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Call for Participation: Global Finance Journal


Call for Participation :
The Inaugural Conference on

CSR, the Economy and Financial Markets

Sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan
& the Japan Economic Research Institute

November 9 – 10, 2017, Tokyo, Japan

The Conference sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan and the Japan Economic Research Institute aims to spur research and debate regarding the economic effects of corporate social responsibility. Theoretical and empirical papers dealing with the effect of CSR from a purely economic perspective, a financial management view, or the markets vantage are invited. Accepted papers will automatically qualify for a fast-track review for possible publication in a special issue of the Global Finance Journal, published by Elsevier, with the journal's submission fee waived. Authors of accepted papers, who present their papers at the conference, will be provided a grant of JPY 40,000 per paper to support hotel accommodations for the two days of the conference.

What's New

Oct.30, 2017 Program was posted.[PDF: 92K] NEW
Jul.31, 2017 Registration and Payment Procedures were updated.
Jul.31, 2017 Venue Information was posted.
Jun.1, 2017 The Call for Papers was closed.
Apr. 4, 2017 List of Scientific Committee members was posted.
Mar. 21, 2017 "Guide for Authors" was posted.
Oct. 1, 2016 This web page “Call for Papers” was opened.

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The topics relevant to the conference include but are not limited to theoretical and empirical work on:

  1. 1.The role of banks, institutional investors, and financial markets in CSR
  2. 2.The effects of CSR on cost of capital, capital structure, and funding composition
  3. 3.The effects of CSR on valuation and firm financial performance
  4. 4.Corporate governance and CSR
  5. 5.Risk management and CSR
  6. 6.CSR activities and the economy, both at the macro and micro levels*

* CSR in emerging/developing countries, CSR & capital formation, CSR & international competitiveness, CSR & disclosure, CSR & growth, CSR & business cycle, CSR under the unfavorable economic environment, CSR in the global supply chains, CSR & business internationalization, CSR & business opportunities and risks, CSR & social inequality, etc.

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Organizational Information

The conference will take place at the Development Bank of Japan, Tokyo, Japan. It will begin early on the afternoon of Thursday, November 9, 2017 and conclude late in the afternoon of Friday, November 10.

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Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission is June 1, 2017. (closed)
  • Acceptance Notification will be sent by August 15, 2017.
  • Deadline for Final Version Papers is September 30, 2017.

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Registration Procedure

  • All attendees are required to register for the conference by completing the registration form[PDF:534K], and pay the required registration fee.
    USD 175 for early bird registration: from August 16 to September 15, 2017
    USD 250 for regular registration: from September 16 to October 15, 2017
  • The completed registration form should be sent to gfj-csr@dbj.jp and titled as “Registration CSR Conference.”
  • Please contact us at gfj-csr@dbj.jp for the Payment Procedure.

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Registration Benefits

  • Keynote Speech & Welcome Reception on November 9
  • Admittance to all general and concurrent sessions
  • Lunch on November 10
  • Coffee breaks

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Venue Information

Otemachi Financial City South Tower, 3rd Floor Conference Center (November 9)
5th Floor FINE TOKYO (November 10)

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Manuscript Submission

  • The call for papers is now closed !!
  • Original and completed manuscripts in English, and in PDF format, should begin with a title page that includes the names, e-mail addresses, and affiliations of all authors as well as a 200-word abstract and key words.
  • A completed copy of the submission form[PDF: 94K] should also be enclosed.
  • The file names should be “your last name, first name” plus 1 for papers and 2 for submission forms.
    e.g. smith_john_1.pdf for the paper and smith_john_2.pdf for the submission form.
  • Please submit the completed submission form and the paper to gfj-csr@dbj.jp and title your email “Submission CSR Conference.”
  • Please note that the total file size must be less than 10 MB.

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Scientific Committee

  • Megumi SUTO (Waseda University)
  • Kazuhiko OHASHI (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Masaharu HANAZAKI (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Katsuyuki KUBO (Waseda University)
  • Hitoshi TAKEHARA (Waseda University)
  • Kazumi ASAKO (Rissho University)
  • Vikas MEHROTRA (University of Alberta)

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Further Information

More information about the conference will be posted on this conference website.

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Contact Information

For additional information, please contact us at gfj-csr@dbj.jp and title your email “Inquiry: CSR Conference.”