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Call for Papers

Call for Papers and Participation
The Fourth Conference on

CSR, the Economy and Financial Markets

Sponsored by the Global Finance Journal
Organized by Global Finance Journal,
Development Bank of Japan &
Japan Economic Research Institute

November 11 - 12, 2021, Tokyo, Japan and Online

Following the success of the first three conferences on “CSR, the Economy and Financial Markets” in Tokyo (2017), Chicago (2018) and Düsseldorf (2019), the Fourth Conference returns to Tokyo and to the Development Bank of Japan. (It was originally scheduled in November 2020, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to 2021.) The conference aims to foster research and dialogue with regard the economic effects of corporate social responsibility. We invite the submission of theoretical or empirical papers that deal with the effects of CSR from a purely economic perspective, a financial management view, or a markets vantage. Papers dealing with CSR reporting and disclosure are also invited. At the author's discretion, accepted papers will qualify for a fast-track review for possible publication in a special issue of the Global Finance Journal with the journal's submission fee waived. Professor Lukas Roth will serve as the Guest-Editor of this special issue.

Important Notice

Call for papers was closed. For conference information, please move to this page.

What's New

May. 27, 2021 The new dates and details has been updated. NEW
Jun. 18, 2020 The conference is postponed until 2021.
Feb. 21, 2020 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 papers dealing with:

  1. 1.The role of banks, institutional investors, and financial markets in CSR
  2. 2.The effects of CSR on valuation, financial performance, cost of capital, funding and capital structure
  3. 3.Corporate governance and CSR
  4. 4.Risk management and CSR
  5. 5.CSR reporting and disclosure
  6. 6.Integrated reporting

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Organizational Information

The conference will have a workshop format to allow for extensive discussion and feedback. Accordingly, a small number of papers will be accepted for presentation. The conference is scheduled to begin in the morning of Thursday, November 11, and conclude in the afternoon of Friday, November 12 (Japan time).

Considering the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the conference will be held in a hybrid format with the participants choosing the form of their attendance: online or in-person. However, in case of difficulty in ensuring participants’ safety, the conference will be held in an online-only format. The organizers will determine the feasibility and details of on-site gathering and announce their decision by mid- to late- September.

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On-site venue in Tokyo

TBD (To be Determined)

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Important Dates

Deadline for submission of completed papers is August 31st, 2021 and acceptance decisions will be sent by September 30th, 2021. The final version of the paper should be submitted no later than October 15th, 2021.

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Paper Submission Procedure

All submission should be made at: csr@depaul.edu

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 blinded copy of the paper should also accompany the submission in the form of a PDF file.

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Registration Procedure

All attendees are required to register for the conference by completing the registration form. (Registration fees for the 2021 Conference have been waived.) The details of the registration procedure will be available by early September 2021.

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Program Committee

  • Giorgio Bertinetti, Ca’Foscari University
  • Audra Boone, Texas Christian University
  • Pierre Chollet, Montpellier University
  • Otgontssetseg Erhemjamts, Bentley University
  • Iraj Fooladi, Dalhousie University
  • Sadok El Ghoul, Univerity of Albetra
  • Stuart Gillan, University of Georgia
  • Martin Glaum, WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Omrane Guedhami, University of South Carolina
  • Souad Lajili-Jarjir, Universite Paris Est Creteil
  • Vikas Mehrotra, University of Alberta
  • Lukas Roth, University of Alberta
  • Antonio Salvi, University of Turin
  • Henri Servaes, London Business School
  • Yoko Shirasu, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
  • Takafumi Sasaki, Chuo University, Tokyo
  • Burcin Yurtoglu, WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

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Further Information

More information about the conference will be posted on this website and also on the journal’s website.

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Contact Information

For additional information, please feel free to contact us via E-mail and title your email “Inquiry: CSR Conference.”

  • For inquiries regarding ACADEMIC and REGISTRATION matters (e.g. paper submission, GFJ Special Issue publication, registration fee and payment): csr@depaul.edu
  • For inquiries regarding NON-ACADEMIC matters excluding registration (e.g. conference logistics, online details, on-site venue): gfj-csr@dbj.jp