retrospective 2012:


July 2nd - 4th in Steyr 2012, Austria. ( see preliminary schedule here)


Dear conference presenters:


An accepted abstract means that you can present your work at the conference and your full paper can be published in the 2012 Finance Perspectives Conference Proceedings (ACRN Cambridge Publishing) with ISBN and ISSN number is indexed and searchable. It will be published in September 2012.

Some of these papers are then additionally selected at the conference and, after talking to the authors, may enter another blind review round for publication in the partnering journals!
(in some cases this has already happened).

There is no obligation to publish in either, you can choose also just to present your research! Please let us know so we still put you up on the schedule!


The format of the presentation is: 10 to 15 minutes (max.) presentation, followed by 5-10min directly related Q&A.

After each sessions presentations (typical 3-4), all presenters of a session will form a fictive panel for another 10min panel discussion on the four paper-presentations.
This allows for an interconnection between the topics of the papers, as well as for a more in-depth discussion.

As we know from our own experience, there are many last minute changes to the presentation, so please bring the presentation with you on USB Stick!

Notebooks with Windows and Powerpoint 2010 will be provided, so there is no need to bring your own. Please bear in mind that the internet connection at such larger conferences often does not allow Prezi or video Internet stream presentations. We recommend to use more conventional tools that do not need Internet access!

Wireless LAN Access during the conference:

Please read the instructions here!
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

Unfortunately, no IT support is available at the conference time.

Register/ Payment

Deadline for registration/ payment is May 20th

In case you have not done so - and please also inform you co-authors if they want to join

1. please formally register for the event here :  
2. securely paying the progam fee of EUR 380,-  (paypal, credit card or iban/bic transfer):   

Please make sure that you register and pay in time to secure your place, and the publication if you have sent in an accepted abstract/paper
The fee covers the full program including lunch and welcome dinners as well as the publication and is applicable for all participants.
We need the registration by then to compile the schedule!

Your travelling partner is welcome on Monday evening social side program,
Please register your partner as a guest on the websites.
Evening town walk (1hr) and buffett-dinner reception will be EUR 30,- for guests.

Best Paper Award

At the end of the conference, there will be a best paper award.
The best paper will be chosen by a committee of editors, based on merits, regardless of perspective or method.
Methodological fit as well as a significant contribution to our field are the main selection criteria.

The winner will receive an invitation as a speaker for the next conference (13 Finance Perspectives in Cambridge UK),
as well as a certificate, and will be invited to write a short foreword for the publication.


Dr. Heimo Losbichler
Department Leader of Finance and Accounting
University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria

Dr. Othmar Lehner
Head of Research
Center for Research Methodology in Social and Managerial Sciences
ACRN Academic Research Network

Advisory Board:

Dr. Wim A. Van der Stede
CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management
LSE - London School of Economics, University of London, UK

Dr. Matthew Haigh,
University of London
School of Oriental and African Studies

Dr. Juha Kansikas,
Professor of Entrepreneurship
School of Business and Economics
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Dr. Elisabeth Menschl
Lector in Research Philosophy
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Prof. Alex Murdock
Professor of Third Sector Research
London South Bank University, UK

Dr. Wolfgang Hable
Lector in Politics and Public Management
University of Vienna, Austria
OÖ Gebietskrankenkasse

Dr. Shambu Prasad
Professor in Rural Management and Development
Xavier Institute of Management
Bhubaneswar - India

Mira Übleis, BSc.
Students Representative
European School of Economics, UK

Dr. Pascal Dey
Docent of Sociology
University of St. Gallen

Dr. Michael Roither
Department Leader of Center for Journalism and Communication
University of Salzburg
Danube University Krems, Austria

Dr. Alena Hanzelkova
Head of PhD. program
Docent of Strategic Marketing
Brno International Business School
Czech Republic

Mag. Karin Grill
Docent of Accounting
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Academic Sponsors:
  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • CUNY, City University New York, US
  • Brno International Business School, Czech Republic
  • ACRN research network
Scientific Advisory board members, amongst from the:
  • London School of Economics, UK
  • University of Linz, Austria
  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • City University New York, US

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ACRN, academic collaboration and research network – Austria is an extra-university research institution in the field of social and managerial sciences. We are a social enterprise furthering academic collaboration and research in various fields through partnering with leading universities from all over Europe, contributing to the European Union framework on cooperation in further education. All excess profit is used for grants and scholarships.