BALAS 2024 Conference – Call for papers


Guest editor(s): FGV EAESP - Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas

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Innovation Ecosystems for Business Development

18-21 June 2024, São Paulo, Brazil

The host of the 2024 BALAS Conference is FGV EAESP, the most internationalized school in Latin America (LATAM), with more than 100 partnerships with internationally renowned foreign institutions in all continents. It is also recognized as a high-level center for research in Management and for training leaders in the business, government and academic spheres.

New digital and physical technologies are enabling the creation of new business models by new ventures and established organizations, as well as facilitating the interaction between partners and the creation of complementary business activities. In this context, the notion of ecosystems is becoming increasingly popular. In the last ten years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has highlighted the central role of innovation ecosystems in fomenting economic activity.

Different types of innovation ecosystems co-exist. Established firms, suppliers, and other actors may work together in platform-based ecosystems creating new complementary products and services that can be mixed and matched to offer unique value propositions to various end users. Some of these actors may be startups that interact with larger organizations, venture capitalists, business angels, public sector agencies, universities, and research centers in entrepreneurial ecosystems to foster new ventures and growth.

For business leaders, innovation ecosystems are a source of winning ideas and a means to speed up their innovative efforts. At the same time, policymakers see them as a robust notion to orient the creation of policy mechanisms and stimulate economic activity. The focus is on understanding how to unleash the potential of different types of innovation ecosystems for business development. In academia, researchers have dedicated attention to the mechanisms to make that happen. Yet, most academic literature has focused on innovation ecosystems in developed countries.

The BALAS 2024 Conference will provide a scholarly academic forum for discussing innovation ecosystems for business development in the LATAM contexts, focusing on specific conditions and solutions of our reality.

The Conference is offering the following special and general tracks for paper submission and a Doctoral Colloquium:

Special tracks

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial ecosystems for Business and Sustainable Development
  • Overcoming the Innovation Paradox in Developing and Emerging Economies:
  • Technology and Management to Reach Prosperity
  • Management History
  • Public Management

General tracks

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

The best papers will be invited to a special section for JEFAS. Please note that all invited papers will be subject to standard anonymous peer review and editorial approval process.

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Enjoy this opportunity!
The BALAS 2024 team.

The deadline to submit papers is: February 17th, 2024.