2021 (1st) Conference on FinTech, Innovation and Development


Call for Papers

2021 (1st) Conference on FinTech, Innovation and Development 

The Conference Theme: 

Innovation of FinTech and Entrepreneurial Finance

August 28, 2021

Shanghai, China

School of Business and Management, Shanghai International Studies University and School of Management, Zhejiang University, in conjunction with International Review of Economics and Finance & North American Journal of Economics and Finance, will jointly host the first annual Conference on FinTech, Innovation and Development (CFID). This conference will be held on August 28, 2021 in Shanghai, China, with both on-site and online sessions, which provides a high-quality platform for scholars and practitioners worldwide in the areas of FinTech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to share their in-depth research and best practices. 

The conference aims to promote research broadly related to financial management and capital markets in China and around the world. The theme of the conference this year is Innovation of FinTech and Entrepreneurial Finance. FinTech and Entrepreneurship have been considered as major engines for economic development, for promoting innovation and economic growth. As the entrepreneurial finance market has evolved, new structures and configurations have emerged. The conference will focus on how finance, entrepreneurship, innovation and their interactions contribute to economic development.

The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of both theoretical and empirical papers on the following topics, including but not limited to:

Finance and AI

Finance and big data

Fintech innovation

Institutional aspects of finance, entrepreneurship and innovation

Financial market development and entrepreneurship

Business angel, Venture capital, Private equity

Capital structure of start-ups

Corporate finance and corporate entrepreneurship

Exit strategies of investors, Going public

Credit availability and lending to entrepreneurial firms

Due diligence in entrepreneurial firms

Cross-cultural differences in entrepreneurial finance

Entrepreneurial finance in emerging economies

Conference Co-chairs:

Professor Ying Sophie Huang, Zhejiang University, China

Professor Xiaolan Yang, Shanghai International Studies University, China

Committee Members:

Professor Hamid Beladi, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Professor Carl R. Chen, University of Dayton, USA

Professor Feng Guo, Zhejiang Shuren University, China

Professor Jian Zhang, Shanghai International Studies University, China

Conference Submission:

Both completed papers and early drafts with innovative ideas are encouraged. Please submit two pdf files (with and without author information) to the following email address: cfid_sisu_zju@163.com prior to July 7, 2021. 

Selected papers will be invited to submit to the “Sponsoring Journals” of the conference (International Review of Economics and Finance & North American Journal of Economics and Finance). The standard review process of the journals will be followed.

Conference Registration:

The registration fee for the conference is RMB600 (onsite participation). Students’ registration fee is RMB300onsite participation.

Presenting authors should register for the conference before August 10, 2021. The relevant information will be announced later.

Important Dates

Deadline for Conference   Submission

July 7, 2021

Notification of Conference   Acceptance

July 24, 2021

Deadline for Conference   Registration

August 10, 2021

Conference Date

August 28, 2021

550 Dalian Road (W), Shanghai 200083, China
1550 Wenxiang Road, Shanghai 201620, China