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The Accounting and Business Research (ABR) & China Journal of Accounting Research (CJAR) Joint Conference
Capital Markets Research in Accounting:
Five Decades and Beyond
This conference is organized jointly by Accounting and Business Research and China Journal of Accounting Research to celebrate five decades of capital markets accounting research. Over the past half century, this literature has evolved from the original returns-earnings relationship into an extensive array of research topics that advance our knowledge of the demand, supply, determinants, and consequences of accounting information. Beyond accounting, this literature has also contributed valuable insights to other academic disciplines including economics, finance, and management. Today, the crucial role of accounting information in capital markets continues to reverberate in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-08 as businesses are confronted with increasing challenges from technological innovations and political uncertainty. In this conference, we bring together experts in the field to discuss the past, present, and future development of this important literature. Submissions of papers from any areas of capital markets research in accounting are welcome. Potential topics of papers include, but are not limited to:
- The intended and unintended economic consequences of changes in disclosure regulations or accounting standards on capital markets.
- The effect of the institutional environment and enforcement on financial reporting - either within a single jurisdiction (for example, China or other emerging economies) or comparison across countries, using international samples.
- The impact of non-financial information, such as ESG and business strategy disclosures, on capital market participants.
- The competing and complementary roles of alternative information sources, such as financial statement narratives, the business media and social media.
- The influence of alternative types of financial information intermediaries such as credit analysts, bond analysts, and buy side analysts.
- The role of different types of investors, such as short sellers, foreign investors, and institutional investors in shaping financial reporting processes.
- The differential impact or spill-over effects of accounting information across alternative types of securities markets.
Deadline: 31 August 2019
The aim of the Conference is to aid the development of papers, and afterwards the authors of the papers presented can choose to submit their revised manuscript that addresses the feedback of the Conference to the normal issue of either journal for further consideration following the standard review process.
- Conference submission deadline: 31st August, 2019
- Notification of acceptance to the Conference: 1st October, 2019
- Submission to the Conference should be emailed to: email@example.com
Please specify “Submission to ABR–CJAR Joint Conference” as the subject heading of the submission email. Authors should submit their papers in PDF format, with the title page of the manuscript indicating the name, affiliation, and contact information of the authors. An abstract of up to 150 words and a list of four to six keywords should follow the title page. Paper, presentation, and discussion should be in English, and non-native English speakers are advised to have their papers checked by a professional English language copyediting service. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the Conference will be notified by the 1st October, 2019.
16 – 17 November, 2019
Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Professor Ilia Dichev, Goizueta Foundation Chair in Financial Reporting at Goizueta Business School, Emory University.
Professor Katherine Schipper, Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Participant Registration Process:
Participants are welcome to attend the conference even if they are not presenting papers, but are required to register by emailing their name, title, and affiliation to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify “Registration to ABR–CJAR Joint Conference” as the subject heading of the registration email. The registration is free, but will be on a first come first served basis due to the limited number of places, and participants will be notified in due course whether the registration is successful. The conference does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of participants.