Deadline October 1st.

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


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, Management Information & Control Systems
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Culture, Social and Ethical Issues
  • Economics and Global Issues
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Business
  • Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management
  • Information Technology Management and Operations
  • Management, HRM and Strategy
  • Marketing Management 
  • Strategies for 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


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 of Journal of Business ResearchAcademia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración  and International journal of Advertising (submit to Marketing Management Track).

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?

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