CALL FOR PAPERS: The 2019 International Accounting and Finance Conference (IAFC) and Special Issue of Emerging Markets Review

Conference dates

16 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019


Chongqing, China


The 2019 International Accounting and Finance Conference (IAFC) and Special Issue of Emerging Markets Review

The Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU) is delighted to host the 2019 International Accounting and Finance Conference. The conference particularly encourages submissions from the Asia-Pacific area, although manuscripts from different regions of the world are also invited to provide submissions. The editors also welcome studies that include data from both emerging and developed economies. The conference will be held on December 17-18, 2019 in Chongqing, China. The conference registration will open starting Monday evening on December 16, 2019.

Keynote speakers
Jonathan Batten, University Utara Malaysia

Conference Theme: “Finance, growth, and policy in emerging markets and around the world”

Topics include (but are not limited to):

• Corporate Culture and Innovative Activities;
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Firm valuation;
• FinTech: challenges and opportunities for traditional credit channels;
• Banking and Financial Services;
• Mergers and Acquisitions;
• Crowdfunding and Venture Capital;
• Initial Public Offering (IPO) and Seasoned Equity Offering (SEO);
• Financial Literacy;
• Intellectual property protection and enterprise innovation;
• Corporate Governance and Board Structure;
• Big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning;
• Financial Stability and Regulations;
• Investors Behavior;
• Studies that include data from both emerging and developed economies

Guest Editors:
Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University),
Vincenzo Verdoliva (University of Naples Parthenope),
Feng Zhan (John Carroll University, USA),

Honorable Guest Editor:
Shengqiang Liu (Chongqing Technology and Business University)


The deadline for submission of completed papers is September 1, 2019. Please submit your work via email There is no fee for submission.
Papers presented at the conference may be considered for publication in the special issue of the Emerging Markets Review (EMR). To this end, authors must clearly indicate during the submission process and request that their paper be also considered for publication in the special issue. The papers with the dual submission will go through a review process according to the journal’s guidelines.

Please visit the EMR website at to learn more about the journal.

Submissions to the Emerging Market Review are made using the EVISE online submission and peer
review system. Registration and access are available at the following Website:

For detailed author guidelines, please visit

All authors who are invited to revise and re-submit their manuscripts are expected to present their papers at the EMR Special Issue Conference at Chongqing Technology & Business University (CTBU), China (December 17&18, 2019), but their participation is not compulsory. Also, acceptance for presentation at the Special Issue Conference is not a guarantee for publication in the journal. CTBU will provide individual accommodations for two nights to one author of every paper invited to present in the conference, and cover all local conference expenses (food, drinks, etc.). During the conference, guest editors for the special issue and the EMR editorial board members will provide constructive feedback to paper presentations to improve the quality of their papers to enlarge the effect of the special issue.

Expected acceptance notification date for the Special Issue Conference: September 30, 2019

Other important dates:

Opening submission to EMR special issue
December 20, 2019

Deadline submission to EMR special issue
January 31, 2020

Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline
October 31, 2020

Expected Publication Date
December 1, 2020

Conference Information

Conference organization sponsoring institutions:

Chongqing Technology and Business University

Conference registration fee: 150 USD

Organization committee:

Fancheng Sun (Chair)
Charles Chen
Wenli Cheng
Bing Zhou
Hui Huang
Tingyong Zhong

Conference Venue

Hua Shang Hotel

No.33 Xuefu Ave.
Nan'an District

Contact Email

For further information regarding the Special Issue, please contact the Guest Editors. For any other information, you may contact the organization committee chair.