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Value 2016 : The 6th Biennial Value2016 Conference - University of Johannesburg


When May 22, 2016 - May 24, 2016
Where Zebula Lodge, South Africa
Submission Deadline Mar 4, 2016
Notification Due Mar 19, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 19, 2016
Categories    finance   ACCOUNTING   economics   econometrics

Call For Papers

First Call for Papers

The 6th Biennial Value2016 Conference

22, 23 & 24 May 2016 | Zebula Golf Estate and Country Lodge

Waterberg, Limpopo Province, South Africa

“Celebrating a Decade of Excellence in Economic and Financial Research”

Dear Local and International Researcher,

The Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences at the University of Johannesburg is proud to announce the sixth biennial international Value 2016 conference to be held from 22 to 24 May 2016 at Zebula Golf Estate and Country Lodge. Located on 1 600 hectares of pristine bush veld in the shadow of the Waterberg Mountains, Zebula commands a most spectacular setting. Undulating, indigenous tree-covered hills and wide-open grasslands are punctuated with frequent dams and waterholes – a diverse landscape that supports a wide variety of game, birds and small wildlife.

“Value” as conference focus – “The Way to Go”

The central theme of this highly acclaimed conference is based on the understanding and utilisation of the concept of ‘value’ within a broader finance focus. The conference slogan of “the way to go” is based on the needs and challenges that all disciplines in financial and economic sciences face in our modern time and society. In a nutshell the conference will provide researchers and academics alike with a platform to indicate, showcase, present their research ideas and trends for “the way forward” and “the way to go” in all financial related disciplines.

The concept of ‘value’ seems to be a self-evident statement, but it is a matter that is receiving surprisingly little attention by researchers. ‘Value’ is not only complex because of the extraordinary mix of worldviews, issues, interests, perceptions and resources, but also because of the interdependent and systemic interaction between all the different factors and “the way to go” when it comes to research in all disciplines that is rooted in financial management and modern economics

Are you able to type val·ue n.
An amount, as of goods, services, or money, considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return.
Monetary or material worth (i.e. the fluctuating value of gold and silver).
Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit (i.e. the value of tertiary education).

Call for Papers

Academics and practitioners are invited to submit papers for possible presentation at this academic conference, which offers an excellent opportunity for the presentation of high quality research that covers key topics relating to “value”.

Specialists from accounting, finance, banking, taxation, economics, education, historians and other related fields will shed light on fundamental issues that shape and define “value”, and the forward thinking associated within value.

An array of keynote speakers as well as a panel discussion will also provide in-depth, practical and up-to-date knowledge on issues and developments relating to the conference theme. They will highlight their insights on “the way to go” with “value-added” and modern research.

Papers covering the following research areas may be submitted:

Papers analysing trends in micro & macroeconomics, econometrics and banking or any topic related to economics or the banking sector may be presented.
Papers exploring the rapid pace with which change is occurring in the fields of accounting, the accountancy profession, auditing, corporate governance and taxation.
Papers addressing value in the educational spheres as well as accounting history and financial history.
Papers covering costing information, planning and decision-making, international finance, financial markets, financial institutions and services, corporate finance and governance, educational finance, retirement funds and planning, legislation, and life, disability or medical insurance, to highlight but a few areas
A separate stream has been allocated to CENLED and papers addressing Local Economic Development may be submitted


We invite academics, postgraduate students and researchers to participate. Colleagues from the international community and other African countries are particularly welcome and are encouraged to participate.

Value2016 will allow for submission of research papers in two streams – either in the format of a comprehensive abstract or in the format of a full research paper.

Comprehensive abstracts will be peer reviewed and be part of the official conference proceedings.

Full research papers will be subject to blind peer review and participants may decide to either submit it for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences (JEF) (which is to be disseminated at the conference) OR to an academic journal of their choice. The latest issue of the JEF is available to read online. In both streams, researchers are encouraged to submit research with recent results and may not include work-in-progress reports or potential research problems or areas. Survey and position papers that provide overview of the academic field and discuss important and challenging issues may also be submitted.


The selection of papers will not only be based on originality and contribution, but also on the potential to bring interesting discussion topics to the conference.

Full research papers or comprehensive abstracts should be submitted as soon as these are ready on the conference website under the abstract submission section on the homepage at

Review instructions

Full research papers submitted for review should:

present a coherent argument,
address a research topic of interest and importance,
display awareness of previous work in the area,
outline a valid research approach (including research methodology and method),
include evidence and/or arguments which, although possibly incomplete, appear reliable, and
indicate awareness of the work which may still be required.

A full paper submitted needs to score at least a 4 in the scoring system outlined below. The scoring system is:

5- The paper has good/very good chances in the review process of an academic journal like the Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences.

4- The paper could reasonably be submitted to a journal like JEF.

3- The paper is not yet ready for submission.

2- The paper represents initial work on a potentially viable project, but is not likely to be ready for submission for some time.

1- The submitted work does not, as yet, provide evidence of a viable research project.


Full research paper and comprehensive abstract presentation: Each presentation is allowed 20 minutes to present as part of a in a concurrent session. We suggest a 15 minute presentation leaving 5 minutes for question and answer session after the presentation.

As all presentation rooms will be equipped with a computer with Microsoft PowerPoint and a data projector, you may bring your presentation on a USB flash drive. Prezi presentations must be downloaded to your flash drive and brought to the conference.

Transparency projectors and internet service will unfortunately not be provided.

Publication opportunities

Comprehensive abstracts will be peer reviewed and be part of the official conference proceedings.

Full research papers will be subject to blind peer review and participants may decide to either submit it for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences (JEF) (which is to be disseminated at the conference) OR to an academic journal of their choice. The latest issue of the JEF is available to read online

Conference fees

Delegate attendance fee: R 9950 | Presenter attendance fee: R 8950

Please note that the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences (FEFS) does NOT provide any travel grants or financial aid for the conference delegates. Presenters will however be offered a discounted rate as stipulated above.

Attendee checklist

If you would like to present a paper, please review these steps:

Review our Editorial Policy & Style Guidelines
Submit your comprehensive abstract or full research online or go to the Home Page of the Conference Website (please note that the submission form is available as editable version and you can always go back for minor changes if needed. You will receive a proof of submission from the conference website.
Receive email notification of acceptance (or rejection)
Complete a registration form on the Value 2016 website at - Register
Obtain a visa (if required) – please consult with the conference organisers for a letter of motivation in order to attend or present. Your request can be forwarded to
Submit payment for conference fee (at least 15 days before the event date)
Finalise your hotel and travel plans - accommodation bookings with our event organisers are offered at a lower rate, please enquire with André Snyman on +27 (0)83 4488 233 or email for more detail.


Deadline dates are as follows:

Submission of comprehensive abstracts/full papers: 19 February 2016
Notification of acceptance: 19 March 2016
Registration deadline: 19 April 2016

If you have any queries with regards to the venue, travel arrangements, visa-letters etc. You are welcome to contact:

Conference Organisers : Andre Snyman, Executive Producer and GM QuantumIntellect - email or the Conference Chair, Denise Maré at

Please also follow the Value 2016 conference on: @Value2016

Thank you for your time in perusing our initial First Call for Papers for Value2016.

We look forward to hearing from you on what seems to be an already successful event.

Hosted in Proud Association with The Centre of Local Economic Development

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