Bogotá - ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Economics & Social Sciences

CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline October 15th, 2019

The Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) will hold its annual conference in

Bogotá, Colombia - April 1-3, 2020

Hosted by 
School of Economics & Social Sciences

Universidad de La Salle

Manhattan College faculty, staff, and students (especially Master degree students) are encouraged to submit either a "competative" or a "working" paper (see program details for more information about this distinction) for presentation before the Oct 15, 2019 deadline.


Note the Office of the Dean of the O'Malley School of Business, the Office of the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Mission wish to support and encourage Manhattan College participants in this significant international conference.  Reimbursement for the $35 paper submission fee as well as registration and travel funding will be provided to Manhattan College participants, provided that (1) they notify the Office of Mission ( before Oct 15, 2019 that they have submitted a paper and (2) they are accepted by the conference for presentation of their paper.  


For more information, please visit the Conference website:


Special Conference Tracks:

  • Institutional Determinants for (International) Entrepreneurship
  • China and Latin America: Business and Economic Issues

In addition to the general traditional Tracks (listed below), 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?
  • The relationships CHINA-AMERICA and their impact in entrepreneurship and commerce

General Tracks:

  • Accounting, Taxation & Control Systems
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Culture, Social and Ethical Issues
  • Economics and Global Issues
  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business (STEP sponsored)
  • Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management
  • Information Systems, Technology Management and Operations
  • Management and HRM
  • Marketing Management 
  • Strategy, IB & Global Competitiveness
  • Teaching Cases and Management Education
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