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You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (preferably in English, papers in French will be presented in Specific Sessions) for presentation consideration at the 6th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRMBAM-2015) that will take place on 2-3 July 2015 in Nice, the beautiful capital of the French Riviera and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

The IRMBAM-2015, organized by the Groupe ESC Troyes en Champagne, IPAG Business School, and University Nice Sophia Antipolis, will be an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share interests, present new research results, and discuss current and challenging issues in various management and finance fields. The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all the areas of business, finance, accounting, management, and theoretical and applied economics for presentation at the conference according to the following tracks:

  • Track 1: Accounting/Financial Accounting
  • Track 2: Banking and Finance
  • Track 3: Entrepreneurship
  • Track 4: Management Strategy
  • Track 5: Marketing
  • Track 6: Business Ethics
  • Track 7: Logistics, Sustainable Development, and Circular Economy
  • Track 8: Information Systems
  • Track 9: Operations Research
  • Track 10: Theoretical and Applied Economics
  • Track 11: Economic and Management Issues in Southern Europe and Maghreb

The IRMBAM-2015 conference also hosts several Special Sessions on Financial Stability, organized by Prof. Bertrand Candelon (IPAG Business School) with research grants from ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). Invited speakers include, among others, Prof. Yin-Wong Cheung (City U of Hong Kong), Prof. Valentina Corradi (University of Surrey), Prof. Thomas Flavin (National University of Ireland), Prof. Christophe Hurlin (University of Orléans), Prof. Christelle Lecourt (University of Aix-Marseille), Prof. Katerina Panopoulou (Kent Business School), and Prof. Amadou Sy (Head of African Initiative Brookings Institute).  

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Meziane Lasfer, Professor of Finance, Cass Business School, United Kingdom

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Meziane Lasfer won a scholarship towards a master's degree and followed this up with accounting and corporate finance qualifications from the LSE and University of Bath. He joined the Business School in 1990. He has written extensively on Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate Governance issues. His research is widely reported in the financial press and was sponsored by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), the Finance Lease Association (FLA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and various companies (e.g., BP, Donaldson’s and Land Securities-Trillium). The outcome of his research is published in top academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Financial Management and European Financial Management. Meziane was the Director of the MSc Finance programme, the PhD programme, and acted as Director of Research. He teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Research project Management and Financial Economics to MBA, MSc and PhD students. In addition he taught executives in UK and abroad. His outstanding teaching performance led him to win the first Dean's Prize for Teaching Excellence in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2008. He was visiting professor at HEC Paris, University Paris Dauphine, and University Paris XII Creteil.

 

Christine Mallin, Professor of Corporate Governance, Norwich Business School, United Kingdom

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Christine Mallin joined Norwich Business School (NBS) in September 2012 as Professor of Corporate Governance; She is also the Head of the Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) Group. Prior to joining NBS, she worked at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham for 12 years where she was Professor of Corporate Governance & Finance, and the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research. She began her academic career at the University of Nottingham in 1988 where she was also awarded my PhD in Finance. She subsequently lectured at Warwick Business School and in 1995 was appointed to her first Chair at Nottingham Trent University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She has undertaken a wide range of corporate governance research over the years and published widely in academic and professional journals.

She was a Director (2000-2006), and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee (2004-2006), of the Aston Reinvestment Trust (chaired by Sir Adrian Cadbury) which was launched in 1997 as a pioneer of social investment and has become the leading local community finance initiative in the UK. From 2000-2007 she was the Editor of "Corporate Governance: An International Review" and remain on the Editorial Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals including the European Journal of Finance.

The fourth edition of her book ‘Corporate Governance' was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She was also the Editor of several books published by Edward Elgar: ‘Handbook on International Corporate Governance'; ‘International Corporate Governance: A Case Study Approach'; and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study Approach'.

 

CONFERENCES CO-CHAIRS

Sabri BoubakerGroupe ESC Troyes en Champagne & University of Paris Est

Patrick MussoGREDEG, University Nice Sophia Antipolis

Duc Khuong NguyenIPAG Business School & University Paris 1 

Frédéric Teulon, IPAG Business School

 

SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS 

A selection of high-quality papers, presented at the conference, will be published in Special Issues/Special Sections of the following journals: Gestion 2000, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Management International, Finance Research Letters (to be confimed

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SUPPORTING JOURNALS 

Authors of high-quality research papers, presented at the conference, are also encouraged to submit their papers to regular issues of the supporting journals. We express our sincere thanks to the journal editors for the trust they place in our upcoming conference.

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for full paper submissions: April 30, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2015
  • Registration deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Conference event: July 2-3, 2015

 

ORGANIZERS

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