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BALAS 2021 Awards


BALAS 2020 Awards

On this occasion, we are recognizing nominees as well as winners. Congratulations to all!

AWARDS Authors, Paper
FIU Best Doctoral Colloquium Presentation Award Jesus Juyumaya, Big data and predictive analytics for work engagement, job satisfaction and performance
Nominees Marina Santucci, Interorganizational relations in technological districts
  Anne Marie Zwerg, Diversity and satisfaction in global virtual teams
Luis J. Sanz Best Student Paper Award (sponsored by INCAE) Anne Marie Zwerg-Villegas, César Bernal-Torres, Ulf Thoene, Luz Elena Guzmán-Ibarra and Efraín Torralba-Chávez,  Diversity, innovation, and internationalization: Complementary or competing activities in Latin America?
Nominees Enrique Ogliastri, Carlos Quintanilla and Ramiro Caso, Expats perceptions of integrative/ distributive negotiation strategies: a latent class analysis in Latin America 
  Cristobal Barra, Vicente Marin and Jorge Moyano,  Artist Name Infusion and Luxury Perceptions: Expanding the Use of Art in Branding
Lourdes S. Casanova Best Applied Paper Award Rodrigo Heldt, Fernando Bins Luce and Sarang Sunder, Customer-centricity in a product-centric marketplace: a bottom-up approach to customer, brand, and category management
Nominees Wilian Feitosa, Carlos Eduardo Lourenço, Ligia Rezende, Henrique Campos Jr and Noemi Sunago, An experimental approach to analyzing sex appeal and gender in advertising
  Norma Ortiz, Carlos Jaramillo, Urbi Garay, and Diego Tellez, Why do multinational companies deconsolidate operations in a country?
University of San Diego, Best Paper on Business and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Impact & Social Innovation Patricia S. Sánchez-Medina, René Díaz-Pichardo and Joseph S. Guevara-Flores, Gender and Sustainability in Latin American Artisan Family Businesses
Nominees Ezequiel A. Reficco, Jaén María Helena, Carlos Trujillo, Jako Volschenk and Azlan Amran, Are emerging countries walking their talk? The internalization of responsible management education in Asia, Africa and Latin America
  Mario Vázquez Maguirre, Humanistic management that benefits the community: Evidence from Social Enterprises in Mexico, Guatemala and Perú.
Universidad de Los Andes Best Teaching Case Award Felipe Pérez Pineda, Esteban R. Brenes and Joseph Acuña, Eco-granjas “Michín”, S.A. de C.V. 
Nominees Luíza Fonseca, Angela da Rocha and Paula Sirimarco, Developing a global niche: The case of Zee.dog 
  Fernando Nogueira, Malu Villela and Elisa Larroude, Combio and the ACAI puzzle
BALAS President´s Award for Best Academic Paper Marcos Gomez, Catalina Bastias, Alvaro Espejo, Wenceslao Unanue, Frank Martela and Diego Bravo. The virtuous cycle of prosocial behavior and perceived prosocial impact in organizations
Nominees Shoeb Mohammad and Bryan Husted, The Effect of Skilled Labour Scarcity on Law-abiding Organizational Climates in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Mexico
  Esteban R. Brenes, Gabriel Rodríguez-Portuguez, Joseph Acuña and Yadira Villalobos, Neuropsychological profile of entrepreneurs
  Juan Pablo Torres, José Ignacio Barrera and Gonzalo Valdes, Innovation Processes in Latin American Firms: A Dynamic Capability approach


BALAS 2020 Awards and Nominees



BALAS 2019 Award Winners

On this occasion, we are recognizing nominees as well as winners. Congratulations to all!

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BALAS 2018 Award Winners

The BALAS association sponsors an award program designed to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and research in the area of Latin American business activities. The number of awards has been enhanced thanks to the generosity of several of BALAS Institutional Members.

Beginning with the 2016 BALAS Conference, the best student paper award has been designated as the Luis J. Sanz Best Student Paper Award in honor of Dr. Sanz lifelong support of students and scholarship related to the business and economic environment of Latin America. INCAE sponsors this award.

BALAS granted the following awards during the 2018 Conference:

  • BALAS Presidents' Award for Best Academic Paper
  • Luis J. Sanz Best Student Paper Award 
  • Lourdes S. Casanova Best Applied Paper Award
  • Universidad de los Andes School of Management Best Teaching Case Award
  • USD School of Business Award for the Best Teaching Case or Paper on Business and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Impact and Social Innovation

On this occasion, we are recognizing nominees as well as winners. Congratulations to all! 

Click here to download the full list of winners.

Previous BALAS Award Winners

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