CALL FOR PAPERS Transparency and Governance (A spécial issue of INTERNATIONAL FINANCE REVIEW) VOLUME EDITORS J. Jay Choi, Temple University Heibatollah Sami, Lehigh University This edited book is scheduled as volume 13 of International Financial Review, an annual book series. The IFR publishes theme-oriented volumes on various issues in international finance, economics, accounting and strategy. The IFR is published by Emerald Group, the U.K. ABOUT THE NEW VOLUME: Companies are increasingly being challenged with becoming more transparent; various stakeholders have called for greater corporate transparency. These calls assume that more transparency is better and more transparency could have lessened or deterred some of the recent global financial crises and corporate scandals around the world. Greater transparency may offer the promise of greater accountability, better governance, and more efficient allocation of capital. Yet some basic questions remain unanswered, including (but not limited to): ˇ What is transparency and how is it measured? What are the benefits and costs of transparency? ˇ What mechanisms do firms use to become more or less transparent? ˇ What are the effects of corporate governance and ownership on transparency? ˇ Does one view of transparency satisfy the needs of all stakeholders? ˇ How are the cost of capital and corporate financing related to transparency? ˇ What is the role of political and social connection in accounting regulation? ˇ What is the role of auditing or earnings management in shaping transparency? ˇ What is the role of communication and technology in enhancing transparency? ˇ Does transparency differ across countries and why? ˇ What are the effects of globalization of financial markets, international equity listing, or international accounting standard on transparency? ˇ What are the effects of culture, law, and institution on transparency? ˇ What are the effects of economic development, financial market structure, and industrial organization on transparency? ˇ What is the role of transparency in global financial crisis? In this volume, we seek a better understanding of the causes and consequences of innovations in transparency. We invite you to submit your original research papers in all modalities including theoretical, empirical, institutional or policy-oriented papers. SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors are encouraged to submit completed papers, electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF, via email to both of the co-editors as early as possible, no later than March 1, 2012: J. Jay Choi, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Finance, Strategy and International Business, Fox School of Business, Temple University. E-mail: [log in to unmask] Heibatollah Sami, Sue and Eugene Mercy Professor of Accounting, College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University. E-mail: [log in to unmask] J. Jay Choi, Ph.D. Laura H. Carnell Professor of Finance, Strategy and International Business; Fox School of Business, Temple University, 417 Alter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122; Email: [log in to unmask]; Phone 215-204-5084; Fax 215-204-1697; http://astro.temple.edu/~jjchoi ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.