Final Call for Papers


1st AIB-CEE Chapter Conference


Competitiveness of the CEE Region in the Global Economy


Budapest, October 9-11, 2014


You are cordially invited to a conference, which enhances the discussion and cooperation of scholars and professionals in the field of International Business (IB) and competitiveness, focusing on and/or living in the CEE region. Besides discussing and sharing the scientific outcomes of research work the conference would also like to provide a platform for creating and building contact for further research. For more information on the conference please visit its website:



Paper submission extended deadline: July 14, 2014

Paper acceptance/rejection: August 25, 2014

Conference date: October 9 – 11, 2014


Topics and tracks

Central and Eastern Europe is assumed to constitute a major lens and common denominator of all the papers. The conference theme is to encourage both IB and competitiveness academics and professionals to submit their papers which have this specific focus. The track titles highlight fields where submissions are especially welcome. However, submissions from other areas are also possible, provided that they contribute directly to international business scholarship with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. The tracks and their chairs are listed below, for more information please visit: 

  1. MNEs and their Subsidiaries in the CEE Region – Andreja Jaklic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  2. Internationalization of SMEs and Born Globals – Tiia Vissak, University of Tartu, Estonia
  3. A New Level of Analysis: Global Value Chains in the CEE Region – Andrea Gelei, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  4. International Management and HRM – Jozsef Poor, Szent Istvan University, Hungary
  5. Competitiveness of the CEE Region its Countries, Industries and Firms – Piotr Trapczynski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  6. Teaching IB and International Management: Experiences and Challenges – Miroslaw Jarosinski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  7. Networking session – Michal Zdziarski, University of Warsaw, Poland






Keynote speakers

Plenary sessions will be dedicated to IB and competitiveness issues. It is a pleasure that the following outstanding scholars accepted our invitations:

Louis Brennan, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Kálmán Kalotay, UNCTAD, Switzerland

Marin Marinov, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Svetla Trifonova Marinova, Aalborg University, Denmark

Krzysztof Obloj, University of Warsaw, Advisor to the President of Poland, Poland

Andrei Yu Panibratov, St. Petersburg University, Russia

Adám Török, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Arnold Schuh, Competence Center for CEE, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Marjan Svetlicic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia




Papers and paper submission

Two anonymous referees will evaluate the submitted papers. Authors of submitted papers are kindly requested to review up to 2 submitted papers. Nomination for best paper award is part of the review process, as well as young scholar award. Accepted papers are published in conference proceedings, and selected papers will be published in dedicated issues of the following journals:


Competitiveness Review

Journal of East-West Business

Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review

Journal of Management and Financial Sciences

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance

Society and Economy


Conference papers will also be considered for publications in:


Journal of Eastern European Management Studies

Journal of International Studies

Theory, Methodology, Practice

Managing Global Transitions



The Meet-the-editors Session is going to be organized to facilitate further publications. It will feature, inter alia, the following journals:


Journal of Eastern European Management Studies

Journal of East-West Business

Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review

Journal of Management and Financial Sciences

Theory, Methodology, Practice

Managing Global Transitions


Society and Economy


For more information please visit:



Registration fees

Early bird AIB member registration fee (before September 15, 2014): 300 Euro

Early bird non-AIB member registration fee (before September 15, 2014): 400 Euro

PhD student rate is also available: early bird 200 Euro, and regular 250 Euro

The registration fee includes all the conference materials, refreshments, lunches, and conference gala dinner. Conference registration fee does not include accommodation or travel costs.

The registration fee does not include AIB membership fee. For further information on the AIB membership please visit:

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