2007 Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF)-Call For Papers (2007 Costa Rica GCBF)

Venue: Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel and Convention Center, San Jose, Costa Rica

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Event Date/Time: May 23, 2007 End Date/Time: May 26, 2007
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 18, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Mar 18, 2007
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2007 Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF)-Call For Papers

You are invited to participate in The 2007 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 23-26, 2007 at the Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel and Convention Center, 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.

The GCBF is affiliated with four peer-reviewed journals: The International Journal of Business and Finance Research (IJBFR), The International Journal of Management and Marketing Research (IJMMR), The Global Journal of Business Research (GJBR) and Revista Administración and Finanzas (RAIF). Papers that are awarded the Outstanding Research Award at the conference will be offered publication in one of the Journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best Paper in Session Award will automatically be reviewed for possible publication in the Journal.


To network with other professionals
To present your research at an international conference
To receive feedback on your research
To publish an abstract of your paper in our refereed conference proceedings
To compete for the Outstanding Research Award
To compete for the Best Paper in Session Award
To have your paper considered for publication in one of our peer reviewed journals
To network with potential employers and employees
The opportunity to enjoy beautiful Costa Rica


Manuscript submission deadline: March 18, 2007
Registration and payment deadline: March 31, 2007
Award submission deadline: April 7, 2007
Proceedings submission deadline: April 14, 2007
Hotel Reservations April 23, 2007


Submit an abstract or completed paper by e-mail to: submissions@theIBFR.com prior to March 18, 2007.
All submission must be in Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF format. Include the contact information for all authors on the first page of the document.
Early submissions are greatly appreciated. Directions will be provided for submitting your paper to the proceedings and for award consideration along with your acceptance letter.


Conference registration is $295 for the first paper and $100 for each additional paper. The fee should be received by March 31, 2007. A $50 late fee applies for registration fees paid after March 31, 2007. If your payment is not received by April 30, 2007, your participation may be cancelled. Individuals that are not presenting a paper at the conference are invited to participate in the conference. Regular registration fees will apply. Full-time students will receive a $75 discount off the conference registration fee. Documentation of student status is required.


We have arranged for a block of rooms at Ramada Plaza Herradura Golf Resort and Conference Center at a special rate of US$95 (double or single) plus taxes until April 23, 2007, subject to availability. Call the hotel direct to 506-209-9800 or email mabe@ramadaherradura.com and ask for the GCBF/Institute for Business and Finance Research special rate.

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