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CAFRIS 2012 : China Accounting and Finance Review International Symposium 2012

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Link: http://www.af.polyu.edu.hk/CAFR/CAFR2/index.html
 
When Dec 8, 2012 - Dec 9, 2012
Where Shanghai
Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2012
Categories    business   finance   management   ACCOUNTING
 

Call For Papers

CHINA ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE REVIEW INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2012
8-9 December 2012
Shanghai, China

Published quarterly in Chinese and English by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR) is the first international refereed journal on accounting and finance in China. The Chinese papers published in CAFR are listed in the China Science and Technology Journal Database, which is China’s largest database of digital journals.

This year, co-organized by the School of Accounting and Finance at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the “China Accounting and Finance Review International Symposium 2012” will be held in Shanghai on 8-9 December 2012. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, Shanghai is a renowned international metropolis serving as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology centre in East China. It is also a popular tourist destination, where visitors can sense the pulsating development of modern China.

The Symposium aims to provide academics and experts from the mainland, Hong Kong and overseas with an opportunity to showcase their latest research into China’s accounting, finance, economic development, and enterprise reforms, and to enable overseas academics and experts to gain a deeper understanding of the latest developments in accounting and finance in China. About 100 eminent professors and scholars from the Chinese mainland and the international community, as well as leading practitioners in China accounting and finance, are expected to attend. In this regard, academics and practitioners in these fields are cordially invited to present papers and participate in the Symposium.

Keynote Speakers
Qiang Cheng is Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean (Research) of the School of Accountancy at Singapore Management University. Professor Cheng joined Singapore Management University in 2011. He has previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington. His research interests include voluntary disclosure, earnings management/restatement, family ownership, corporate governance, equity valuation, analysts’ forecasts and recommendations. Currently, he is working on issues related to corporate governance, corporate disclosure, and family firms. Professor Cheng has published many papers in leading accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial Economics.

Joseph P. H. Fan is the Professor of Department of Finance and School of Accountancy, Co-Director of the Institute of Economics and Finance, and Deputy Director of the Center for Institutions and Governance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before joining CUHK in 2004, he has taught at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include corporate governance, corporate finance, and organizational economics, and he is particularly interested in how institutional factors interact with accounting, finance, and governance of firms in East Asia and China. He has published his research in world top academic journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Clive Steven Lennox is a Professor at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. He received his Masters and PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford. Before joining Nanyang Business School in 2009, he taught at the University of Bristol from 1998 to 2001 and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2001 to 2009. His current research interests are in auditing, disclosure, fraud, bankruptcy, and empirical methods. He has published fifteen articles in the A-rated accounting journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. He is also an editor at the International Journal of Auditing and an associate editor at Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics.

T. J. Wong is the Dean of the Business School and the Chair Professor of Accountancy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also the Director of the Center for Institutions and Governance at CUHK. Before joining CUHK, he has taught at the University of Maryland – College Park, USA, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include corporate governance and accounting research in Asia and China. He has published numerous research articles in top finance and accounting journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research. He also serves in editorial boards of a number of journals, such as Review of Accounting Studies, and as the consulting editor at China Journal of Accounting Research.

Paper Submission
All of the papers submitted will be fully reviewed by a panel of peers. Accepted papers committed to CAFR will be given fast-track consideration for entering the review process of CAFR, and one presenter of the committed paper will enjoy reimbursement of air or inter-city land travel expenses up to RMB2,500.

To recognize and encourage quality contributions to research on China accounting and finance, one Best Paper Award of RMB5,000 will be given to the best paper presented at the Symposium, as judged by the organizing committee through an anonymous ballot.

Of special interest are papers or topics addressing issues related to accounting and finance in China or providing new insights for accounting and finance educators, academics, policy-makers, or practitioners in the country. Papers for review may be submitted in English or Chinese, and submissions should be made in the form of a completed paper. The deadline for submission is 15 October 2012, and early submissions are strongly encouraged. Authors will be notified of the review decision by 31 October 2012.

Registration Fee
The Symposium registration fee is RMB800 for mainland participants or USD200 (HKD1,560) for overseas and Hong Kong participants. The registration fee includes a copy of proceedings, lunches and dinners during the Symposium, but excludes travel and accommodation expenses. This fee is waived for all presenters. Mainland participants may register first and pay the fee on-site.

Notes on Submission
Please email papers in PDF or DOC format to Amy.ym.Kwan@polyu.edu.hk or accounting@sjtu.edu.cn (please specify in the subject line: “Submission for CAFR Symposium 2012”). Please choose either address when submitting the paper to avoid duplicate submission.

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