You are invited to participate in The 2012 Costa Rica 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 22-25, 2012 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business education 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 San Jose, Costa Rica.
Benefits of attending the conference
Journal Publication Opportunities
The Conference is affiliated with seven peer-reviewed journals: The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting and Taxation, Business Education and Accreditation, 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: EBSCOHost, Cabell’s Directory, Ulrich’s Periodical Directory, The American Economic Association's Econlit, e-JEL, JEL on CD and other rankings. Spanish language papers are published in Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas. 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.
Publication in the Refereed Conference Proceedings (Optional)
Publishing in the Refereed Conference Proceedings is free to registered and paid conference attendees. Conference proceedings are published under the title "Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings," ISSN 1931-0285 (CD format) and ISSN 1941-9589 (online format). They are indexed with EBSCOHost and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. The proceedings are distributed on CD, online and through EBSCOHost, providing nationwide distribution in more than 70 countries.
Outstanding Research Award
Registered and paid attendees can submit their paper for award consideration and possible publication in one of our journals. Submissions to the award competition are treated in the same fashion as a journal submission. Registered and paid Award winners receive a comemorative plaque and their paper will be offered publication in one of our journals.
Best in Session Award
Based on a peer-review process, in each session, a paper will be selected as the Best Paper in Session for an award. Best in Session Award Winners will receive a certificate at the Award Banquet and are invited to submit their papers to our regular review process for possible publication.