New issue of the Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions journal

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is delighted to present the first issue of the journal Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions in 2022. Authors from Italy, Japan, Latvia, Slovakia, Albania, Libya, and Botswana have contributed to the current issue.

This issue contains six interesting papers dealing with up-to-date subjects in accounting, macroeconomics, economic policy, and innovation, which are analyzed from an original perspective. In particular, the papers in this issue focus on environmental accounting, environmental performance, corporate social responsibility, hidden champion companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, performance measurement, key performance indicators, innovation, transition economy, trademarks, firm strategy, economic growth and taxation, tax systems, social security, public debt, wealth gap, FinTech companies, financial ecosystem, industry convergence, foreign direct investments, export diversification and concentration, special economic zones, etc.

The full issue of the journal is available at the following link.

Sami Salem Elhossade, Akram Ali Zoubi, and Ali Awad Zagoub provide an analysis of the current status of environmental management accounting practices in manufacturing companies operating in Libya and identify the barriers preventing such practices.

Nail Sariyev and Janka Táborecká-Petrovičová review and evaluate the performance of a specific type of globally successful innovative company introduced to scientific literature as “hidden champion”, using a combination of traditional financial key performance indicators with the modern evaluation method of the EFQM model.

Sabrina Spallini, Antonia Rosa Gurrieri, and Karola Sheu investigate Albanian registered trademarks to understand the characteristics of a successful trademark in a transition economy, starting from the premise that trademarks are relevant (success) factors to foster innovation in transition economies.

Arata Yaguchi focuses on the tax system of Japan and analyzes the intertwined dynamics of nominal gross domestic product, growth rate, and consumption tax rate from 1980 up to the present day.

Zakia Siddiqui and Claudio Andres Rivera based on a systematic literature review along with qualitative content analysis and frequency analysis suggest a definition of FinTech, stating its main attributes based on the theoretical development of the field in academia.

Finally, Gladys Gamariel, Mapeto Bomani, Lucky Musikavanhu, and James Juana examine the individual and interactive impact of foreign direct investment, domestic production structure, infrastructure, natural resource endowment, and fiscal incentives on export diversification using panel data from 44 Sub-Sahara African countries.

We hope that the above six papers will provide relevant insights for both researchers and professionals. We think that can also open the scene to new research directions.