The 2nd International Conference on Business and Policy Studies (CONF-BPS 2023) was held online on February 26, 2023. The paper accepted by CONF-BPS will be published in Applied Economics and Policy Studies (AEPS) (Print ISSN 2731-4006) or Advances in Economics Management and Political Sciences (Print ISSN 2754-1169).

Prof. Canh Thien Dang from King's College London, Prof. Arman Eshraghi from Cardiff Business School, Prof. Kristle Romero Cortes from the University of New South Wales, Prof. Chinny Nzekwe-Excel from the University of Wolverhampton, Prof. Kausar Abbas from Monarch Business School Switzerland, Prof. Javier Cifuentes-Faura from the University of Murcia, and Prof. Muhammad Abrar from GC University Faisalabad have given keynote speeches on related topics of Financial Transparency, Financial Integration and Climate Risk, Corporate Partnership and Enterprise Engagement, Banking on Equality, Connection Between Expenditure, Revenues and Transparency Index, etc. Also, we invited authors of qualified papers to deliver oral presentations at the online session. 9 authors have presented their studies of Investment Decisions, M&A, Blockchain, Stock Market, Risk Analysis, and so on. Questions from the audience were collected and answered by the presenters. The conference provided the participants with good opportunities to exchange ideas and build networks, and it will lead to further collaborations between both universities and other societies.


Title: The Financial Transparency in the British Charity Sector: A Benford’s Law Approach

Presented by: Canh Thien Dang, King’s Business School, King’s College London

Title: Financial Integration and Climate Risk

Presented by: Kristle Romero Cortés, University of New South Wales

Title: Corporate Partnership and Enterprise Engagement

Presented by: Dr. Chinny Nzekwe-Excel, University of Wolverhampton

Title: Banking on Equality: Reducing the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion

Presented by: Dr. Kausar Abbas, Monarch Business School

Title: Analyzing Public Sector in Spain: Connection Between Expenditure, Revenues and Transparency Index

Presented by: Javier Cifuentes-Faura, University of Murcia

Title: Customer Service Driven Marketing Strategy

Presented by: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abrar, Lyallpur Business School, GC University

Title: Transparency and Investment Decisions

Presented by: Prof. Arman Eshraghi, Cardiff University

Title: Impact of Utilitarian and Hedonic Values on Customer Satisfaction

Presented by: Waseem Ahmad, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Title: Analyzing the Barriers of Blockchain Adoption in the Textile Supply Chain: A Sustainable Business Perspective

Presented by: Dr. Muhammad Nazam, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Title: Research on the Positive Economic Influence of Subsidized Housing in the U.S. and China

Presented by: Mutian Wang, Capital Normal University High School

Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Stock Market -- Taking China’s and the United States’ Stock Markets as Examples

Presented by: Jinyi Liu, The University of Manchester

Title: The Role of In-House Procurement According to Finnish Municipalities’ Purchase Invoice Data

Presented by: Reetta-Kaisa Ghezzi, University of Jyväskylä

Title: An Examination of Behavioral Factors affecting the Investment Decisions: The Moderating Role of Financial Literacy and Mediating Role of Risk Perception

Presented by: Dr. Ather Azim Khan, University of Sialkot