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Local Responses to Global Challenges: Lessons from Smaller Economies
2014 BALAS Annual Conference
April, 9-12, 2014 - North West, Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain
Hosted Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of West Indies

Paper Submission Due Date 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. All papers submitted must focus on the business or economic environment of Latin America or the Caribbean. Paper deadline submission is November 1, 2013.

BALAS publishes a conference Proceedings of the papers accepted and presented at the conference. In addition the Journal of Business Research and Academia / Revista Latinoamericana de Administración will publish special issues with the best papers of the BALAS 2014 conference.

The conference tracks are listed below. To see a more detailed description of the various tracks click here.

Size Matters: The Effects of Globalization on Small Economies
The Role of the State and State Owned Enterprises in the development of business

Accounting, Taxation and Management Information and Control Systems
Consumer Behavior
Corporate Finance
Culture, Social and Ethical Issues
Economic Environment and Regional Integration
Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management
Human Resource Management
Information Technology Management
Marketing Management
Management Education and Teaching Cases
Supply-Chain and Operations Management





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