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COSTA RICA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE (GCBF) SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: MAY 26-29, 2015

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You are invited to participate in The 2015 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 26-29, 2015 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.

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES      

Submission for presentation consideration: March 16, 2015
Regular registration and Payment Receipt (late fees will apply after this date): March 27, 2015
Award submission: April 9, 2015
Proceedings submission: April 9, 2015
Late Registration deadline: April 23, 2015
Hotel Booking Deadline: April 23, 2015
Event dates: May 26-29, 2015

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

Non-Presenting Conference Attendees

 

1. Download the appropriate full call for papers by following the links above.

2. Process your registration form (enter here to register).

3. Pay your registration fees (Enter here for Accepted forms of payment).

Presenting Conference Attendees

 

1. Download the appropriate full call for papers by following the links above.

2. Conference Submission- Submit your 200-word abstract, work-in process or full paper by the deadline (enter here). Early submissions are greatly appreciated.

3. After you submit your paper, you can expect to hear from us within 10 business days.

4. Registration--For accepted papers, Process your registration form (enter here to register).

5. Payment-Pay your registration fees (Enter here for Accepted forms of payment).

6. Proceedings Submission-Process your proceedings submission (optional) (enter here to send your submission). Early submissions are greatly appreciated.

7. Award Submission-Submit your award submission (optional) (enter here to send your award submission).  Early submissions are greatly appreciated.

8. Two weeks prior the event, the detailed program will be available in our website at www.theibfr.com/program.htm . You will receive an email notification.

9. Onsite participants will receive their receipt and conference materials during registration

 

Internet Session Participants

 

1. Complete steps 1 through 8 above.

2. You will receive an email with instructions on how to participate in the internet session.

3. Complete the mailing instructions form (enter here)

4. You will receive an email stating the date your conference welcome package will be mailed. Conference welcome package for internet participats are mailed approximately 10 days prior to the event.

 

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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE
 
Journal Publication Opportunities
The Conference is affiliated with eight 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 Studies
    Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas (Spanish Language)
    Revista Global de Negocios (Spanish Language)
 
The journals are distributed in print and through  EBSCOHost, ProQuest ABI/Inform and SSRN. Please visit our website for journal specific distribution, indexing and ranking information at www.theibfr.com/journal.htm, including JEL, Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and others.  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 optional and free to registered and paid conference attendees. Submission of your paper for proceedings publication implies the paper is your own work, is not copyrighted, and you have obtained the appropriate consent from all co-authors for publication.   Conference proceedings are published under the title "Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings."  The conference proceedings are distributed on online, on electronic media and through EBSCOHost and ProQuest ABI/inform. 

The conference proceedings are indexed by EBSCOHost, Unrich’s Periodical Directory and Index Copernicus.  You can publish a 2 to 5-page version of your paper or a full paper (not to exceed 10 properly formatted pages).  We encourage you to publish a short version of your paper in the proceedings.  All proceedings submissions must be in MS Word and must be formatted according to our proceedings guidelines located at www.theIBFR.com/guidelines.htm

Proceedings submissions must be in the same language as the initial submission.  The IBFR will not publish one-page abstracts, papers exceeding ten pages, or papers that do not follow the proceedings publications guidelines.  To submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings, visit the following website:  www.theibfr.com/cs.htm.

 

Outstanding Research Award 
Registered and paid attendees may submit their paper for award consideration and possible publication in one of our journals.  Only registered and paid authors of award winning papers will receive a certificate, award plaque, reviewer comments, and official journal publication acceptance letter. 

 

Award winners are required to properly format their document and make any other changes required by the reviewers and/or editor prior to journal publication. Submissions to the award competition are treated in the same fashion as a journal submission. Thus, all award-winning submissions are subject to a blind review process. Submitting a paper for award consideration implies that your paper has not been published elsewhere, is not copyrighted, and is not under publication consideration elsewhere.  It also implies that you are prepared to pay the publication fee if your paper wins an award.  Please visit www.theibfr.com/journal.htm for update fees. Award submissions must be in the same language as the initial submission.  To submit a paper for award consideration, visit the following website:  www.theibfr.com/cs.htm.

 

Best in Session Award
Based on a peer-review process, one paper will be selected as the best paper in each session for an award.  Only registered and paid authors of Best in Session Award Winners will receive a certificate.  Certificates will be awarded at the luncheon or banquet.  Authors of Best in Session Award Winning papers are invited to submit their papers to our regular review process for possible publication.  

 

CONFERENCE CANCELLATIONS

The Institute reserves the right to relocate the conference, cancel the conference, or reassign some or all presentations to internet sessions, in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist event, illness or other unusual circumstances as determined solely at the discretion of the IBFR. In the event of conference cancellation, the Institute will only be responsible for, at most, returning the attendee’s conference paid registration fee. The IBFR reserves the right to modify, add to, or delete its policies and procedures at any time.  Any such change shall not be considered a violation of the relationship between the IBFR and conference participants or paper authors. The IBFR reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

 

USEFULL LINKS:
Conference submissions: www.theibfr.com/csubmission/csubmission.htm
Questions about the conference: submissions@theibfr.com
General Questions at: admin@theibfr.com
Call for papers: www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm
Registration: www.theibfr.com/registration/registration.htm
Accepted payment methods: www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm
Hotel information: www.theibfr.com/herradura.htm
Travel Information: www.theibfr.com/costaricainfo.htm