Publications

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Strategic Management of Economic Development: How Developed Countries Became Developed and Why Georgia Remains A Backward Economy
Author: Givi Kupatadze
Supevisor: professor Olav Aarna, Ph.D., Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor George Gavtadze, Ph.D., Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia & associate professor Diana Eerma, Ph.D., University of Tartu

Managing the Risk of Discrepancies in Documentary Letters of Credit: Study of Export DLCs in Estonia 2018
Author: Hamed Alavi
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

Factors Affecting Organizational Commitment Among Teachers in Egyptian Public Primary Schools 2018
Author: Mohamed Mousa
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

Managing Societal Interactions in the Context of Changed Legal Status of Estonian Public Cultural Organisations 2017
Author: Kaari Kiitsak-Prikk
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

Athlete Brand Construction: a Conceptual Framework and a Perspective Based on Fans' Perceptions 2016
Author: Ali Hasaan
Supervisor: professor Katri Kerem, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Dr. Ulla-Riitta Ahlfors, University of Jyväskylä & associate professor Andres Kuusik, University of Tartu

Developing Coaching Culture Through Coaching-Based Leadership Style 2016
Author: Signe Vesso
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

Multi-Level Analytical Frameworks for Supporting Cyber Security Legal Decision Making 2015
Password: AgnesKasper
Author: Agnes Kasper
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 

Jätkusuutlikkuse suundumused Eesti kohalike omavalitsuse juhtimisinformatsioonis. Tallinna linna juhtumiuuring 2015
Author: Lea Roostalu
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

Financial Services Innovation in Estonia 2015
Author: Ly Hõbe
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

The Effectiveness of Intercultural Persuasive Communication in an Organisational Context: Influencing Factors 2015
Author: Elena Pruvli
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Robert Crane, INEEC Business School & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, University of Turku

Adoption and Implementation of New Business Ideas in Estonian Business Organisations 2015
Author: Maris Zernand-Vilson
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

Finantsjuhtimise integreeritud mudel Eesti avaliku sektori organisatsioonide näitel 2014
Author: Juta Tikk
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

A Cost Optimizing Model for IT Security 2013
Author: Jüri Kivimaa
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

Differences in Psychological Contracts in Estonia: the Role of Individual and Contextual Factors 2013
Author: Liina Randmann 
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.

The Impact of Profit Measurement on the Financial Reporting and Analysis 2013
Author: Maret Branten
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.

An Evaluation of State-Level Strategies Against Botnets in the Context of Cyber Conflicts 2012
Author: Christian Günter Czosseck 
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.

Change Management in Indian Organizations Compared to Chinese and Estonian Organizations 2012
Author: Ülle Pihlak
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. 

Strategic Management and Optimization System of Military Resources (Based on the Example of the Estonian Defence Forces) 2012
Author: Maritana Sedõševa
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. 

An Analysis of Factors in Developing a Cross-Border Knowledge Region: the Case of Helsinki and Tallinn City-Regions 2012
Author: Merle Krigul 
Supervisor: professor Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Tõnu Oja, University of Tartu, Estonia & professor Vilmante Kumpikaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Territoriaalne kogukond ja selle juhtimise õiguslik korraldus 2010
Author: Urmas Arumäe  
Supervisor: professor Arno Almann, Estonian Business School
Opponents: Mikk Lõhmus, PhD, Estonia & professor Kalle Merusk, University of Tartu, Estonia

Cross-Border Cooperation Institutional Organisation and its Role in Regional Development 2010
Author: Katri-Liis Lepik
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

Human Resource Management in Estonian Organisations: Formation of the Characteristics in the Institutional and Cultural Context 2010
Author: Tõnu Kaarelson
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

Human Resource and Reputational Crises in Chinese Organisations 2011
Author: Junhong Gao
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 

Strategy Creation in a Restructuring Environment the Case of an Estonian Fixed Telecommunications Operator Transferring to a Competitive Market in 1993 - 2003 2009
Author: Sven Heil
Supervisor: professor Alari Purju, Estonian Business School
Opponents: professor Erik Terk, Tallinn University, Estonia & professor emeritus Raimo Nurmi, Turku School of Economics, Finland

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility, and Organisational and Individual Factors on the Innovation Climate 2009
Author: Ülle Übius
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

Organizational Changes in Chinese Companies Content, Readiness and Process (2001 - 2007) 2009
Autor: Wei Sun
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

Leadership in transitional Estonia on the way to European Union 2009
Author: Krista Tuulik
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

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