International Conference for Doctoral Students November 10-12, 2011 Riga, University of Latvia

Conference is organised by Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia in cooperation with Latvian European Community Studies Association.

The aim of the conference is to discuss new trends in economics and management, to provide a forum for debate on current research related to the conference themes and to examine issues of common interest.  The conference serves to promote communication and awareness among young researchers in economics and management. The conference programme includes opening plenary session, parallel sessions, poster sessions and concluding plenary session. Competition for the best poster/presentation is arranged and winner/winners will be awarded at the concluding plenary session. The best articles are recommended for publication in scientific journal International Journal of Trade and Global Markets (IJTGM) ISSN (Online): 1742-755X – ISSN (Print): 1742-7541 www.inderscience.com/ijtgm or International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (IJEPEE) ISSN (Online): 1752-0460 – ISSN (Print): 1752-0452 www.inderscience.com/ijepee; Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe (SEER) ISSN 1435-2869: http://www.nomos-shop.de/productview.aspx?product=10355.

All abstracts are reviewed by two reviewers and papers included in the conference proceedings are double blind reviewed. Conference language is English.

  •  Ismena Revina, Inesa Vorončuka. The Doctoral Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management, University of Latvia
  •  Arild Saether (Agder University, Norway). A 350 Years Commeration – The Beginning of Modern Political Economy
  •  Edgars Brēķis, Ismena Revina, Arild Saether. The Outcome of the Financial Crisis 2008: the Case of Latvia
  •  Marcel Vaschauner, Marco J. Menichetti, Bastian Teichgreeber (University of Liech­tenstein, Liechtenstein). Is Volatility Rising Like a Phoenix? Characteristics of Volatility as an Asset Class for the German Market
  •  Johannes Ruhm, Pascal Gantenbein, Marco J. Menichetti (University of Liech­tenstein, Liechtenstein). Market Price Reactions of Analyst Revisions and Determining Factors on the German Stock Market

Conference Programme Committee

Ismena Revina, University of Latvia (co-chair)

Inesa Vorončuka, University of Latvia (co-chair)

Jean David Avenel, University Paris XII (France)

Sandis Babris, University of Latvia

Howards R. Balanoff, Texas State University (USA)

Edgars Brēķis, University of Latvia

Inta Brūna, University of Latvia

Eugenijus Chlivickas, Training Centre of the Ministry of Finance Vilnius (Lithuania)

Rasa Daugėlienė, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

Irina Dyakonova, Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine (Ukraine)

Džineta Dimante, University of Latvia

Roswitha King, Ostfald University of Applied Sciences (Norway)

Gundars Kaupins, Boise State University (USA)

Alexander Kostyuk, Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine (Ukraine)

Juris Krūmiņš, University of Latvia

Kristina Levišauskaitė, Vitautas Magnus University (Lithuania)

Marco J. Menichetti, University of Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein)

Tatjana Muravska, University of Latvia

Tiiu Paas, Tartu University (Estonia)

Gunnar Prause, Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Māris Purgailis, University of Latvia

Inna Romānova, University of Latvia

Arild Saether, Agder University (Norway)

Bruno Sergi, Messina University (Italy)

Biruta Sloka, University of Latvia

Ligita Šimanskiene, Klaipeda University (Lithuania)

Roberts Škapars, University of Latvia

Ērika Šumilo, University of Latvia

Maaja Vadi, Tartu University (Estonia)

Elvīra Zelgalve, University of Latvia

 

Conference Organising Committee

Ismena Revina, University of Latvia (co-chair)

Inesa Vorončuka, University of Latvia (co-chair)

Anda Batraga, University of Latvia

Irina Bausova, University of Latvia

Kaspars Čikste, University of Latvia

Mārtiņš Danusēvičs, University of Latvia

Ella Jākobsone, University of Latvia

Ivanda Jakovele, University of Latvia

Anita Jankovska, University of Latvia

Santa Jastrebova, University of Latvia

Ināra Kantāne, University of Latvia

Irina Rezepina, University of Latvia

Biruta Sloka, University of Latvia

Jūlija Vladimirova, University of Latvia

Rita Žuka, University of Latvia

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

18.00 Registration for the conference Raiņa bulv. 19, lobby

19.00 Welcome Cocktail hosted by Indriķis Muižnieks, Vice Rector of University of Latvia Raiņa bulv. 19, café “Amica”

Friday, November 11, 2011

8.30  –   10.00 Registration for the conference; Coffee, Raiņa bulv. 19, 2nd floor, lobby

10.00  –   12.00 Plenary Session, Raiņa bulv. 19, Small Aula

12.00  –   14.00 Lunch

14.00  –   15.30 Work in Parallel Sections (Aspazijas bulv. 5)

15.30  –   16.00 Coffee Break

16.00  –   18.00 Work in Parallel Sections (Aspazijas bulv. 5)

19.00 Reception

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10.00  –   11.30    Plenary Session: Raiņa bulv. 19, Small Aula

                                Best poster/doctoral student presentation award announced

                                Chairs of sections inform on results

                                Conference conclusions and future prospects

11.30  –   14.00 Final coffee break and informal discussions on conference topics

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

18.00 Registration for the conference Raiņa bulv. 19, lobby

19.00 Welcome Cocktail hosted by Indriķis Muižnieks, Vice Rector of University of Latvia, Raiņa bulv. 19, café “Amica”

Friday, November 11, 2011

8.30  –   10.00 Registration for the conference; Coffee, Raiņa bulv. 19, 2nd floor, lobby

10.00  –   12.00 Plenary Session, Raiņa bulv. 19, Small Aula

Session chairs: Ismena Revina, Inesa Vorončuka, Directors of Doctoral Study Programs, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia

Conference opening: Mārcis Auziņš, Rector of University of Latvia

Presentations

  • Juris Krūmiņš (Chairperson of Doctoral Thesis Defence Committee in Management and Demography, University of Latvia). Greetings for conference participants
  • Ismena Revina, Inesa Vorončuka. The Doctoral Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management, University of Latvia
  • Arild Saether (Agder University, Norway). A 350 Years Commeration – The Beginning of Modern Political Economy
  • Edgars Brēķis, Ismena Revina, Arild Saether. The Outcome of the Financial Crisis 2008: the Case of Latvia
  • Marcel Vaschauner, Marco J. Menichetti, Bastian Teichgreeber (University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein). Is Volatility Rising Like a Phoenix? Charac­teristics of Volatility as an Asset Class for the German Market 

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch Raiņa bulv. 19, café “Amica”

14.00 – 15.30 and 16.00 – 18.00 Parallel Sessions (Aspazijas bulv. 5)

1. International Relations and Economic Growth (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 308)

Session chairs: Ērika Šumilo, Jānis Priede, Rasa Daugėlienė

2A. Finances (Session A) (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 305)

Session chairs: Elvīra Zelgalve, Ramona Rupeika-Apoga, Marco J. Menichetti

  • Henrique Schneider. Does China have an Interest-Rate Strategy?
  • Irina Bērzkalne. Capital Structure Change and Features During Economic Recession
  • George Allen. The Economical Nature, Principles and Structure Building the Budget Classification in Consolidation Period
  • Vija Mičūne. Determinants of Credit and Deposit Interest Rates in Latvia: Perspective of Factor Analysis
  • Rūta Kesnere. The Proposals for Using Fiscal Stimuli to Promote Latvia’s National Competitiveness
  • Baiba Zvirbule. Labour Tax Changes Effect on Social Processes in Latvia
  • Mariya Lebedeva. Investment Decision-Making and Dynamic Environment of Emerging Markets
  • Ksenija Ijevleva. Banks’ Credit Politics: Challenges and Solutions 

2B. Finances (Session B) (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 121)

Session chairs: Svetlana Saksonova, Irina Solovjova, Kristina Levišauskaitė

3. Accounting (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 302)

Session chairs: Dagnija Daņēviča, Inga Būmane, Irina Dyakonova

  • Gabriele Hahne. Quality in Audits and Extern Quality Control
  • James Daya Samuel. Abstract on the Influence of International Accounting Standards on Small and Meduim Sized Enterprises (SME)
  • Maria Tissen. Origination of Due Diligence and Scope of Its Application
  • Lilija Ābika, Ilze Āboliņa. Factors Hindering Artists' Economic Activities in Latvia
  • Emīls Pūlmanis. Risk Assessment in the Project Initialization Process as Part of the Cost – Benefit Analysis

4. Modeling and Quantitative Methods (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 322)

Session chairs: Ismena Revina, Edgars Brēķis, Arild Sæther

5A. Company Management and Performance (Session A) (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 423)

Session chairs: Kārlis Purmalis, Roberts Škapars, Jean David Avenel

5B. Company Management and Performance (Session B) (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 424)

Session chairs: Andris Deniņš, Baiba Šavriņa, Eugenijus Chlivickas

  • Meinhard Friedl. Impact of electronically substitution on postal operations – Austrian and US market
  • Hans-Peter Oehl. Firm Vulnerability during Different Life Cycle Stages
  • Marcel J. Schön. The influence of organizational culture on the risk Mana­gement Implementation Process
  • Markus Spriestersbach. Decision Making in Business between the Poles of Morality and Economic Constraint
  • Tatjana Kulikova. Management Tools for Trade Enterprise: Basic Features and Development Possibilities
  • Ilona Dubra. Key Factors Affecting Development of the Enterprise Innovation Capacity
  • Ināra Kantāne, Ilona Ozoliņa. Effective Business Communication Influence on Company Management
  • Sarmite Mickevica, Aldis Erglis. Data Mining Implementation Principles in Customer Relationship Management Systems
  • Kaspars Mucenieks. Business Reorganization Methods

6A. Personnel Management (A session) (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 320)

Session chairs: Inesa Vorončuka, Juris Krūmiņš, Howards R. Balanoff

6B. Personnel Management (B session) (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 324)

Session chairs: Uldis Rozevskis, Juris Prikulis, Roswitha King

  • Katharina Buttenberg. Adopting Customer Satisfaction Surveys to Measure Employee Satisfaction
  • Santa Feifere. Human Capital and Labour Quality Measurement Problems in Latvia
  • Maria Simonova. Factors Determining the Level of Motivation among Civil Servants to Develop their Human Capital
  • Laura Kersule. Employers Company Image – Supporting Factor for Employees Motivation
  • Nataļja Dubkova. Changes in Mortality and Morbidity from Infectious Diseases during Transition in the Three Baltic Countries: Comparative Study
  • Agita Kalviņa. Change Management Issues of Recent Restructuring and Efficiency Measures in Public Administration of Latvia

 

7. Marketing (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 519)

Session chairs: Biruta Sloka, Valērijs Praude, Ligita Šimanskiene

  • Jochen Katz. Trust Marketing for High-Risk Products: A Cross Industry Marketing Framework Validation
  • Knut Linke. The Twitter Milieu. A review of the social network service Twitter with the milieu theory from Pierre Bourdieu
  • Karina Adonjeva. A Conceptual Analysis of Brand Loyalty Dimensions
  • Ilmārs Puriņš, Didzis Rūtītis. Corporate Identity Framework and Dimensions of the Latvian Commercial Banks
  • Dmitrijs Gizdevans, Renate Vidruska. Marketing Communications with Internet Users
  • Anžela Veselova. Quality Expenses and Possibilities for their Reduction

 

8. Regional Development (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 300)

Session chairs: Inga Vilka, Andris Sarnovičs, Gundars Kaupins

  • Larisa Naumova. Efficient Indicator for Assessment of Public Outsourcing: Issues and Prospects
  • Romans Putans. National Strategic Planning in EU Countries
  • Agate Zaķe. Women as Leaders of Local Governments – Situation before and after Administrative Territorial Reform in Latvia
  • Jeļena Lonska. Comparative Analysis of Territory Development Evaluation Indices in Latvia
  • Rita Ozoliņa. Poverty and Material Deprivation in Different Types of Households by Regions of Latvia
  • Günter Salchner. Management of Regional Governance
  • Lauma Sīka. Creativity and Innovation – A Catalyst for Change in Public Governance

9. Environment and Tourism (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 306)

Session chairs: Juris Benders, Inna Romānova, Bruno Sergi

  • Aija van der Steina. Evaluation of Destination Marketing Effectiveness in Main Inbound Tourism Markets of Latvia
  • Alda Ozola. Local Environmental Governance and Public Participation: Environmental Angle of the Leader Programme in Latvia
  • Eriks Lingeberzins. Business Models and Management of Contemporary International Tourism Enterprises
  • Zanda Krūkle. Municipality Functions and Role in Acoustically Congenial Life Environment Provision
  • Ilja Teterko. Future of Electrical Energy what is Generated by Using the Renewable Energy Sources in Latvia
  • Ilze Pruse. Carbon Credit Trading’s Impact on Sustainable Development

 

10. European Union Issues (Aspazijas bulv. 5, room 518)

Session chairs: Ainārs Šneiders-Nābels, Jānis Vaivads, Gunnar Prause

  • Helene Eller. Volunteers within an Organizational Context – One Term is not Enough
  • Ilze Buligina. Implications for Public Administration within EU Research Policy – Study of Ethical Aspects in the Governance of EU 7th Framework Technological Projects
  • Meinhard Friedl. Impact of Electronically substitution on postal operations – Austrian and US market
  • Jānis Aprāns. Interactions between EU Funds During 2007 – 2013 Period: The Results and Recommendations
  • Antra Line. Trade Union Leaders’ Assessment of Latvian Trade Unions’ Strategic Management Issues
  • Alekss Tiltiņš. The Evolution of Military Keynesianism and Its Use in the Defense Policy of a State
  • Ilze Gude. The Legislative Initiative: EU Practice and Experience of NGOs in Latvia 

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break

19.00 Reception

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10.00  –   11.30    Plenary Session: Raiņa bulv. 19, Small Aula

Session chairs: Ismena Revina, Inesa Vorončuka, Directors of Doctoral Study Programs, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Latvia

Presentations

  • Johannes Ruhm, Pascal Gantenbein, Marco J. Menichetti (University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein). Market Price Reactions of Analyst Revisions and Determining Factors on the German Stock Market

Best poster/doctoral student presentation award announced

Chairs of sections inform on results

Conference conclusions and future prospects

11.30  –   14.00 Final coffee break and informal discussions on conference topics