BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 
OF LATIN AMERICAN
STUDIES


DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM 2020

Deadline November 15th, 2019

Additional Doctoral Students and other members of the business research community interested in Latin America, may participate in the BALAS Doctoral Colloquium to be held in parallel with the conference. Doctoral students interested in submitting their Doctoral proposals or research, may get more information here balasdoctoral@gmail.com.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE!

Look for the Doctoral Colloquium Track

SOCIAL & CULTURAL EVENTS
Exciting social events in brilliant BOGOTA are included in the program, Opening Cocktail, GALA Dinner, Instituional Member Represenatives Dinner, among other networking opportunities 

CONFERENCE TRACKS

Authors can submit both COMPETITIVE PAPERS and WORKING PAPERS, and should indicate this in the submission. WORKING PAPERS will not be considered for awards or for Special Issues.

General Tracks:

  • Accounting, Taxation & Control Systems
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Culture, Social and Ethical Issues
  • Economics and Global Issues
  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business (STEP sponsored)
  • Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management
  • Information Systems, Technology Management and Operations
  • Management and HRM
  • Marketing Management 
  • Strategy, IB & Global Competitiveness
  • Teaching Cases and Management Education

Special Conference Tracks:

  • Institutional Determinants for (International) Entrepreneurship
  • China and Latin America: Business and Economic Issues

BALAS 2020 Annual Conference - BOGOTA

INSTITUTIONAL DETERMINANTS FOR (INTERNATIONAL) ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

April 1-3, 2020
Bogotá, Colombia

Hosted by 
School of Economics & Social Sciences

Universidad de La Salle

CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline October 1st, 2019

Best papers will be considered for special issues/sections of Journal of Business ResearchAcademia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración  and International journal of Advertising (submit to Marketing Management Track). New publication opportunities are being added like the fast track for RBGN-Revista Brasileira do Administracao do Negocios (WoS indexed). We also will organize a BALAS Paper Development Workshop (you need to apply to be selected).

Countries rarely succeed in the absence of state institutions that can establish and enforce the “rules of engagement”, collect revenues, and provide public goods and services. It is likely that those in which institutions are strong, ensure the efficient allocation of resources, allow investment in higher yield activities, reduce uncertainty and friction, favor the convergence between private and social benefits, and facilitate the coordination of economics drivers. On the contrary, those in which public institutions are weak, may have several economic problems such as lower investment, slower growth in productivity, lower per capita income, and lower GDP growth.

In addition to the general permanent tracks, the conference special track has a specific purpose to explore and promote research regarding the linkage between public institutions and (international) entrepreneurship. Latin America is a promising region for scholars in search of the answers to the causes and consequences of institutional changes and how they affect entrepreneurial activities. BALAS 2020 Conference in Bogotá, hosted by La Salle University will set the stage to explore the answers to questions like:

  • How does a changing or unstable public institutional environment affect (international) entrepreneurial activities? 
  • How do different types of underdeveloped public institutions constrain (international) entrepreneurial activities and innovation?
  • What role do public institutions play in (international) entrepreneurship? 
  • How do institutions shape the conditions for (international) entrepreneurship?
PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Deadline for paper submissions: October 1, 2019.
  2. Paper Submission Process
    • Manuscripts must be submitted on-line at this site. Create your user name and password above right to access.
    • During the on-line submission process please be prepared to enter in the title of the paper, abstract, keywords, track, and complete contact information for ALL authors. The information you submit during the on-line process will be used directly to create the program and proceedings, if your paper is accepted. So please be accurate and complete when entering this information.
    • There is a US$35 paper submission fee for each paper. Payment arrangements will be provided in the on-line submission page. 
  3. Language
    • All papers must be submitted in English
    • At the conference, all papers must be presented in English
  4. Blind Review
    • To facilitate the blind review process, the authors' names should NOT appear anywhere in the entire paper and NOT on the title page. Check headers and footers to be sure the authors' names do NOT appear.
  5. Paper format guidelines include>
    • Use Times New Roman no smaller than font 12p, 1,5 spaces, completely justified.
    • Use HEADINGS in CAPITAL LETTERS (e.g. INTRODUCTION, LITERATURE REVIEW, CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND HYPOTHESES, METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS, REFERENCES)
    • Maximum Length 20 pages of text + 3 pages for figures or tables.
    • References should use APA style
  6. Only manuscripts corresponding to the above guidelines will be accepted. In order to be included in the program at least one author needs to be registered in the conference 10 days before the starting date.



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