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Call For Papers: 7th Behavioural Finance And Capital Markets Conference, 25-27 September 2017

The Finance Discipline at La Trobe University Business School is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 7th Conference on Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets inviting finance scholars, practitioners and research students to participate. The event will be held on the City Campus of La Trobe University in 360 Collins Street, Melbourne on Monday and Tuesday 25-26 of September 2017. A tour of selected boutique Yarra Valley wineries after the Conference on Wednesday 27 September will offer an opportunity for informal networking.

The Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners and to present state-of-the-art research in the fields of Behavioural Finance, Experimental Finance and Capital Markets/Market Microstructure. The conference showcases cutting-edge research by two keynote speakers who are both internationally distinguished scholars specialising in Behavioural Finances, Experimental Finance/Economics and Market Design: Prof. Peter Bossaerts (The University of Melbourne, Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience Honorary Fellow, Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, previously from Caltech and the University of Utah) and Prof. Jacob Goeree (Scientia Professor, Director AGORA Centre for Market Design UNSW, previously from Caltech and the University of Zurich). The conference will also feature a unique Finance Industry Forum on the role of digital technology in financial markets. The topic of the panel discussion this year is: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Innovations, Disruptive Technologies and the Impact of the Digital Revolution on the Finance Industry’.

The Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets Conference’s objective is to facilitate the dissemination and generation of research on topical problems in Finance that are addressed from various perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to submit newly finished papers that cater to the broad audience of delegates comprised of scholars, research students, industry professionals, market regulators and policy makers. All papers presented at the 7th Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets 2017 Conference will be considered for submission to a special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal on the conference theme: Behavioural Finance and Recent Developments in Capital Markets.

Best Paper Awards

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be submitted by email to BFCM@latrobe.edu.au by 16 July 2017 (US Pacific Time)

Potential conference presenters are required to submit two electronic copies of their paper with the file name labelled as the full title of the manuscript (no author details are to be included within file name).

Submission details are as follows:

  1. Abstract: Presentation title, authors’ names, short abstract of about 100 words, primary or presenting author’s name, title, affiliation, email and address must appear on the first page with all additional authors and their affiliations. The file format is to be Microsoft Word only (.doc).
  2. Paper: In the full version of the paper all identifiable information of any author(s) must be excluded from the text and properties of the file saved as a pdf (.pdf) format. Presenters are required to submit two electronic copies of their paper with the file name labelled as the presentation title (no author details are to be included within file name.

Key Dates

Closing date for paper submissions – 16 July 2017 (US Pacific Time)

Notification of acceptance – 26 July 2017

Registration deadline for accepted authors – 16 August 2017

Registration Fees

Faculty/Practitioner full conference registration (incl. of dinner and wine tour – AU$400)

Faculty/Practitioner single day registration (Day 1 or Day 2) conference registration – AU$150

Faculty/Practitioner (Partner) Gala Dinner or Yarra Valley wine tour registration – AU$120

PhD student full conference registration (incl. of dinner and wine tour – AU$200)

PhD student single day (Day 1 or Day 2: 9am-1pm) academic ticket – AU$75

PhD student Dinner (Day 1) or Yarra Valley wine tour registration (Day 3) – AU$100

Conference email – BFCM@latrobe.edu.au

Conference Conveners: Prof. Petko Kalev – P.Kalev@latrobe.edu.au , Associate Professor Darren Henry -D.Henry@latrobe.edu.au, Dr Jing Zhao – J.Zhao@latrobe.edu.au, Dr Lily Nguyen -Lily.Nguyen@latrobe.edu.au, Dr Doureige Jurdi – D.Jurdi@latrobe.edu.au and Dr Michael Li -M.Li@latrobe.edu.au

Co-supporters and sponsors: La Trobe University Business School, CMCRC, SIRCA, Amery Partners, OpenMarkets, FIRN, Serafino Wines and Elsevier.

Suzanne Young at the CR3+ Conference – Governance and Sustainability

 

Dr Suzanne Young La Trobe Business School La trobe Management Head of Department Marketing Management

Dr Suzanne Young (Head of Department of Management and Marketing) will be a panellist on Governance and Sustainability and leading a stream titled: Sustainability Strategies labour Jobs and Work, during the CR3 + Conference.

The CR3 + Conference is a collaborative effort between ISAE (Brazil), La Trobe Business School (Australia), Audencia Nantes School of Management (France) and Hanken School of Economics (Finland).

All PRME (Principles for Responsible Executive Education) members, the four schools have been working together since 2008, in an effort to exchange ideas, pedagogical processes, curriculum and research in the area of corporative responsibility.

With the support of the Principles for Responsible Executive Education, the conference’s objective is to promote a debate, inspire changes and propose solutions for challenges related to sustainability and governance, interacting and reaching what UNESCO calls “The 5th Pillar of Education:” “Learning to change and to change society.”

More than a need, the strategic adaptation and the governance and sustainability processes are a social demand, manifested by public policies, by the company and by society. Thus, the study of problems and practices related to governance for sustainability becomes essential, and the Conference will be one of the mechanisms to generate knowledge to prompt these discussions.

We sat down to have a chat with Suzanne Young about what sustainability means for management, education, and the day-to-day decision-making process of companies.

  • How do you think this focus on sustainability in management has changed the relationship between clients and companies?

Suzanne Young: Companies taking this seriously build better and stronger relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. It is not just shareholders who are important but institutional investors, consumers, media, government, and communities. These companies believe that, in the long term, these relationships will build profitability, long term shareholder value, and minimise risk through the building of these relationships.

  • Do you think there is an increased market pressure from regulators and consumers to hold organisations accountable for their actions? If so, how do you think this has affected the management landscape?

Suzanne Young: Yes, there is pressure coming from changing regulatory environment such as changes to ASX Listing Rules and Best Practice Guidelines, there is pressure internationally for changes to laws and codes of governance standards and often, pressure comes from NGOs more than consumers per so. There is even pressure from institutional investors, including superannuation funds. This has resulted in Boards becoming more aware of changing expectations and landscape and of their own responsibilities. Structurally, we find boards putting in place more board subcommittees in areas of sustainability and risk. Plus, risk management is an increasing focus area.

  • What are some examples of how managers can take social, economic and environmental factors into account in the everyday decision making process?

Suzanne Young: These factors are increasingly being incorporated into their Risk Management Policies and Management processes. Hence managers incorporate them as they do other risk factors arising from their context into their forecasting of trends, decision making practices, strategy formulation and operating practices. This can be in the form of environmental considerations such as climate change and carbon emissions, land degradation, pollution, reafforestation; social considerations such as supply chain risks in terms of facilitation payments and bribery, labour rights, human rights, child labour, payment of wages, safety in the supply chain and in the use of contractors; and economic such as risk, long-term financial sustainability, and governance considerations including director remuneration, board structure and diversity, risk and audit sub committees, board decision-making.

  • How does this translate to university educating? Are there ways to make sure graduates are ready for taking up a leadership role while enjoying a sustainable future?

Suzanne Young: The PRME is a United Nations initiative that provides a framework for Universities and in particular business schools to ensure through their operations that they incorporate responsible management education in their teaching, research, dialogue and partnerships. This is done through ensuring “responsibility’ is part of each course that is offered such as in curriculum, assessments, examples, and incorporation of partnership with business and NGOs. Students become aware of real world problems and are more able to move from university to employment, while being aware of actual business contexts and real world issues business is facing. Subjects have been developed in areas of Sustainability and Global Citizenship, Responsible Leadership, Ethics and Business in Society. In addition to particular subjects, such concepts are built more broadly into examples and assessments in each course.

 

The 2015 conference will take place at ISAE, in Curitiba, Brazil, from November 11 to 12.

For more information on panels, programs and speakers, visit the 2015 CR3+ website.

Sport in Regional Australia Conference

La Trobe Business School Lauren Jackson Sport in Regional Australia Bendigo

On 9 and 10 November 2015, La Trobe Business School will be hosting the second Sport in Regional Australia Conference on the university’s Bendigo Campus.

Abstract

In 2015 the conference will focus on a 360° view on sport within regional settings, including;

  • What makes sport and sporting events a success outside the metro area?
  • What do host towns want?
  • What do sports and event owners need?
  • What keeps participants happy?
  • What do regional clubs need to thrive?

Speakers include Australian professional basketball player Lauren Jackson and former CEO of the Australian Football League, Andrew Demetriou.

Plus, a one stop opportunity to sell your event to host cities with our exclusive ‘Host City Speed Networking’ session.

Find the complete conference program, here.

Who should attend?

The Sport in Regional Australia conference is the only sports conference targeted to the development of sport in regional and rural communities.

Everyone involved in the sport industry and interested in growing sport throughout Australia should attend, including:

  • State and local government
  • Government authorities
  • Regional sports assemblies
  • National and state sporting organisations
  • Local and regional sporting clubs and associations
  • Event owners
  • Sports business operators in sponsorship, event management and marketing
  • Sports management, marketing or business students

Conference

Date: 9 and 10 November 2015

Venue: The Capital Theatre, 50 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Register: register via the event booking page.

Further information: Please contact Associate Professor Matthew Nicholson via m.nicholson@latrobe.edu.au, or (03) 5444 7905

 

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