Building on the success of ISF2018 and ISF2019, this event brings together an international group of progressive scholars in finance and related areas from business, economics and other disciplines.

The ethos, organization and content of the Symposium is driven by the following shared values: Interdisciplinarity, Impact, Sustainability, Boldness, Diversity, Collaboration and Collegiality.

In partnership with the BAM “International Business” Special Interest Group (SIG), the ISF2020 welcomes contributions in the broader domain of International Business that are of interest to a finance audience. A special track has been set-up with plenary contributions by Tamer Cavusgil (GSU), Geoffrey Wood (Western Univ Canada) and Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki (Univ of Vienna).

A ‘Meet the editors” panel discussion will offer valuable insights: Monica Contestabile (Chief Editor, Nature Sustainability); Konstantinos Stathopoulos (Editor‐in‐Chief Corporate Govern-ance: An International Review) and Alessandro Zattoni (Former Editor-in-chief CGIR; Editorial Board Member Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Management and Governance.

Most presentations are based on academic papers but we also welcome the discussion of research impact case studies, teaching innovations, datasets and open source software code.

Submissions to ISF2020 will automatically be considered for presentation at the inaugural ‘Financial Management’ Track of the BAM2020 Conference. Authors of accepted papers can choose to present at ISF or both events, but separate registration and payment of fees is required. For the first ten papers submitted and accepted to ISF by Friday 21st February 2020, the ISF registration fee will be waived if authors register for presentation in the BAM Financial Management Track (via


July 24- 26, 2020


Who Should Attend

- Researchers in the fields of finance, accounting and related areas from business, economics and other disciplines.
- Doctoral students at all levels and early career researchers in the above fields.
- Practitioners in the areas of finance, economics and business education.


Benefits of Attendance

The symposium brings together an excellent network of world-class scholars in a number of finance-related fields, offering a great opportunity for promoting and presenting academic work to a diverse audience.
The symposium offers a mentor to each junior faculty and PhD students for informal support and networking facilitation.
The symposium offers a ‘Meet the editors” panel discussion with experienced editors from highly ranked academic journals (see event description above).
The symposium has a child-friendly policy and welcomes presenters with their families in the academic and social events (see details below on registration).
Participants are encouraged to stay on after the symposium in order to promote more interactions, develop research collaborations and reduce the carbon footprint from annual travel



The Symposium takes place at the Tsatsaronakio Cultural Centre and the Molos Bay Ho-tel in Kissamos, Crete, Greece. Kissamos is conveniently located 30 minutes from the Chania inter-national airport and port, and, 2.5 hours from the Heraklion international airport.
Tsatsaronakio Cultural Center:
Molos Bay Hotel :


Paper Submission Details

Papers should be sent as an electronic copy in PDF format to by April 30th, 2020 for review (submission requirements: plenary session, full draft paper; paper presentation, at least extended abstract.
We follow a rolling acceptance system whereby authors are notified of the review decision within four weeks of submitting their paper.

Deadline: 30 April 2020 (21 February 2020 for joint submissions to ISF2020 and BAM2020)



Keynote speakers:
Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern University)
Renée Adams (University of Oxford)

Plenary Contributions:
Tamer Cavusgil (Georgia State University),
Geoffrey Wood (Western University Canada)
Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki (University of Vienna).

Meet the Editors Session:
Monica Contestabile (Chief Editor, Nature Sustainability);
Konstantinos Stathopoulos (Editor‐in‐Chief Corporate Governance: An International Review)
Alessandro Zattoni (Former Editor-in-chief CGIR; Editorial Board Member Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Manage-ment and Governance).




Provider Information

ISF Scientific Committee:
Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern University), Renée Adams (University of Oxford), Franklin Allen (Imperial College), Chris Brooks (University of Reading), Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University), François De-george (Swiss Finance Institute), Daniel Ferreira (LSE), Raghu Rau (University of Cambridge), Paola Sapienza (Northwestern University), Ian Tonks (University of Bristol), Geoffrey Wood (Western University Canada)

Organising Committee:
Nikolaos Vlastakis (University of Essex),
Raphael Markellos (University of East Anglia),
Konstantinos Bozos (University of Leeds)



The conference main hotel is the 4-star Molos Bay Hotel. A special price list has been negotiated for a limited number of rooms and can be found below. Rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis and prices are valid for a limited time period. For booking and other information, please contact the hotel directly:
Telephone: +30 28220 83446; Fax: +30 28220 83447; E-mail:
Address: Mavros Molos Beach, Kissamos, 734 00 Chania Crete - Greece

There are several other hotels in proximity to the conference hotel. Below you can find a list of hotels ranked by approximate distance to the Molos Bay Hotel:
Aphrodite Beach (2 star):
Hermes Hotel (3 star):
Maria Beach Hotel (2 star):
Nautilus Bay Hotel (3 star):
Elena Beach Hotel (3 star):
Cristina Beach Hotel (2 star):
Kissamos Hotel (2 star):
Crystal Bay Hotel (3 star):
Sunny Bay hotel (3 star):

Travel Information

Access to Kissamos:
By car from Chania airport (CHQ): Follow the road towards Souda to the highway of Chania - Kissamos and then continue westwards.
By car from Heraklion. Follow the national road towards Rethymno and Chania. Continue straight towards Kissamos (Kastelli). After 170km and about 2.5 hours you will be at your destination.
By bus from Chania or Chania Airport (CHQ):: INTERCITY “KTEL” BUSES from Chania, with an hourly connection during the summer months and quite frequent itineraries during the rest of the year. Trip lasts about 1:00 hr (from Chania) or 1:30 (from Chania Airport). For bus times and tickets visit:
By taxi from Chania or Chania Airport (CHQ): Several taxi and pri-vate car hire companies operate at the airport. You can book in advance or just walk up to the taxi rank once outside the Airport terminal. Fares are around €70-€80 each way.

Radio Taxi Kissamos (local Taxi company): + 30 28220 24024


Additional Information

A few short spots of Crete:
See for yourself, feel for yourself (2min 30sec) :
Crete: Incredible Hospitality (2min 30sec) :
Crete: Incredible History (2min 10 sec):
Kissamos Official Clip (2min 30sec):



For all queries please contact:


Event Price

Registration for the symposium is available through the online store of the University of East Anglia:

Presenters of accepted papers must register by June 30th in order to ensure that their paper is included in the program. The organising committee reserves the right to close registration earlier if capacity is reached. Online registration at the standard registration fee is open until midnight (GMT) Monday, July 1st, 2020, after which registration is possible at an increased fee (a credit card is required for all payments).

The registration fee covers coffee breaks, the reception, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and a great social program. Delegate guests are welcome to join the social programme and meals by paying the discounted registration fee. No fee is required for the participation of children up to 12 years of age. If they prefer, guests can join only specific meals and activities and pay inde-pendently (please contact the organisers during the symposium).

Guests and delegate family members joining the symposium activities need to be registered by the delegate that has invited them.

A discounted registration fee also applies to the following categories: students, activists, retirees and participants based in ‘lower income’ and ‘lower middle income’ countries (as defined by the World Bank).

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Deadline: 30 June 2020



24th June 2020
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Event Provider Norwich Business School / Leeds University Business School/ Essex Business School
Date / Time July 24- 26, 2020
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