17th Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference

Leading Transformations towards Sustainability: Headwinds and Tailwinds

28 May - 30 May, 2024
K. Valdemara 161, Riga, Latvia

The conference program

28 May 2024

Doctoral Workshop

This event provides a great learning opportunity and a networking platform for doctoral students and young researchers.  Instructors include the leading BA SBF, SBS researchers, and West University of Timisoara:  Prof. Tatjana Volkova, Prof. Līga Peiseniece, Dr. Andris Fomins, , Prof. Inna Romānova, Prof. Aivars Spilbergs, Prof. Inese Mavļutova, Prof. Elīna Miķelsone, Prof. Bert Wolfs, Prof. Grațiela Georgiana Noja.

Who Should Attend:
Doctoral students and emerging researchers.

How to Attend:
The Pre-Conference will be offered as an in-person or hybrid event before the ASBBMC 24’ conference.


29 May 2024

ASBBMC 2024 - Day 1
Plenary Sessions

30 May 2024

ASBBMC 2024 - Day 2
Parallel Sessions



Conference focus

The past five years have been rich with unexpected turns affecting almost every area of human activity globally. They have created new technological hypes and, simultaneously, led to reassessing the technologies and behavioural models viewed as promising.

However, in that era of profound and unexpected turmoil, the ability to carry out effective transformations, including absorbing the growing supply of digital technologies, has not become obsolete. Seeking to balance both the capacity for technological adaptation at the transnational and national levels and the strategic management of organisations based on a sustainable development approach remaining in sight.

These considerations require academic researchers in business and finance to detect necessary changes and to seek appropriate solutions to the current economic, political, social, and technological challenges while staying focused on principles and values crucial for long-term development.

Registration and Submission of abstracts by 23 May 2024


10:30 - 12:00

Introduction. Short format lectures (6x15min)

5 ways to accelerate development of doctoral research (GETTING STARTED). 5 tricks how to be good PhD students (PROCESS). 5 tricks how to get high Hirsch index while being student (PUBLICATIONS). 5 ways to benefit from grant projects during doctoral studies (PROJECTS). 5 tricks about good career after PhD (POSTDOC and HORIZON projects). 5 tricks how to how to make the process of writing a PhD thesis enjoyable and pleasant (ENJOY).

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00

Practical workshop by doctoral students

Individual Feedback to students: committee members provide detailed, constructive feedback to each student, highlighting strengths, identifying areas for improvement, and offering specific suggestions for enhancing their research and presentation techniques. Experts include: Prof. Tatjana Volkova, Prof. Dimitrios Maditinos, Prof. Līga Peiseniece, Prof. Grațiela Georgiana Noja, Prof. Inna Romānova, Prof. Aivars Spilbergs, Prof. Inese Mavļutova, Prof. Elīna Miķelsone, Prof. Bert Wolfs, Dr. Andris Fomins.

15:00 - 15:30

Q&A. Closing remarks.

During the Q&A sessions, committee members engage with presenters by asking insightful questions and providing expert insights, facilitating a deeper understanding of the research and encouraging critical thinking.

09:30 - 10:00

Conference opening, welcome speeches

Prof. Liga Peiseniece, Rector at BA School of Business and Finance. Prof. Lucija Rutka, Rector at RISEBA University of Applied Sciences. Prof. Anders Paalzow, Rector at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

10:00 - 11:20

Plenary Session I - Green Digital Finance

Green Digital Finance: New Generation of Finance or part of New Paradigm of Eco-economical Strategy. Keynote by Prof. Dr. Tomas Puschmann, Executive Director of the Global Center for Sustainable Digital Finance at Stanford University in partnership with the University of Zurich and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, Managing Director of the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich. Panel discussion participants: Dr. Arnis Sauka, Professor, Head of the Centre for Sustainable Business Stockholm School of Economics in Riga; Ms. Marine Krasovska, Head of Financial Technologies Supervision Department, Bank of Latvia; Mr. Rytis Urbanavicius, CFO at Heavy Finance, Lecturer at ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius; Mr. Nauris Bloks, Board Member and Chief Innovation Officer at DelfinGroup, Guest-lecturer at BA SBF and RTU. Moderator: Dr. Didzis Rutitis, Senior Researcher, Assist. Prof. at BA SBF.

11:50 - 13:10

Plenary Session II - Innovation and Sustainability

Innovation and Sustainability. Panel discussion participants: PhD. cand. Inese Pelša, the Founder and Chair of the Latvian Sustainable Procurement Association; Dr. Iveta Cirule, Horizon project Cities2030 manager; PhD. cand. Inga Uvarova, BA SBF lecturer and researcher; PhD Kristine Irtiševa, Humico SEO and RTU researcher. Moderator: Dr. Elina Mikelsone, Assoc. Prof., Senior Researcher at BA SBF.

13:40 - 15:00

Plenary Session III - Innovation Ecosystems

Partnership Management Challenges in Knowledge-intensive Socio-economic Innovation Ecosystems. Keynote by Mr. Kristaps Banga, Accenture, Phd cand. at Riga Technical University. Panel discussion: Elina Lidere, Innovations Ecosystems Lead at Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, 5G expert at the Latvian Internet and Communications Technology; Egita Aizsilniece-Ibema, Head of Office at LAT.TECH, Latvian Office for Innovation and Technology in Brussels; Dāvids Štēbelis, Technology Transfer and Innovation Ecosystems Expert, Researcher at Riga Technical University; Jurijs Jastržembskis, the leading Technology Transfer and IP Protection Expert at the University of Latvia. Moderator: Mr. Kristaps Banga, Accenture, Phd cand. at the Riga Technical University.

15:30 - 16:50

Plenary Session IV - New Generation Business and Finance Education

New Generation Business and Finance Education. Keynote by Dr. Luísa Cagica Carvalho, Associate Professor (Department of Economics and Management), Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal, Portugal. Researcher in Centro de Estudos de Formação Avançada em Gestão e Economia (CEFAGE), University of Évora, Portugal. Guest lecture of University of São Paulo, Brazil in the Doctoral Program of Management. Panel discussion participants: Dr. Māris Goldmanis, Senior Lecturer in Economics at Royal Holloway University of London. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (University of Chicago, 2010) and a B.A. in Mathematics (University of Chicago, 2003). He has taught various courses in microeconomics at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Royal Holloway University of London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Chicago; Dr. Jānis Grēviņš, CEO at Higher Education and Research IT Shared Service Center. Former director and Clinical Associate Professor at Riga Business School for 21 years. Executive with strong focus on institutional development, technology implementation and business linkages; Prof. Iveta Ludviga (RISEBA). Moderator: Dr. Kristaps Lesinskis, Assist. Prof., Researcher at BA SBF.

17:00 - 18:00

Roundtable Discussion - AI in Education and Research

Artificial Intelligence in Education and Research: Shortcuts, Bypasses, Dead Ends. Moderated by Prof. Tatjana Volkova (BA SBF). Roundtable participants: Prof. Andris Teikmanis (LMA), Prof. Iveta Ludviga (RISEBA), Prof. Michael Gerlich (SBS), Prof. Zane Vārpiņa (SSE Riga), Prof. Visvaldis Valtenbergs (LU).

18:00 - 19:30

Conclusion and networking

Final remarks and social networking event.

10:00 - 12:00

Parallel Sessions

Detailed agenda with ZOOM link and rooms is available in PDF document here: https://asbbmc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Schedule.pdf

12:10 - 12:30

Closing remarks - ROOM 102

Conclusion of the conference by Prof. Tatjana Volkova



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