MULTINATIONAL FINANCE SOCIETY, JUNE 26-29, 2016, Stockholm.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

SPRING 2016 CONFERENCE OF THE MULTINATIONAL FINANCE SOCIETY
DATE: April 22-24, 2016
LOCATION: Lemesos, Cyprus
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15, 2015
EMAIL: mfc2016a@mfsociety.org
WEBSITE: http://www.mfsociety.org
BROCHURE: PDF file
NOTE: Each paper will be allocated to a conference participant for discussion

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Turan G. Bali – Georgetown University, USA
Raghavendra Rau – University of Cambridge, UK

ORGANIZED BY: Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING CHAIRS

Panayiotis C. Andreou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus & Durham University, UK
Panayiotis Theodossiou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

George Athanassakos – University of Western Ontario, Canada
Wolfgang Bessler – Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
George Blazenko – Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ephraim Clark – Middlesex University Business School, UK
George Constantinides – University of Chicago, USA
Ian Cooper – London Business School, UK
Mehmet Karan – Hacettepe University, Turkey
Johan Knif – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Yoram Kroll – Ono Academic College (OAC), Israel
Anastasios Malliaris – Loyola University Chicago, USA
Minna Martikainen – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Nikolaos T. Milonas – University of Athens, Greece
Usha Mittoo – University of Manitoba, Canada
Christos Negakis – University of Macedonia, Greece
Edgar Ortiz – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Leszek Preisner – AGH, Poland
Wendy Rotenberg – University of Toronto, Canada
Frank Skinner – Brunel University, UK
Ania Zalewska – University of Bath, UK

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Neophytos Lambertides – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Christodoulos Louca – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Photis Panayides – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Andreas Petrou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Panikkos Poutziouris – University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Christos Savva – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
George Theocharides – CIIM, Cyprus

PAPER AWARDS

Best Paper Award
The prize is 750 USD plus complimentary entry of the award-winning paper to the Annual Conference Program. This award is open to all papers to be presented at the conference.

Best Doctoral Paper Award (Finance)
The prize is 500 USD plus complimentary entry of the award-winning paper to the Annual Conference Program. This award is open to all doctoral finance related papers to be presented at the conference.

Best Doctoral Paper Award (Shipping)
The prize is 500 USD plus complimentary entry of the award-winning paper to the Annual Conference Program. This award is open to all doctoral shipping related papers to be presented at the conference.

REGISTRATION FEE

The early bird registration fee for presenting authors is €275 if registered by February 15, 2016. Standard registration fee is €375. For doctoral students, a discount of €75 applies*. Late registration after March 15, 2016 includes as surcharge of 20% on the standard registration fee.

Registered participants automatically become members of the Society for one year, which allows them to submit papers to the Multinational Finance Journal at a reduced submission fee.

The social functions include a welcome reception, a guided sightseeing tour, two lunches, coffee breaks and a gala dinner. These functions are complimentary to all registered participants and accompanying persons. Accompanying persons, not appearing on the conference program as co-authors, can registered for the social functions at the time of main registration for an additional fee of €90.

Faculty or practitioners who would like to attend the conference without presenting must register by April 10, 2016 for a fee of €150.

Registrations for presenting authors are non-refundable after March 15, 2016. Prior to March 15, 2016, an administrative charge of €100 will be deducted from any refunded fees. Other registration fees are not refundable.

* Discount will apply only when the student submits a letter showing evidence confirming his/her status as a doctoral student. The letter should be printed on official letterhead and signed by the head/chair of the School.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Papers in all areas of Finance, Banking, Accounting and Economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Asset Pricing; International Asset Market Structures; Financial Derivatives; Corporate Ownership; Governance and Compensation and Firm Performance; Issues of Governance and Management Control; Cost of Bankruptcy and Financial Distress; Capital Structure Issues for Firms; Capital Structures in the Post Crisis Era; Financial Accounting; Banking in Crisis; CDS; Commodities; Contagion in Financial Markets; Initial and Seasoned Public Offerings and Equity Restructuring; Investment Banking and Issuing of Corporate Securities; FX Arbitrage; Financial Reporting; Mergers; Acquisitions; Corporate Restructuring and Takeover Defences; Behavioral Finance; Microstructure of Developed and Emerging Markets; Portfolio Management and Pricing Models; International Corporate Pension Fund Policies; Institutions; Public Sector Financial Constraints in Times of Austerity; Management Traits and Decision Making; The Role of Social Media in the Dissemination of Information; The Management of Restraints in Sources of Finance.

Policy-oriented papers from researchers in government and industry are particularly welcome. Suggestions for the organization of panel sessions on topics of general interest will also be considered.

DOCTORAL STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

The Multinational Finance Society will provide financial support for a limited number of registered doctoral students not sponsored by their institutions.

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please visit our website at http://www.mfsociety.org to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper.

The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email address of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper in his/her own area of interest, if needed.

VENUE

Cyprus University of Technology
Lemesos, Cyprus

FURTHER INFORMATION

Information regarding the conference, accommodation, keynote speakers, travel arrangements, registration fees and other activities will be published on the MFS website in due course. Information about past conferences can be found on the website as well.

SUPPORTED BY

Cooperative Central Bank Ltd, Cyprus

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