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Call for Papers 2015 Annual Conference
Entrepreneurship in a Diverse World of "Glocal" Initiatives
March 25 - 27, 2015 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Paper Submission Due Date: November 1, 2014

BALAS 2014 conference introduced the theme of “local responses to global challenges” exploring various angles of the challenges and potential benefits present to the LATAM and Caribbean Region. BALAS 2015 will pursue the discovery of other dimensions of “Glocalization” that may represent the key to economic prosperity in the region.

It is argued that “glocalization” often involves a process of trial and error in which global companies assess the power and influence of their products on local consumers worldwide. The bids are high on connecting “glocalization’ and culture, in involving local people in playing key roles in supporting global business. Could it be that local actions actually dictate global policies? Should that assumption be true, cities and local authorities would exercise increased global influence, with the potential of benefiting the local economy.

BALAS 2015 is honored to have as keynote speaker, Professor Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology of Columbia University, and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought and Columbia University. She has made compelling and controversial propositions on the impact of foreign investment in emigration, with the shocking and unexpected conclusion that foreign investment can actually aggravate emigration. She has proposed that globalization, far from being a phenomenon that is free from boundary demarcations, is actually nurtured by very specific territorial limits.

Papers in all areas of business and economics are invited. We especially invite those that explore “glocal” initiatives and their role in economic prosperity. Click here for more information and to submit a paper.


"Local Responses to Global Challenges: Lessons from Small Economies"
Annual Conference held April 9-12, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Hosted by Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of West Indies - Click here to see the gallery of photos from the conference!

From April 9th to 12th Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business was a wonderful host for the 2014 BALAS annual conference. A special thanks to Miguel Carrillo, José Rocha and the rest of the staff for their contribution to make 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 60 quality papers presented on all the areas of interest for BALAS, granting four 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 Trinidad cultural attractions.

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