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2015 Annual Conference
Entrepreneurship in a Diverse World of “Glocal” Initiatives
BALAS 2015 is honored to have as keynote speaker, Professor Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology of Columbia University, and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. She has made compelling and controversial propositions on the impact of foreign investment in emigration, with the shocking and unexpected conclusion that foreign investment can actually aggravate emigration. She has proposed that globalization, far from being a phenomenon that is free from boundary demarcations, is actually nurtured by very specific territorial limits. We specially hope that academics that have explored the sociology of “glocalization” within the dimensions of emigration and foreign investment will take the challenge to respond to Dr. Sassen’s assertions, to make an intellectual contribution and leave their mark in this BALAS 2015 edition. It will be a unique opportunity for academics interested in this theme to debate, refute, assert their positions with the author of such provocative ideas.