BALAS 2024 Annual Conference: Registration now open for international event on innovation ecosystems

Over the last 10 years, the World Economic Forum has highlighted the central role of innovation ecosystems in fostering economic activity.
08 April 2024
BALAS 2024 Annual Conference: Registration now open for international event on innovation ecosystems

New digital and physical technologies are making it possible for startups and established organizations to create new business models, as well as facilitating interaction between partners and the creation of complementary business activities. In this context, the notion of ecosystems is becoming increasingly popular. This year’s Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Conference will be hosted by the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP) from June 18 to 21, and registration is open until April 30, 2024.

Over the last 10 years, the World Economic Forum has highlighted the central role of innovation ecosystems in fostering economic activity. The BALAS 2024 Conference will provide an academic forum to discuss innovation ecosystems for business development in Latin American contexts, focusing on the region’s specific conditions and solutions.

Special Conference Tracks and Doctoral Consortium Track

  • Innovation Ecosystems for Business and Sustainable Development
  • Overcoming the Innovation Paradox in Developing and Emerging Economies: Technology and Management to Achieve Prosperity
  • History of Management
  • Public Management

General Conference Tracks

  • Economics and Global Issues
  • Accounting, Taxation and Management Control Systems
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Culture, Social and Ethical Issues
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses
  • Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management
  • Information Systems, Technology Management and Operations
  • Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business and Economics in Asia and Latin America
  • Strategy, International Business and Global Competitiveness
  • Teaching Cases and Management Education


Founded in 1989, BALAS is the first academic association to focus exclusively on business and economics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Scholars from around the world participate in its annual conference, known for its solid academic standards and for being congenial, open, supportive and fun. In addition to the conference, BALAS produces special edition publications, doctoral consortia, case studies and awards programs.

The objectives of BALAS are to foster education, encourage research and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of Latin American issues that affect the business environment of both domestic and transnational enterprises. BALAS offers events, materials and networks to develop successive generations of academic and professional leaders focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Partner universities

BALAS’ partner universities includethe University of San Diego, Florida International University, the University of Texas at Arlington, Northeastern University, the University of Arizona, the University of the Andes (Colombia), ESAN University, the University of Chile, Adolfo Ibáñez University (Chile), the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, EGADE Business School at Monterrey, the University of La Salle (Colombia), INCAE Costa Rica, the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, Fundação Getulio Vargas, INSPER Brazil, ICESI University (Colombia), the University of La Sabana/INALDE (Colombia), the University of Rosario (Colombia), the University of Texas at San Antonio, CETYS University (Mexico), ESPAE-Espol (Ecuador), ORT University (Uruguay), IESA (Venezuela), the University of Lima, Bolivian Private University and CLADEA.


Registration is now open, and you can sign up until the day before the conference. After this time, registrations will be processed manually on-site. Your conference registration will provide you with access to the conference’s general academic and social events. Your registration will also include an individual BALAS membership (valid until December 31). The promotional rate will only be available until May 15.

Schools that are institutional members of BALAS receive free registration for the annual conference. Therefore, individuals attending the conference as their school’s designated institutional member are welcome to register free of charge. Please email if your school or institution has not received its complementary registration code (to be sent approximately 60 days before the conference) or if you have any questions.

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