Conference Themes

Themes & Sub-themes

Contributors are encouraged to develop manuscripts that seek to address issues that are in congruity with the themes and sub-themes highlighted below. Contributions encompassing studies carried out in the context of India and Emerging Markets (EMs) will be highly encouraged. Submissions on other relevant topics focusing broadly on the contemporary theme of the conference are also welcome

Emerging trends in Capital Markets
  • Pension Funds in India: Lessons from experiences of Developed Markets
  • Quantitative Modelling in Financial Securities: Relevance in the Indian context
  • Asset pricing models: Are they salvageable?
  • Relevance of Efficient Market Hypothesis: Evidence from recent market manoeuvres
  • Exchange Traded Funds: Performance assessment with Equity Mutual Funds
  • Structured Finance:  Relevance from perspective of India /EMs
  • Portfolio Insurance: Post LTCM, are they relevant?
  • Sovereign Funds: Should India have one? Lessons from SF’s of Emerging Markets (EMs)
  • Performance of Commodities vis-à-vis Equity derivatives: Lessons for Portfolio Manager
  • Empirical evidence of successes in Indian IPO’s: Infallibility of Valuation Models?
Emerging trends in Financial Reporting & Managerial Accounting
Financial Reporting
  • Impact of Earnings performance on security prices: Lessons from Emerging Markets
  • Comparative Earnings Analysis of firms adopting multiple reporting standards: IGAAP, IFRS and US-GAAP
  • Quality of Financial Reporting: Empirical evidence on earnings management by Indian Firms/ Firms in Emerging Markets
  • Auditing Standards: Comparative studies between IGAAP, IFRS and US-GAAP
  • Disclosures on Hedge Accounting: Implications for investors
Managerial Accounting
  • Employing Human Resources Accounting (HRA) for strategic performance
  • Quality Control techniques for achieving cost advantage
  • Activity Based Costing - Empirical evidence from India /EMs
  • Balanced Scorecard: Deriving competitive advantage
  • Management Accounting practices in India: Survey of current trends
Emerging trends in Financial Management of Enterprises
  • Corporate Valuation: Issues post-global recession
  • Capital Structure: Does M-M hypothesis hold in current times?
  • Economic Value Added (EVA): Are firms with higher EVA translating into maximizing returns for shareholders?
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring: India/EMs perspective
  • Empirical evidence on Dividend decisions: Distribution patterns of firms in India /EMs
  • Working Capital Management: Case studies from successful and unsuccessful firms
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital: Trends in India / EMs
  • Financial Statement Analysis: Specific reference to Banks & NBFCs in India /EMs
  • Financial Management of Micro-Finance Institutions in India /EMs
  • Risk Management: Empirical evidence relating to studies on firm in India /EMs
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