Value 2014 Managing Risk - Creating Value

Organization: Univeristy of Johannesburg

Venue: Peermont Mondior At Emperors Palace

Location: Kempton Park, South Africa

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2014 End Date/Time: May 27, 2014
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2014
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Academics and practitioners are invited to submit papers for presentation at the conference which provides an excellent opportunity for the presentation of high quality research that covers key topics relating to the central theme of Managing Risk - Creating Value.  Specialists from accounting, finance, banking, taxation, economics, education and other related fields will shed light on fundamental issues that shape and direct trends, views and innovations relating to risk management that would ultimately lead to value creation for individuals and businesses alike.  An array of keynote speakers as well as a panel discussion will also provide in - depth, practical and up - to - date knowledge on issues and developments relating to the conference theme.

The sub-themes are roughly separated according to the subjects presented within the Faculty.

Theme 1: Trends in Economics, Econometrics and Banking

Papers analysing trends in Economics, Econometrics and Banking or any topic related to Economics or the banking sector may be presented.

Theme 2: The value of risk management in Accountancy, Taxation, Auditing and Corporate Governance

Papers exploring the rapid pace with which change is occurring in the fields of accounting, the accountancy profession, auditing, corporate governance and taxation may be presented, together with papers covering specific topics in which risk management had been addressed, this could also include papers from educational spheres as well as accounting history.

Theme 3: Creating value through risk management in Cost and Management Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning and Investment Management

Papers covering costing information, planning and decision - making, international finance, financial markets, financial institutions and services, corporate finance and governance, educational finance, retirement funds and planning, legislation, and life, disability or medical insurance can be submitted.

Theme 4: Value adding risk management in Local Economic Development (LED)

The promotion of LED signals the drive for sustainable employment creation by building on the comparative advantages and the unique characteristics of localities. Risk management and value adding can be described as the process of proactively working with stakeholders/partners to minimize the risks and maximizing the opportunity associated with project decisions   especially in local economic development areas. The term local economic    development acknowledges spatial relevance and focus as important to the effects to stimulate wealth creation, through improved output, business development and job creation, but also the important aspects of infrastructure, regulation and social/environmental involvement that is appropriate and the level of risk and financial investment they wish to make. Papers are invited exploring local economic development issues and value and risk management.


The four streams will run consecutively over the duration of the conference.  Plenary sessions and panel discussions generally touch on the content of all four streams. Papers that do not fit exactly into any of the sub-themes, but which fit in with the main theme, are also welcome.



We invite academics, postgraduate students, researchers and business leaders to participate. Colleagues from the international community and African countries are particularly welcome and are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Proposals for papers in the form of an abstract must be submitted electronically in the format of the template on the conference website, in standard MS Word format (and NOT pdf format) as an attachment, to the Conference coordinator, Prof Gideon Els at . All abstract submissions will be subject to a peer-review process.

Please include “Value 2014” in the subject field of the email.

Abstract submissions should consist of a maximum of 300 words including a minimum of 5 keywords, the author’s personal details and contact information, the relevant JEL code (please refer to the following link for more guidance: ) as well as the type of paper that is going to be submitted.

Please note that registration for Value 2014 is required of all delegates and presenters.  Presenters will however be offered a discounted rate.  For more information please visit the






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