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Call for Papers, Seminars, Participation
Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance
September 21-23, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Objectives and Scope. Since its first conference in 1989, The Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance (AEF) continues to offer a dedicated forum for exchange of research and application ideas related to the field of entrepreneurial finance. Given the central role of the small and medium enterprise (SME) in a free economy, the objective of the conference is to encourage research and inquiry in the discipline. Although the focus of the annual event is on the financial, economic, behavioral, and accounting aspects of the small firm, papers in closely-related areas will also be considered for presentation. Naturally, research on applied business, finance, and economics is also encouraged. AEF's key areas of interest include:
  1. Risk and Risk-Taking in Start-ups and Growing Ventures;
  2. Venture Capital- Financing Small/Entrepreneurial Ventures;
  3. Business Valuation;
  4. Initial Public Offerings and Other Exit Strategies;
  5. Financial Institutions and Small Business Financing;
  6. Innovations in Capital Markets for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs);
  7. Economics and Accounting of Small Business;
  8. Microfinance, Micro-entrepreneurship, and Fintech;
  9. Models for Predicting Small Firm Success and/or Failure;
  10. Sustainable Finance through Entrepreneurship and Innovations; and
  11. Other related issues- including Globalization and Technological factors affecting Capital Access and Startup Process.
Journal Publication.Upon request of interested presenters right after the conference, a few carefully selected and further reviewed papers would be published in Volume 19 of The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance- JEF. Submission deadline is 30 days after the date of the presentations at the conference.

Submission of Papers, Abstracts, and Seminars for Presentation. To submit your completed paper, detailed abstract, or seminar proposal, simply click on the following URL and follow the related instructions. The submission fee is $55.00. To submit, click here:
http://www.aobf.org/papersubmissionform.php (this URL will take you to AEF's sister academy of Behavioral Finance for efficiency purposes)

Submission Deadline is April 29, 2016; Early Submission is Encouraged. Notifications of results will be emailed to all respondents generally in three (3) weeks from the date of submission.

Conference Registration for Non-Presenters/Attendees (Registration for Presenters is detailed un "Terms & Conditions" in below). To register for the full Conference at "Early Bird" rate of $349.00 please click on the following URL and follow the simple instructions: https://p11.secure.hostingprod.com/@aobf.org/ssl/pubpaymentform.php Registration Fee for late registrants will rise to $399.00 after 6/30/2016; so register early to secure your seat and save too. Only half of the paid registration fee is refundable if cancellation is made within one Month after payment as stated in above. Otherwise, no refund will be issued. No refund is also available if cancellation is made within 30 days from the start of the conference.

Special Sessions and Panels/Workshops. Persons interested in organizing a Special Session or Panel/Workshop should submit a letter of interest, along with a short bio using the deadline and instructions above.

Terms and Conditions of Submission Acceptance
If your submission is accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting, you agree to the followings:
  1. The presenting author(s) will be required to present the paper in a professional manner and as assigned.
  2. The presenting author(s) will be required to pre-register for the Conference within two weeks of the paper's acceptance by paying in the due Conference Registration Fee of $349.00. If the presenting author(s) does not register as stated, the paper will be cancelled without notification and the space will be released to other authors with accepted papers on the Waiting List.
  3. Payment must be made via our secure and fully Online Registration and Payment System. To register and pay the due fees, please click on this URL: http://www.aobf.org/conf_2016.html. Only half of the paid registration fee ($174.50) is refundable if cancellation is made within one Month after the due Payment as stated in above. Otherwise, no refund will be issued. (There is a $50.00 discount for qualified doctoral students if payment made as instructed AND simultaneously status as a doctoral student is verified via email by the student's dissertation advisor.)
  4. Each presenting author whose paper is accepted for presentation will be required to discuss another colleague's paper. Presenting authors will be sent a preliminary version of the program in late-June, and asked to identify papers which they would like to discuss at the Meeting. Requests to discuss specific papers, or to chair specific sessions will be taken via email on a first-come, first-served basis (in your request email you may list up to three preferred papers in order of preference). If a presenting author does not submit her/his choices for papers to discuss, the Program Chair(s) will assign her/him a paper.
For any question you may email us at: staff@aobf.org