Tiit Elenurm

Tiit Elenurm

Tiit Elenurm

Professor, Department of Management
+372 665 1348
Additional information

Tiit Elenurm is an entrepreneurship professor at EBS and has managed the EBS Entrepreneurship Department. Elenurm is also a trainer at the EBS Executive Education. He is an investor, member of the Estonian Business Angels Network ESTBAN and Estonian Consultants Association. Elenurm has experience in conducting courses as visiting professor at Aalto University and at other Finnish universities, in Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. He has been a member of the economic commission of the Academic Advisory Board of the Estonian President and member of the Advisory Board of Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Economy. Earlier work experience in applied research and consultancy projects at the Tallinn University of Technology.

Competences/primary research areas

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Main competence fields as researcher and trainer: innovative and cross-border entrepreneurship, international business and export management, co-creative and individual entrepreneurial orientations, creativity and change management, corporate governance, business opportunities in virtual networks, business opportunities when supporting the internationalization of entrepreneurs from Estonia and other Baltic countries.
Interested to find new international co-operation partners for new research projects related to three research directions:

  • Co-operation between start-up founders and business angels
  • Digital tools for monitoring cross-border business opportunities and creating cross-border venture teams
  • Development journeys that match different entrepreneurial orientations of students

PhD from the Plekhanov Institute of National Economy (Moscow) in 1980. The dissertation: "Problems of management of the implementation process of new organizational structures". Tallinn University of Technology degree of industrial management and planning in 1974. Tiit Elenurm has had postdoctoral fellowships at the Helsinki School of Economics and London University and has participated in the entrepreneurship educators’ programme at the Harvard Business School in the USA.

  • Elenurm, T., Tafel-Viia, K., Lassur, S., & Hansen, K. 2019. Opportunities of the entrepreneurship education for enhancing cooperation between start-up entrepreneurs and business angels. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 38(3), 379-394.
  • Elenurm, T. 2019. Comparing Online and Face-to-Face Creativity Development for International Business. In The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management (pp. 63-84). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
  • Elenurm, T., 2015. Combining Cross-Border Online Teams and Field Projects in Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies. In: V.Taras, and M.AS. Gonzalez-Perez, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 186-201.
  • Elenurm, T. 2015. Estonia's Laser Diagnostic Instruments (LDI) AS: Beaming toward Growth. In: Parts, J., Sosna, M., Sysko-Romanczuk (Ed.). Entrepreneurial Icebreakers (pp. 210−234), Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • Elenurm, T. 2012. Entrepreneurial orientations of business students and entrepreneurs. Baltic Journal of Management, 7 (2), pp. 217−231.
Research projects
  • International business 
  • Organisational design and development
  • Corporate governance
  • Knowledge management and intellectual capital
  • Entrepreneurship success factors in open e-learning (MOOC)
  • Sole Proprietorship. Managing Small and Growing Businesses
  • Business in virtual networks
  • New management ideas in open e-learning (MOOC)
Personal info

I apply entrepreneurship and investment knowledge in business angel activities and as a mentor for start-ups. I have managed not to be late to my classes during traffic rush hours, as I prefer to use a bicycle to reach my workplace if tough timetable and multitasking does not force to drive my car. Global travelling opportunities, including lectures abroad, offers new insights for international business. During vacation, I prefer hiking and cycling trips in countries that are far away from Estonia.