Journal: Special issue

The purpose of this special issue is to collect high-quality recent research on different problems related to “Finance, technology and sustainability”, including research pertaining to sustainable and responsible finance, fintech, blockchain and its impacts, cryptography and security, collaborative finance, financial inclusion, … 

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Research and Studies in Finance (ICRSF'20), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Guest Editors:

  • ASSADI Djamchid (Burgundy School of Business of Dijon, Bourgogne University, France)

  • BENALI Mimoun (National School of Business and Management of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco)

  • EL BOUHADI Abdelhamid (National School of Business and Management of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco)

  • TAGHZOUTI Abdellatif (National School of Business and Management of Fez, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco).

Subject Coverage:

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Sustainable and responsible finance: issues and perspectives
  • Degree of financial market integration of sustainable and responsible finance
  • Performance of ethical funds versus conventional funds
  • Green and ecological finance
  • Fair finance and solidarity finance
  • Mobilization of long-term savings and intergenerational social inclusion
  • Origins and foundations of blockchains
  • Blockchain, internet security and distributed networks
  • Blockchain, mining and the future of cryptocurrencies
  • Issues and applications of blockchains
  • Bitcoin security
  • Smart contracts
  • Blockchain, capital markets and settlement systems
  • Blockchain and financial inclusion
  • Blockchain and collaborative and participative funding
  • Regulation of cryptocurrencies and digital transactions.
  • Financial market innovations and transaction security
  • Trading Techniques and Moral Principles and Ethics of Brokerage Trades
  • Regulation of market activity versus ethical and moral education of actors
  • Ideological, economic and religious underpinnings of Islamic finance
  • Islamic finance and sustainability issues
  • Finance in accordance with religious precepts and financial inclusion.
  • PEP Platforms: challenges and opportunities
  • Foundations of the Sharing Economy and Innovation Paradigms
  • Collaborative consumption and innovative business models
  • Collaborative finance and stakeholder strategies
  • Digital transformation of financial services
  • New technologies, entrepreneurship and collaborative finance
  • Crowdfunding and financial inclusion
  • Governance and financing of young innovative companies
  • Fintech market
  • Challenges, risks and opportunities of fintech
  • Governance of fintech
  • Fintech and moralization of public life
  • Fintech and financial inclusion
  • Fintech and sustainability.

Notes to Authors:

  • All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
    All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read the Inderscience submitting articles page.
  • As indicated on the journal home page, “Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%).” As these papers will be substantially rewritten, they will need to go through the journal’s review process in the normal way, as ‘new’ papers submitted to the journal.

Important Dates

  • Manuscripts due by: May, 1st, 2020
  • Notification to authors: July, 1st, 2020
  • Final versions due by: September, 1st, 2020


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