Conference and Symposium

Conference and Symposium
Conference and Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS (Revised with new submission deadline)

International Conference on Technology and Innovation in Business: A Sustainable Perspective

July 7, 2022 | The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

  

Registration is open for online participation (free of charge)

Register HERE by 3 July 2022

 

 

Keynote Speakers: 

Prof Agnes C.S. CHENG

Professor of Accounting, Dale Looper Chair in Accounting, University of Oklahoma

 

Prof John W. GOODELL

Professor of Finance, University of Akron

 

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International Conference on Technology and Innovation in Business: A Sustainable Perspective

 

The COVID-19 has accelerated the speed of business innovation and digitization in many areas including banking, insurance, logistics, and even art ownership. On-line and mobile services are the natural paths to employ big data. blockchain, and Fintech to improve cost efficiency as well as service quality for business. However, technological breakthrough and innovation also bring uncertainty and risks that are not easy to measure in the early stage of adoption. In addition, with the global movement on fighting climate change and promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ESG has generated tremendous research interest.

 

While recent academic research recognizes the effects of applications of technologies and ESG criteria in business, we see a research gap on exploring the linkages among sustainability, risk and technologies applied in all areas of business. We expect that, technology can improve the efficiency and profit margin of businesses but it can also enhance sustainability such as the ESG performance of the product and services directly and indirectly. In short, it is time to devote publication spaces on empirical evidence and directions of these linkages in business research.

 

In short, this conference welcomes research related to technology, innovation, sustainability and their linkages in a flexible manner. Researchers can submit papers addressing these issues individually or linking these elements together. We have the privilege of providing publication opportunities to accepted conference papers in two SSCI journals: Journal of Financial Stability (JFS) and Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF). Editors-in-Chief and guest editors of the conference-track of these journals will attend the presentations and evaluate the papers. Presenters will receive feedback of paper recommendations within one week and accepted papers are expected to be published by end of 2022 in regular issues of these two journals.

Paper Topics

 

-Empirical and conceptual studies examining the financial and CSR/ESG performance of businesses. An additional investigation of the financial sector and/or the technology sector is preferred but not required.

 

-The financial and CSR/ESG performance of technological and innovative practices in finance and other business sectors.

 

-The risk aspects of applying new technology and ESG integration.

 

-The effects of sustainability (including ESG) and/or technology on disclosure/reporting and valuation.

 

-How corporate governance practices (e.g, audit committee and regulation changes) may be affected by the digitization and ESG integration of business.

 

-How COVID-19 may accelerate the usage of technology and ESG practices.

 

Scientific Committee Members

 

Chairman: Louis Cheng, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

 

Track 1: Journal of Financial Stability (JFS)

 

-Iftekhar Hasan (CE), Fordham University

 

– C.S. Agnes Cheng (GE), University of Oklahoma

 

-Louis Cheng (GE), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

 

-Walid Saffar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

-Qiang Wu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Track 2: Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF)

 

-John Goodell (CE), University of Akron Department of Finance

 

-Louis Cheng (GE), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

 

-David Chui, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

 

-Roman Matousek (GE), Queen Mary University of London

 

(Note: CE = Chief-editor of the journal; GE = Guest-editor of the journal’s conference-track papers)

Nov 1, 2021
– Applications is now available at the RIB website and the deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2022.

 

**April 21, 2022**
– Acceptance announcement for paper presentations and open for registration (Payment gateways will be available by early March 2022)

 

**May 10, 2022**
– Registration and payment deadline for early bird

 

May 25, 2022
– Registration and payment deadline

 

Jul 6-8, 2022
– Conference and provide paper decisions within one week (Journals’ acceptance decisions available by Jul 15, 2022)

 

Oct-Dec 2022
– Final manuscript submission and acceptance by journals

Submission Steps
You are welcome to submit to the Conference by finishing the following two steps:

 

1. Fill in the online Submission Form at:

https://forms.office.com/r/2uKiwTywyL
(Please contact us at rib. admin@hsu.edu.hk if you encounter difficulties in accessing the form)

 

2. Submit your manuscript(s) to rib.admin@hsu.edu.hk with the email subject “2022ConfPaperT1 or 2022ConfPaperT2 or 2022ConfPaperT3”

 

(Note: T1 = Track 1: Journal of Financial Stability (JFS); T2 = Track 2: Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF); T3=NOT submit to Journal

 

Submission Fee

 

1. For participants with paper presentation: USD 120 / HKD 930 / RMB 770

 

For early bird (registered and paid by May 10 , 2022) : USD 90 / HKD 700 / RMB 580

 

2. For physical participants without presentation: USD 40 / HKD 300 / RMB 250

 

3. For online participants without presentation: Free of charge

 

 Remarks

• For presenters, registration will NOT be confirmed until full payment is received.

 

• The registration fee includes luncheon, coffee breaks, and a possible journal submission fee.

 

• For physical participants without presentation, the registration fee includes luncheon and coffee breaks.

 

• Payment gateways will be available by April 2022.