The Workshop is specially designed for students involved in the preparation of their theses in Finance. This Workshop provides the students the opportunity to actively discuss their research ideas and works-in-progress with senior researchers and receive constructive feedback from members of the research community.

The Workshop in Finance for students is being organized in cooperation with the Finance and Accounting Department of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia and Nordic-Baltic Network in Corporate and International Finance.

The Workshop will take place at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia on Thursday, May 18, 2017.


Ramona Rupeika-Apoga, University of Latvia, Latvia

Trond Randøy, University of Agder, Norway


Faculty panel:

Valdone Darškuviene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Simon Grima, University of Malta, Malta

Inna Romānova, University of Latvia, Latvia

Priit Sander, Tartu University, Estonia

Jens Ørding Hansen, Niels Brock, Denmark

Eleftherios Thalassinos, University of Piraeus, Greece


The number of  participating students  is  limited  to  10. Students who are selected to participate in the  Workshop will be requested to present a short report (3-4 pages) about their thesis proposal by April 18, 2017. Please send you applications by e-mail to 

Guidelines for a short report and presentation:

  1. the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic – the topic must clearly relate to finance – and of the issue or problem that motivates the research);
  2. theoretical background;
  3. research design, data, and methodology (to include hypothesis/es in the case of quantitative methods, and the methods of measurement and the generative questions that will guide grounded theory building in the case of those using qualitative methods)
  4. intended results and summary of the evidence of the study so far (to include if applicable an outline of any preliminary findings);
  5. expected contribution and its significance in the financial field; and
  6. conclusions, and any remaining concerns or problems to be overcome.