Calls for Papers

Institute of Latin American Studies – ILAS Weekly Digest: May 8, 2017

Calls for Papers


 Call for proposals – Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Scholars representing all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for the fourth edition of this edited reader, now published by Routledge, and designed primarily to introduce undergraduates to considerations of race, class, and gender in the media. Most accepted pieces will present original scholarship. Manuscripts will examine the consequences, implications, or opportunities associated with issues of diversity in media.* Final manuscripts will be about 4000 words, including pedagogical activities, and must be written in an accessible fashion. Contributors who meet the deadline will receive $100 payment upon publication.

More details are available online.

*Of particular interest: Latino/a/x media; native media; whiteness; studies of production and the media industry *Of less interest (there will be much about this elsewhere): the 2016 presidential election and Trump presidency.

Submit proposals online at

Proposals Include:

  1. A description of the research to be conducted, including the research question, method, and justification (even if you wouldn’t use those labels in your finished work).
  2. Categorizations of the proposed work. All methods and paradigms are welcome – social scientific, humanistic, critical/cultural, etc. Proposals will indicate the following:
  1. PARADIGM (social scientific, humanistic, critical/cultural, hybrid, etc.)
  2. FOCAL POINT (content, audience, production). Content focuses most closely on texts created by media organizations. Audiences includes media usage, effects of media, audience interpretations of media content, and studies of user-generated content. Production includes studies of media organizations and the creation of content, as well as media activism, access, policy, and regulation.
  3. EMPHASIS (race, gender, class, intersection of two or more), including a notation of which groups you’d be looking into (African Americans, Latinas, lesbians, etc.)
  4. MEDIUM (newspaper, radio, twitter, etc.).

Priority proposal deadline: June 1, 2017
Notifications will be made by July 1, 2017
Submissions due by January 5, 2018 Editing/revision through May, 2018

Supply Chain and Operations Strategies for Problem-Solving in Latin American Countries
Deadline: July, 31st, 2017

Guest editors:
Cristiane Biazzin
FGV EAESP (Brazil)

Elyn L. Solano Charris
Universidad de La Sabana (Colômbia)

Jairo Alberto Jarrín Quintero
Universidad de La Sabana (Colômbia)

As reported by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, 2016), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in Latin America (Latam) decreased by 16% in 2014 and by 9,1% in 2015 driven by the decline in prices and the economic slowdown in the region. Meanwhile, FDI flows grew by 90% to developed countries, even in a context of high uncertainty in the world economy. On one hand, it means that Latin America has been losing ground, however, on the other hand, it opens new opportunities to rescue and redefine strategies for managing operations and supply chain for value creation.

Due to the chronical issues of infrastructure, logistics, cultural and language limitations, managers have been setting up creative ways of defining supply chain and operations strategies to maintain its competitiveness. Unfortunately, few studies have looked at the supply chain and operations management decision-making process in emerging countries , specifically Latin American countries, and explored how they overcome the barriers imposed by the institutional environment.

This special issue aims to collect a set of studies focused on Latam Operations and Supply Chain strategies for problem-solving in a complex environment. Some suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

-Infrastructure challenges and new alternatives developed in Latam countries, as well as public policies for the promotion of logistical and infrastructure developments.
-New operational capabilities development to support this environment.
-Information technology to support operations and supply chain strategies (new technologies as IoT and Big Data for decision-making process).
-Policies and unique behaviours to handle Latam operations and supply chain management. -Negotiation skills and contracts coordination in Latam countries.
-Global x local suppliers development to attend Latam context.
-Innovation and sustainable practices to advance operations and competitiveness in Latam organizations.
-Collaborative strategies for reducing costs and increasing value creation.
-Risk management and resilient supply chains in Latam environment.
-Performance evaluation and value creation in Latam operations and supply chain.

Analytical models, empirical studies, case-based studies, and solution approaches are the focus of this special issue. Conceptual-based/Literature Review papers are welcomed but they should provide case example(s) and new insights to the practice of operations and supply chain management in Latin American countries.



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