For an idea of the types
of papers that are typically presented, see the preliminary
program for the 1998 meeting in Turku, Finland
Call for Papers
Fifth Biennial Conference, July
ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON FINANCE
When was the last
time you heard a conference presentation or read a journal article that
struck you as bold and imaginative? Alternative Perspectives on Finance
seeks to revitalize finance with different modes of investigation — behavioural,
social, critical, legal, historical and philosophical. We hope to broaden
the dialogue in finance and make it more relevant by encouraging research
that is interdisciplinary or that challenges prevailing beliefs. Past conferences
have featured papers using feminist inquiry, sociology, ethics, post-Keynesian
economics and traditional methods applied to unusual databases and situations.
Imagine titles like: “Extraterrestrial Finance,” “Criminogenic Markets”
or “Can We Reconcile Finance with Nature?” Or subjects as diverse as pawn
shops and Slovenia’s conversion to a market economy.
The conference allows
substantial time in the sessions to debate the issues raised by the papers.
A distinguishing feature is that the discussants present the papers with
their comments rather than those of the authors. The role of the discussants
is more important than usual, since the author’s only task is to make a
brief reply and participate in the discussion. All registered participants
receive a copy of the Proceedings in advance in order to promote audience
If you are interested
in contributing, send two copies of your paper to Skip McGoun at the address
below. A separate title page should show all author identification including
E-mail addresses. The first page should repeat the title and include an
abstract of 100 – 200 words. The submission deadline is March 1, 2000.
If you wish to be a discussant or chairperson without submitting a paper,
write by April 15, 2000. We invite you to discuss your work with us earlier,
and we will read and comment on preliminary drafts.
computers and telecommunications on finance.
APF encourages informal
contacts and discussions. Our past conferences have been known for their
innovative and entertaining social activities. Come join us in 2000 in
Elton (Skip) McGoun
Department of Management
Lewisburg, PA 17937
North York, Ont.
M3J 1P3 CANADA