2018 European Conference

13 - 15 June 2018 | Kristiansand, Norway

FMA International is pleased to announce its 22nd European Conference in Kristiansand, Norway. FMA’s European Conference brings together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making and provides a forum for presenting new research and discussing current issues in financial management and related topics.

Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, tutorials and exhibits will begin Thursday morning and end Friday afternoon. The Doctoral Student Consortium (invite only) will be held on Wednesday, 13 June. In addition to the conference, attendees may take advantage of the area's many amenities and tourist opportunities

Program Co-Chairs
Lars Oxelheim, University of Agder and Lund University
Annette Poulsen, University of Georgia

Registration & Fees

Onsite registration is available and will be located at the main entrance to the University of Agder on:

  • Wednesday, 13 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, 14 June, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 15 June, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fees

  • Member Conference Registration: $500 USD (Professional), $345 USD (current PhD/DBA student)
  • Nonmember Conference Registration: $600 USD (Professional), $375 (current PhD/DBA student)

Optional Special Events Fees

Additional fees are required for the Gala Dinner on Thursday and the Closing Reception on Friday. Fees for additional guests apply.

  • Thursday Gala Dinner at Christianholm Festning: $20 USD (registrant only), $80 USD (registrant plus one (1) guest)
    Generously sponsored by the University of Agder
  • Friday Closing Reception: $10 USD (registrant only), $30 (registrant plus one (1) guest)

Conference Program

Click here to view the program

Featuring the Keynote Presentation


"Globalization and Finance at the Crossroads"

Adrian Blundell-Wignall
Special Advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs

Dr. Adrian Blundell-Wignall is the Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial Markets and Enterprise Affairs and the Editor of Financial Market Trends at the OECD. He is also the founder and chairman of a charitable foundation (The Anika Foundation) that raises and invests an endowment fund to provide scholarships in a critical area of healthcare. He has a 1st class Honours degree and PhD in Economics from Cambridge University, UK. He is the author of extensive publications on financial markets and monetary policy in learned journals and books, as well as broker analyst studies and reports.

Doctoral Student Consortium on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Doctoral Student Consortium, coordinated by Craig Lewis of Vanderbilt University, includes a panel session with distinguished scholars discussing the latest advances in research and offering career advice. The afternoon breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to present job market papers or dissertation proposals and receive feedback from the faculty and panelists. Accepted participants receive complimentary conference registration.

To apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium, students must complete the online application and submit a 5 - 10 page dissertation proposal (in PDF format). In addition, one recommendation letter should either be uploaded to the application or sent to FMA prior to the application deadline. 

Applications were due on Friday, 16 February 2018. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application.

Conference Hotels

We have contracted with several hotels in Kristiansand for discounted room rate. Click here for the listing, hotel location map, rates, and reservation methods/deadlines.

Transportation and Activities

Kristiansand is easily accessible by direct flights from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Oslo. Click here for information on flights to Kristiansand and transportation information from the airport to the city center and to the University of Agder.

We are pleased to recommend several activities to enjoy in Norway before and after the conference. Click here for details.

Formal Participant Letters & Invitations

For participants seeking a formal invitation from FMA for either institution support or visa requirements, please contact Karen Wright at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected]. Participants must be registered for the conference in order to receive a requested letter. 

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Karen Wright at 813-974-2084 or [email protected].

Best Paper Awards

Papers accepted for presentation will be eligible to compete for Best Paper Awards.

Best Paper Award Sponsors

Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal (free for readers), which publishes original theoretical and empirical work on organization studies.  Administrative Sciences aims to advance and communicate knowledge  concerning management theory and practice both in public administration and in profit organizations; it encourages submissions that build on interdisciplinary research in related fields, such as business, economics, sociology, physiology, communication theory or  artificial intelligence and their implications on management, organizations and the society. The journal is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Web of Science.

DNB has established a strong platform for its Norwegian and international corporate customers, with unique expertise world-wide within shipping, offshore, energy and seafood.

Svenska Handelsbanken AB is a Swedish bank providing universal banking services including traditional corporate transactions, investment banking and trading as well as consumer banking including life insurance.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.

Sparebanken Sør is a savings bank based in Kristiansand, Norway. Sparebanken Sør´s main market is located in the counties of Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder and Telemark. 

Conference Sponsor

City of Kristiansand (Kristiansand Kommune)

Kristiansand is a city in southern Norway. Its old town, Posebyen, features traditional wooden houses. In the center, neo-Gothic Kristiansand Cathedral is near the Sørlandets Museum, which displays Norwegian art from 1800 to today. The southeastern shoreline includes the Bystranda city beach, the 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress rotunda and Fiskebrygga quay.

The main objective of Oslo Børs is to be the central marketplace for listing and trading of financial instruments in the Norwegian market. We offer listing and trading in equities, equity certificates, ETPs, fixed income products and derivatives products in five different marketplaces; Oslo Børs, Oslo Axess, Merkur Market, Nordic ABM and Oslo Connect.

#FMANorway2018 - Follow the Conversation

During the conference, use the hashtag #FMANorway2018 to follow the conversation on Twitter (@finmgmtassoc) and Facebook (

Call for Papers and Deadlines

To view the Call for Papers, click here. To apply for the Doctoral Student Consortium or as a Session Chair/Paper Discussant, please click the links below. There is no fee for the Doctoral Student Consortium application. (All deadlines have passed.)

University of Adger

About University of Agder and the Region

The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the southern tip of Norway (and the country is ranked #1 in the 2017 World Happiness Index). The lovely nature with sea and mountains invites to outdoor activities before and after the conference. The history of UiA dates back to 1839. UiA is today an internationally oriented public university with state-of-art buildings on both its two campuses (Kristiansand and Grimstad). Research is the foundation for all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide range of disciplines. UiA is also known as a center in Europe for research in microfinance. The UiA School of Business and Law offers programs at all levels (PhD, master, and bachelor) and provides a very active executive program, as well.