Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:
May 29, 2015

Full Paper Submission deadline:
July 15, 2015

Last Date for Registration:
July 31, 2015



Dr. Ullas Rao, Conference Chair

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara
Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD),
Mysore, Karnataka, India
Tel: +91-821-2429722 Extn: 1101
M: +91-9986112019

Key Note Speaker

Mr. T. Srikanth Bhagavat

Managing Director & Principal Advisor
Hexagon Wealth
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About the Conference

With the global recession behind us and the world’s largest economy – US exhibiting encouraging signals of revival represented by a revival in the moribund job market and the sustained fireworks at the Wall Street, economists and financial pundits have sounded an optimistic note on global recovery. The underlying pressure on oil with a repercussion on competitiveness of oil exporting countries along with complex geo-political factors continue to present a cautionary note on global recovery. Notwithstanding these apprehensions, emerging market economies in general, and India in particular are particularly poised to receive a heightened attention from global investing community.

While falling commodity prices should help in reining inflation with a sobering effect on interest rates, there is a tectonic change in underlying sentiment in the wake of a slew of business-friendly measures promulgated by the Modi led government. With all the noise on ‘Make in India’ campaign hitting the right chord along with a promising action all crucial land-reforms and GST (Goods and Services tax) should enable India to return to 7-7.5% GDP growth rate. A surge in economic growth rate would have the ultimate ramification that a long- term rally may herald in the Indian financial markets.

In this backdrop, it becomes essential to provide a stimulating platform for academicians and practitioners representing the Finance, Accounting, Economics and other related disciplines to reflect, deliberate, and suggest measures that are needed both at macro and the firm level to place India permanently on the global investment map.

Overwhelmed by the resounding responses generated from the earlier versions of the International Conference on Finance & Accounting held on August 3-4, 2012, August 9-10, 2013, and August 22-23, 2014, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) takes pleasure in announcing the 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance & Accounting – 2015 “Global Recovery: India Story” to be held at SDMIMD Mysore on August 21-22, 2015.

The Conference Organizing Committee takes pleasure in inviting our esteemed members from the academia and corporate fraternity to participate in the deliberations by submitting Research papers and Case studies. Executives from the corporate community are particularly encouraged to make submissions on experiential learning capable of enriching the body of knowledge surrounding the area of Finance & Accounting. Contributions seeking to expand the frontiers of knowledge surrounding the overarching theme – Global Recovery: India Story, are particularly welcome.

Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. N. R. Parasuraman
Chief Patron, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore

Dr. Ullas Rao
Conference Chair

Dr. M. Sriram
Member, Conference Committee

Dr. Sunil M. V.
Member, Conference Committee

Ms. Rekha Ganapathy
Conference Secretary

Themes & Sub-themes

Contributors are strongly encouraged to develop manuscripts bearing the form of Conceptual, Empirical, and Case study. In keeping with the overarching theme – Global Recovery: India Story, manuscripts that seek to focus on themes and sub-themes given below are most welcome. Please note that these are only representative. Contributions on related studies within the realms of Finance, Accounting, and Banking & Economics are greatly solicited.

Financial Markets                                                                                                           Financial Management

  • Efficient Market Hypothesis
  • Theories of Capital Structure
  • Asset pricing models
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Portfolio management & Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Decisions
  • Empirical evidence on IPO’s, & FPOs
  • Working Capital Management
  • Event studies on shareholder wealth impact
  • International Financial Management
  • Islamic Finance
  • Financial Management of enterprises in emerging market economies in Africa
  • Pension Funds
  • Financial Management of enterprises in emerging market economies in Asia
  • Quantitative Modelling in Financial Markets
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Economic Value Added (EVA)
  • Structured Finance
  • Financial Management practices of Commercial Banks
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Financial Management practices of Micro-Finance Institutions
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
  • Hedge Funds
  • Case Studies on Investment Banking practices
  • Commodity, Debt, and Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Money markets | Derivatives market | Market microstructure


Financial Reporting                                                                                                     Managerial Accounting

  • Impact of Earnings performance on security prices
  • Activity Based Costing (ABC) & Activity Based Management (ABM)
  • Comparative Earnings Analysis of firms adopting multiple reporting standards: IGAAP, IFRS and US-GAAP
  • Quality Control techniques for achieving cost advantage
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Quality of Financial Reporting: Empirical evidence on earnings management by Indian Firms
  • Case Studies on Budgetary Control & Variance Analysis
  • Case Studies on Relevant Costing
  • Quality of Financial Reporting: Empirical evidence on earnings management by firms in Emerging Market economies
  • Case Studies on Marginal Costing practices
  • Case Studies on Strategic Cost Management
  • Financial Analytics including Cloud Accounting
  • Case Studies on Theory of Constraints
  • Sustainability reporting including Environmental Accounting
  • Case Studies on Customer Profitability Analysis
  • Inflation Accounting | Responsibility Accounting
  • Case Studies on Transfer Pricing
  • Shadow accounting and Off-balance sheet financing
  • Management Accounting practices in Banks
  • Hedge Accounting | Forensic Accounting
  • Management Accounting practices in NBFCs
  • Human Resources Accounting (HRA)
  • Management Accounting practices in Micro-Finance Institutions
  • Auditing Standards including Internal Auditing
  • Empirical studies on Management Accounting practices in India
  • Accounting disclosure practices in Commercial Banks
  • Empirical studies on Management Accounting practices in market economies in Africa
  • Accounting disclosure practices in NBFCs
  • Empirical studies on Management Accounting practices in market economies in Asia
  • Accounting disclosure practices in Micro-Finance Institutions



Summit on Micro-Finance

Micro-Finance Institutions around the World as also in India are continuing to play a very active role towards serving the financial requirements of the economically weaker communities by employing highly innovative products and services. In keeping with the objective of the Conference, a half-day ‘Summit on Micro-Finance’ will be held on August 22 (Saturday), 2015. Corporate leaders representing some of the most respected MFIs in India will be sharing their thoughts on the most recent and nuanced trends in this emergent field. Selected papers representing the broader theme of Micro-Finance will also be presented before an eminent panel comprising of Corporate Leaders and Academicians representing the field of Micro-Finance. Further information will be communicated in the due course.

About the Institute

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore, Karnataka, India. The campus has won many architectural and landscape awards and provides a great environment for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The institute has been conferred A** Rating at National Level by CRISIL.

The institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust - a premier non-profit educational organisation functioning under the aegis of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for its unique embodiment of Dharma. Today, SDME Trust has more than 40 recognised educational institutions under its wings, imparting quality education from the primary level to the postgraduate level. Trust is known for the professional institutions in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Law, Business Management and Physiotherapy. The trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD’s AICTE approved PGDM programme, accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable track record of academic rigor. SDMIMD also has Student Exchange Programs with the MAYS School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA; Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China; and British University in Dubai, Dubai. These student exchange programmes enable students to understand each other’s cultures, business practices and traditions. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities.

The SDMIMD’s research unit - SDM Research Centre for Management Studies’ (SDM RCSM), publications ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ indexed in EBSCO and iScholar has evolved as a prestigious publication well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

Paper Submission

Deadline for Abstracts

Abstracts accompanied with keywords and JEL code(s), should reach us on or before May 29, 2015. Based on the review process, the authors of the selected abstracts will be intimated at an earliest opportunity.

Deadline for Full Paper

Authors of selected abstracts are required to make full submission not later than July 15, 2015.

Review Process

The manuscripts will be subjected to a blind review process. The decision of the reviewers will be final and binding.

Submission Guideline

Abstract and Full-Papers complete in all respects should be typed in double-spaced with a letter font size of 12. Authors are required to comply with the APA style of referencing only and submission must be in MS-Word format (no other format will be accepted). For details on APA referencing style, please visit

Pre-conference workshop

In order to train and acquaint research scholars in the areas of finance and accounting with cutting-edge research methodologies, a pre-conference workshop focusing on a highly relevant theme will be organized on August 20, 2015. The workshop will be run using a combination of lecture sessions and hands-on demonstrations. The registration fee for the conference workshop is INR 2,000.

Opportunities for Publication

Full-Papers of authors that are accepted having duly completed the registration process will be published in Electronic medium in the form of ‘Compendium of Papers’ bearing an ISBN: 978-93-83302-09-3. The conference organizing committee has tied up with a leading publishing house that will be bringing out an Edited Volume comprising of selected papers. Further, subject to author(s) concurrence, select papers emerging out of double-blind review process will be published in the Institute’ referred journal – SDMIMD Journal of Management.


Authors are required to complete the registration process well within the due date, viz., July 31, 2015. Completed registration form may be sent either through post or as a scanned copy to the conference email id. Only one author is permitted for registration. In the event of multiple authors, separate registrations are required. The following registration fee is applicable. Please note that participants registering for both Workshop and Conference before the deadline viz., July 31, 2015 are eligible for a concession of INR 1,000 (Participants attending only the Workshop need to pay INR 2,000).

Category of Participant

Fee for Conference

Fee for Conference + Workshop

Research Scholar

INR 2,000

INR 3,000


INR 3,000

INR 4,000


INR 3,500

INR 4,500


The fee is inclusive of Workshop Kit, Conference kit, Lunch & Snacks, Conference CD, and Certification.

Please note: An additional amount of INR 500 will be applicable for registrations beyond deadline viz, July 31, 2015.

Payment Procedure

  • Payment may be made in the form of DD/Cheque drawn in favour of “Director, SDM Institute for Management Development”, payable at Mysore, Karnataka, India. Overseas participants are requested to make payment only in INR (Indian Rupees).
  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) using the following account numbers:



Contact Information

Conference email ID:

All conference related correspondence may be directed to the address given below.

Dr. Ullas Rao, Conference Chair

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara
Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD),
No-1 Chamundi Hill Road, Siddharthanagar Post,
Mysore, Karnataka, India
Tel: +91-821-2429722 Extn: 1101
M: +91-9986112019
Fax: +91-821-2425557

The Journey So far...

IFC 2014

The 3rd International conference on “Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounting” held on August 22 & 23, 2014.

Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, Professor of Economics, Bond University, Australia, in his keynote address on the topic “Fraud, Corruption and Bribery: How to prevent and how to detect?” at the Inaugural Session.

The conference witnessed presentation of 74 research papers in the area of finance and accounting by the participants from India and abroad.

IFC 2013

The 2nd International conference on “Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounting” held on August 9 & 10, 2013.

Shri Koushik Chatterjee, Executive Director & Group CFO, Tata Steel, inaugurated the conference and delivered keynote address.

The conference witnessed presentation of 68 research papers in the area of finance and accounting by the participants from India and abroad.


IFC 2012

The 1st International conference on “Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounting” held on August 3 & 4, 2012.

Shri Pascal Alan Nazareth Former Ambassador, Govt. of India, delivered key note address.

The conference witnessed presentation of 78 research papers in the area of finance and accounting by the participants from India and abroad.