The Essex Finance Centre (EFiC) organises the fourth edition of the EFiC Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance. The objective is to bring together leading academics, practitioners and policy-makers and give them the opportunity to present state-of-the-art research in the broad areas of banking and corporate finance. The symposium also provides a forum to build connections and future collaborations among experts. The conference includes a dedicated track session on the topic “Diversity and Women in Finance” with a combined submission option to the Journal of Corporate Finance.
- Location: Essex Business School, Colchester Campus
- Date: Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 July 2019
How to submit
- To submit a paper, email firstname.lastname@example.org . In the subject header please add Submission: EFiC 2019. The submission deadline is Friday 5 April, 2019 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Monday 6 May, 2019.
- To submit a paper in the Journal of Corporate Finance dedicated session, please see below the topics and dual submissions rules.
- Deadline for submission: Friday 5 April, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: Monday 6 May, 2019 (for dual submissions see rules below)
- Conference registration deadline: Friday 31 May, 2019
- Conference dates: Thursday 4 July to Saturday 6 July, 2019
Journal of Corporate Finance dedicated session
This year’s EFiC Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance includes a dedicated track session on “Diversity and women in finance”. This is timely as women in finance are still facing major cultural issues in a challenging political environment. We invite submissions of leading-edge research on topics related to diversity and women in finance. While the focus is on women in finance, papers on other aspects of diversity are welcome as well. Novel theoretical papers, including those that integrate interdisciplinary angles, and empirical studies, including comparisons across developed and developing countries, are invited.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Monoculture vs. diversity in finance
- Women on boards in finance
- Women in top roles in finance and corporate outcomes
- Women leaders and risk culture in banking and finance
- Women leaders and fraud risk
- Women leaders, productivity, and innovation
- Regulating corporate diversity
- Gender under-representation and regulatory challenges for financial firms
- Compensations and women in banking and finance
Interested authors should submit two versions of their paper, one including author information and one with no identifying information to: email@example.com by 5 April 2019 using the following format: EFiC_JCF_SubmittingAuthor_PaperTitle.pdf and EFiC_JCF_PaperTitle.pdf, respectively. Early submissions are encouraged and will be reviewed earlier.
The conference has introduced a paper submission fee of £50, which can be paid through the website link. Papers will be reviewed anonymously, and authors will be notified of the decision by 6 May 2019. Early submissions are highly encouraged.”
Dual Submission rules
At the authors’ option, papers that become finalists for acceptance to the conference can be considered for publication at the Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF). The rules for the dual submission process are as follows:
- Authors must expressly indicate interest in consideration by the JCF.
- At the discretion of the JCF Sponsoring Editor, papers that are among the final group of manuscripts considered for acceptance to the conference will be invited to submit to the JCF. At that time authors will be asked to pay a standard submission fee, and the submission will be formally reviewed. In these cases, authors will receive a copy of the JCF reviewer report(s).
- Papers submitted for dual consideration must not be under review at another journal or the JCF, nor can they be considered for dual submission if previously rejected by the JCF.
- In the event that a dual submission that has been invited to submit to the JCF is subsequently rejected, its authors have the option to submit a future version of their paper to the JCF without prejudice.
- While under consideration as a dual submission by the Conference and the JCF, a paper may not be submitted to another journal (or the JCF) until the author has been notified of the dual submission outcome.
- Claudia Girardone, Essex Business School, University of Essex
- Sotirios Kokas, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
For enquiries about this call for papers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org