Advancing Management Research in Latin America

Hosted by IPADE Business School

Advancing Management Research in Latin America is AOM’s 4th specialized conference and our very first conference in Latin America--a unique region for management research. With ties to 33 countries stretching from Mexico to Peru, LATAM provides a relevant setting for management research and its application, making it a perfect setting for our specialized conference. Through its rich history, culture, and various socioeconomic and political conditions, Latin America provides a perfect background for advancing management research.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet with colleagues that share interests in learning more about LATAM and have access to sessions and activities that will provide great cultural insights. Attendees will also experience Mexico City, the biggest metropolis in the region and with an exciting cultural, gastronomic and artistic scenery. IPADE Business School, a leading business school in the region, will host the event in a beautiful colonial-style building inserted in the middle of the city. The conference theme will provide intellectual insight, awareness of diversity in management practices, and promote scholarly conversations on a global scale. Read more about the conference theme here.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is ideal for people at all points in their management career. Learning about global management practices, sharing ideas, and gaining insight through shared research is beneficial to students, scholars, executives, and emeriti. If you are interested in learning about Latin American management, visiting the beautiful Mexico City, and exchanging ideas in an international environment of scholars, then this AOM specialized conference will be a great fit for you.

Conference Submissions

The conference will present a myriad of both early-stage development papers and fully developed papers, as well as symposium presentations chosen from more than 300 submissions. More than half of the conference submissions came from scholars, academics, students, and executives in Latin American countries— to make this a regionally inclusive experience, papers will be presented in English and Spanish.

Conference Tracks:

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  • TRACK 1: The Embeddedness of Latin American Firms and Entrepreneurs: This track focuses on exploring the socio-economic and political embeddedness of Latin American firms and entrepreneurship. This track welcomes work on topics like interactions among different key actors and institutions that shape the business activities and the creation of entrepreneurships ecosystems, among others.
  • TRACK 2: Tackling Sustainability Challenges in Latin America: This track explores how Latin-American organizations, while aiming to achieve long-term success and prosperity, confront grand societal challenges such as macroeconomic volatility, environmental degradation, increasing poverty and social inequality, deficient education, migration of talent, and the shortage of qualified talent.
  • TRACK 3: Latin American Management: This track focuses on exploring how Latin American firms manage talent in their countries of origin and also as they expand to other geographies. Understanding how international firms deal with their experiences in Latin America at all levels of analysis is also essential.
  • TRACK 4: From Research to Action: This track explores the impact that management research has on its practice, including phenomenon-driven research that has promising short term connections to management.


A special invitation to attend ...

Submissions from 40 nations ...





Event Resources

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Specialized Conferences

The AOM Specialized Conferences Initiative features a portfolio of smaller, meaningful and sustainable new meeting opportunities that complement our historic Annual Meeting. Several new conference models will allow members and participants to connect and engage throughout the year, virtually and in varied locations, that are reflective of the geographic dispersion of our international membership. In addition to these conferences, new ideas that reflect the creative energy of our membership are expected to emerge, as the Academy experiments with new program structures, delivery modes, content features, and conference designs.

About Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. It is also one of the most populous cities in the world. Founded by the Aztec people, today about 8.5 million people live in the city, and about 18 million live in the Greater Mexico City area. The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with ancient archeological ruins, numerous colonial-era churches, a cathedral, and the former palace of the Viceroy of New Spain, now the National Palace. The city has museums of many types, housing cultural treasures of Mexico's history from ancient times to the modern era.