Journal of Finance and Economics
Transportation infrastructure availability is a key factor shaping business location decisions and hence foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. Countries with more efficient interconnected transportation networks might be more competitive and attractive for the private sector when deciding to relocate or to start operations in a new location. Several authors have discussed the importance of infrastructure in attracting FDI. These include Wheeler and Mody (1992), Loree and Guisinger (1995), Kinoshita (1998), Richaud et al. (1999), Canning and Bennathan (2000), Kumar (2001), Asiedu (2002, 2006), and Ochi, et al 2012 among others.
When selecting a location to do business, foreign direct investors typically face the tradeoff between moving to an emerging economy to take advantage of lower labor costs and higher transport costs due to inadequate transportation infrastructure. Transportation public capital may improve the productivity of FDI. While studies have concentrated on developed economies, research on emerging markets and particularly in Latin America are scarce.
This special issue is devoted to investigate the role of transport infrastructure and other key determinants in enhancing the attractiveness of FDI recipient countries. Authors are expected to provide their research results at the global, national, state, municipal, or firm level and compare them. Priority will be given to econometric articles (e.g. spatial, dynamic, panel data, time-series, instrumental variables, etc) aimed at providing quantitative analysis in addition to suggested empirical evidence.
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The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:
Submission Deadline: December 28, 2015Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2016Final Version Due: February 28, 2016Special Issue Publishing Date: March 31, 2016
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Arturo BujandaTexas A&M Transportation InstituteEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Capital budgeting for foreign direct investments carries complexities that do not affect the corporate decision process for domestic projects: exchange rate fluctuations, political and financial risk of the host country, cost of capital and optimal capital structure in an international setting, differences between project and parent company cash flows, foreign tax regulations, host government controls, etc.. This special issue is of interest in original high quality theoretical and empirical studies that give a relevant contribution to the existing literature on multinational capital budgeting subject by analyzing the relevant variables that affect the capital budgeting for foreign direct investments and by developing models aiming at handling the complexities associated with non domestic business.
The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2014Final Version Due: May 31, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: July 2014
Dr. Fabio PizzutiloUniversity of Bari – Dept. of Business and law studiesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A wave of research in cognitive psychology demonstrates that managers like other individuals are frapped by some psychological, emotional and cognitive biases. This is the source of the emergence of “Behavioral Corporate Finance”. In this approach, managers are governed by their optimism, overconfidence among other biases. A thing that can explain distortions on corporate decision. CEOs personal psychology should be then considered as a strong factor that can explain observed anomalies at the firm level. The aim of this special issue is to explore the effect of corporate governance to control managerial psychological biases and their emotions. This special issue allows as to initiates a new approach of corporate governance: “The Behavioral Corporate Governance”.
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2013Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2013Final Version Due: August 31, 2013Special Issue Publishing Date: September 15, 2013
Pr. Abdelfatteh BouriFaculty of Management, FSEG Sfax TunisiaEmail: Abdelfettah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ezzeddine Ben MohamedFSEG Sfax TunisiaEmail: Benmohamed.email@example.com
Dr. Amel BaccarFaculty of Management, FSEG Sfax TunisiaEmail: Amel.firstname.lastname@example.org
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