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Key Finance and Accounting Journals

Journal of Accountancy

1965-present, Business Source Complete

Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting

1974–present w/12-month embargo on full-text, Business Source Complete

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

2004-present w/12-month embargo on full-text, Business Source Complete

Journal of Corporate Finance

1994–present, Science Direct pay-per-view (click on “Order Document” to access article full-text)

Journal of Business and Finance

Open access for 2013, 2014, and early 2017


How to get an article not available through JWU library resources

Embargo = Publishers limit access to articles over a certain period of time because of our subscription status. You can still submit an Interlibrary Loan request for an article that was published during one of these embargo periods. Reach out to a librarian if you need help. 

Financial Performance Measurements


Altman, E. I. (1968). Financial Ratios, Discriminant Analysis and the Prediction of Corporate BankruptcyJournal of Finance23(4), 589–609.

Alshehhi, Ali, et al. “The Impact of Sustainability Practices on Corporate Financial Performance: Literature Trends and Future Research Potential.” Sustainability (2071-1050), vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 2018, p. 1–N.PAG. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3390/su10020494.

Guinea, Flavius-Andrei. “Financial Indicators of Performance Measurement: Reality, Relevance and Distortion.” Ovidius University Annals, Series Economic Sciences, vol. 16, no. 2, July 2016, pp. 521–526.

Guay, W. R., Kothari, S. P., & Watts, R. L. (1996). A Market-Based Evaluation of Discretionary Accrual ModelsJournal of Accounting Research34(3), 83–105.

Linsmeier, Thomas J. “Revised Model for Presentation in Statement(s) of Financial Performance: Potential Implications for Measurement in the Conceptual Framework.” Accounting Horizons, vol. 30, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 485–498. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2308/acch-51543.

McGladrey, I. B. (1951). The Audit ReportAccounting Review26(2), 197.

Seetharaman, A., et al. “Accounting and Financial Systems and Tools for Effective Leadership and Management.” Journal of Accounting, Business & Management, vol. 23, no. 2, Oct. 2016, pp. 45–60

Sharma, R. B. “Measurement of Financial Performance: A Case Study of Saudi Electricity Company.” CLEAR International Journal of Research in Commerce &  Management, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2013, pp. 63–66.

Tamari, M. (1966). Financial Ratios as a Means of Forecasting BankruptcyManagement International Review (MIR)6(4), 15–34.

Security Valuation


Larocque, Stephannie, et al. “Managers’ Cost of Equity Capital Estimates: Empirical Evidence.” Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, vol. 33, no. 5, July 2018, pp. 382–401. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0148558X16654034.

Lazzati, N., & Menichini, A. A. (2018). A Dynamic Model of Firm ValuationFinancial Review53(3), 499–531.

Modigliani, Franco, and Merton H. Miller. “The Cost of Capital, Corporation Finance and the Theory of Investment.” American Economic Review, vol. 48, no. 3, June 1958, p. 261. 

Shefrin, H. (2014). Free Cash Flows, Valuation and Growth Opportunities Bias. Journal of Investment Management12(4), 4–26.

Wang, Jiwei, and Kangtao Ye. “Media Coverage and Firm Valuation: Evidence from China.” Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 127, no. 3, Mar. 2015, pp. 501–511. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2055-5.

Wang, P. (2018). Future Realized Return, Firm‐specific Risk and the Implied Expected ReturnAbacus54(1), 105–132.



Harris, M., & Raviv, A. (1991). The Theory of Capital StructureJournal of Finance46(1), 297–355.

Gonçalves, T. C., Gaio, C., & Robles, F. (2018). The impact of Working Capital Management on firm profitability in different economic cycles: Evidence from the United Kingdom. Economics & Business Letters, 70–75. 

Kroflin, P., & Kratz, N. (2015). Working capital management as a routine: An action based access to the topicBusiness & Economic Horizons11(3), 173–182.

Meckling, W.H. & Jensen, M. (1976) Theory of the firm: Managerial behavior, agency costs and ownership structureJournal of Financial Economics, 3(4), 305-360.

Merton, R. C. (1974). On the Pricing of Corporate Debt: The Risk Structure of Interest RatesJournal of Finance29(2), 449–470.

Modigliani, F., & Miller, M. H. (1963). Corporate Income Taxes and the Cost of Capital: A CorrectionAmerican Economic Review53(3), 433.

MYERS, S. C., & MAJLUF, N. S. (1984). Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions When Firms Have Information That Investors Do Not HaveJournal of Financial Economics13(2), 187–221.



Cubas-Díaz, M., & Martínez Sedano, M. Á. (2018). Measures for Sustainable Investment Decisions and Business Strategy – A Triple Bottom Line ApproachBusiness Strategy & the Environment (John Wiley & Sons, Inc)27(1), 16–38.

Geambasu, C., Şova, R., Jianu, I., & Geambasu, L. (2013). Risk Measurement in Post-Modern Portfolio Theory: Differences from Modern Portfolio Theory. Economic Computation & Economic Cybernetics Studies & Research47(1), 113–132

Huang, H.-H., & Chuang, W.-L. (2013). Real options game over the business cycleEconomic Modelling35, 715–721.

Huisman, K. J. M., & Kort, P. M. (2015). Strategic capacity investment under uncertainty. RAND Journal of Economics (Wiley-Blackwell)46(2), 376–408.

Kovac, D., Vukovic, V., Kleut, N., & Podobnik, B. (2016). To Invest or Not to Invest, That Is the Question: Analysis of Firm Behavior under Anticipated ShocksPLoS ONE11(8), 1–18.

Kovalchuk, T., & Verhun, A. (2018). Methodical Approach to Integral Evaluation of Investment Attractiveness of Enterprises. USV Annals of Economics & Public Administration18(1), 113–119. 

Phadnis, S., Caplice, C., Sheffi, Y., & Singh, M. (2015). Effect of scenario planning on field experts’ judgment of long-range investment decisionsStrategic Management Journal36(9), 1401–1411.




Allman, Keith A. Corporate Valuation Modeling : A Step-by-Step Guide. Wiley, 2010.

Hitchner, J. R. (2017). Financial valuation : applications and models.

Masari, M., Gianfrate, G., & Zanetti, L. (2014). The valuation of financial companies : tools and techniques to measure the value of banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. 

McKinsey, &. C. I., Koller, T., Goedhart, M., & Wessels, D. (2015). Valuation : measuring and managing the value of companies, university edition.

Pinto, J. E., Henry, E., Robinson, T. R., & Stowe, J. D. (2015). Equity asset valuation

Robinson, T. R. (2009). International Financial Statement Analysis. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.  

Literature Review Research



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