Call for Papers

Asian Finance Research Journal’s an academic, open access, online journal that publishes original, peer reviewed research papers. The Asian Finance Research welcomes the contributions from all over the world in the field of Accounting & Finance, and Economic. The Asian Finance Research Journal (AFRJ) publishes on quarterly basis in a year. The language of publication is English.


Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context: Challenges and Prospects

The 2016 International Conference, jointly organized by the University of Lahore and Society for Asian Management Research (SAMR) will be held on the 20 – 22 October in Lahore, Pakistan. The conference aims to bring together leading scholars, students and practitioners from Asia and the rest of the world for an academic exchange. Our goal is to create opportunities for international research collaborations, scientific information interchange and to facilitate relationship building in the Management and Business disciplines.

Topics include all fields of Management and Business such as: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Performance Management, HRD, Public Sector Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Marketing Management, Service Marketing, Internal Marketing, Advertizing, Consumer Behavior, Brand Management, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Behavioral Finance and other related subjects being taught at business schools.

Paper Evaluation: All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference theme, contributions, and readability.

Scientific Committee:

  • Dr. Kenneth De Roeck

    University of Vermont, USA

  • Dr. David Jones

    Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, USA

  • Dr. Usman Raja

    Brock University, Canada

  • Dr. Emmanuelle Reynaud

    IAE, Aix Marseille University, France

  • Dr. Meimanage Mohan Pradeep Fonseka

    Xi’ an Jiaotong University, China

  • Dr. Abdul Karim Khan

    University of UAE, Al-Ain,UAE

  • Dr. Naeem Ashraf

    Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

  • Dr. Zahid Riaz

    Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan

  • Dr. Bakhtiar Ali

    FMS, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Attock, Pakistan

  • Dr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah

    International Islamic University, Pakistan

  • Dr. Naheed Sultana

    LBS, UOL, Pakistan

  • Dr. Sajid Hussian Awan

    LBS, UOL, Pakistan

  • Dr. Imran Hameed

    LBS, UOL, Pakistan

  • Dr. Mariam Farooq

    LBS, UOL, Pakistan

  • Dr. Saqib Ali Rana

    LBS, UOL, Pakistan

  • Dr. Abdullah Ejaz

    LBS, UOL, Pakistan

Important Dates

Key Dates 
Abstract / Paper Submission:July 31
Notification of Acceptance:August 15
Full Paper SubmissionAugust 31
Early Registration (Starts on):September 01
Pre-Conference WorkshopOctober 19th -20th
Onsite RegistrationOctober 20, 2016

Instructions to Authors

  1. All Authors of invited and contributed papers are requested to benchmark Emerald Guidelines for writing the structured abstract that should be set out under 4-7 sub-headings.
    • Purpose (mandatory)
    • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
    • Findings (mandatory)
    • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
    • Practical implications (if applicable)
    • Social implications (if applicable)
    • Originality/value (mandatory)

    Maximum is 350 words in total (including keywords). Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g. “this paper investigates…” is correct, “I investigate…” is incorrect).

    For practical help and guidance, please carefully go through all of the four sections of the article “How to… write an abstract” available at:

  2. The manuscript preparation should follow AMJ’s “Style Guide for Authors” available at

What can you expect at 2016 SAMR Conference?

We make a concerted effort to provide participants with ample opportunities to interact and seek new directions in the broad area of Management and Business research especially in Asian perspective.

  • Welcome reception for all attendees to the conference
  • Free Accommodations for participants (limited seats are available)
    • Early registrants shall be given priority
    • Participants from Lahore do not qualify for this facility
  • Key note speeches from the thought leaders in special sessions
  • Gain exposure to cutting-edge research from a diverse array of scholars.
  • Supportive and developmental feedback from peers
  • Opportunities to attend training sessions which include in-depth workshops
  • Establish and deepen relationships with your peers in networking breaks and receptions
  • Two research awards for best paper
  • Selected Papers will be published in Journal of Management Sciences, an ISI (ESCI) indexed research journal