3rd Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference


December 10-11, 2022


Hybrid: Both in person at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and Virtually

Special Track for Special Issue Paper Development: Financial Market Misconduct


Scope of the Conference: We are delighted to invite you to the 3rd Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference, which will be Hybrid, both in person at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and virtually on 10th and 11th December 2022.

The conference will feature a special track for papers on Financial Market Misconduct, to promote development of submissions to a special issue of the Journal of Banking Finance (JBF). The track will be managed by Professor Carol Alexander, co-editor of JBF.

We invite the submission of original papers on all aspects of corporate finance and corporate governance, and for the special track on financial market misconduct.


Topics of interest include: capital structure, corporate and securities law, corporate culture, corporate failure, corporate finance and public policy, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, corporate social responsibility, crowdfunding, dividends, payout policy, and repurchases, entrepreneurial finance, family business, financial contracting, financial intermediation, financial literacy, fintech, fraud, innovation, IPOs and SEOs, mergers and acquisitions, misconduct, private debt, private equity, trade credit, socially responsible investments, sustainable finance, real options, and venture capital.


The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum to gain feedback on timely working papers from scholars in finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, international business, law, management and accounting disciplines.


Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington Foster School of Business

Plaques for two best papers and two best discussants will be awarded by the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management.


Another feature of the conference is an Editor's Panel Publishing Session, including editors from:

(1) Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF)

JBF is an ABS 3 ranked journal (impact factor 3.07) that publishes papers in all areas of finance, ranging from asset pricing to banking to corporate finance.

(2) British Journal of Management (BJM)

BJM is an ABS 4 ranked journal (impact factor 6.099) that publishes papers in all areas of business, including corporate governance, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, strategy, etc.

(3) Review of Corporate Finance (RCF).

RCF is published by Now Publishers and commenced in 2021. RCF papers include top scholars such as Franklin Allen, Allen Berger, Omrane Guedhami, Tim Jenkinson, Richard Smith, and Konstantinos Stathopoulos, among others. See also the RCF Personal Page.

(4) Small Business Economics (SBE)

SBE is an ABS 3 ranked journal (impact factor 8.164) that publishes papers in all aspects of entrepreneurship, including governance, public policy, and finance.

(5) Journal of Technology Transfer (JTT)

JTT is an ABS 3 ranked journal (impact factor 5.69) that publishes papers in all areas of innovation and technology transfer, including management practices, public policy, and regulation.

(6) Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

VC is an ABS 2 ranked journal (impact factor 3.00) that publishes papers in all areas of entrepreneurial finance.


Location: College of Business, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida


World-Wide Airport Connections: Worldwide airport connections: 20 min drive: Ft. Lauderdale; West Palm Beach; 45min-1hr drive: Miami


Conference Fees: In-person: TBD (for conference dinner, lunches, and coffee breaks)

Virtual: TBD (For administrative/tech support)


Hotel Options: Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel 4*, 8 min drive to FAU; Courtyard by Marriot 4*, 7 min drive; Best Western Plus University Inn , 10 min drive. Note: there are dozens of hotels in Boca Raton and surrounding areas (e.g., Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.) at both cheaper and more expensive rates.


Submission Instructions and Questions: Submissions may be sent by email to [log in to unmask]. There is no submission fee. Questions may be directed to either Douglas Cumming ([log in to unmask]) or Sofia Johan ([log in to unmask]). Questions about the JBF special issue can be directed towards Carol Alexander at [log in to unmask].


Deadlines, Dates, and Contingencies with the Covid 19 Pandemic:

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2022. We prefer a full paper but if necessary you may submit a shorter 10-page abstract if a completed paper will be ready one month prior to the conference.

Notification of Acceptance: on or before September 15, 2022.


Conference Format: With uncertainty with the Covid pandemic, as of 1 February 2022 we plan to host a hybrid conference, including both in-person and virtual participation. The Covid pandemic may require other changes over the coming months and there is ample time for you to decide whether you attend in person at our Boca Raton campus or attend from the comfort and safety of your home.


Details from the 2021 and 2020 Boca Conference Programs:

The 2021 Boca Conference drew 182 submissions from top scholars worldwide. We accepted 72 papers. The full conference program remains available online including best paper announcements and prizes.


The 2020 Boca Conference drew 126 submissions from top scholars worldwide. We accepted 68 papers. The full conference program remains available online including best paper announcement and prizes.


We look forward to seeing you in 2022!


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