All academic activities of the conference will take place at PUC-Rio’s campus, located in Gávea neighborhood and close to the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. The address of PUC-Rio is: Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea.

PUC-Rio (the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) is proud to host the EIBA 2015 conference. PUC-Rio’s permanent quest for academic excellence will find a perfect match with EIBA’s incessant quest for the development of scholarly practice in the international business field.

PUC-Rio was the first private higher education institution in Brazil and stands among the top universities in the country. A not-for-profit philanthropic institution, PUC-Rio seeks to develop highly scientific knowledge while catering for the needs of the society. With more than 10,000 undergraduate, 2,500 graduate, and 5,000 special programs students – with approximately 400 areas of research and 150 established research teams – PUC-Rio excels in research and teaching.

PUC-Rio’s campus is close to the famous neighborhoods of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon and features the atmosphere of the rain forest. Located on the main street of the Gávea neighborhood, PUC-Rio is served by many options of public transportation. The silence and calm of its gardens and the well-equipped facilities of its libraries invite students to linger on after classes.

PUC-Rio has cooperation agreements and student interchange programs with more than 300 education instructions around the world and receives more than 1,200 foreign students every year.

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The IAG Business School was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate, master, doctoral, and executive programs. The business school has three research centers (on international business, sustainability and finance of energy & infrastructure) and several lines of research. It has international agreements with other business schools around the world. The IAG Business School is founding member of the Brazilian Academy of Management (ANPAD).Their CIBER (Center for International business Research), called NUPIN , which was established in 2009 in order to leverage existing International Business research efforts and to promote the development of International Business programs at IAG Business School.Some of the most prominent IB scholars have bvisited PUC-Rio. Here are their impressions:“EIBA at PUC in Rio de Janeiro promises be a wonderful academic and cultural experience. The environment and atmosphere of PUC-Rio is certainly nothing that can be seen in Europe; rainforest, streams and exotic birds as you move between the different houses and facilities on campus.”Ulf Andersson
Mälardalen University, Sweden & BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Area Editor, Journal of International Business Studies“The site for this encounter is the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) – a wonderful city campus in the Cidade Maravilhosa (Wonderful City).”
Bent Petersen
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

“The location in Rio de Janeiro of the 2015 EIBA meeting with PUC-Rio as the local host is a great choice as PUC-Rio combines the same blend of high quality scholarly work with a strong social culture and a collegial environment.”
Torben Pedersen
Bocconi University, Italy
Co-Editor, Global Strategy Journal

“PUC-Rio, the host of EIBA 2015, enjoys a superb atmosphere both inside and outside. At NUPIN, the Center of International Business Research, one finds a small group, clustered around Angela da Rocha, Jorge Carneiro and Jorge Ferreira, undertaking very interesting research, focusing namely on marketing issues, Born globals and Brazilian Multinationals. I have benefited a lot from undertaking joint research with them. The friendly atmosphere and the quest for exploring new research avenues more than compensates my difficulty in finding the location of classrooms (my fault, for sure). Outside, one goes into a tropical forest populated by young University students showing the joie-de-vivre characteristic of Brazilian people. I will never forget that wonderful experience…”
Vítor Corado Simões
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
EIBA Fellow