Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance


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CAFR Special Issue Conference 2024


As recent technological innovations and disruptors bring about various changes in the global economy, their impact on current systems and procedures should be carefully studied, especially in related fields such as accounting and finance. To fully understand to what extent these contemporary issues are affecting research, this special issue offers a forum for evidence-based discussions on the following topics:

·         Digitisation and accounting standards change

·         Management accounting in a digital economy

·         Corporate social responsibility in a digital economy

·         Financial risks in a digital economy

·         Digital economy and business environment

The China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR) 2024 Special Issue Conference, jointly organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chongqing University, will be held at Chongqing University in Chongqing on 30 November 2024. International presenters and discussants may be entitled to two nights’ accommodation and a maximum of USD 1,500 for reimbursing airfare and travel expenses. We particularly encourage the submission of theoretical and empirical papers that have clear implications for contemporary issues in accounting and finance. We also welcome papers on other topics in accounting and finance. Accepted papers will be published in CAFR (subject to satisfactory revision). 

Conference Date: 30 November 2024 (Saturday)

Location: Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Theme: Contemporay Issues in Accounting and Finance

Keynote Speaker: Laurence van Lent (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)


Paper Submission

Please send a complete English version of your submission in Microsoft Word format, including separate files for the title page and for the blinded manuscript, by 2 August 2024 via the online Submission System ( Please select "Contemporary issues in accounting and finance" at Step 6: Details & Comments.

Authors will be notified of their acceptance by 4 October 2024.

There is no paper submission fee for the CAFR Special Issue Conference. Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to the policies of CAFR and the journal publisher Emerald.


Key Dates

Paper Submission Opens: 1 May 2024

Submission Deadline: 2 August 2024

Notification of Acceptance: 4 October 2024


Guest Editors

Qingquan Xin, Chongqing University

Cheng Zeng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Conference Organising Committee

Nancy Su, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Qiang Wu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Shijun Guo, Chongqing University

Jinruo Zhang, Chongqing University



School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

School of Economics and Business Administration, Chongqing University