2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance

October 18-20, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Objectives and Scope. Since its first conference in 1989, The Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance (AEF) continues to offer a dedicated forum for exchange of research ideas related to the ever-growing field of entrepreneurial and small business finance. Given the central role of the small and medium enterprise (SME) in a free economy, the objective of the conference is to encourage research and inquiry in the very promising discipline. Although the focus of the annual event is on the financial, economic, behavioral, and accounting aspects of the small firm, papers in closely-related areas will also be considered for presentation. Naturally, research on applied business, finance, and economics is also encouraged. AEF’s key areas of interest include:

  1. Risk and Risk-Taking in Start-ups and Growing Ventures;
  2. Venture Capital- Financing Small/Entrepreneurial Ventures;
  3. Business Valuation;
  4. Initial Public Offerings;
  5. The Market for Formal and Informal Venture Capital;
  6. Financial Institutions and Small Business Financing;
  7. Innovations in Capital Markets for small and medium enterprises (SMEs);
  8. Economics and Accounting of Small Business;
  9. Microfinance and microentrepreneurship;
  10. Models for Predicting Small Firm Success and/or Failure; and
  11. Other related issues- including Globalization and Technological factors affecting Capital Access and Startup Process.

Journal Publication.  Upon request of interested presenters right after the conference, a few carefully selected and further reviewed papers would be published in Volume 20 of The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance- JEF. Submission deadline is 30 days after the date of the presentations at the conference.

Submission of Papers and Seminars for Presentation. To submit your paper or seminar proposal, simply click on the following URL and follow the related instructions. The submission fee is $45.00.  To submit, click here: http://www.aobf.org/papersubmissionform.php. Submission Deadline is May 19, 2017. Notifications of results will be emailed to all respondents generally within 3 weeks from date of submission.

Special Sessions and Panels. Persons interested in organizing a Special Session or Panel should submit a letter of interest, along with a short bio using the deadline and instructions above.

Terms and Conditions of Paper Acceptance
If your paper is accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting, you agree to the followings:
The presenting author(s) will be required to present the paper in a professional manner and as assigned.

The presenting author(s) will be required to pre-register for the Conference within two weeks of the paper’s acceptance by paying in full the due Conference Registration Fee of $349.00. Payment must be made via our secure and fully Online Registration and Payment System. To register and pay the due fees, please select the “2017 Conference” menu item our Web site www.aobf.org and select “Registration.Conference.2017”.

If the presenting author(s) does not register as stated above, the paper will be cancelled and the space will be released to other authors with accepted papers on the Waiting List.

Each presenting author whose paper is accepted for presentation will be required to discuss another colleague’s paper. Presenting authors will be sent a preliminary version of the program in late-June, and asked to identify papers which they would like to discuss at the Meeting. Requests to discuss specific papers will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If a presenting author does not submit her/his choices for papers to discuss, the Program Chair(s) will assign her/him a paper.

For questions related to the AEF conference program and its content you may directly email us at staff@aobf.org.