Dear Conference Participants,

I have the pleasure to welcome you to SGH Warsaw School of Economics for the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. SGH is proud to host this prestigious gathering as it aligns perfectly with our commitment to academic excellence and fostering international cooperation.

As unpredictability continues to reshape our world, it is increasingly crucial to explore and understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing global environment. The need for innovative approaches, insightful research, and collaborative efforts becomes even more evident. Therefore, I strongly believe that the AIB meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange ideas, present trailblazing research, and gain valuable insights that will shape the future of international business education.

SGH Warsaw School of Economics is the oldest, most prestigious, and innovative university of economics and management in Poland and the region. Our mission is to shape socially responsible leaders capable of addressing challenges of the future. Our university enrolls over 10,000 students and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including English-language BA, MA and PhD programs.  For decades, SGH alumni have played a significant role in shaping the political and economic landscape of Poland.

SGH collaborates with over 300 academic partners worldwide and actively engages with numerous international organizations. We are proud to hold EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. In addition, in July 2022, SGH was honored with the Business School Impact System (BSIS) Label by EFMD Global and FNEGE in recognition of our accomplishments and successful completion of the BSIS Impact enhancement process.

Since the early 1990s, SGH has been at the forefront of educational initiatives in collaboration with international partners. It offers 17 double-degree programs with both European and non-European universities. As the only Polish university, SGH is a proud member of the prestigious CEMS MIM program and of the Partnership in International Management (PIM) network. Additionally, since 2022, SGH Warsaw School of Economics has joined CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences, an alliance comprising leading European universities with 72,000 students and (post)doctoral researchers, as well as 20,000 academic and administrative staff across Europe.

In addition to our commitment to excellent teaching, which is evidenced by remarkable job placement rates and a strong reputation among employers, SGH is renowned for its research activities, with internationalization of research standing as our strategic goal.

Our faculty members are affiliated with numerous international associations. Among them are the Academy of International Business (AIB), International Entrepreneurship Development Forum (IEDF), l’Association Internationale des Economistes de Langue Française (AIELF), The Risk, Banking and Finance Society, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and many others.

I am proud that the Academy of International Business holds a prominent place within our extensive global network of scientific contacts.

Allow me to reiterate my best wishes for a highly successful conference! I sincerely hope that you will enjoy your visit to SGH, Warsaw and Poland as you engage in fruitful discussions and foster valuable connections.

Prof. Piotr Wachowiak