Anna Sabidussi

How can we drive change in the way businesses operate to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world for all?

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I bring more than 20 years of experience in higher education and professional practice to the Center of International Business Research (CIBR). Together with partners in Europe, the United Kingdom, North America, South America, the Middle East and Asia, we work to find solutions to the challenges of international business.

Professor of International Business Research

How can you as a company make strides toward more sustainable operations? This is not always easy. Practice can prove unruly, making sustainable developments difficult to embed. I support companies to make this step through impactful, applied projects. As a living lab, CIBR creates a context where professionals and organizations can design, experiment and test innovative solutions that forge successful transitions to sustainability.

In the process, our courses also train students to become global citizens of the future. My qualifications as a management consultant and experiences as an entrepreneur of two international startups take into account the research we do within the CIBR.

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Inauguration Anna Sabidussi

Leading Sustainability Transitions: An International Business Perspective

Professor Sabidussi's inaugural speech focused on the key dimensions involved in embracing sustainability and highlighted novel avenues and solution pathways to successfully engage in the necessary business transformations. She passionately discussed the economic, environmental, and societal scopes that can foster innovation opportunities in sustainable practices. The event was attended by a diverse audience eager to gain insights into solving the pressing global challenges of our era. 

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Leading sustainability transitions is much more than just a position, just a title, just wishful thinking. It is a choice. Our choice.

About Anna

Industry Experiences

Over the years, Anna has created value by connecting competence development programs with a research agenda evolving business practice in high-tech, energy, finance, agri-food, manufacturing, fashion, textile, luxury and beauty, biopharma, creativity industries.

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Research Publications

Anna's research has been published in books and journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Industry & Innovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, European Management Review, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, among others.

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International Business Experience

Anna leads projects funded by national and international organizations, connecting companies, startups, universities, knowledge institutions and government agencies worldwide. She has experience as a qualified management consultant and, as an entrepreneur, is the founder of 2 international startups.

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CIBR as a "Living Lab"

The CIBR aims at offering a living lab context where professionals and organizations can design, experiment and test innovative solutions that forge successful transitions to sustainability.

Together with partners, we co-create pathways to advance ways of thinking and ways of working, to translate insights into actionable steps and implement changes driving new value opportunities.

Our mission is to support organizations to drive meaningful and measurable positive impact in the way international businesses operate for contributing to a more sustainable and equitable world for all.

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Have a question for Dr Sabidussi or the CIBR?

To spread knowledge is to ask questions and to work together.

Interested to co-create? Don't hesitate to reach out.