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You are invited to participate in The 2018 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, 2018 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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 numerous other attractions.  For a detailed call for papers is available

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 the conference venue

The conference welcomes papers from academics, including professors, students, and industry practitioners.  Non presenting participants are also welcome.  The conference welcomes individuals wishing to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.   We can provide a document to verify your hours of participation for possible CPE credit.


Submission for presentation consideration
Regular (Full Benefits): On or before March 19, 2018
Late Submissions (Full Benefits): March 20, 2018 to April 23, 2018
Limited Benefits:  April 24, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Registration and Payment
Regular (Full Benefits): On or before April 2, 2018
Late (Full Benefits):  April 3, 2018 to April 23, 2018
Limited Benefits: April 24, 2018 to May 25, 2018

Award submission (optional):  April 9, 2018
Proceedings submission (optional): April 9, 2018
Hotel Booking Deadline: April 20, 2018
Event dates:  May 22-25, 2018


Network with other professionals
Present your research at an international conference
Receive feedback from colleagues on your research
Publish a short version of your paper in the refereed conference proceedings
Compete for the Best Paper in Session award
Compete for the Outstanding Research Award
Have your paper considered for publication in a peer reviewed journal
Network with potential employers and employees
Meet Journal Editors
Visit a beautiful destination

Affiliated Journals
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) and Revista Global de Negocios (Spanish Language).  The journals are distributed in print, and electronically.  Current journal specific distribution, ranking and indexing information