Call for Papers - Penang

Call for Papers: European Asian Economics, Finance, Econometrics and Accounting Science Association, Conference Meetings in Penang Island, Malaysia, September 3-6, 2014.

The European Asian Economics, Finance, Econometrics and Accounting Association ( is organizing the 4th International Conference AEEFA Meetings. The Conference will be held in Penang Island (Malaysia), September 3-6, 2014. The conference venue is the Eastern & Oriental Hotel (5-star) (, while rooms for the conference will be available at the Bayview Hotel Gerogetown Penang (4-star) ( at very good prices.

There will be a Plenary Session, with a guest who will be announced delivering the Keynote Speech.

Suggestions for Organized Sessions are encouraged. The organizer of a session receives a 50% discount in registration fees, while the participants in that session a 20% discount. Organized Sessions are submitted to the conference organizers as a complete package. A proposal of an Organized Session must include the following information:

  • Title of the session, name and affiliation of the session organizer, name and affiliation of the person who will chair the session (if different than the organizer).
  • Titles of the papers (3-4 papers), name, affiliation and contact information of the authors.

The following journals will accept papers presented at the conference: International Journal of Economic Research, International Journal of Financial Studies and the International Journal of Economic Issues. All three journals are refereed journals and are indexed by the Cabell’s Directory and the EconLit databases.

All submitted papers will be considered for publication. The final decision about the papers to be published will be subject to a process of anonymous evaluation.

Participants are responsible for taking care of their own hotel accommodation. The Association is not involved in any hotel reservation activity.

All topics in the areas of Economics, Finance, Accounting and Econometrics are welcome. Moreover, papers that are dealing with the global financial crisis are mostly welcome.
Papers should be sent by e-mail from September 1st, 2013 to January 31st, 2014 either to:

Dr. Nicholas Apergis, Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus, Greece, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Dr. Janice Toh, School of Business Studies, Tunku Abdul Rahman College,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The potential participants will be informed about the status of their submission by March 31st, 2014. The preliminary program of the conference will be available by April 30th, 2014.

Early Bird Registration: April 1, 2014-May 31, 2014: 150 Euros or 180 USD

Late registration: June 1, 2014-June 30, 2014: 250 Euros or 300 USD

On the spot registration will not be available. Those who fail to be registered by June 30th, 2014 their name will not appear on the program of the conference.

Payment instructions are appeared on the site of the association:

Once our conference and the forthcoming proceedings are undertaken by Thomson Reuters, you are kindly asked to follow the submission instructions below:

Style Guidelines for Conference Papers (by Thomson Reuters)

1. Papers must not exceed 5000 words in length (2000 words for work in progress papers), including abstract, figures, references and appendices. If you have not already done so, please send a short biography of up to 50 words of the presenting author in a separate document, with a photograph if possible.

2. Before submitting your paper please, ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language, please have your paper proof-read by an English speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.

3. Papers should be submitted as a .doc or.rtf attachment by email to the conference manager. This is the person who sent you the email accepting your abstract. The email address is also given on the conference call for papers and the home page of the conference website.

4. Papers must not be sent in PDF format and should not be zipped.

5. Papers can be produced in any PC or MAC version of Microsoft Word using Arial font 10 pt for the main text.

6. Set the pagesize to A4 with margins of 2.54cm all around. Please do not insert headers, footers or page numbers. Do not refer to page numbers in your text as these will be changed.

7. Do not use multiple columns.

8. Put the title of the paper in bold, left aligned, at the top of the first page only. All words of 4 or more letters should be capitalised.

9. Then, on the next line put the names of the authors. Give first and last name, in that order. Do not use all caps. Where all authors are from the same institute, the following format should be used:

Lead Author, Co-author One, Co-Author Two
Institute, Town, Country
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Multiple authors from different institutions should appear as:

Andrew Nonymous1, Second Author2 and Third Author1
The department, faculty and name of institute, Town, Country
2The department, faculty and name of institute, Town, Country
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All author details will be removed before the review process.

10. A 300 word abstract should follow.

11. Include up to 6 keywords or phrases

12. Do not use more than three levels of heading and use the numbering convention:

1 Heading 1

1.1 Heading 2

1.1.1 Heading 3

13. The main body of the text should be in Arial 10 point, single spaced and fully justified. Please use normal capitalization within the text and do not use bold face for emphasis. Italics are acceptable. All headings should use initial capitals only, excepting for use of Acronyms

14. You can include bulleted or numbered lists.

15. Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced from within the text. Avoid color diagrams as the proceedings will be printed in black and white. Images must be inserted as picture files (.gif, .jpg, .bmp, .pct, .png, .psd). You may be asked to supply the pictures as separate files.

16. Please avoid the use of footnotes. Endnotes are not permitted and papers containing them will be returned.

17. References should follow the Harvard referencing style, which means that primary references in the text should be in the format (Nugus 1999) and should then be listed at the end of the paper as per the following examples:

Brooks, I. and Weatherston, J. (1997) The Business Environment: Challenges and Changes, Prentice Hall, London.

Brown, S.L. and Eisenhardt, K.M. (1998) Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, Harvard Business School Press, Boston.

Clutterbuck, D. and Crainer, S. (1990) Makers of Management: Men and Women who Changed the Business World, MacMillan, London.

Conner, D.R. (1998) Leading at the Edge-of-chaos: How to Create the Nimble Organization, John Wiley, New York.

Doherty, Noel and Delener, Nejdet. (2001) “Chaos Theory: Marketing and Management Implications”, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Fall, Vol 9, No. 4, pp 66–75.

Dolan, S.L., Garcia, S. and Auerbach, A. (2003) “Understanding and Managing Chaos in Organisations”, International Journal of Management, Vol 20, No. 1, pp 23–35.

Evans, D. (1998) The arbitrary ape, New Scientist, Vol 159, No. 2148, 22 August, pp 32–35.

Farrell, W. (1998) How Hits Happen: Forecasting Predictability in a Chaotic Marketplace, Harper Business, New York.

Fitzgerald, L.A. and van Eijnatten, F.M. (1998) “Letting Go For Control: The Art of Managing the Chaordic Enterprise”, The International Journal of Business Transformation, Vol. 1, No. 4, April, pp 261-270.

Goldberg, J. and Markoczy, L. (1998) “Complex Rhetoric and Simple Games”, [online], Cranfield University, /complex.htm.

McElwee, M. (1998) “Chaos Theory and Complexity as Fountainheads for Design of an Organization Theory Building Workshop”, Paper read at XIVth World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, July.

18. Secondary references would appear in the text as “Nugus (in Remenyi 1999: 25) …” and only the Remenyi work would be listed at the end of the paper. Further information on the Harvard referencing style can be found at: