Skip to main content

Call for Papers and Participants 2019 China Accounting and Financial Innovation Forum

October 17-19, 2019
Zhuhai, China
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019; Notice of Paper Acceptance: September 15, 2019
Forum Website:

Frontiers of Business Research in China (FBR), Business School of Renmin University of China (RUC) in conjunction with The United International College (UIC), Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University is pleased to invite submission of research papers and case studies to the 2019 China Accounting and Finance Innovation Forum in Zhuhai, China on October 17-19, 2019. The forum invites submission of papers in areas include but are not limited to:

  •  Accounting and finance innovation
  •  AI and big-data in accounting and finance
  •  Corporate investment and R&D
  • FinTech
  • Green economy, finance, and supply chain management
  •  Private equity and venture capital
  • Technology and corporate sustainability

The Forum consists of keynote speech sessions, a round table discussion session, several concurrent paper presentation sessions, and a Chinese forum for industrial attendants. There is also a half-day field study trip to Hengqin Industrial Development District - a rapid-developing region in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and Gree Electric Appliances Inc.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (In alphabetic order)
Lei Chen,
VP, Chief Data Scientist, PPDai
Xiuping Hua, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Nottingham Ningbo
Patrick Law, President of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Partner and Deputy Assurance Leader of EY, Hong Kong and Macau
Zhenhua Li, Executive Dean, Research Institute, Ant Finance Service Group
James Ohlson, Chair Professor of Accounting, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Xuan Tian, JD Capital Chair Professor of Finance, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University Wilson Tong, Director, FinTech Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

For forum presentation, please submit a complete paper by August 31, 2019 via The cover page should include the name, affiliation, and contact information of the authors. Papers for publication consideration in Frontiers of Business Research in China (FBR) should be uploaded to the journal’s SpringerOpen website: There is no submission fee for forum presentation and FBR publication, and FBR will cover the SpringerOpen Open Access (OA) publication fees once the paper is accepted after the regular double-blind review process.

Please indicate in your cover letter whether your paper will apply for the following best paper awards (RMB 5,000 each): FBR Best Accounting Paper Award; FBR Best Finance Paper Award; and FBR Best Practical Research Paper Award.

Steven Shuye Wang, Renmin University of China
Stella Cho, Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Tina He, UIC; Li Jiang, HK PolyU; Wilson Li, UIC; Yan Li, RUC; Zhijun Lin, MUST; Byron Y. Song, HKBU; Nancy Su, HK LingnanU; Qian Sun, Fudan U; Wilson Tong, HK PolyU; Steven Wei, HK PolyU; Yu Xing, Sun Yat-senU; Nianhang Xu, RUC; Bo Zhang, RUC.

The registration deadline is September 25, 2019, and there is no registration fee for forum paper presenters and attendants. Registered participants can attend the Forum and its social functions, and a half-day field study trip to the Hengqin Industrial Development District, and Gree Electric Appliances Inc. Participants should cover their own accommodation and travelling expenses.

FBR is a China’s leading quarterly English academic journal in business research, hosted by Renmin Business School, co-published by Springer-Nature and the Higher Education Press of China (ISSN 1673-7326; e-ISSN 1673-7431; CN11-5746/F). FBR is abstracted and indexed in all major international databases including EconLit, ESCI, INSPEC, SCOPUS, and ProQuest. FBR received the Excellent International Impact Academic Journal of China Award in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Situated in Zhuhai, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) was jointly founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). It is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Mainland and Hong Kong. Since its inception in 2005 as the first liberal arts college in the Mainland, UIC has been recognized as an international institution that adopts innovative educational approaches. Teaching staff are recruited from more than 30 countries and regions, and the medium of instruction is English. UIC currently offers 23 undergraduate programmes. The College is developing MPhil and PhD research programmes and taught master programmes. All UIC graduates are awarded degrees by HKBU.

Ms. Xingxing Zhao, Assistant to Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Yangwen Wang, Assistant Editor
Frontiers of Business Research in China Room 809B, Mingde Business Building, 59 Zhongguancun St., Beijing 100872, China
E-mail:  Tel: 86-10-6251 6409

Ms. Sarah Wang, Division of Business and Management
Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), 2000 Jintong Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai 519087, Guangdong Province, China Office: T1-602-R2 E-mail: Tel: 86-756-3620973 Fax: 86-756-3620183

Annual Journal Metrics

This journal is indexed by

    • Academic OneFile
    • Cabell’s
    • EconLit
    • ESCI
    • Expanded Academic
    • Google Scholar
    • INSPEC
    • OCLC
    • SCOPUS
    • ProQuest
    • Summon by ProQuest