Call for papers

International Conference of Research and Studies in Finance (ICRSF’20)

  March, 3rd and 4th 2020


Submission deadline: December, 31th, 2019


The International Conference of Research and Studies in Finance (ICRSF’20) will be held in National School of Business and Management of Fez at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah University, Fez, Morocco. 

This conference is organized by “Research Laboratory in Entrepreneurship and Management of Organizations” (LABEMO), and sponsored by “The National School of Business and Management of Fez”, “Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez” and “National Center for Scientific and Technical Research”.

The purpose of this International Conference is to bring together academic researchers, professionals, experts and other specialists interested on the field of sustainable finance, fintech, blockchain, collaborative finance and financial inclusion. They will exchange the latest achievements and discuss future development related to this research area.

Topics of the conference (but are not limited)

Track 1: Sustainable and responsible finance

Coordinator: Mimoun BENALI, Professor at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.

1.1.            Sustainable and responsible finance: issues and perspectives

1.2.            Degree of financial market integration of sustainable and responsible finance

1.3.            Performance of ethical funds versus conventional funds

1.4.            Green and ecological finance

1.5.            Fair finance and solidarity finance

1.6.            Mobilization of long-term savings and intergenerational social inclusion.

Track 2: Blockchain and financial services transformation

Coordinator: Abdelhamid EL BOUHADI, Professor at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.

2.1.            Origins and foundations of blockchains

2.2.            Blockchain, internet security and distributed networks

2.3.            Blockchain, mining and the future of cryptocurrencies

2.4.            Issues and applications of blockchains

2.5.            Bitcoin security

2.6.            Smart contracts

2.7.            Blockchain, capital markets and settlement systems

2.8.            Blockchain and financial inclusion

2.9.            Blockchain and collaborative and participative funding

2.10.          Regulation of cryptocurrencies and digital transactions.

Track 3: Finance facing the principles of ethics and morality

Coordinators: Abdellatif TAGHZOUTI and Youssef FAHMI, Professors at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.

3.1.            Financial market innovations and transaction security

3.2.            Trading Techniques and Moral Principles and Ethics of Brokerage Trades

3.3.            Regulation of market activity versus ethical and moral education of actors

3.4.            Ideological, economic and religious underpinnings of Islamic finance

3.5.            Islamic finance and sustainability issues

3.6.            Finance in accordance with religious precepts and financial inclusion.

Track 4: Finance and sharing economy

Coordinator: Djamchid ASSADI, Professor at the Burgundy School of Business, Bourgogne University, French.

4.1.            PEP Platforms: challenges and opportunities

4.2.            Foundations of the Sharing Economy and Innovation Paradigms

4.3.            Collaborative consumption and innovative business models

4.4.            Collaborative Finance and stakeholder strategies

4.5.            Digital transformation of financial services

4.6.            New technologies, entrepreneurship and collaborative finance

4.7.            Crowdfunding and financial inclusion

4.8.            Governance and financing of young innovative companies.

Track 5: Finance at the time of fintech

Coordinators: Hicham SADOK and Ezzahid ELHADJ, Professors at the Mohamed-V University of Rabat.

5.1.            Fintech market

5.2.            Challenges, risks and opportunities of fintech

5.3.            Governance of fintech

5.4.            Fintech and moralization of public life

5.5.            Fintech and financial inclusion

5.6.            Fintech and sustainability.

Track 6: Taxation, equity and ethics

Coordinator: Mohamed NMILI and Mohammed ABDELLAOUI, Professors at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez.

6.1.            Challenges of reforming taxation in developing countries

6.2.            Tax ethics, governance and sustainability issues

6.3.            Tax transparency and associated risks

6.4.            Fight against tax havens

6.5.            Financial crime and tax evasion.


Papers submissions

Prospective authors should submit their papers by using the ICRSF20 EasyChair.


  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and indexed by Scopus.

  • The high-quality articles will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Business Performance Management (IJBPM).


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