The 3rd European Alternative Finance Research Conference is scheduled to take place this October. In advance of the event, organizers have issued a call for academic papers on Fintech/alternative finance.
The conference is organised by the European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) based at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). T
This year’s keynote speaker is Armin Schwienbacher (SKEMA Business School), an expert on equity crowdfunding and entrepreneurial finance.
ECAF said they are seeking paper submissions of “rigorous quantitative, qualitative and/or theoretical studies related to alternative finance and Fintech from an economical, law, sociological or other perspectives.”
- New forms of alternative finance for SMEs (for example peer-to-business lending, equity crowdfunding, initial coin offerings (ICOs), Security Token Offerings (STOs))
- Relationships between new and traditional entrepreneurial finance providers
- Role of regulation, types of regulatory framework and other formal or informal institutions
- Psychology and behaviour of retail investors
- Financial advisors that select and/or combine new forms of alternative finance
- Financial and entrepreneurial ecosystems for new forms of alternative finance
- Impact of new forms of alternative finance on innovation, entrepreneurship, and employment
- Alternative finance for sustainable start-ups and SMEs and in the arts and culture industry
- Civic crowdfunding and match-funding for public and non-profit projects
ECAF states that abstracts for papers of up to 300 words (in English) on the above-mentioned topics should be sent to [email protected] before 30-06-2019.
The submitted abstract will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of the university. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15-07-2019. The deadline to submit is 15-06-2019 and may be submitted here. Prior to the conference (30-09-2018) full papers need to be submitted (<10.000 words).
The 2019 Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) will also be held in Utrecht on October 16-18.
The conference expects to be the kick-off for the Alternative Finance Network Europe (AltFiNE), pending approval of European Commission funding.