Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Call for chapters proposals: Business Development Opportunities and Market Entry Challenges in Latin America

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
Business Development Opportunities and Market Entry Challenges in Latin America
A book edited by
  • Dr. Mauricio Garita (Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala)
  • Dr. José Godinez (Merrimack College, North Andover, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:

Part of the Research Essentials Collection

Publications released as Research Essentials will offer a succinct discussion on niche topics in a wide variety of subjects. Sized and priced appropriately, these concise, advanced, and timely resources will be perfect for supplementary course usage, targeted towards instructors and students, as well as the independent researcher looking for the most recent and innovative research in their field.


Latin America has been a region of conflict, economic growth and development. The region has also continued to be characterized by a wide range of social structures, political systems, and economic models. The region has seen a steady economic growth, which has caught the attention of international investors. In contrast, however, the region has also been characterized by a large economic disparity between its inhabitants.

Progressively, Latin America has been experiencing economic growth but with such growth several challenges are encountered. The proposed book’s aim is to analyze the economic changes in Latin America that have affected the countries in the region and the factors behind such changes as well as their consequences.

Objective of the Book

This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of economic issues in Latin America and will provide further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for policy makers and managers to understand economic policy in Latin America.

Target Audience

Policy makers, managers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in entry challenges and business developments in the region.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • · Trust model – a conceptual framework
  • · Trust in global networks
  • · Trust in new economy
  • · Trust and value creation in a network economy
  • · Trust as capital
  • · Improving market performance through trust
  • · Trust as a management strategy
  • · Trust from the perspective of knowledge management
  • · Trust in public administration / sector

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted bySeptember 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
  • Full chapter Submission: September 30, 2014
  • Review Process: September 30, 2014 –November 30, 2014
  • Review Results to Authors: December 15, 2014
  • Revised Chapter Submission: January 30, 2015
  • Final Acceptance Notifications: February 15, 2015
  • Submission of Final Chapters: February 28, 2015
  • Final Deadline: March 30, 2015

Inquiries can be forwarded to
Dr. Mauricio Garita
Department of Business Economics
Universidad Rafael Landivar

Jose Godinez
Girard School of Business
Merrimack College