aim of the Advanced Business and Finance
journal is to draw attention to the rising need for interaction among the three
fundamental areas of business, namely, accounting, finance and management. As such, this journal is interdisciplinary in
nature and publishes original articles from a diverse range of methodological
viewpoints (quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods) that touch on any of
those three constituents of business either singly or in combination. The themes of potential articles need to be
within the representative areas of interest of the wider readership of the
journal, that is, both academics and practitioners. Topical issues communicated through letters,
review articles and commentaries will also be considered for publication.
addition to being a platform that initiates and promotes discussion in the
field of business among current scholars, the editorial board has several ideas
for growth. One idea is to support emerging academic researchers. We realize
that the anticipation and rigour inherent to the publishing process can be
daunting. This challenge is well
documented and the article published by DeLange (2005) is worth reading. Hence, all articles submitted to Advanced Business and Finance will be
peer reviewed by a pool of experienced reviewers to ensure academic rigour
while endeavouring to provide timely responses. The journal publishes twice
yearly and is indexed on major indexing sites (see the Journal’s web page).
Being an international journal, geographic diversity is paramount. Accordingly, the journal will accept papers
from all countries based on their originality, novelty, level of interest and
significance as long as they meet the publication criteria. Manuscripts from
the private sector and government-run businesses will also be considered
provided they address the general themes of the journal. The SME sector constitutes an ideal platform
for combined research within the three domains of business (Mc Mahon,
2001). Contributors are also encouraged
to partner with scholars outside the field of business to generate new ideas
for the discipline. The need for interdisciplinary research is currently at its
peak (Brown, Deletic & Wong, 2015).
editorial board members and reviewers, we have the required expertise across
all disciplines published by the journal. Through our reviews, we will help
authors develop their research ideas and gain their voice in research
conversations. My primary research
interests are corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, which I
have researched through the lens of various management and accounting
theoretical bases using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods (Mahadeo,
Oogarah-Hanuman & Soobaroyen, 2011; Soobaroyen & Mahadeo, 2012). I endeavour to help contributors in any of
these areas as well as those in tangential areas to hone their research ideas
into publishable material. I look forward to this exciting beginning of the Advanced Business and Finance journal. I
hope this cross-fertilization will result in novel thoughts by combining
topical issues with the fields of accounting, finance and management.
Brown, R. R., Deletic, A., &
Wong, T. H. (2015). How to catalyse collaboration: turn the fraught flirtation
between the social and biophysical sciences into fruitful partnerships with
these five principles. Nature, 525(7569), 315-318.
De Lange, P. A. (2005). The long
road to publishing: A user-friendly exposé. Accounting Education: an
International Journal, 14(2), 133-168.
Mahadeo, J. D., Oogarah-Hanuman,
V., & Soobaroyen, T. (2011). Changes in social and environmental reporting
practices in an emerging economy (2004–2007): Exploring the relevance of
stakeholder and legitimacy theories. Accounting Forum, 35 (3),
McMahon, R. G. (2001). Business
growth and performance and the financial reporting practices of Australian
manufacturing SMEs. Journal of Small Business Management, 39(2),
Soobaroyen, T., & Mahadeo, J.D.
(2012). Do corporate governance codes improve board accountability? Evidence
from an emerging economy. Qualitative Research in Accounting &
Management, 9(4), 337-362.