11th Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB) Latin America and

the Caribbean Chapter (AIB-LAC formerly known as AIB-LAT)

June 27th - 28th, 2021 

Florida International University (FIU), Miami


Despite the export tradition, Latin America & the Caribbean firms have also expanded their business overseas through FDI investments, mainly in the last 20 years. Pro-market reforms in the 1990s have stimulated them to search for new ways to upgrade their competitiveness internationally and keep competitive advantages in their home countries.


After two decades of economic transformations, there are many successful cases about Multilatinas. Some of them acquired major industry players and became market leaders worldwide. In 2019, ten of them were among the largest MNEs in the world based on the Fortune Global 500 rankings. Regarding digitalization, an innovative ecosystem is being developed, and Unicorn companies are now booming in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and other countries.  


The patterns of internationalization of Latin America & the Caribbean now seem to be aligned with other regions. So, what is still different about Latin American & Caribbean firms from other economic emerging regions?


To address these and other related issues, the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB-LAC) announces its 11th Annual Conference to be hosted by Florida International University (FIU) at its Downtown campus on Brickell Avenue, in Miami from June 27th - 28th, 2021.


We cordially invite you to submit your research related to the conference theme. But research more broadly based on international business, Latin America and the Caribbean regions will also be welcomed. The review of manuscripts will be coordinated by the conference Program Chair Professor Cyntia Calixto (FGV-EAESP), with support from the track chairs listed below.


AIB-LAC 2021 Program Chair: Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto Casnici (FGV-EAESP, Brazil)

Pre-Conference Chair: Patricio Duran (Saint Louis University, United States)

AIB-LAC 2021 Local Host: William Newburry (Florida International University, United States)

AIB-LAC Chair: Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia)

AIB-LAC Communication officer: Dinorá Floriani (UNIVALI, Brazil)


Conference tracks and track chairs:


Innovation and Digital Transformation

Juan Velez-Ocampo (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia) 

Beatrice Maria Zanellato Fonseca Mayer (UNIVALI, Brazil) 


Global and Regional Supply Chains

Miguel Cordova (PUCP, Peru) 

Jose Satsumi Lopez- Morales (Tecnologico Nacional de México- Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz, Mexico) 


Sustainability and CSR

Larissa Pacheco (Northeastern University, United States) 

Fabiola Monje Cueto (Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB), Bolivia) 


Diversity & Inclusion

Andri Georgiadou (University of Nottingham, UK)

Michel Hermans (Austral University, Argentina) 


Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Santiago Mingo (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile) 

Silvio Vasconcellos (ESPM, Brazil) 

International Business - Latin America and the Caribbean

Ronaldo Parente (FIU, United States) 

Veneta Andonova (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) 


Political, Financial and Economic Environments and Institutions

Diego Finchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina)

Erica Salvaj (Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile


Global and Regional Strategy 

Carlos Rodriguez (INCAE, Costa Rica)

Mohamed Amal (FURB and UNIVALI, Brazil) 


Teaching and Learning in International Business

Karla Maria Nava-Aguirre (Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico) 

Miguel R. Olivas-Luján (Penn State University, United States) 


Research Methods

Elizabeth Moore (Northeastern University, United States) 

Juan Carlos Sosa Varela (Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Puerto Rico)


Crisis Management 

Indianna Minto-Coy (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)

Juan Pablo Torres (Universidad de Chile, Chile)


Important Dates:

• Full Paper Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2020.

• Communication of Decisions: November 30th, 2020.


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Local Host: 


Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business)


FIU Business is among the five percent of elite business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. The College also receives high marks for its undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as faculty research productivity, by influential rankings organizations worldwide. FIU Business is proud to be the host institution for the 2020 AIB-LAC annual meeting.

#1 Master's in Human Resource Management Program (, 2019)

#1 Undergraduate Human Resource Management Program (, 2019)

#1 Real Estate Research Productivity, U.S. (Journal of Real Estate Literature, 2018) 

#2 Undergraduate International Business Program (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2020) 

#6 Master's in Finance Program, World (Financial Times, 2018)

#6 Master's in Marketing Program, U.S. (QS World University Rankings, 2019)

#8 International MBA Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

#9 Online MBA Program (QS World University Rankings, 2020)

#22 Online Master's in Business Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

#24 Full-Time MBA Program, U.S. (América Economía, 2020)




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