2nd Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference

Conference dates

11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021


Boca Raton, Florida


Call for Papers

2nd Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference

December 11-12, 2021

Hybrid: Both in person at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and Virtually

in partnership with British Academy of Management (BAM) Corporate Governance Special Interest Group

Scope of the Conference: We are delighted to invite you to the 2nd Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference, which will be Hybrid, both held in Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and Virtually during 11th–12th December 2021. We invite the submission of original papers on all aspects of corporate finance and corporate governance.

The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum to gain feedback on timely working papers. We welcome all topics in corporate finance and corporate governance from scholars in finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, international business, law, management, and accounting disciplines. We particularly welcome timely research in ESG, sustainability, and climate finance. Also, we particularly welcome timely topics in the finance and management of innovation, including but not limited to fintech and cleantech.

Keynote Speaker: Jay Ritter, University of Florida

Affiliated Journals with Editors in Attendance:

(1) British Journal of Management (BJM)
BJM is an ABS 4 ranked journal (impact factor 6.099) that publishes papers in all areas of business, including corporate governance, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, strategy, etc. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14678551

(2) Review of Corporate Finance (RCF).
RCF is published by Now Publishers https://www.nowpublishers.com/RCF and commenced in 2021. Forthcoming papers include top scholars such as Franklin Allen, Allen Berger, Omrane Guedhami, and Konstantinos Stathopoulos, among others. See https://sites.google.com/view/review-of-corporate-finance/forthcoming-papers?authuser=0

(3) Small Business Economics (SBE)
SBE is an ABS 3 ranked journal (impact factor 8.164) that publishes papers in all aspects of entrepreneurship, including governance, public policy, and finance. https://link.springer.com/journal/11187

(4) Journal of Technology Transfer (JTT)
JTT is an ABS 3 ranked journal (impact factor 5.69) that publishes papers in all areas of innovation and technology transfer, including management practices, public policy, and regulation. https://link.springer.com/journal/10961

(5) Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance
VC is an ABS 2 ranked journal (impact factor 3.00) that publishes papers in all areas of entrepreneurial finance. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tvec20/current
Location: College of Business, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida

World-Wide Airport Connections: World-wide airport connections: 20 min drive: Ft. Lauderdale; West Palm Beach; 45min-1hr drive: Miami

Conference Fees: In person: US $200 (for conference dinner, lunches, and coffee breaks)

Virtual: US $20 (For administrative/tech support)

Hotel Options: Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel 4* ($190), 8 min drive to FAU; Courtyard by Marriot 4* ($180), 7 min drive; Best Western Plus University Inn ($152), 10 min drive. Note: there are dozens of hotels in Boca Raton and surrounding areas (e.g., Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.) at both cheaper and more expensive rates.

Submission Instructions and Questions: Submissions may be sent by email to BocaConference@gmail.com. Questions may be directed to either Douglas Cumming cummingd@fau.edu or Sofia Johan sjohan@fau.edu

Deadlines, Dates, and Contingencies with the Covid 19 Pandemic:

Submission Deadline: August 16, 2021. We prefer a full paper, but if necessary you may submit a shorter 10-page abstract if a completed paper will be ready 1 month prior to the conference. [Note: due to requests in part related to Covid, on March 9, 2021 we moved the submission deadline from May 1, 2021 to August 16, 2021.]

Notification of Acceptance: on or before September 6, 2021. [Note: as above, moved from the original May 21, 2021]

Conference Format: with uncertainty with the Covid pandemic, as at March 9, 2021, we plan on hosting a hybrid conference, including both in person and virtual participation. The Covid pandemic may require other changes over the coming months and there is ample time for you to decide whether you attend in person at our Boca Raton campus or attend from the comfort and safety of your home.

Details from the 2020 Boca Conference Program:
The 2020 Boca Conference drew over 125 submissions from top scholars worldwide. The full conference program remains available online: https://sites.google.com/view/review-of-corporate-finance/2020-boca-conference?authuser=0

We look forward to seeing you in 2021!