are now entering a more mature phase of development, and are doing very well in meeting the return expectations of both the state-owned enterprise (SOE) sector, which constitutes about 60 percent of market capitalization, and the private sector. As a result, these exchanges will soon be major players in the competition for global funds. The carefully managed, centrally-planned, market-sensitive economy of China appears likely to overtake the US in a relatively short period of time. This is true even assuming a much more modest growth rate than the incredible annual growth of 9 percent that the Chinese economy had averaged since the mid-1990s.

This is the starting point for this special issue. The question is simply: What’s next for the Chinese capital markets? We are the first journal to pose this question and suggest the areas of inquiry below as a starting point in addressing this question.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Futures markets, options, and derivatives
  • Use of stock incentive plans
  • Insider trading regulation
  • Venture capital investment
  • Corporate social responsibility issues
  • The role of the banking system
  • Fiscal and monetary policy considerations
  • Hedge funds
  • Market microstructure issues
  • Financial reporting and transparency
All papers must focus on the Chinese economy and/or capital markets. We invite, in particular, reflections on the future of China that are supported with empirical analyses. Also, as we hope to reach the widest possible readership, we suggest as the style "good readable science" — holding complicated equations and extensive footnotes to a minimum.

Important Dates
Contact guest editors: ASAP
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 15 March 2008
Notification to authors: 15 April 2008
Final version of manuscripts due: 15 May 2008

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