Business and Finance
Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, 22-25 May 2012; Deadline 15 Mar 2012
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GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, MAY 22-25, 2012
You are invited to participate in the 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF). The conferences are sponsored by The Institute for Business and Finance Research, LLC (IBFR).
The Summer 2012 conference will be held from May 22-25, 2012 at the Ramada Plaza Herradura Resort and Conference Center in San Jose, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is often referred to as the Switzerland of Central America and was recently identified in an international study as the happiest place on earth. Costa Rica is a world renowned cultural and environmental destination with tremendous diversity. It has an active volcano, beautiful mountain ranges, world class beaches, abundant rainforest, and many other attractions. Many of these attractions are a day trip from the conference hotel. Visit our website at www.theibfr.com/costaricainfo.htm and www.theibfr.com/herradura.htm for additional information. A detailed call for papers is available at: www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm.
The conference provides an excellent venue for you to present your research and receive quality feedback. Theoretical, applied and, empirical papers, as well as case studies in all areas of marketing, management, business, economics, public administration, business law, business education, finance, accounting, taxation, MIS, agribusiness, health care administration and related fields are welcome. Papers do not need to be global in nature. English and Spanish language sessions will be offered. An Internet Session will be offered for those unable to make the trip to the conference site.
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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
The Conference is affiliated with seven peer-reviewed journals: International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting and Taxation, Business Education and Accreditation, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Review of Business and Finance Case Studies, and Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas. Please visit our website for journal specific distribution, indexing and ranking information, including: Cabell’s Directory, Ulrich’s Directory, The American Economic Association’s JEL and other rankings. Papers honored with the Outstanding Research Award at the conference will be offered publication in one of our journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best Paper in Session Award are reviewed for possible journal publication.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR COSTA RICA
Submission for presentation consideration; March 15, 2012
Regular registration and Payment Receipt: March 30, 2012
Award and proceedings submissions: April 9, 2012
Final Payment Deadline: April 19, 2012
Hotel Reservations Deadline: April 19, 2012
USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Detailed Call for Papers: www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm
Submissions for presentation consideration: www.theibfr.com/cs.htm
Hotel Information: www.theibfr.com/herradura.htm
Accepted forms of payment: www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSIONS FOR PRESENTATION CONSIDERATION
Submit a 200-word abstract or full paper at: www.theibfr.com/cs.htm. Early submissions are greatly appreciated. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF format.
All attending participants must register and pay the non-refundable, nontransferable registration fee. Conference registration is $340 for presenting and non-presenting attendees. The registration fee for full-time students is $310. There is an US$80 fee for each additional paper. A $50 late fee applies for registration fees received after the regular payment deadline. If your payment is not received by the final payment deadline, your participation will be cancelled. The registration form and payment methods are available at: www.theIBFR.com/cs.htm.
SPONSORED FOOD AND BEVERAGE
During the reception, Hors d’ouevres and soft drinks will be provided by the Institute for Business and Finance Research. The networking luncheon will be sponsored by Review of Business and Finance Case Studies. The award banquet will be sponsored by The International Journal of Business and Finance Research and Business Education & Accreditation. Additional luncheon and banquet tickets are available for purchase for those participants attending with a guest(s) or spouse. The price per ticket is $30. These tickets are not available to non-registered co-authors.
We encourage you to stay at the conference hotels and arrange for your lodging early. Hotel rates for the Costa Rica conference start at $115 per night. Visit our website, www.theibfr.com/herradura.htm, for additional information.
Please visit our website at for detailed information at www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm