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Call for Papers 2014 Annual Conference
"Local Responses to Global Challenges: Lessons from Small Economies"
April 9-12, 2014 - Trinidad and Tobago
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain
Hosted by Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of West Indies

Submit paper by November 1, 2013

Whether you are an advocate of globalization, semi-globalization or localization, the reality in business is that dynamic and unpredictable market forces, fast paced technological developments, social movements, and climate change do have a profound impact in the strategy and the organization of your business.

What are the most significant Global Challenges for Business? What opportunities these Global Challenges present to the LATAM and Caribbean Region? How companies in the region have been able to embrace the chaos, uncertainty and ambiguity of markets and technologies for their own advantage? How companies read, understand, and develop foresight using their operating atmosphere and other contexts as sources of inspiration? These are pressing questions our academic community has must tackle.

One of the most important aspects of the conference is to explore, compare and contrast how the local responses to global challenges change relative to the size and resource base of a country or regional economy.

Papers in all areas of business and economics are invited. We especially invite those that explore the challenges of size and resources for economic growth and the role that business, governments and NGOs play in addressing these challenges. Click here for more information and to submit a paper.

"Free Markets and Social Inclusion: Towards a common goal"
Annual Conference held March 20-22, 2013 in Lima, Peru
sted by Universidad ESAN - Click here to see the gallery of photos from the conference!

From March 20th to 22nd ESAN was a wonderful host for the 2013 BALAS annual conference. A special thanks to Jorge Talavera, Nancy Matos, Mariella Olivos and the rest of the staff for their contribution to make of this conference one to remember. Throughout the three days of the conference we had close to 100 attendees, invited panels mixing practitioners and academics), as well as over 50 quality papers presented on all the areas of interest for BALAS, granting two awards. Finally, but not the least, we had time to network with our fellows from all across the world, as well as to dive into some of the main Peruvian cultural attractions.

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