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Bentley Co-Sponsors International Conference on Business and Finance in India on January 11-12, 2008

July 28, 2007

Bentley College and the Icfai Business School (IBS) in Hyderabad, India, will co-sponsor the International Conference on Business and Finance January 11-12, 2008, in Hyderabad. Now in its fourth year, the program brings together researchers and practitioners with interests in the field of finance, accounting and business management. It includes four Best Research Paper Awards comprised of a citation, cash prize and memento.

The conference invites new and unpublished research papers for presentation, primarily focusing on the following areas: asset pricing; capital markets; market microstructure; financial reporting and corporate governance; corporate finance; banking and insurance; commodities market; international finance; venture capital and private equity; financial derivatives and hedge funds; financial markets and institutions; risk management; and general management. Papers will be subject to blind review process.

Important deadlines include:

  • Submission for abstract for the paper: September 7, 2007
  • Intimation of acceptance/non-acceptance of abstracts: September 15, 2007
  • Submission of complete research papers:October 15, 2007
  • Conference registration deadline: November 15, 2007
  • Intimation of acceptance/non-acceptance of papers for presentation: December 1, 2007

The program attracts researchers of major institutions internationally and from within India. It encourages networking among delegates, paving the way for joint research projects and further publications in contemporary and developing areas. Conference papers will be published in conference proceedings with author permission. For additional conference details, go to

Icfai Business School, sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), was established to promote quality education, research, training and consultancy in management. It offers management programs to students, executives and professionals. IBS has been consistently ranked among the top business schools in India.

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