Successful BALAS 2021 Conference was hosted online - 28-30 July, 2021


The 2021 BALAS Annual Conference was successfully hosted last July (28, 29 & 30) as an online event. We had the participation of over 170 persons, 80 authors, 25+ doctoral students discussing around different business research issues in Latin and Iberoamerica.

The event was hosted by Universidad de La Salle, Colombia and BALAS, with the support of a member schools consortium (Uniandes and U. del Rosario, Colombia; ESAN University, Peru; U. de Puerto Rico; U. de Chile). 

We had relevant key speakers including: Mg. Felipe Buitrago, former Minister of Culture in Colombia discussing the Orange Economy Perspectives and Challenges, and Dr. Martina Muster, Senior Editor of the Journal of World Business and Dr. Daniel Rottig former editor of AIB Insights in a very fruitful and energetic Meet the Editors Session. Additionally we hosted the Doctoral Colloquium with 8 doctoral presentations and the first Latin American Job Market, in collaboration with U. del Rosario.


CLADEA 2021 in Guadalajara

CLADEA will be hosted by EGADE Guadalajara, October 25th-27th, online and/or on site depending on sanitary conditions. 

BALAS 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, June 10-13th, 2022

Nova School of Business & Economics in Lisbon, Carcavelos, Portugal, will be the host for the Annual 2022 BALAS Conference. The conference will be held in the beautiful new campus of the School in Carcavelos, close to Lisbon (June 10-13th)

Emerging Markets Conference 2021 Online, October 4-12.

The 8th Emerging Markets Conference will be hosted online by the Graduate School of Management of the University of St. Petersburg, Russia. Deadline: August 31st..  Conference Information


BALAS thanks Institutional Members for their continuing support and collaboration. 

Partner universities include: Universidad de San Diego, Florida International University, Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), ESAN University, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Adolofo Ibáñez (Chile), Universidad de Puerto Rico/Rio Piedras, EGADE Tec Monterrey, Universidad de La Salle (Colombia), INCAE Costa Rica, Universidad de Texas Rio Grande Valley, Fundacion Getulio Vargas, INSPER Brazil. Universidad ICESI (Colombia), Universidad de La Sabana/ INALDE (Colombia), Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), U. of Texas San Antonio, CETYS Universidad (México), ESPAE-Espol (Ecuador), Universidad ORT Uruguay, Northeastern University,  Universidad de Lima, Perú, CLADEA. If your institution wants to become a member please  Join here

BALAS-SEMEAD PARTNERSHIP Promoting Academic Exchange Americas-Brazil

BALAS and SEMEAD, one of the largest and prestigious Brazilian Conferences in Business Research, hosted by U of Sao Paulo, and over 20 Brazilian Universities, are partnering with other institutions in Latin America in order to promote Academic, Intellectual, Professor and Student Exchanges. As a starting point, within SEMEAD 2020 there will be a new CONNECTA Series & Tracks. You can visit the connecta subsite at:

For more detailed information open the CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

New Institutional Member

We are proud to announce that the College of Business the University of Texas Arlington has joined as a new BALAS Institutional Member

Featured Institutional Member

ORT University

Located close to the Rio de la Plata rambla in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, ORT University has been one of the longstanding BALAS Institutional Members. ORT is the most prestigious School of Management in the country, and is the first sBusiness School to become accredited by AMBA. ORT offers innovative Undergraduate, MBA, Masters, and Executive Education programs.

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