Call for submission, Afrimed Finance Society - AFS 2023, Casablanca, Morocco


AFRIMED FINANCE SOCIETY (www.afrimedfinance.com) is pleased to invite
you to submit your papers for its annual conference (AFS 2023), which
will be held on July 19-21, 2023 in the beautiful Casablanca in Morocco
and hosted by ESCA School of Management. AFS 2023 is also pleased to
announce that our Guest Speaker is LEMMA W. SENBET, William E. Mayer
Chair Professor of Finance, University of Maryland.
AFS 2023 welcomes interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical research
that addresses questions such as: what are the corporate governance
practices in emerging market countries? What is the linkage between
corporate governance, leadership, and sustainability? Can innovation
enhance corporate social responsibility and sustainability? Do
institutional investors and foreign investors play an important role in
aligning multiple stakeholders toward common sustainable goals? What
roles can state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and multinational corporations
play in designing and implementing sustainable recovery efforts? Do ESG
practices matter in low-income countries, including in Africa? More
broadly, AFS 2023 welcomes research that provides insights into the
risks and opportunities posed to the sustainability paradigm in
informing diverse stakeholders on how to navigate and lead the complex
changes of the journey towards more sustainable economies.

AFS 2023 aims at bringing together leading scholars in the fields of
business, finance, accounting, management, leadership, economics,
entrepreneurship, sustainability, supply chain, and technology. AFS 2023
will feature paper presentations focused on sustainability and ESG
issues of companies and financial institutions across the globe, in
emerging markets, with particular attention to low-income countries in
Africa, focusing on, but not limited to, the following topics:
• Governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs)
• Investor and creditor protection
• Internal and external governance mechanisms, including board
governance, incentive features of managerial compensation
• The role of leaders in navigating the complex journey toward more
sustainable organizations and economies.
• Shareholder activism, the disciplinary role of capital markets, roles
of financial and non-financial institutions
• The role of corporate governance in financial regulation and risk
• Comparative governance and the international mobility of corporate
• ESG challenges, opportunities, and corporate innovation and financial
• SDGs, circular economy and the role of corporate governance and
• Asset pricing, ESG integration in the portfolio selection process,
portfolios' decarbonization, and the role of institutional investors in
building a net-zero economy
• Soft information, ESG disclosure, data analytics, textual analysis,
and sustainability performance
• Greenwashing, ESG/sustainability ratings, and the materiality of
sustainability performance
• Green human resource management
• The role of top management teams/leaders in promoting diversity,
gender equity, and environmental sustainability for resilient
organizations in emerging markets
• Culture, accountability, political connections, social connections,
and sustainability
• Discretionary information in ESG investing
• Managerial incentives, CSR, and financial performance
• COVID-19, climate change, and multinational firms
• The role of foreign investments in supporting the implementation of
• The sustainability resilience of supply chain


Conference Dates and Venue
July 19-21, 2023
ESCA School of Management
Casablanca, Morocco

Conference Submissions
Conference submissions should be made at: AFS2023@afrimedfinance.com.
The due date to submit conference papers is February 28, 2023. Authors
will be notified by March 31, 2023, whether their paper is considered to
be presented and discussed at this conference.

Acceptance for the conference does not guarantee that the paper will be
published in the special theme issue. In addition, submissions to the
special theme issue are not restricted to scholars who present their
papers at the conference. For information or questions about the
conference, please contact the organizers at: info@afrimedfinance.com.

Journal Submissions
We have the privilege of providing publication opportunities for
selected accepted conference papers that address related questions in a
‘special theme’ issue of the Emerging Markets Review.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously or be
under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Interested authors should submit through the journal’s website
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/emerging-markets-review and
designate the submission for the Special Theme on “BUILDING RESILIENCE
IN EMERGING MARKETS” in the cover letter.

EMR Submission Open Date: March 31, 2023
EMR Final Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 31, 2023 (Early
submissions are encouraged)

AFS 2023 Organizing Committee