6th Shanghai-Edinburgh Fintech Conference - British Accounting Review Special Issue

Conference date

29 Oct 2022


Hybrid: Onsite in Shanghai and Online


Keynote Speakers
- Murillo Campello, Cornell University
Managing Editor of Journal of Financial Intermediation
- Gazi Islam, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Co-Editors-in-Chief, Journal of Business Ethics
- Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University

Guest Editors of the British Accounting Review Special Issue
- Franklin Allen, Imperial College London
- Thomas Bourveau, Columbia University
- Paul Momtaz, TUM & UCLA
- Raghu Rau, Cambridge University

Conference Chairs
- Wenxuan Hou, University of Edinburgh; Xi Liang, University College London
- Wenjie Ma, Xiaoju Zhao, SIIFC, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
- Jason Xiao, Joint Editor of the British Accounting Review

Shanghai Institute of International Finance Centre, SUFE, China
University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, UK
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, China (Co-Organiser)

Following the success of five Fintech conferences from 2017 to 2021, the research imitative of the Shanghai Institute of International Finance Centre (SIIFC) at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the University of Edinburgh Business School and the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction at University College London are organizing the 6th conference on 29 October 2022.

There is a growing literature on Financial Technology (FinTech), ranging from characterizations of new technologies to how these technologies affect financing and investing behavior. The objective of the event is to present top quality theoretical and empirical academic research on financial technology. The committee welcomes studies that provide cutting-edge insights into current research. Specific topics can include, but are not limited, to the interplay between financial technology (e.g. blockchain, cryptocurrency, non-fungible token, machine learning, artificial intelligence) and capital markets, corporate finance, corporate governance, ESG, financial development, financial inclusion, financial intermediation, financial regulation as well as other related topics.

There is no registration fee for speakers. This conference also includes a high-profile forum which brings together key policy makers and top professionals.

British Accounting Review Special Issue
The editors of the British Accounting Review encourage conference papers to be submitted to the journal for possible publication in a special issue on Fintech. BAR’s 2020 CiteScore (7) and Impact Factor (5.577) rank BAR top 2 and 3 respectively among accounting journals as well as 7 in accounting and finance. It’s rated A* in ABDC Journal Quality Guide.

Acceptance in the conference does not grantee final publication; and the submissions to the special issue are not limited to conference participants. The purpose of the conference is to provide feedback for authors to improve their manuscripts.

Submission can be made between 15 August 2022 to 31 December 2022.
Submission link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-british-accounting-review
There is no submission fee.
For any questions about the special issue, send email to guest co-editor Paul Momtaz (TUM & UCLA)
paul.momtaz@tum.de with “The British Accounting Review: FinTech Special Issue” in the subject line. Attending the conference is not a precondition for the submission to the special issue.

Other Publication Opportunities
- Subject to manuscript quality, Prof. Murillo Campello, managing editor of Journal of Financial Intermediation, will also invite a select number of papers to be submitted to the journal under regular review process after the conference.
- Authors who feel their submissions contribute to the field of business ethics may consider submitting their work to Journal of Business Ethics, which invites submissions from across diverse areas of the field (for information, see: https://www.springer.com/journal/10551/aims-and-scope).

Conference Submission Procedure
Papers or extended abstracts are to be submitted to:
Email: fintechshanghai@163.com
Conference Submission Deadline: 25 September 2022
Authors will be notified by 1 October 2022
Conference: 29 October 2022
In the submission email, please indicate whether you would to have the manuscript considered by the British Accounting Review special issue.
Special Issue Deadline: 31 December 2022

General enquiries can be directed to the conference co-ordinator Shengli Zhang:
Emails: zhang.shengli@mail.shufe.edu.cn