SYMPOSIUM

FIRST LATAM SYMPOSIUM IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS
NOVEMBER 12-13, 2020
(VIRTUAL EDITION)

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

The School of Economics and Business and the Ph.D. program in Business Economics, at the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) invite the academic community to participate in the 1st Symposium in Business Economics (virtual edition). The first edition of this symposium is specially oriented to:
– LATAM Doctoral students from accredited PhD programs (Chilean and LATAM universities)
– LATAM postdoctoral researchers (less than three years after graduation)
– LATAM junior researchers (less than three years after graduation)
– LATAM academic community

The symposium consists of two-days of on-line activities focused on:
– Providing specialized webinars with outstanding experts in entrepreneurship, economics and management fields
to discuss topics included in the current research agenda, as well as methodological components for designing the
study in these topics
– Providing a space for presenting and discussing research in entrepreneurship, economics and management fields
through paper presentations in parallel sessions, as well as bringing some publication options for the bestpresented papers
– Providing a space for doctoral students to present/discuss research proposals with outstanding experts and journal editors in entrepreneurship, economics and management fields

Indeed, the symposium organizers are greatly honoured and grateful by the participation of Professor Herman Aguinis [Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar & Chairperson of the Department of Management at the George Washington University School of Business] with his keynote speech “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: How to Design and Conduct High-impact Research”.

The official languages of this symposium will be Spanish and English. If you are interested to participate, please do not forget the key dates:
– Extended abstract and/or research proposal submission: October 19th, 2020
– FREE registration (it is important to be considered in the program): November 2nd, 2020
– Symposium dates: November 12th & 13th, 2020

We are looking forward to receiving your proposal and sharing this event with all of you.

All the best,

Maribel Guerrero & Jean Sepúlveda
School of Economics and Business,
Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.
Organizers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure:
How to Design and Conduct High-impact Research
Herman Aguinis
Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar & Chairperson
Department of Management
The George Washington University School of Business

Have you thought about ideas regarding empirical research but are not sure how to actually go about testing these ideas? Are you stuck with what you think may be a good general question for a project but are not sure how to actually design it, which variables to measure and how, and how the data will be analyzed? Do you have some initial ideas regarding projects, but are not sure whether these are worth pursuing? This plenary will address an assortment of issues that are critical in the research process beginning with an assessment of whether a project idea is interesting and of practical importance, followed with research design, measurement, and dataanalysis issues.

CALL FOR PAPER PRESENTATION
(EXTENDED ABSTRACTS – SUBMISSION PROCESS)

RESEARCH TRACKS

Track 1: Entrepreneurship
– Entrepreneurship and cognitions
– Entrepreneurship and minorities (gender, migrants, rural)
– Entrepreneurship, technology, digitalization and innovation
– Entrepreneurship and context
– Entrepreneurship and economic growth
– Others

Track 2: Economics and the firm
– Markets and competition
– Uncertainty
– Managerial Economics
– Economics for business management
– Others

Track 3: Management
– Big challenges in the management
– Leadership and gender
– Innovation management
– Strategic management
– Others

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Authors should submit an extended abstract (15 pages max.) as follow

– 500-word abstract
– Content should include research objective, conceptual framework, methodology, preliminary results, expected
contributions and implications (including references and tables/figures)
– Style: Times new roman font, double spacing, size 11, 2.5 cm (1.5 inch) margins

Submission process

– Subject: Extended abstract – Track (specify the track number/name)
– Email body: Please indicate Abstract title, Authors’ names, University
– PDF attached files: Title page + Extended abstract (without authors information)
– Email: doctoradofen@udd.cl

PUBLICATION OPTIONS

The best papers will be invited to participate in the following publication options

Option 1: Special Issue or fast track (e.g., Management Research, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, …)
Option 2: Book chapter (e.g., Routledge, Edward Elgar Publishing, …)

CALL FOR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
(RESEARCH PROPOSAL – SUBMISSION PROCESS)

RESEARCH TRACKS
Track 1: Entrepreneurship
Track 2: Economics and the firm
Track 3: Management

SUBMISSION PROCESS

(A) A reference letter from the student’s thesis advisor that should include the PhD program, the School/University and contact information of the doctoral dissertation advisor

(B) PhD student’s short-bio and CV (no more than three pages)

(C) Doctoral Dissertation Projects: 15 pages

• 500-word abstract
• Content should include research objective, conceptual framework, methodology, preliminary results, expected
contributions and implications (including references, tables and figures)
• Style: Times new roman font, double spacing, size 11, 2.5 cm (1.5 inch) margins

(D) Modalities

• Juniors (PhD – first year)
• Advanced (PhD – second year)
• Seniors (PhD – third year)

(E) Submission process
• Subject: Doctoral Consortium – Track (specify the track number/name)
• Email body: Please indicate proposal title, PhD student’ name, University, Supervisor
• PDF attached files: Reference letter, PhD student short-bio / CV, Doctoral dissertation Project (without author
information)
• Email: doctoradofen@udd.cl

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

(A) Internal [School of Economics and Business, UDD]

Entrepreneurship

Economics

Management

(B) External

ORGANIZERS

For further information, please contact organizers:

Maribel Guerrero 
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Director – GEM Chile
School of Economics and Business
Universidad del Desarrollo
[maribelguerrero@udd.cl]

Jean Sepúlveda
Professor of Economics
Director – Business Economics PhD program
School of Economics and Business
Universidad del Desarrollo
[jeansepulveda@udd.cl]

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