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Doctoral Theses

year doctoral theses AUTHOR
 

Upcoming doctoral thesis defense

 

Books and Biases - the Explanation for Bounded Rationality in Managing Personal Finances

Author: Leonore Riitsalu

Supervisor: professor Katri Kerem, Ph.D., Estonian Business School

Opponents: professor Liga Peiseniece, D.Sc., BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia & emeritus professor Fred van Raaij, Ph.D., Tilburg University, The Netherlands

 

Public defense in Estonian Business School on May 9, 2019, at 12:00.

 
2019

 

Emerging Patterns of Digitalization in the Estonian Music Industry

Supervisors: professor Ruth Alas, Ph.D., Estonian Business School & professor Meelis Kitsing, Ph.D., Estonian Business School

Opponents: Professor Tanja Johansson, D.Sc. Econ., Sibelius Academy, Finland & professor Tuomas Auvinen, Ph.D., Aalto University, Finland

Juko-Mart Kõlar
2018

 

Strategic Management of Economic Development: How Developed Countries Became Developed and Why Georgia Remains A Backward Economy

Supervisor: professor Olav Aarna, Ph.D., Estonian Business School

Opponents: professor Giga Gavtadze, Ph.D., Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia & associate professor Diana Eerma, Ph.D., University of Tartu

Givi Kupatadze
2018

 

Managing the Risk of Discrepancies in Documentary Letters of Credit: Study of Export DLCs in Estonia

Supervisors: professor Olav Aarna, Ph.D., Estonian Business School & professor Tanel Kerikmäe Ph.D., D.Sc., Tallinn University of Technology
Opponents: associate professor Dr. Natalia Konovalova, RISEBA University, Latvia & associate professor Dr. iur. Andres Vutt, University of Tartu

Hamed Alavi
2018 Factors Affecting Organizational Commitment Among Teachers in Egyptian Public Primary Schools 2018
Supervisors: Professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School & Associate Professor Riina Koris, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Professor dr. Vilmante Kumpikaite-Valiuniene, Kaunas University of Technology & Maris Zernand-Vilson, PhD, Tallinn University of Technology
Mohamed Mousa
2017 Managing Societal Interactions in the Context of Changed Legal Status of Estonian Public Cultural Organisations
Supervisors: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School & professor Annukka Jyrämä, Aalto University and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Opponents: professor dr. Annick Schramme, University of Antwerp & assistant professor Tiina Ritvala, Aalto University School of Business
Kaari Kiitsak-Prikk
2016 Athlete Brand Construction: a Conceptual Framework and a Perspective Based on Fans' Perceptions
Supervisor: professor Katri Kerem, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Dr. Ulla-Riitta Ahlfors, University of Jyväskylä & associate professor Andres Kuusik, University of Tartu
Ali Hasaan
2016 Developing Coaching Culture Through Coaching-Based Leadership Style
Supervisors: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School & professor Olav Aarna, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Anu Virovere, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences & Dr. Krista Tuulik, TLG Hotell
Signe Vesso
2015 Multi-Level Analytical Frameworks for Supporting Cyber Security Legal Decision Making
Password: AgnesKasper
Supervisors: professor Peeter Lorents, Estonian Business School & professor Tanel Kerikmäe, Tallinn University of Technology
Opponents: professor Katrin Merike Nyman-Metcalf, Tallinn University of Technology & associate professor Rain Ottis, Tallinn University of Technology 
Agnes Kasper
2015

Jätkusuutlikkuse suundumused Eesti kohalike omavalitsuse juhtimisinformatsioonis. Tallinna linna juhtumiuuring

Supervisors: associate professor Mari Kooskora, Estonian Business School and associate professor Tarmo Kadak, Tallinn University of Technology
Opponents: associate professor emeritus Mari Meel, Tallinn University of Technology and professor Kaja Tampere, University of Tallinn

Lea Roostalu
2015

Financial Services Innovation in Estonia

Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor emeritus Mart Sõrg, University of Tartu & professor Tatjana Volkova, BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia

Ly Hõbe
2015 The Effectiveness of Intercultural Persuasive Communication in an Organisational Context: Influencing Factors
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Robert Crane, INEEC Business School & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, University of Turku
Elena Pruvli
2015 Adoption and Implementation of New Business Ideas in Estonian Business Organisations
Supervisors: professor Ruth Alas & associate professor Tiit Elenurm, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Milvi Tepp, PhD, Tallinn University of Technology & associate professor Mario Martinez-Corcoles, Tallinn University of Technology
Maris Zernand-Vilson
2014 Finantsjuhtimise integreeritud mudel Eesti avaliku sektori organisatsioonide näitel
Supervisors: professor Arno Almann, Estonian Business School & professor Toomas Haldma, University of Tartu
Opponents: associate professor Tarmo Kadak, Tallinn University of Technology & associate professor Kertu Lääts, University of Tartu
Juta Tikk
2013

A Cost Optimizing Model for IT Security
Supervisor: professor Peeter Lorents, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor emeritus Leo Võhandu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia & professor Leo Mõtus, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Jüri Kivimaa
2013 Differences in Psychological Contracts in Estonia: the Role of Individual and Contextual Factors
Supervisors: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School & Mare Teichmann, PhD, Tallinn University of Technology
Opponents: professor Remi Kouabenan, Universite Pierre Mendes, France & professor Barbara Koyusznik, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.
Liina Randmann
2013 The Impact of Profit Measurement on the Financial Reporting and Analysis
Supervisors: professor Jaan Alver, Tallinn University of Technology & professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: associate professor Ruta Šneidere, University of Latvia, Latvia & associate professor Alla Ozeran, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine.
Maret Branten
2012 An Evaluation of State-Level Strategies Against Botnets in the Context of Cyber Conflicts
Supervisor: professor Peeter Lorents, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Gabriel Jakobson, PhD, Chief Scientist, Altusys Corporation, USA & professor emeritus Leo Võhandu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
Christian Günter Czosseck
2012

Change Management in Indian Organizations Compared to Chinese and Estonian Organizations
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Kondur Harigopal, Institute of Advanced Management Education and Entrepreneurship, India & Vello Rääk, PhD, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. 

Ülle Pihlak
2012 Strategic Management and Optimization System of Military Resources (Based on the Example of the Estonian Defence Forces)
Supervisors: professor Peeter Lorents & professor Olav Aarna, Estonian Business School
Opponents: dotsent J. F. M. Ugedo, University of Murcia, Spain & professor J.B.M. Kassarjian, Babson College, USA. 
Maritana Sedõševa
2012

An Analysis of Factors in Developing a Cross-Border Knowledge Region: the Case of Helsinki and Tallinn City-Regions
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Tõnu Oja, University of Tartu, Estonia & professor Vilmante Kumpikaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Merle Krigul
2010 Territoriaalne kogukond ja selle juhtimise õiguslik korraldus
Supervisor: professor Arno Almann, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Mikk Lõhmus, PhD, Estonia & professor Kalle Merusk, University of Tartu, Estonia
Urmas Arumäe
2010 Cross-Border Cooperation Institutional Organisation and its Role in Regional Development
Supervisors: professor Arno Almann, Estonian Business School & Erik Terk, PhD, Tallinn University
Opponents: professor Tõnu Oja, University of Tartu, Estonia & professor emeritus Jaak Leimann, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Katri-Liis Lepik
2010 Human Resource Management in Estonian Organisations: Formation of the Characteristics in the Institutional and Cultural Context
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: associate professor Vilmante Kumpikaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Tõnu Kaarelson
2011 Human Resource and Reputational Crises in Chinese Organisations
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland & associate professor Vilmante Kumpikaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania 
Junhong Gao
2009 Strategy Creation in a Restructuring Environment the Case of an Estonian Fixed Telecommunications Operator Transferring to a Competitive Market in 1993 - 2003
Supervisor: professor Alari Purju, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Erik Terk, Tallinn University, Estonia & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Sven Heil
2009

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility, and Organisational and Individual Factors on the Innovation Climate
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School 
Opponents: professor Asta Pundzienė, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland

Ülle Übius
2009 Organizational Changes in Chinese Companies Content, Readiness and Process (2001 - 2007)
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Asta Pundzienė, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Wei Sun
2009

Leadership in transitional Estonia on the way to European Union
Supervisors: professor Raoul Üksvärav, Tallinn University of Technology & professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland & professor Nancy Papalexandris, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Krista Tuulik