International Journal of Managerial Finance

International Journal of Managerial Finance

ISSN: 1743-9132

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Aims and Scope

International Journal of Managerial Finance aims to arm its readership with the latest research and commentary in all areas associated with managerial finance, with an informed, inter-disciplinary and international approach.Although financial in nature, the journal is interested in papers from all disciplines; in particular knowledge management, accounting and economics, which shed further light on the financing decision process. The journal operates a double-blind peer review system whereby each paper is sent to two referees. The editorial team endeavours to give initial feedback to authors within 40 days following submission of their papers.

The journal covers:

Treasury and Financial Risk Management

  • Redefining, measuring and identifying new methods to manage risk for financing decisions
  • The role, costs and benefits of insurance and hedging financing decisions
  • The role of rating agencies in managerial decisions

Investment and Financing Decision Making

  • The uses and applications of forecasting to examine financing decisions
    measurement and comparisons of various financing options
  • The public versus private financing decision
  • The decision of where to be publicly traded - including comparisons of market structures and exchanges
  • Short term versus long term portfolio management - choice of securities (debt vs equity, convertible vs non-convertible)

Corporate Finance

  • Managerial finance responses to the tightening of regulation in the wake of recent financial scandals
  • The relationship between the capital budgeting decision and financing decisions
  • The role of corporate governance when designing new financing projects and establishing executive compensation
  • Costs and benefits to mergers and acquisitions. Measurement of anticipated efficiency gains from restructuring
  • The decision to initiate dividends versus share repurchases

Introduction to the New Editor

The International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF) publishing and editorial teams are pleased to introduce you to the new Editor of the journal: Professor Alfred Yawson from the University of Adelaide, Australia, will replace Prof David Michayluk as Editor of the journal from the start of 2017.

Professor Alfred Yawson is Chair in Corporate Finance and Associate Head, Research in the School of Accounting and Finance, the University of Adelaide. Prior to taking up this appointment, he held academic positions at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and long term visiting positions at Cass Business School, City University London, and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). 
Professor Yawson’s primary research interests lies in the area of corporate finance, particularly mergers and acquisitions (M&As). He is also interested in corporate restructuring activities, corporate governance and personal finance. He has won competitive research grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and a number of awards for research excellence. He has published extensively in leading international scholarly finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. Professor Yawson was part of the government team that pioneered the Value Added Tax policy implementation in Ghana.

The new Editor welcome papers at any time, which can be submitted online at and is also interested in hearing ideas on special issues. You can contact Alfred at

The International Journal of Managerial Finance is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI/INFORM Complete / ABI/INFORM Global / Professional ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest); Australian DEST Register of Refereed Journals; Banking Information Source (ProQuest); Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Economics and Finance; EconLit; ECONIS; OCLC - Electronic Collections Online; Professional ProQuest Central / ProQuest Central; ReadCube Discover; RePec: Research Papers in Economics; Scopus; Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Ranked by:

The Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015 (the Guide); The Austalian Business Deans Council (ABDC); Australian Research Council ERA Journal List; BFI (Denmark); Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN); Qualis (Brazil); The Publication Forum (Finland)

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