the third international conference
international business in transition economies
International Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness
in the Transforming and Enlarging Europe

September 9-11, 2004
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

corporate partners 




You are cordially welcome to join us in Riga in September 2004!

Continuing a successful tradition, we are very pleased to invite you to the Third International Conference on International Business in Transition Economies. Following our vision, the Conference leaves its land of birth Lithuania and starts its international voyage. This time, it will be held in Latvia at The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary, while the Conference co-organizer, Aalborg University IBE group marks its 20th Anniversary.

The Second Conference attracted 70 participants from 20 different countries and has resulted in one international publication, while the second - a special issue of Management International Review - is in preparation. We hope that this Conference will be even more successful and exciting than the previous two.

Conference Theme. As ten European countries have joined the European Union this year, apart from traditional IB issues, we would like to discuss the challenges, opportunities and implications of this historic event for domestic, international and global companies within and outside the EU. Thus, the Conference theme is:

"International Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness in the Transforming and Enlarging Europe"

Conference Format. The Conference in Riga will consist of three main activities:

  1. The Conference Plenary, Parallel Sessions and Special thematic sessions
  2. Doctoral Seminar offered by the experienced international faculty
  3. Round-Table Discussion with the Government and Industry leaders

Conference Style. The Conference has developed its truly inter-disciplinary and dialogue-based style. We expect contributions from the variety of research communities and traditions, first of all, management scholars, economists, economic sociologists and anthropologists, political scientists and others. Our commitment to the interdisciplinary dialogue will be reflected in the keynote speeches.

Thus, while continuing our decicated work in preparing this Conference, we look forward to meeting you in Riga in September.

Anders Paalzow
Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

academic partners 

Stockholm School of Economics


Aalborg Universitet

Vilnius University

Uppsala Universitet