23rd Annual Conference of the
Alon Brav - Duke University, USA
James Ohlson - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Björn Wahlroos - Chairman of Nordea Bank, Sampo Group, UPM-Kymmene and Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Minna Martikainen - Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Panayiotis Theodossiou - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Michael Graham - Stockholm University Business School, Sweden
Jarkko Peltomäki - Stockholm University Business School, Sweden
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Stockholm University Business School, Sweden
MFJ SPECIAL ISSUE
A special issue of the Multinational Finance Journal on "Recent Developments in Corporate Governance" (Guest Editor: David Yermack) will be devoted to relevant papers presented at conference and submitted for publication.
The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Papers in all areas of finance, accounting and economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Asset Pricing; Banking; Behavioral Finance; Buyouts; Capital Structure; CDS; Commodities; Contagion in Financial Markets; Corporate Governance; Corporate Restructuring; Cost of Bankruptcy; Credit Scoring Models; Cross Listing; Derivatives; Emerging Markets; Executive Compensation; Financial Accounting; Financial Analysts; Financial Reporting; FX Arbitrage; Investment Banking; IPOs; M&As; Macro Finance; Market Efficiency; Market Microstructure; Payout Policy; Portfolio Management; Real Options; Regulation; Risk Measurement; Shipping Finance; Specialities in Nordic Financial Markets; Term Structure of Interest Rates; Trading Behavior; Valuation; and Volatility.
DOCTORAL STUDENT TUTORIALS AND PRESENTATIONS
The Multinational Finance Society is offering special tutorial lectures for advanced finance doctoral students working on their dissertations. Following the lectures participating students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with our feature speakers and other senior members. Financial support will be provided to a limited number of registered doctoral students not sponsored by their institutions.
PAPER AND THESIS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please visit our website at http://www.mfsociety.org to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper or a detailed dissertation proposal (PDF format) by January 15, 2016.
The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.
Please include of whether you would like your paper to be considered for any of the awards mentioned below. Only completed papers qualify for any of the awards.
Best Paper Award (prize 1,000 USD)
(Open to all papers presented at the conference)
Best Young Researcher Award (prize 750 USD)
(Open to all papers presented by young researchers, less than eight years after PhD)
Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)
(Open to all thesis papers presented at the conference)
Registrations fee by March 6, 2016 is €395 and by April 3, 2016 is €495. Registration fee after April 3, 2016 is 20% extra. For doctoral students, a discount of €115 applies. Registered participants can attend all social functions, which include two lunches, a reception, four coffee breaks and a gala dinner. Papers registered after April 3 cannot be considered for the awards.
Information regarding the conference, accommodations, feature speakers, travel arrangements, fees and other activities will be published on the MFS website as needed. Information about past conference can be found on the website as well.
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL, Stockholm, Sweden