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1. Manuscripts must be single-spaced, with the content in Times New Roman 12 font, and tables and figures in Times New Roman 11 font. All pages should be numbered consecutively.

2. Articles must be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Sections should be numbered 1 (then 1.1, 1.2, …), 2, 3, etc., and Section Headers should be in boldface and left-justified.

3. Displayed formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. against the right-hand margin of the page.

4. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

5. Appendices. If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

6. Citations appear in the text as follows: “Child (1972) suggests that . . .” or “This problem has been studied previously (e.g., Smith et al., 1989; Jones, 2011)”. The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the reference list.

7. The list of references should appear at the end of the main text. It should be single-spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author’s name. For direct citation in the main text, please remember to provide the page range of the citation.

A journal or periodical is cited as follows:

• Jensen, M., & Meckling, W. 1976. Theory of the firm: Managerial behavior, agency costs and ownership structure. Journal of Financial Economics, 3(1): 305–360.

• Hoskisson, R.E., Eden, L., Lau, C.M., & Wright, M., 2000. Strategy in emerging economies. Academy of Management Journal, 43(3): 249–267.

A working paper (or dissertation, etc.) is cited as follows:

• Hermalin, B., & Weisbach, M. 1995. Endogenously chosen boards and their monitoring of the CEO. Unpublished working paper. University of California, Berkeley.

A book appears as follows:

• Williamson, O. 1986. Economic organization: firms, markets and policy control. New York, US: New York University Press.

An article in an edited book appears as follows:

• Smith, C., Dess, G., & Edmond, V. 1979. Application of option pricing analysis. In Bicksler, J., & Lorhrke, F. (Eds.), Handbook of financial economics: 144–165. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishers.


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