The corporate finance research intensive meeting forms part of the Financial Research Network (FIRN) program of topic-specific research meetings designed to extend the body of knowledge within a specific research area through the presentation of cutting edge research results and the building of stronger networks. 

2021 Corporate Finance Meeting Was Held on the 11th-12th November 2021 in Adelaide, South Australia

Congratulations to the following prize winners from the 2021 Corporate Finance Meeting:

  • Best presentation was awarded to Kelvin Tan (The University of Queensland) paper titled Chained Innovation: Response to Customer Covenant Violations.
  • Best discussant to Marco Navone (UTS) for the paper titled The Impact of Disclosure Quality on Shareholder Monitoring: Evidence from ‘Say-on-Pay’ Voting; authors: Wei Li & Yunyan Zhang (University of Adelaide)

FIRN in partnership with the University of Adelaide Business School cordially invites academics and international visiting scholars at FIRN member institutions to submit a paper to the annual FIRN Corporate Finance Research Group meeting. The aim is to develop a vibrant and collegial community of academics doing research in corporate finance; to promote connections between well-known international academics and the local research community; and to create a platform for exposure of cutting edge research being conducted by FIRN members

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Joseph Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

A.Professor Marco Navone, University of Technology Sydney


9:30-9:35amWelcome Address, Jean Canil (The University of Adelaide) 
9:35-9:40Session Chair: Alfred Yawson (The University of Adelaide) 
9:40-10:15Paper 1: Chained Innovation: Response to Customer Covenant Violations
Authors: Selvam Srinivasan (HSBC Business School, Peking University) and Kelvin Tan (The University of Queensland)
Presenter: Kelvin Tan
Discussant: Ning Gong
10:25-11:00Paper 2: Shareholder Litigation and Workplace Safety
Authors: Ning Gong (Deakin University), Lixiong Guo & Zhiyan Wang (Alabama University)
Presenter: Ning Gong
Discussant: Chelsea Liu
11:10–12:10Keynote Address: Professor Joseph Fan, School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Topic: The Governance of Family Firms: Framework and Methodology 
12:10– 1:10Lunch Break 
1:10 – 1:15Session Chair: Jane Luo (The University of Adelaide) 
1:15–1:50Paper 3: Navigating Investment Decisions with Social Connectedness: Implications for Venture Capital
Authors: My Nguyen (RMIT) Giang Nguyen (Waseda University) Viet Anh Pham (University of New Castle) Man Duy Pham (Monash University)
Presenter: My Nguyen
Discussant: Jo-Ann Suchard
2:00–2:35Paper 4: Making News Salient
Authors: Seungho Choi (Queensland University of Technology)
Presenter: Seungho Choi
Discussant: Wei Opie
2:45–3:20Paper5: The Impact of Disclosure Quality on Shareholder Monitoring: Evidence from ‘Say-on-Pay’ Voting
Author: Wei Li & Yunyan Zhang (University of Adelaide)
Presenter: Wei Li
Discussant: Marco Navone
9:30-9:35Session Chair: Chee Cheong (The University of Adelaide) 
9:35–10:10Paper 6: Is Social Capital Valuable? Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions
Authors: Giang Nguyen (Waseda University) Jo-Ann Suchard (UNSW Sydney) Yuelin Wang (Waseda University)
Presenter: Jo-Ann Suchard
Discussant: Joseph Fan
10:30–11:30Keynote Address: Associate Professor Marco Navone, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales
Topic: Supply Shortages in Sell-Side Analyst Coverage
11:30–12:05Paper 7: Corporate Uses of Cash Flow in Recent Decades
Authors: Xin Chang (Nanyang Technological University), Wei Opie (Deakin University), Carmen Shih (Nanyang Technological University), Hong Feng Zhang (Deakin University)
Presenter: Wei Opie
Discussant: Kelvin Tan

The attached Call for Papers provides more details about the aims of the meeting and the meeting venue.

Please see the full Program here.

Program Committee: Jean Canil (Chair), Alfred Yawson, and Ralf Zurbrugg.
For more information about the Meeting contact: Dr Jean Canil at