The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB), in collaboration with its Academic Think-Tank, is pleased to announce a competition for best papers in the field of co-operative banks. The competition is targeted at young researchers up to 35 years old (i.e. they should be born in 1986 or after). Co-authored papers will be accepted if all authors are up to 35 years of age.
Contributions will be accepted providing they are not already published in scientific journals or books by 15 September 2022. However, papers that have appeared in working paper series or that will be forthcoming in a publication after 15 September 2022 will be considered.
The papers should relate directly to co-operative banks. Papers that compare co-operative banks with other types of banking organisations, e.g., profit maximising banks, shareholders banks, savings banks, etc., are welcome. The papers should be written in English. The assessors will be looking for contributions primarily from the following academic fields: economics, finance and accounting, corporate governance, or management.
Broad themes include:
- Co-operative banks' contribution to sustainability of society and the environment
- Innovation, digitalisation: challenges and opportunities for co-operative banks
- The specific governance of co-operative banks and the evolution of their business model
- The challenge of Open Banking for co-operative banks
- Co-operative Banks: ‘Creating member value’
- Regulatory challenges of co-operative banks
- Co-operative banks and financial stability
- Diversity in banking: the role of co-operative banks
- Contribution of co-operative banks to competition in European banking
- The issue of over-capacity in European Banking: myth or reality and the possible implications for co-operative banks
- Co-operative banks and social and financial inclusion
- International comparison of co-operative banks
- Are there distinct characteristics of co-operative banks (the co-operative difference)
- Culture in stakeholders value (co-operative) banks: is it different from shareholder banks?”
For more detail on how to submit a paper, click on the PDF link below.