SUCCESSFUL BALAS 2020 Annual Conference Sept. 23-25th.

BALAS in collaboration with Universidad La Salle, and the support of U. of Puerto Rico, Universidad Los Andes, Esan University and Universidad de Chile, hosted its annual conference ONLINE, using the, platform. Over 220 attendees in over 15 sessions and 3 plenaries made this event very successful. Over 100 Papers, Cases and Doctoral Presentations were presented during this conference. Additionally, Also, this year BALAS named professor Joseph Ganitsky, as BALAS Fellow in a warm and emotional Awards & Closing Ceremony. More ....


The 2020 BALAS Annual Conference Nominees and AwardsSEE THEM HERE!

SEMEAD Connecta 2020


BALAS & SEMEAD (Brazil) are inviting for presentations 

Deadline October 4th

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


This past Friday May 29 th, BALAS - the Business Association for Latin American Business Studies- with the support of Universidad La Salle, Esan University and the University of Chile, hosted the first FULLY ONLINE event: the BALAS 2020 Doctoral Colloquium (see program here), over the platform. This Colloquium is part of the 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held online next 23/25th September.  The Colloquium included 12 Doctoral Student presentations in front of Expert Panels and one plenary session with Prof. Joao Mauricio Boaventura, editor of RBGN (Revista Brasileira do Gestao do Negocios, WoS indexed) for a very fruitful and engaging event. We want to thank the Doctoral Students and the 10+ panelists for their participation and collaboration in this Colloquium.  Also, we are very glad that, since we opened the Colloquium to doctoral students and professors in Latin America, we had over 100 registered guests that came from 10 different countries as Brazil, Chile, Perú, Spain, Ireland, among others.

This was a great pilot event, that foster the exchange of ideas and collaboration for Business doctoral students in Latin America. We look forward to the BALAS Annual Conference in September, and other events that the Association is planning for the near future.

ENEFA 2020

ENEFA 2020, the Chilean Association of Business Schools Conference November 4-6th


BALAS2021 Host - U. La Salle Bogotá

La Salle University in Bogotá, Colombia, will be the host for the Annual 2021 BALAS Conference. The conference will be held in the central CHAPINERO Campus.

Institutional Members

BALAS thanks Institutional Members for their continuing support and collaboration. If your institution wants to become a member please  Join here

Partner universities include: Universidad de San Diego, Florida International University, Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), ESAN University, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Adolofo Ibáñez, 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), U. of Texas San Antonio, CETYS Universidad (México), ESPAE-Espol (Ecuador), Universidad ORT Uruguay, Northeastern University

Featured Institutional Member


Located in the vibrant city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, ESPAE is the most prestigious Graduated School of Management in the country, and is the first state Business School to become accredited by AACSB. ESPAE offers MBA, Masters, and Executive Education programs.

ESPAE is part of the Escuela Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), the parent university offering many undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse disciplines. ESPAE publishes working papers and relevant publications for both the academic and business communities. Many professional and academic events are hosted each year by ESPAE. ESPAE was the BALAS 2016 Host.

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