Theme: Resilient CEE: The Role of IB, Diversity, Digitalization, IB Teaching, and Research

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 25, 2021

Overview: The first AIB-CEE chapter annual conference in post pandemic reality will take place online and will gather experts from the region and beyond to exchange insights and present research results in the field of international business. Though recognized as a region accustomed to turbulence and reinvention, various crises and disruptions, as well as diversity in human capital, business and institutional approaches, the CEE region intensively not only feels the post pandemic shifts like many others, but also highlights some important geopolitical and political economy phenomena, like rising populism, attacks on democratic institutions (i.e., media freedom), the ripple effects of post-Brexit in Europe, weakened multilateralism, more present China and rapidly changed business models due to accelerated digitalization, artificial intelligence and circular change.

Key focus will be given to evaluation of trends and responses in international business in times of turbulence and VUCA conditions, but also about the need to re-think research and teaching in the CEE to be better suited for a post-pandemic world.