Research Profile

  • Olav Aarna
    Olav Aarna
    Chairman of the Research Council, Professor
    Phone: +372 665 1301
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  • Kaire Põder
    Kaire Põder
    Vice Rector for Research, Professor, PhD
    Phone: +372 665 1301
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The aim of research at EBS is to contribute to the international knowledge base of management and create conditions for its introduction in business and public institutions, but also improve training for the management of such organizations.

Through its research, EBS considers to the needs of a developing society and carries it out in cooperation with different government agencies, as well as groups of companies and public organizations. Research is also linked to student research at different study levels. Research outcomes are applied in the development of curricula, the improvement of study methods, and serve as the basis for management training programmes organized by the EBS Executive Training Centre. Such research is directly related to the Doctoral programme in management, and doctoral students’ research topics are closely knit to EBS’ research concentrations, with the aim of guaranteeing its continuity. 

EBS’ main academic concentration is Organizational development in an institutional context. The sub-topics for research are:

  • Development of Organisations and Management of Change
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Transfer in International Networks
  • Development of Public Administration Organizations and their Legal Framework. Application of Experience in New Democracies
  • Institutional Economics
  • Social Responsibility and Ethical Values of Organizations
  • Intelligent IT Systems in Public and Private Organizations

The research undertaken aims to contribute to the development of business, defence and public organizations, and the application of such theoretical knowledge of Estonia in countries which are creating a democratic society.

Researchers and doctoral students at EBS participate in the work of international research groups thereby assuring an internationally acknowledged level of research. The main outputs for this are participation in international scientific conferences and publishing of joint articles with researchers and doctoral students in other countries.