During the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business in Istanbul (Turkey) on 3-6 July 2013, its Executive Board approved the petition to establish the Central and Eastern European Chapter (AIB-CEE). The new Chapter Board is composed of scholars from Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary and Poland. The Chapter establishment project has received the support of such organisations as CEEMAN, Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Tartu (Estonia) or the Poznan University of Economics (Poland). The Chapter covers 19 countries from the CEE region.

The overarching purpose of the AIB-CEE is to foster the cooperation amongst scholars and specialists from Central and Eastern Europe with regards to conducting joint research, disseminating research outcomes and improving international business education standards. This purpose is to be realised, inter alia, through the organisation of regional conferences, seminars and the initiation of international research projects.