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Best Paper Awards 2015

Best Research Paper

Dr. Gopalan Srinivasan
University of New Brunswick, Canada

Best Student Paper

Ms. Zlatinka
James Cook University, Singapore

University of Essex, UK

Best Paper Awards 2014

Best Research Paper

Prof. Alain Devalle
University of Turin, Italy

Dr. Michael Falta
University of Otago, New Zealand

Best Student Paper

Ms. Sasithorn Supatanakornkij
The University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom

Conference Theme

As financial markets integrate and business operations diversify, the need for adoption of common global accounting practices intensifies. Heightening this need further are inadequacies in reporting systems that sometimes undermine the credibility of published financial data. Incidences of inadequate reporting in turn have brought a call for research on how to align the content and presentation of corporate financial statements better with the interests of those statements’ users.

The AF conference is a forum of communication for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the areas of accounting and finance. Through its broadly defined scope, we welcome research in areas such as accounting history, finance, financial reporting and communication methodologies, interdisciplinary perspectives on accounting, management control, and public sector financial management. The AF conference provides an outlet for high-quality, refereed, empirical research on all aspects of accounting and finance. Purely theoretical research with the potential for empirical applications and in-depth literature reviews also are welcome.


Keynote Addresses

Assoc. Prof. Gao Huasheng
"Human Capital Driven Acquisition: Evidence from the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine"
Associate Professor of Finance, CFA
Nanyang Technological University
Assoc. Prof. Gang Hu
Academic Research in Entrepreneurial Finance - An Overview
Associate Professor of Finance
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Finance-Track Executive Editor
China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR)
Hong Kong

Procedia • The 2012 Conference Proceedings were published by Elsevier through
    Procedia Economics & Finance.

The Conference Proceedings Print ISSN: 2251-1997, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-2004: will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest, Ulrichsweb, PsycEXTRA and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.

Journal: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR). (Print ISSN: 2010-4804, E-periodical: 2251-2888). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the GBR on a complimentary basis (free-of-charge). GSTF GBR is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform – Global Science Journals (GSJ) In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb, Cabell's Directories, EconBiz, IndexCopernicus, journalseek and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus and amongst others.

Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Business Review: Advanced Applications" to be published by GSTF.

Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

AF 2016 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

GSTF Partner Universities

GSTF is a proud partner  of 38 Universities around the globe. 
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universitie please visit :

Singapore Attractions

Global Science and Technology Forum - GSTF reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue,
date and/or time of the conference without prior notice before early bird registration deadline.