PhD/ECR Latin American Academy


PhD/ECR Latin American Academy

Doctoral/Early Career Consortium on Business, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

Academia B
Call for Applications

06th - 08th March 2019, Santiago, Chile

If you work at the intersection of Business, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, and looking for a community of inquiry in Latin America, you do not want to miss this event.

Academia B, Sistema B Internacional’s (B Lab’s Latin American partner) academic initiative, has been working since 2016 with universities and research institutions with the aim of building knowledge and research capacity in Latin America and address critical issues at the intersection of business, enterprise and sustainable development.

For the past years, Academia B has been focused on two critical areas: climate change and inclusion, through two flagships projects:

“Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for B Corps in Latin America”
“Understanding the systemic impacts of b corps on social and economic opportunities for women and youth in Latin America”

Building on the successful 2017 consortium in Sao Paulo Brazil and these two initiatives, we welcome applications for our second PhD/ECR Latin American Academy. The event is crafted for PhD and post-doctoral students and well as scholars in the first five years after completing their theses focused on socially- and sustainability-oriented theories and methodologies, but may also include established scholars that are new to Business, Enterprise and Sustainable Development. Participants from the 2017 consortium are also invited to apply.

Doctoral students and early career researchers will have the opportunity to work together with leading scholars in the field:

Andres Barrios, Associate Professor of Marketing, Universidad del Los Andes, Colombia
Oana Branzei, Associate Professor of Strategy, Ivey Business School, Canada
Silvia Dorado, Associate Professor of Management, University of Rhode Island, USA
Lucas Monzani, Assistant Professor in Leadership, Ivey Business School, Canada
Ivan Montiel, Associate Professor of Management, Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York, USA
Pablo Muñoz, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Liverpool, UK
Ana Maria Peredo, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Canada
Andrea Prado, Assistant Professor INCAE, Costa Rica

This event is supported by the International Development Research Centre IDRC (Canada), The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC (Canada) and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies SAMS (UK). Thanks to the financial support of these organizations, accommodation and local transport will be covered for the 25 selected applicants. Travel grants for up to US$400 are also available for PhD students. We will also provide best paper awards, complete with travel stipends.

PhD/ECR Latin American Academy will take place in Santiago Chile from the 6th to the 8th of March 2019. Participants will be also invited to attend the seminar on “Regenerative Organising”, hosted by two of the editors of the Special Issue on Climate Action and Regenerative Organisations to be published in 2019 in Organization & Environment, Oana Branzei and Pablo Muñoz.


Proposals at early and any stages of development are welcome.

Applications are now open.

Submit your complete package ASAP to Mary-Ann Cooper at and Pablo Munoz at including:

100-word bio
Current vita
Research statement, project outline or paper abstract (max 2 pages double-spaced or 500 words).

Please indicate in your application if you require financial assistance and would like to be considered for the travel grants.

Final deadline is 30th January 2019, however, we issue acceptances on a rolling basis, and there are only 25 places available.

Dr. Pablo Munoz
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Director Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Liverpool Management School
United Kingdom
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