2022 Annual Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
June 10-13 th 2022 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 14 th., 2022

We cordially invite professors, researchers, and graduate students interested in Business and Economics Issues involving Latin and Ibero America to prepare and send their research to our BALAS 2022 Annual Conference, that will be held at the Carcavelos Campus of NOVA School of Business and Economics, in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. The event will be conducted both on site and online, according to local and global sanitary guidelines.

The prevailing aspiration of business is performance, while that of society is progress. However, business organizations worldwide have been increasingly interested in becoming a force for good, giving rise to initiatives such as the B Corps or the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. The challenges opposing the social and environmental concerns to the financial profitability can thus be seen from a paradoxical lens, in a way to better understand how organizations can simultaneously address these apparent contradictory demands.

In LATAM, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been a growing priority for business leaders. Indeed, the number of LATAM participants in the UN Global Compact is only second to Europe when compared to other world regions, and yet its growth rate has been above the global average. To discuss this field of research, we suggest the exploration of answers to questions such as:

• How do leaders and organisations deal with paradoxical demands?

• What measures are being put in place to tackle both societal and profitability challenges?

Special Conference Tracks

  • Embracing paradoxes: Organizational performance and societal progress
  • Societal progress and Business School impact: Challenges for Business Higher Education and Management

General Tracks:

 Accounting, Taxation & Mgmt. Control Systems  Information Systems, BI, Technology & Operations Mgmt.
 Consumer Behavior  Management, HRM & OB
 Corporate Finance  Marketing Management
 Culture, Social and Ethical Issues  Asia and Latin American Business and Economics
 Economics and Global Issues  Strategy, IB & Global Competitiveness
 Entrepreneurship and Family Business  Teaching Cases and Management Education
 Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management.    

Doctoral Colloquium Track

Track for doctoral students and candidates presenting their research

DEADLINE       February 14 th., 2021


BALAS Special Issues, Sections and Fast track publication opportunities are for several indexed journals and publication collections including de CLADEA-BALAS Case Conssortium with Harvard Business Publishing, ACADEMIA Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, RBGN, Journal of Economics Finance and Administrative Sciences, and Emerging Markets Case Studies. Additional journals will be announced when we get the approvals by their Editorial Boards.


1.     Paper Submission Process

  • Manuscripts must be submitted on-line:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=balas2022
  • Create your user name and submit.
  • 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. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE AUTHOR INFORMATION IN THE FILE YOU UPLOAD TO EASYCHAIR to facilitate the blind review process.

2.     Language

  • All papers must be submitted in English
  • At the conference, all papers must be presented in English

3.     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.

4.     Paper format guidelines include

  • Paper template. Please use the provided template.
  • Maximum Length 20 pages of text + 3 pages for figures or tables. Longer papers will be requested to resubmit shorter versions.
  • Font: Palatino Linotype or Times New Roman no smaller than 11p, 1,5 spaces, completely justified. Or you may use this Paper Template
  • References should use the template format.

5.     There is a US$35 paper submission fee for each paper. This is a honor commitment (at the BALAS.org website)

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 before the starting date. Each paper has to have a different registered conference attendant to be included in the program!


All questions on the doctoral proposal/research submission process should be directed to the BALAS Organizing Committee: balas@balas.org.

P.O. Box 691286, San Antonio, TX 78269, USA | Tel. +1-210-787-3450 | balas@balas.org 

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