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The Third International Conference on
International Business in Transition Economies
September 9-11, 2004,
The Stockhlm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia
Doctoral Seminar on
The Theory and Methodology in International Entrepreneurship,
Innovation and Competitiveness Research in the CEE Context
September 7-8, 2004,
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia

The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga,

Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga LV 1010, Latvia


Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia

Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies, IBE Group, Denmark
Centre for International Business and Economic Research (CIBER), Lithuania
Uppsala University, Department of Business Studies, Sweden
Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics, Lithuania


The Doctoral Seminar on Theory and Methodology in International Entrepreneurship,
Innovation and Competitiveness in the CEE Context aims to provide young scholars from the
developed and emerging market economies a forum where - through lectures and discussions of their Doctoral dissertations - they can receive constructive comments and valuable feedback.
The course is an integrated part of The Third International Conference on International Business
in Transition Economies.

International Faculty
The Conference organizers have invited experienced international faculty to run and contribute to
Olav Jull Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark,
Jan-Erik Vahlne, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Mike Wright, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom
Slavo Radosevic, The School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, United Kingdom
Monika Kostera, Warsaw University, Poland, and Vaxjo University, Sweden

The Doctoral Seminar is limited to 20 doctoral students, including Ph.D. students from the European Union and other mature market economies and developing countries. The list of
Time and Venue

The Doctoral Seminar will be held at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Strelnieku iela 4a. The course will start at 12.00 on September 7th, and end at 12.00 on September 8th.

The Doctoral Course consists of two main activities: (1) lectures and (2) presentation and discussion
of Ph.D.-projects. Course participants will receive a short reading list and are expected to read the assigned materials in advance. Furthermore, all participants will be asked to submit a brief (max five pages) description of their research project, comprising as a minimum: title, problem statement, theoretical foundation/conceptual framework, empirical investigations and the work already done as well as plans for how to continue the research.
Evaluation and Credits

All doctoral students will have an opportunity to receive a certificate and to earn 50 course work
hours. To receive the Certificate, participants are expected to read the assigned articles in advance, make a presentation of her/his PhD project and take an active role in the discussions. Doctoral Seminar Program

September 7, 2004

September 8, 2004
Seminar Readings:

Radosevic Slavo. (2004) Are Systems of Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe
Inefficient? Working Paper, SSEES, UCL. (background material for a lecture)
Kogut Bruce and Udo Zander (2000) Did Socialism fail to Innovate? A Natural Experiment of the
two Zeiss Companies. American Sociological Review, Vol 65. No. 2. April. pp. 169-190.
Mike Wright, Sarika Pruthi and Andy Lockett (2004) Do Foreign and Domestic Venture Capital
Firms Differ in their Monitoring of Investees? Working Paper. (background material for a lecture) A Case Story of the Emergence and Growth of a New Venture in Lithuania. Company Histories, No.1. CIBER, Vilnius, Lithuania (background reading for case discussions)
Brown John Seely and Paul Duguid (1991). Organizational Learning and Communities-of-
Practice: Toward a Unified View of Working, Learning, and Innovation Organization Science


Shane, Scott & Venkataraman, S (2000), The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research,
Academy of Management Review, vol.25 No.1. 217-226
Andew Spice, Bruce Kogut and Gerry McDermmont (2000) “Entrepreneurship and Privatization
in Central Europe: The Tenuous Balance Between Destruction and Creation. Academy of Management Review, 25(3), July 2000 SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS

Agnese Barstad

University of Bergen and University College of Aalesund in Norway, Norway Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Latvia as a Locus for Norwegian Business: Anthropology of Marketplace Behavior

Emma Incze

Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Emerging Multinationals: A Study of Foreign Direct Investment of Hungarian of

Oksana Ivanova
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Improvement of the Investment Climate in Ukraine: Case of SMEs

Rima Belousova
Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Management, Lithuania Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Interactive Marketing and its Influence on the Competitiveness of Economic Subjects

Samuel Yaw Akomea
Department of Business Studies, Centre for International Business, Aalborg University, Denmark Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: : Public-Private Partnership and Export Sector Development in Developing
Countries: Promotion of Non-Traditional Exports in Ghana
Ransome Kuipo
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Dissertation: Financing Export Involvement of SMEs The Provider-Recipient Relationship and

Lilla Hortovanyi
Department of Management and Organization, BUESPA, Hungary Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Strategic Innovation in Corporations Located in Hungary

Nathaniel Massa
Department of Management, University of Malta, Malta Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: International Entrepreneurship: Malta, Cyprus and Regional Integration – a
Abey P Philip
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Growth and Employment Generation of Indian Software Industry: An Analytical

Rasa Krutulyte
Vilnius University and CIBER, Vilnius, Lithuania Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Dissertation: Cultural variation in Country-Of-Origin effect: Study of Lithuanian and Danish

Marion Lindemanns
Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Justice and Fairness in the Organizational Context

Elmarie Fryer

Email: [email protected]

Laura Salciuviene,
Kaunas University of Technology and CIBER, Lithuania Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Cross-cultural Marketing and Brands

Dmitrijus Slepniovas,
CIBER, Lithuania, and London School of Economics, United Kingdom Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Born Globals and New International Ventures in the Emerging CEE Economies

Kondrad Pawlik
Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Foreign Direct Investments in Poland

Ingrida Gaputiene
Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Knowledge Transfer from HQ to the MNE Baltic Subsidiaries

Päivi Käri-Zein
Email: [email protected]
Dissertation: Development of the Social Organizational Capital in the Baltic Companies


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