As part of a cooperative effort between the Journal of Business Research (JBR) and the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS), this special issue brings updated research on the Latin American business environment. Out of 226 papers submitted to the BALAS 2012 conference, which was hosted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), 22 were pre-selected to run for publication in this special issue — and only 14 actually were accepted after the demanding three rounds of a double blind review process that was run after the conference. This introduction to the special issue of the JBR on the BALAS 2012 conference brings an overview of the changes that have taken place in the business environment of Latin America, the evolution of the internationalization behavior of Latin American firms and the changes in their strengths to compete both domestically and abroad.

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Keywords Internationalization, Strategy, BALAS Conference, Latin America
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.07.001
Journal Journal of Business Research , INCAE Top Articles
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Carneiro, J., & Brenes, E. (2014). Latin American Firms Competing in the Global Economy. INCAE Top Articles, 67(5), 831–836. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.07.001