Participation in National and International Forums
IFAMA is a membership organization that brings together the world's leading academics and students, industry professionals and NGOs, and policy makers to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability and responsiveness of the food and agribusiness system . Through a world-class magazine and international events, IFAMA acts as a catalyst and center for the exchange of ideas and talent, strengthening ties between stakeholders and advancing the sector as a whole. More information here.
IFAMA organizes the only World Student Case Competition, which provides services to the agribusiness sector. Teams compete by categories: Undergraduate, Intermediate, Advanced, and Young Professionals. Professor Brenes has been the Chair of the Case Competition for the 2017 and 2018 conferences, and was in charge of controlling the organization of this competition, in addition to attending, looking for judges, verifying that all groups had their cases, talk to the judges about problems or resolutions, and at the end announce the winning teams.
Steve Aronson Chair of Strategy and Agribusiness at INCAE wins award for “Best Academic Paper” from IFAMA [See more]
Strategic Management Society
Our organization is unique in uniting the worlds of reflective practice and reflective scholarship. The Society consists of more than 3 members representing a kaleidoscope of backgrounds and perspectives from more than 000 different countries. The membership, made up of academics, business professionals and consultants, focuses on the development and dissemination of ideas about the strategic management process, as well as fostering contacts and exchanges around the world. More information here.
The chair participated in the organization of the SMS Special Conference Costa Rica 2017. [See more]
International Conference on Strategic Management in Latin America
The objective of the Conference is to bring together academics and professionals interested in the region in Strategic Management, to exchange theoretical knowledge, empirical research results and applications on current strategic issues in Latin America.
La Sixth International Conference on Strategic Management in Latin America, co-sponsored by INCAE Business School and the Journal of Business Research, was held in January 2015 in San José, Costa Rica. The theme of this Conference was: "Strategies for growth, regional expansion and global competition". Latin America has been one of the fastest growing regions in the last decade. Many companies are expanding their operations within and outside of their home country. The objective was to understand the strategies and critical factors that supported the national and international growth of Latin American companies between 1990 and 2014.
The Eighth Conference on Strategic Management in Latin America, co-sponsored by FGV, the Journal of Business Research and INCAE Business School, was held in February 2019, in São Paulo, Brazil. The theme of this conference was: "How can Latin American companies contribute to a more balanced society". The objective of the Conference was to bring together academics and professionals interested in the region in Strategic Management, to exchange theoretical knowledge, empirical research results and applications on current strategic issues in Latin America. [More information]
INCAE and Fundaçao Getulio Vargas organize 8th International Conference on Strategic Management in Latin America 2019 [See more]
BALAS is the first international professional business and economics association that focuses exclusively on the study of economics, management, leadership and industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization has a strongly international character, with members from all over the world, from more than 30 countries. For more information here.
They participated with the exhibition of two works at the BALAS 2018 conference held in San Diego, California.
Agricultural Economics Congress UCR
The School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness with the collaboration of the Center for Research in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Development (CIEDA), within the framework of the second research days and the 20th anniversary of our research center, is organizing the third edition of the International Congress of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, which will be held at the facilities of the University of Costa Rica.
An educational workshop was held on the qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) method