12 July 2017

Call for papers: "Financial Resources for SMEs: From Bank Loans to Venture Capitalist Support. The Old and the New Ways to Raise Capital for Smaller Firms"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business.

The aim of this special issue will be to analyse the main financial resources for SMEs. After the economic-financial crisis of 2007/2008 the relationship between SMEs and conventional investors (banks and other intermediaries) changed. In this new scenario SMEs must enlarge the channels to raise capital. So, new investors and small companies are talking, and in this way it is possible to assist a change in the relations with investors. This trend requires specific studies to understand how SMEs finance their activities today.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • SME financing in the European context area: old problems and new solutions
  • Bank Financing for SMEs in Europe
  • Bank involvement in SMEs
  • SME Access to External Finance
  • The new way to raise capital for SMEs
  • Financing Limitations and Entrepreneurship
  • The effect of Venture Capital on the growth of SMEs
  • SMEs capital structure and finance costs
  • Capital Structure and Financing of SMEs

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 28 February, 2018
Notification to authors: 31 May, 2018
Final versions due by: 30 September, 2018

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