BALAS Award Program
Updated December 2023

Recognition

The association sponsors an award program designed to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and research in the area of Latin American business activities.  To receive these awards the manuscripts must be selected to appear in the annual conference proceedings as a full paper and be presented at the annual meeting by one or more of the authors.

The final selection of the papers to receive the awards is the responsibility of the Chair of the Awards committee, utilizing input from his/her committee members and comments from the conference track chairs and paper reviewers. The chair of the Awards Committee shall also appoint a minimum of two additional members to carry out the committee's responsibilities.

Sponsored Awards

Awards may be sponsored by individuals or institutions for a five-year period. Fee is $2,500 or $500/year. There are currently six BALAS awards:

  • BALAS Presidential Best Academic Paper Award
  • Luis Sanz Best Student Paper Award
  • Lourdes Casanova Best Applied Paper Award
  • University of San Diego Knauss School of Business Best Corporate Social Responsibility Paper Award
  • Universidad de los Andes School of Management Best Teaching Case Award 
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas - EAESP Best Doctoral Presentation Award

Paper Awards

The association sponsors an award program designed to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and research in the area of Latin American business activities. To receive these awards the manuscripts must be selected to appear in the annual conference proceedings as a full paper and be presented at the annual meeting by one or more of the authors.

The final selection of the papers to receive the awards is the responsibility of the Chair of the Awards committee, utilizing input from his/her committee members and comments from the conference track chairs and paper reviewers.

Teaching Case Award

The Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) annual conference is renowned for acknowledging scholarly excellence through its Latin American Teaching Case Award. This distinguished award is specifically designed to honor an outstanding case study that has demonstrated significant influence in the domain of teaching within the context of Latin American business studies. The award recognizes the author(s) who have excelled in creating a case study that not only embodies thorough research and in-depth analysis of Latin American business phenomena but also excels in pedagogical effectiveness, engaging students with practical insights and dynamic learning experiences.

Doctoral Presentation Award

The Doctoral Presentation Award stands as a testament to the association's commitment to fostering the growth of emerging scholars. This prestigious award is presented to a doctoral student or recent graduate who delivers an exceptional research presentation, showcasing innovative and impactful work pertinent to Latin American business studies. The award is a recognition of academic excellence, originality of research, and the potential contribution of the doctoral work to both academic literature and practical applications within the Latin American business context.

BALAS 2023 Awards

You can see the award winners of BALAS 2023 Annual conference here:  BALAS AWARDS 2023.pptx

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