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CAFR Special Issue Conference 2024


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Research on contemporary issues in accounting and finance plays a vital role in developing new knowledge and informing practice. Through studying emerging themes in accounting and finance, this special issue endeavours to bridge the gap between theory and practice in these fields, as well as facilitating adaptations to technological innovations. To contribute to growing discussions on how contemporary issues are affecting research, this special issue offers a forum for evidence-based discussions on the following topics:

  • Latest trends and changes in accounting standards
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Contemporary challenges and risks in auditing practices
  • New technology solutions in accounting and finance
  • Artificial intelligence and future of accountancy
  • Other contemporary issues in accounting and finance

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. Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong presenters may be entitled to reimbursement too. 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: Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance

Keynote Speaker: Professor Tianyu Zhang (Presidential Chair Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)


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

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