Call for Papers: Management, Governance and Ethical Finance Conference 2019

Start date and time

Wednesday 10 April 2019

to Thursday 11 April 2019


Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University.

The Edinburgh-based International Centre for Management and Governance Research (ICMGR) is hosting an international conference on ‘Management, Governance and Ethical Finance’ on 10 -11 April 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Following the success of past events in September 2018, May 2018 and May 2017, the forthcoming conference offers an excellent platform for critical discourse and debates on issues related to management, governance and ethical finance.

Integrity deficit and corruption are great challenges to economic development and human progress. Mismanagement of resources and corrupt and often, unethical financial practices, were often revealed following corporate scandals and financial crisis. While such practices have historically been primarily, albeit certainly not exclusively, been associated with developing and emerging economies, in the most recent decade, macro and micro-level financial crisis and corruption have also beleaguered ‘advanced’ western and eastern economies.

Developing human capital of high integrity, strengthening governance and CSR, and promoting ethical finance and investment practices are critical to economic and environmental sustainability of current and future generations.

This conference provides a unique nexus of state of the art international research with international practice expertise to engage in a critical discourse to address these global challenges.

In the spirit of diversity and inclusivity, this conference calls for papers that examine critical issues in the following topics but not limited to:

• Governance of public resources and resources of private organisations
• Human resource management (including leadership and talent management)
• Precarious employment, critical labour market analysis and executive compensation
• Ethical finance and investment (including Islamic finance)
• Ethical impacts of financial systems and institutions
• Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
• Financing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
• Regulating corruption, money laundering and abuse of power
• International human rights, public interest and beyond GDP
• Transnational, identity and mobility
• Innovation, social enterprise and entrepreneurship
• Critical strategic perspectives

Selected papers from this conference will be included in the on-going edited book project.

Deadlines and Conference Registration

Deadline for full manuscript/extended abstract submission: 4 February 2019
Invitations to the Conference sent to authors: 4 March 2019
Deadline for full manuscript submission (if applicable): 31 March 2019
Conference date: 10-11 April 2019

Submission Instructions

Please email full manuscript/extended abstract to:
Dr Nazam Dzolkarnaini:, and Dr Fawad Khaleel:


The ICMGR is led by Professor Maura Sheehan, a specialist in International Management, and Dr Marizah Minhat, a specialist in Finance and a professionally qualified accountant who has published in the areas of Ethical Finance and Governance. The aim of ICMGR is to bridge academic and professional knowledge and embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to research. More details at our webpage, facebook and twitter.

The Conference Partners

• The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
• International Hub for the Belt and Road, Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong (CSHK)
• Bright Red Triangle, ENU-based hub for innovation and enterprise
• Institute of Financial Management, Universität Hohenheim, Germany
• Transnational Centre for Business and Management, Regent’s University London
• School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo
• Scottish Business News Network (SBNN)