Value 2012 – Value in Sustainable Business Practices
Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, South Africa
The Value 2012 conference organized by by the Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences, University of Johannesburg is the perfect platform for researchers and academic minds in related financial disciplines, as well as business leaders, to present and debate issues in a way that would lead to a better understanding and hence, recognition of value through sustainable business practices, thereby contributing to a more sustainable corporate Africa.
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 Value in Sustainable Business Practices.
Specialists from accounting, finance, banking, taxation, economics, education and related fields will shed light on fundamental issues that shape and direct trends, views and innovations relating to value creation and the benefit and influence of sustainable business practices in their respective fields. 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.
Conference Topics include:
Theme 1: Recent trends and developments regarding the value of sustainable business practices in Economics, Econometrics and Banking
Papers analysing the growth prospects despite constraints such as institutions, limitations, macroeconomic stability, trade openness, education, inequality, health issues, internal conflict and social fractionalisation within developing and emerging countries will be presented. The diverging growth rates between countries within this group and with developed countries can be examined. Any topic related to Economics or the banking sector, such as improving growth and stability in the economy through fiscal and monetary policy may be presented.
Theme 2: The Value of Sustainability in Accountancy, Taxation, Auditing and Corporate Governance
Papers exploring the rapid pace with which change is occurring in the fields of accounting, auditing and taxation will be presented, together with papers covering specific topics in which change has occurred over the past few years. The accountancy profession, corporate governance and IT control issues may also be explored, with specific emphasis on the issue of sustainability
Theme 3: Value added trends 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: Sustainability in Education
Papers covering thought leadership, the relevance and value of sustainable education processes and educational processes can be submitted.
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.
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