Call for Papers
25-26 June 2012, China Development and Research Centre, Durham Business School, Durham University, UK
European Journal of Finance 2nd Special Issue Conference on the Chinese Capital Market
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Joseph P. H. Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong
ORGANISERS AND GUEST EDITORS:
Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Alessandra Guariglia, Durham Business School, Durham University, UK
Wenxuan Hou, Durham Business School, Durham University, UK
Edward Lee, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
CONFERENCE VENUE: Durham Castle (World Heritage Site; The oldest university building in the world) Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW, United Kingdom
CONFERENCE LINK: http://www.chinadrcenter.org
OVERVIEW: As an increasingly influential emerging country, China is aspiring to become one of the largest economies in the world. China's impressive economic success so far is attracting the attention of academics, practitioners, and policy makers worldwide. The capital market is set to play a crucial role in China's development since the efficient allocation of financial resources is a key determinant of economic growth. Due to its unique institutional environment, China offers interesting research settings that are not available in Western developed economies and therefore provides new insights for the finance and accounting literature. The experiences and challenges of the development of China's capital market also have valuable policy implications for other emerging economies.
Following the success of last year's conference, the China Development and Research Centre will host a 2nd European Journal of Finance Special Issue Conference on the topic of the Chinese capital market. The scientific committee invites submissions of high-quality and unpublished empirical research papers addressing contemporary issues related to the Chinese capital market. We welcome studies of the Greater China region, including mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as comparative studies between these economic entities. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: corporate finance, asset pricing and valuation, corporate governance, and market-based accounting research.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: In your submissions, please indicate whether you want your paper to be considered for possible publication in the European Journal of Finance (EJF) special issue. By submitting a paper, authors are certifying (a) that the submission is original, unpublished work, (b) that in whole or material part it is not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere. Papers will be externally blind reviewed according to standard journal policy, following which authors will be invited to present their papers at the special issue conference. Interested authors should submit their papers in two PDF files: one with the name, affiliation, and contact information of the authors and one anonymous copy for blind review. The first page of the manuscript must contain the paper's title and an abstract of up to 200 words, a set of key words and JEL codes. The length of the submitted manuscript should not exceed 40 pages (in 12pt font). Please put "2nd EJF China Conference" as the subject heading of the email. The submission fee of Euro100.00 is waived.
Papers are to be submitted to: Wenxuan Hou, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submission Deadline: 15 April 2012
- Authors will be notified by 31 May 2012
- Special Issue Conference: 25 - 26 June 2012 [Monday and Tuesday]
- Revise and resubmit process begins: 30th August 2012
- Notification of acceptance to Special Issue: 20th December 2012
ABOUT EJF: The European Journal of Finance publishes a full range of research into theoretical and empirical topics in finance. All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees. The EJF is one of the top European-based finance journals and is rated as grade 3 (out of a possible grade 4) by the UK's Association of Business School (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide. It is indexed in Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index.
ABOUT DURHAM UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY: The castle was originally built in the 11th century as a projection of the Norman king's power in the north of England and has been wholly occupied by University College. Durham Castle is jointly designated a World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, a short distance across Palace Green. Durham University is the 3rd oldest university in England, and is named in the Top 3 of UK universities in the Sunday Times University Guide 2012. More information about Durham can be found on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DydhBGGrRCU and http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION: http://www.dur.ac.uk/about/location and http://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/tourism
Conference Link: http://www.chinadrcenter.org