GCBF 2014


2014 Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, 27-30 May 2014; Deadline 15 Mar


San Jose, Costa Rica, May 27-30, 2014

You are invited to participate in The 2014 Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF) – San Jose, Costa Rica.  The Conference, sponsored by The Institute for Business and Finance Research, LLC (IBFR), will be held from May 27-30, 2014 at the Wyndham Herradura San Jose. 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 and empirical papers in all areas of marketing, marketing education, management, tourism, economics, accounting, auditing, accounting education, finance, business, MIS, public administration, business law, business education, agribusiness, health care administration and related fields are welcome. Case studies in all areas of business, finance and related fields are also 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 Costa Rica.


We request that you kindly share this call with your colleagues. A detailed call for papers is available at www.theibfr.com/conference.htm


The refereed conference proceedings are distributed through ProQuest ABI/Inform, EbscoHost and online. The Conference is affiliated with eight peer-reviewed journals: International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Business Education and Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance Studies, Accounting and Taxation, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas and Revista Global de Negocios. Please visit our website for journal specific distribution, indexing and ranking information, including: Australian Business Deans Council, Cabell’s Directory, Ulrich’s Directory, The American Economic Association’s JEL and other.  The journals are distributed in print and through EbscoHost, Proquest ABI/inform, and Social Science Research Network (SSRN). 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                     

Submission for presentation consideration: March 15, 2014                       

Regular registration and Payment Receipt: March 28, 2014                                   

Award and proceedings submissions: April 8, 2014                                                                       

Final Payment Deadline: April 22, 2014                                       

Hotel Reservations Deadline: April 22, 2014                                 


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

Registration: www.theibfr.com/cs.htm

Accepted forms of payment: www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm

General inquiries: admin@theibfr.com


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.


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.


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 Accounting and Taxation.  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 $110 per night. Visit our website, www.theibfr.com for additional information.


Please visit our website at for detailed information at www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm

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