Welcome Participants,


Welcome to the 17th IAMB conference of the International Academy of Management and Business that took place on April 7 - 9, 2014 at the Nove de Julho University, UNINOVE, São Paulo, Brazil. IAMB extends its gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding hospitality of UNINOVE and the collaboration and support from the University of São Paulo, School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting, São Paulo, Brazil.


The theme of the conference was: “Entrepreneuring Innovation and Excellence in Global Business


This conference was the first IAMB conference in Latin America. The conference provided a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences. The conference hosted scholars from 25 countries around the world, covering over 40 universities, academic institutions and businesses. The friendly atmosphere, the one on one opportunity for exchange and networking, and the multi-national exposure were cited among the top benefits from conference attendees. Each submitted abstract/paper is peer reviewed and only accepted abstracts/papers were presented. Selected manuscripts will be published in the official journal of IAMB, the International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB.


Best Manuscripts Competition

I would like to congratulate this year’s scholars who submitted their manuscripts for the best papers competition in two major categories. In each category the manuscripts were peered reviewed (blindly) by 4-5 judges. The winners were announced at the conference and were awarded official certificates. The followings are the winners in each category:


Best Young Scholar Manuscript winner (recent Ph.D.): Flavio Hourneaux Junior,

Assistant Professor, Nove de Julho University, UNINOVE, São Paulo, Brazil

Best Overall Manuscript: Paula Faria, Francisco Vitorino Martins and ElísioBrandão, University of Porto, School of Economics and Management

Porto, Portugal. These manuscripts are also accepted for publication in the International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB.


About IAMB

Our goal is to bring scholars from various fields of management and facilitate meaningful interactions. Hopefully this will lead to professional development opportunities for scholars and practitioners in management and business. IAMB fosters a small conference setting (under 200 participants) with multi-national delegates.



The content of all presentations, views and opinions as well as material published in this Conference Proceedings are the responsibilities of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, views or the policies of IAMB. Researchers and authors assume responsibility for the accuracy of data and facts published in the Conference Proceedings.


To obtain a copy of these proceedings, you may contact the authors or contact the under signed by mail to IAMB office, 3010 Medway Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902, USA, by email to Dr. Batzri or by fax  (301) 585-1417. Individual contributions are copyright by the authors or their employers. This CD compilation and its Internet equivalent are copyright© 2014 by IAMB and Gilron Group, LLC. All rights reserved.


Shmuel Batzri, Ph.D.

Academic Affairs

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