Research and PhD seminars





Narva 18 - 1024


(Stockholm School of Economics in Riga )

Academics vs policy debate: the case of the shadow economy index

The story behind the shadow economy index and how it got visibility in particular in Latvia, recent shadow economy index data as well as very recent state research project results on the shadow economy (report to be presented to the ministry of finance etc. day after tomorrow).



Narva 18 - 1024


(University of Tartu; University of Sussex)

Where is the Second Deep Transition most likely to emerge?

The 250-year co-evolution of multiple socio-technical systems underpinning industrial societies has enabled an unprecedented growth in societal welfare, while accelerating climate change, resource depletion, and loss of biodiversity. The recent Deep Transitions framework argues that this process, called the First Deep Transition, has generated a regionally uneven landscape of industrial modernity—a set of pervasive ideas, institutions, and practices of industrial societies related to the natural environment, science, and technology. We propose a novel composite Industrial Modernity Index for identifying countries where the legacy of industrial modernity is currently the least present, and which are therefore structurally most favourable to enacting the Second Deep Transition. In contrast to established sustainability and welfare metrics, our results identify a range of countries across the Global North/South divide. These countries may thus form the core experimentation and learning space for the possibly emerging Second Deep Transition.





Previous Research Seminars:

13.12.2022. MAAJA VADI, KRISTA JAAKSON (Tartu Ülikool). Mida avastasime Eesti juhtimisest ja juhtimise uurimisest? (Eesti juhtimisvaldkonna uuringu näitel)

30.11.2022. SALME NÄSI (University of Tampere, University of Tartu). Development of the CSR and Sustainability  Thinking in the Business Studies - Finnish/Nordic Approach

02.11.2022. ANU REALO (University of Warwick, University of Tartu). Why We Trust and Why It Matters?

12.10.2022. MARK F. PETERSON (Aarhus University, University of Tartu). Theorizing Cultural Regions of North America: Implications for Europe and the World.

28.09.2022. AMARESH K. TIWARI (University of Tartu). Automation in an Open, Catching-Up Economy: Aggregate and Microeconometric Evidence.

21.09.2022. MICHAEL MINKOV (Varna University of Management, University of Tartu). Do nations, in-country regions, religions, and ethnolinguistic groups have distinct cultures? Evidence from Europe, Asia, Africa, the US, and Russia.

14.09.2022. KARSTEN STAEHR (Tallinn University of Technology, Eesti Pank). Economic growth (regimes) and capital flows in the Baltic States.

15.06.2022. HAKAN ERATALAY (University of Tartu). On the impact of ESG ratings on asymmetric effects and leverage effects in volatility

01.06.2022. FRANCESCO MANARESI (OECD). Closing the Italian digital gap: The role of skills, intangibles and policies

25.05.2022. IRMA RYBNIKOVA (Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences). Does organizational democracy have societal consequences? Dealing with the so-called "spillover hypothesis"

18.05.2022. OLIVER LUKASON (University of Tartu). How do scientific R&D ventures fail: European evidence based on financial failure processes

04.05.2022. LUCA ALFIERI (University of Tartu). The Effects of the ECB Communications on Financial Markets before and during COVID-19 Pandemic

27.04.2022. NEKTARIOS ASLANIDIS (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). Near-money in history: cryptocurrencies versus bills of exchange

13.04.2022. NIINA NUMMELA (University of Turku). Boosted by failure? Entrepreneurial internationalisation as a cyclical learning process

06.04.2022. GAYGYSYZ ASHYROV (University of Tartu). Cultural aspects of tax behaviour in transition economies

09.03.2022. DAMIAN BEBNOWSKI (University of Lodz). The first 'Treuhandanstalt' (UrTHA) in East Germany in 1990. Review of research

16.02.2022. JAAN VALSINER (University of Tartu, Tallinn University, Aalborg University). Methodology and methods in social sciences: Economics as a qualitative science

02.02.2022. MARK F. PETERSON (Aarhus University; University of Tartu). Experiences in Promoting Multilevel Methods

17.02.2021. ANNABEL HANA  CHRISTIE (Bedfordshire Business School). Why and How Middle Managers Use Autonomy in Strategy?

03.03.2021. LUCA ALFIERI (University of Tartu). The communication reaction function of the European Central Bank. An analysis using topic model indices

10.03.2021. NIINA NUMMELA (University of Turku). In-between worlds – liminal experiences of Finnish-born cosmopolitans

17.03.2021. BETTINA BECKER (Aston University). The effectiveness of regional, national and EU support for innovation in the UK and Spain

24.03.2021. MATTHIAS ROTTNER (European University Institute). Hitting the Elusive Inflation Target

31.03.2021. JAAN MASSO, PRIIT VAHTER (University of Tartu). Innovation as a firm-level factor of the gender wage gap

19.05.2021. MICHAEL MINKOV (University of Tartu; Varna University of Management). A Test of the Revised Minkov-Hofstede Model of Culture: Mirror Images of Subjective and Objective Culture across Nations and the 50 US States.

26.05.2021. MARI-LIIS TIKERPERI (University of Tartu). Estonian schools in the context of social acceleration and mediatization

27.10.2021. MAAJA VADI, PRIIT VAHTER (University of Tartu). Complementarities between technological and organizational innovation: dynamics and firm level outcomes.

03.11.2021. SONJA SACKMANN (University of St Gallen; University of Tartu). Analyzing “bad” / unethical organizational cultures.

24.11.2021. JAANIKA MERIKÜLL (Eesti Pank; University of Tartu). The gender wealth gap in Europe: Application of machine learning to predict individual-level wealth.

08.12.2021. JAAN MASSO, PRIIT VAHTER (University of Tartu). Joining and exiting the value chain of multinationals and performance of suppliers: evidence from inter-firm transaction data.

15.12.2021. MUSTAFA HAKAN ERATALAY (University of Tartu). The impact of ESG ratings on the systemic risk contribution and exposure of European blue-chip companies.

02.12.2020. JAANIKA MERIKÜLL (University of Tartu; Eesti Pank). The gap that survived the transition: 30 years of the gender wage gap in Estonia.

18.11.2020. LENNO UUSKÜLA (University of Tartu; Eesti Pank). Productivity and Firm Turnover.

4.11.2020. MARIA PTASHKINA (Pompeu Fabra University). Measuring Heterogeneity Across Preferential Trade Agreements.

14.10.2020. ASTA PUNDZIENE (Kaunas University of Technology, University of California). Value Traps for Benefiting from Platform-based new business line in MedTech Incumbent Companies. Dynamic Capabilities Perspective.

7.10.2020. JAMES H. LOVE (University of Leeds; University of Tartu). The Dynamics of Geographic Collaboration for Innovation.

16.09.2020. TIIA VISSAK (University of Tartu). A Reviewer’s Perspective: Which Mistakes Do Authors Often Make in Qualitative International Business Research?

02.09.2020. GOURANGA G. DAS (Hanyang University), co-author Ranajoy Bhattacharya. Contract Farming in Agriculture and Host Country Effects: Development Policy Insights from alternative models on Land Deal.

29.04.2020. KARSTEN STAEHR (Tallinn University of Technology; Eesti Pank). Export Performance and Capacity Pressures in Central and Eastern Europe.

22.04.2020. GAYGYSYZ ASHYROV, KRISTA JAAKSON (University of Tartu). Is supervisory responsibility a “demanding resource” depending on job context? Evidence from PIAAC Survey.

8.04.2020. NELE TABA (University of Tartu). Detecting causal effects of diet on health using the method of Mendelian randomization.

10.03.2020. ILONA BUCIUNIENE (ISM Unviversity of Management and Economics). The influence of industrial robots adoption on human capital and human resources architecture change.

04.03.2020. KAOURU NATSUDA (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University).Transfer of Japanese-style management to the Czech Republic: the case of Japanese manufacturing firm.

26.02.2020. AMARESH TIWARI (University of Tartu). Impact Evaluation of Cohesion Fund, 2014-2020: The Case of Estonia.

12.02.2020. JAAN MASSO, JAANIKA MERIKÜLL, PRIIT VAHTER (University of Tartu). The role of firms in the gender wage gap.

18.12.2019. BORISS SILIVERSTOVS (Bank of Latvia). Employment Effect of Innovation.

02.12.2019. PATRIK TINGVALL  (Södertörn University),  JONAS KASTENG (Swedish National Board of Trade). Who Uses the EU’s Free Trade Agreements?

13.11.2019. VLADISLAV SOLOVIOV (University of Tartu). Does regional culture affect innovation in the EU?

05.11.2019. 1. ROMEO TURCAN (Aalborg University). Legitimation, newness and theory building. 2. ILAN ALON (University of Agder). Globalization of Chinese Enterprises. A Review of the Literature and Future Research Agenda.

23.10.2019. TIIA VISSAK (University of Tartu). Foreign market entries, exits and re-entries: The role of knowledge, network relationships and decision-making logic

11.09.2019. OLEGS TKACEVS (Bank of Latvia). Getting Old Is No Picnic? Sector-Specific Relationship Between Workers Age and Firm Productivity.

04.09.2019. GAZI SALAH UDDIN  (Linköping University). Demystifying the impact of GDP, energy, oil price, and trade openness on CO2 emissions in India: an NARDL approach

22.08.2019. LEONIDAS COSTA LEONIDOU (University of Cyprus). Antecedents, moderators, and outcomes of effective import strategy design and implementation.

29.05.2019. MICHAEL MINKOV (Varna University of Management, University of Tartu). Do nations have homogeneous cultures?

22.05.2019. LUCA ANDRIANI (Birkbeck College University of London). Corruption Aversion, Social Capital and Institutional Trust in a Dysfunctional Institutional Framework: Evidence from a Palestinian Survey.

15.05.2019. TOMASZ MICKIEWICZ (Aston University). Entrepreneurship as Trust.

08.05.2019. LUCA ALFIERI (University of Tartu). Forecasting industrial production with boosting in a Big “Fat” Dataset.

02.05.2019. RAUL OMEL (University of Tartu, Estonian University of Life Sciences). Efficiency and productivity change of Estonian dairy farms.

23.04.2019. VALENTIN MOLINA-MORENO (University of Granada). Towards the circular economy. New lines of research.

10.04.2019. GAYGYSYZ ASHYROV (University of Tartu). Role of Managerial Personality Traits in Firm-Level Corruption: Evidence from Vietnam.

03.04.2019. TÕNIS METS (University of Tartu). Are We Ready for Smart Economy?

27.03.2019. SONJA SACKMANN ((University Bw Munich). Cultural change in organisations: insights from a case study.

20.03.2019. CHRISTER LJUNGWALL (Peking University HSBC Business School). China’s international (economic) efforts and the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative). 

13.03.2019. KADRI MÄNNASOO (TalTech). Corporate Investments, Credit and Financial Strength: European Evidence. 

27.02.2019. CARLOS M. P. SOUSA (Molde University College, Norway). How innovation, international experience, and cultural distance influences the firm’s exit behavior: Evidence from emerging market firms.

13.02.2019. ANNELI KAASA (University of Tartu). Determinants of Institutional Trust: The Role of the Cultural Context.

06.02.2019. IIRIS AALTIO (University of Jyväskylä). Age Management with HRM Perspectives.




18.02.2020 14.15-15.45
Narva 18 - 2040

Wine label evolution: a longitudinal study of label elements during Gen X and Y consumption years

Narva 18 - 2040

Language skills in the labour market: Literature review
Narva 18 - 2040
Duty Free consumer research literature review 1989-2019
Narva 18 - 2040
Spatial interactions of regional labour markets in Europe
MS Teams
University-industry cooperation and the role of regional capabilities
MS Teams
Time varying estimates of Phillips curve
MS Teams
The variety of components of business models in the high-growth and high-tech enterprises: an Estonian case
MS Teams
Factors affecting scientific impact: Comparison of European countries
MS Teams
Mining news data for measurement of inflation expectations

Previous PHD seminars are listed below

Room 103

Antek Kasemaa
Military morale and its predecessors and aftermath

Room 103

Gaygysyz Ashyrov

Subjective well-being and corruption aversion


Room 103

Antek Kasemaa

How well personality and positive/negative affectivity predicts military morale?


Room 103

Virgo Süsi

Corporate governance and strategic change


Room 103

Diana Gabrielyan
Powers of Text

Room 103

Sulev Luiga

Is Accounting Necessity for SMEs?

Room 103
Laura Kivi

Language training of non-natives – future in flexible and shorter courses


Room 103

Anastasia Sinitsyna

Overlap between industrial niching and workplace segregation: evidence from Finnish registry data set


Room 103

Mariia Chebotareva

Tax Shifting Decisions of Functional Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions’ Management

Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar

Research seminar "Development of the CSR and Sustainability Thinking in the Business Studies - Finnish/Nordic Approach"

Majandusteaduskonna teadusseminar

Research seminar "Why We Trust and Why It Matters?"

EMS 2023

Annual Conference of Estonian Economic Association (EMS) 2023