Tallinn University of Technology

Our People

Tarlan is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher in the Sustainable Value Chain Management Unit. In 2020, he received his MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management at Tallinn University of Technology. His research interests focus on the development of innovation, digital technologies and knowledge management to create a two-way pipeline of data and information to deal with future climate and environmental changes that present challenges for organisations and decision-makers.

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Roger Allas is a Lecturer.

Roger is studying for a PhD at TalTech, graduated from Estonian Business School in 2019 with an MBA in Strategic Management in the Digital Age, and previously graduated from TTK University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Logistics and Transport. He has worked in logistics and supply chain management for over 17 years.

Roger Allas is a business architect-management consultant, advisor and facilitator who supports organisations in building business management systems, leading change, overcoming strategic challenges, streamlining business processes and on the digitalisation journey.

Over the years, Roger has been a member of professional associations, a guest lecturer, has conducted professional training courses, written articles and participated in public speaking.

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Katrin is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and a Programme Director for two curricula for master’s level: Management and Marketing, and International Business Administration. She mainly teaches undergraduate level courses – Introduction to Entrepreneurship. In addition to teaching in higher education, she conducts entrepreneurship workshops at Mektory for schoolchildren as well as other interested people in Estonian and English.

“When teaching entrepreneurship, I believe it is important to interact with students and to make the student as entrepreneurial as possible. In addition to the knowledge acquired, it is important to increase the social network between students, which will contribute to their future career.”

She is currently involved in the Erasmus+ project BeComE, which focuses on integrating entrepreneurship education methodologies into higher education in different countries.

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René is a senior lecturer in marketing and his main research interests are consumer behaviour, sustainability and brand management. He teaches a number of subjects, such as Marketing Communication, and supervises undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. Since 2009, René Arvola is a member of the European Consumer Behaviour Research Network (COBEREN), and since 2018 he is a member of the university's satellite team. He is also a university spokesperson on marketing.

René Arvola's academic career at Tallinn University of Technology started in 2000. He has published several research papers and books, and has presented and organised international research conferences. He obtained his PhD in 2018 in the field of ergonomics of remote working and, in addition to his academic career, he has long-term experience as an entrepreneur. 

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Mari has been working at TalTech as a senior lecturer since 2017. She was the director of the Department of Business Administration and from March 9, 2023 she is the dean of TalTech School of Business and Governance.

Mari holds a PhD in Financial Economics and her research has focused on the capital structure of Baltic companies and its relationship with growth and productivity. In recent years, she has focused on Fintech as a fast-growing area of finance, having studied the drivers and constraints to Fintech start-ups and Fintech ecosystems. She is also involved in the digitalisation of corporate financial management.

Mari teaches Strategic Management Accounting and has previously taught courses in corporate financial management.

From 2006 to 2013, Mari Avarmaa was the CFO of Nordea Bank in Estonia, and from 2013 to 2017, she was the Head of Nordea Baltics' Business Control Department. Since 2020, she is a member of the Supervisory Board of AS Eesti Post.

Levani Bzhalava is a post-doctoral researcher in digitalization of accounting and finance in our accounting unit. His main area of interest is application of machine learning and text mining on various business processes.

He received the PhD Economics degree from the Max Planck Institute of Economics and Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany.

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Ekaterina is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher, and a lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Business Planning. She has two startups. Her field of interest is in developing a more sustainable startup ecosystem in Estonia.

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Istemi is a professor of accounting.  He received his PhD in 1985 from the University of Glasgow, UK and his master’s from the University of Strathclyde, UK in 1978. He has various working experience in the academic field as he was an accounting professor in Keele University and Queen's University, UK, in addition to working as a consultant to the UK Treasury (R&D Scoreboard), the World Bank (public sector reforms in Ukraine), and United Nations PPP (Public Private Partnerships).

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Susanne is an Adjunct Professor. Her research interests include small business management, knowledge (risk) management, innovation management and responsible digitalisation. She has been conducting several national and international research projects on knowledge management, SME business transfers, marketing, corporate governance, and innovation management. Her work has been recognised with different awards, including an Emerald Literati Award „Outstanding Paper“ and has been published in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Üllas Ehrlich is an Associate Professor.

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Airi Freimuth is a PhD student and a guest lecturer in the Department of Business Administration. She is a practitioner of marketing and IT projects in "real life". Dedicated to blockchain and stakeholder engagement in academia.

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Vera is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher. Her current research interest lays in the spheres of Service Design, SMEs development and innovation. Vera has work experience in marketing and public authorities, she also has managed and worked in EU-financed scientific and cross-border cooperation projects. The ongoing projects Vera participates in are: Creative Ports (Interreg Baltic Sea Region) and UXiship (Erasmus +).

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Wolfgang is a professor of operations management and the Head of the Sustainable Value Chain Management Unit at the Department of Business Administration since 2019.

He received his doctorate (Rer. Pol.) from the University of Kassel in Germany in 1998 and his habilitation in General Business Administration from the same university in 2004. Prior to TalTech, he was a professor of innovation management at the University of Southern Denmark for more than ten years.

His current research focuses on sustainable operations and innovation management, digital transformation of enterprises (e.g. "Industry 4.0"), innovation systems and innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

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Amit Gupta is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

PhD thesis in progress: Uncovering ESG Criteria: Meeting Stakeholders' Expectations in Strategic Management (principal supervisor Karin Reinhold, co-supervisor Merle Ojasoo)

Natalie Gurvitš-Suits is a Senior Lecturer.

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Marii is a Lecturer.

She runs a Self-management course for undergraduate students and supervises theses on bachelor's and master's level.

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Basel is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher, exploring the opportunities of technology in entrepreneurship education. He is an experienced strategy and marketing professional, who has worked in consulting, technology and healthcare in the UK and the ME. He is a Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI), a Fellow Marketer (FCIM) and a Governance Practitioner (AGP).

Basel is a skilled entrepreneur and start-ups mentor in the US, UK and the ME. He is a digital transformation expert and a regular contributor to a number of business magazines and policy groups.

At first a medical doctor, he holds an MBA in strategy from Aston Business School, UK.

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Aki Harima is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship and International Business Unit at the Department of Business Administration of TalTech. From 2013 to 2024, Aki served as a research associate at the Chair of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen in Germany. During this time, she co-initiated and organized the International Conference on Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship. Aki has been an active member of the Editorial Review Board of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development since 2023. Her primary research interests include investigating entrepreneurial ecosystems, transnational entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship support mechanisms, and entrepreneurship education. In recent years, Aki has focused her research on the entrepreneurial potential of refugees in various contexts, such as Syrian refugees in Europe, Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe, and Somali refugees in Western East Africa. Additionally, she has dedicated her efforts to examining the early evolution of regional ecosystems in different countries, including Chile, Namibia, and Estonia. Aki's international teaching experiences span across Germany, the UK, Namibia, South Africa, and Mexico. Notably, she was honoured with the Berninghausen Prize for Excellent Teaching and Innovation, Germany's oldest teaching prize.

Jelena Hartšenko is a Lecturer.

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Hla Thel Phyu is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

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Linda D Hollebeek is an Adj. Professor of Marketing at Tallinn University of Technology. Her research centers on customer/consumer engagement and interactive consumer/brand relationships. Her work to date has published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Interactive Marketing, and Journal of Business Research, among others. She has been named a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, has been listed on Stanford University’s Top 2% of Researchers.

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Ulrika Hurt (MA, European Studies) is a lecturer in the Department of Business Administration, in the sustainable value chain management unit. Her research interest blend the stakeholder engagement, process change, interoperability and impact of paperless cross-border trade information and documentation. Her courses cover operations management and international trends having an impact on business operations, strategies and value chains. Ulrika is the member of European Commission expert group Digital Transport and Logistics Forum and co-lead for the Single Window Initiative / Cluster Estonia contributing to the analysis and preparation of the legislation and technical solutions in the field.

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Huma Ittefaq is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

PhD thesis in progress: Three-wave longitudinal study of green consumerism in Estonian green consumers to foster booking intentions and affective commitment for sharing accommodations: persuasive roles of receptivity of green communications and social influence (supervisor Volker Kuppelwieser)

Marina is an Assistant  Professor. She is teaching and supervising students at master’s and doctoral level.

Her research interests are related to knowledge and risk management, social capital, quality of working life and wellbeing, education for sustainable development, organisational culture and competitiveness of SMEs. She has a strong track record of coordinating and participating in European research projects in the field of occupational health and safety (OSH) management, quality of working life and well-being.

She has experience in project management and technical and economical reporting of national and European projects as the project manager, main researcher and senior expert and is responsible for collecting and analysing the data as well as an individual expert (also for Baltic counties) in the field of Employment and Social Affairs, Health and Safety at work policies and legislation, Evaluation and impact assessment and monitoring of EU policies, initiatives and programmes;  risk assessment and management, psycho-social risks, quality of working life and wellbeing, the evaluation, monitoring and implementation of EU Directives and policies, good examples / practises, initiatives and programmes; EU integration.

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Tarmo Kadak is an Associate Professor and Manager of Studies (Accounting Unit).

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Kristel is a Lecturer in Marketing. In 1999 she received M. Sc. in economics from Tallinn University of Technology. In 2007 she got her Ph. D. in Finno-Ugrian studies, intercultural communication and social psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich. Presently she is lecturing marketing communication; business negotiations and intercultural communication, and international (intercultural) marketing. Her research emphasis: intercultural communication competence, stereotypes and prejudices, multicultural teams, intercultural and social communication, identities, expatriates and diaspora, underrepresented groups, translating as cultural mediation.

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Kaidi is a lecturer in Accounting at Tallinn University of Technology and programme director of the Business Finance and Accounting curriculum. Kaidi received her PhD from Tallinn University of Technology in 2018. Kaidi teaches taxation to undergraduate students and continuing education students. Her main areas of tutoring and research have been related to taxation and qualification systems.

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Marianne is a lecturer and Programme Director of the bachelor's studies of International Business Administration. She teaches mostly at master's level in Estonian and English the following subjects: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning (Est), Social Entrepreneurship (Eng), Personnel Development (Est); and Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Est) at bachelor’s level. In addition to teaching in higher education, she conducts entrepreneurship workshops in Mektory for pupils and other interested people in Estonian and English.

Her main research interests are entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and organisational management topics in the area of human resource development. She has also supervised undergraduate and postgraduate theses in these areas.  

She is currently active in the Erasmus+ project BeComE – embedding entrepreneurship competence methodology to university studies.

Tarmo Kalvet is an Adjunct Professor.

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Tiiu has been working as a lecturer at Tallinn University of Technology since 1991. She received her PhD in 2003.

She teaches courses in organisational theory and psychology, teamwork and group process management, and employee counselling.

Her research focuses on psychological aspects of employee-organisational relations: involvement with work and the organisation, motivation and satisfaction, job structuring and adjustment, work stress. She has also supervised undergraduate and postgraduate theses on these topics.

She is a member of the Estonian Group Analytic Society.

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Vaiva Kiaupaite-Grušniene is a Senior Lecturer.

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Mihhail Kirejev is a PhD student.

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Tarmo is a Lecturer.

Tarmo's work addresses technological advances – how they affect businesses, workers and the public, and the risks involved. This work is interdisciplinary, covering information technology, risk management, business management, human factors, health and safety.  

Tarmo's main topics include:

  • Digitalisation – digital transformation and innovation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of things – IoT, decision support systems, artificial intelligence in management decisions, artificial intelligence in risk management, fast data, mobile connectivity in business management, business intelligence and analytics.
  • Cyber-physical systems – Industry 4.0, smart workplaces, data mining and signal processing, sensor networks, robotics.
  • Management – operations improvement, data-driven decision making, risk identification, assessment and response, efficient and effective risk management, workplace, work environment and organisation, public and occupational health and safety, human factors, performance and productivity, safety, security, resilience and privacy, private data leakage, sustainable development.

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Arseni Kotov is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

PhD thesis in progress: Blending open innovation and circular economy models (principal supervisor Wolfgang Gerstlberger, co-supervisor Merle Küttim)

Elisabeth is a PhD student from Germany doing researches in the field of Innovation and Sustainability in the Department of Business Administration. She focuses on the topic of circular economy and its implementation into organisational practise by looking deeper into innovation management and tools.

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Kristo Krumm is a Lecturer.

Kristo is a physicist, economist and political scientist by education. He holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Tallinn University of Technology, an MBA in International Business Administration from Audentes University and an MA in Political Science from Tallinn University.

Half of his professional life has been spent in the private sector managing sales and marketing and the other half teaching and training. Kristo's academic teaching career has been spent at Audentes University, Mainor, from 2009 - 2015 he worked at Tallinn College of Tallinn University of Technology, the intervening years were spent mainly as a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Tallinn University and now back at TalTech. Today, in addition to his lecturing work, he runs a training company by his name with a main focus on entrepreneurship, finance and management training, so he considers himself a practicing theorist.

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Jana is a senior lecturer of marketing. She defended her PhD in 2016. Her research is mainly focused on value creation in business services. In parallel to academic career, Jana is active in the managerial sphere, consulting for companies on strategic marketing and service development. In 2019 she co-founded a strategic design consultancy company Rethink.

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Margit Kull is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

Margit has worked in the health sector for a long time, but out of interest in the green transition, she went to Tartu College of Tallinn University of Technology to study industrial ecology. In spring, she successfully defended her master's thesis, which investigated industrial symbiosis practices in the metal industry. During her studies, Margit was part of a research team at the Department of Business Administration, where she studied circular economy practices in four different industrial sectors in Estonia. She also had the opportunity to participate as a guest lecturer in various lectures for both students and entrepreneurs. Margit is now starting her doctoral studies and her thesis will examine the regulatory support system of the state for the implementation of industrial symbiosis.

Laura Kullerkupp is a Lecturer in the Marketing Unit.

Mari Kurashvili is a PhD student.

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Maria Kütt is a PhD student.

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Merle is an Assistant Professor. She defended her PhD in 2020 at Tallinn University of Technology, having previously studied at the University of Tartu.

Her research interests include university-business knowledge transfer, knowledge networks and other areas of entrepreneurship, international business and sustainable value chain management. She is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 project TalTech Industrial, which aims to strengthen the research capabilities of Tallinn University of Technology in the areas of business strategy and competitiveness, global value chains and clusters using modern data analytics methods, in collaboration with Aalto University, Bocconi University and the think tank NESTA.

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Anu Leppiman is an d.Lab (taltech.ee) expert.

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Ljudmila Linnik is a PhD student.

Anna Litvinenko is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

PhD thesis in progress: AI in Credit Risk Management Processes (principal supervisor Mari Avarmaa, co-supervisor Mari-Klara Stein)

Agnes Makk is a Lecturer in the Marketing Unit.

Ebru is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher.

Ebru has a diverse background in law, corporate governance and social innovation. Her upcoming research focuses on accountability and the governance of digital and automated management of dispute resolution. Prior to her current role as an early stage researcher, she was the founder of Legal Design Turkey, an award-winning social enterprise creating solutions for enhancing access to justice in Turkey. Ebru is involved in several professional organisations for the advancement of legal innovation and regularly provides mentoring to young professionals in this field. She pursued her LLM degree with the Jean Monnet Scholarship at King’s College London.

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Anne Muldme is a Lecturer in the Marketing Unit.

Tarvo has been teaching logistics and supply chain management courses since 2007. He is also the programme director for the bachelor's studies of Business Administration and the main logistics course manager. Tarvo has supervised more than 100 bachelor's theses (mostly on logistics) and more than 30 master's theses (business process management, export management). Tarvo has been awarded the titles "TalTech Programme Director of the Year 2020" and "Lecturer of the Year 2020 at the Department of Business Administration". However, it means even more to him to be an alumnus of the ISBM ITP International Teachers' Programme in Continuing Education in Pedagogy since 2018.

Tarvo's research topics are related to learning and teaching supply chain management. Among other things, he has been involved in the renewal of the European Logistics Association's qualification standard for logistics managers (2018–2019) and is occasionally a reviewer in the EMFD EOCCS online course certification system.

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Monika Nikitina-Kalamäe is a lecturer.

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Airi Noppel is an early-stage researcher and doctoral student and her research topic is developing the entrepreneurial approach of teaching in higher education. She has 11 years of experience in university teaching, and has a good experience in using innovative teaching models, particularly in entrepreneurship courses. Airi has piloted the integration of the development of students’ transversal competencies (e.g. self-management and thinking skills) in Bachelor level entrepreneurship courses. She has supervised several bachelor and master theses and has participated in international projects connected with the development of entrepreneurship education.

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Liis Ojamäe is an Associate Professor.

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Merle Ojasoo is an Associate Professor.

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Katrin Paadam is a Researcher and Professor Emeritus.

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Oliver Parts is an Associate Professor.

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Velli Parts is a PhD student and lecturer.

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Algis is a lecturer and teaches project management at both bachelor's and master's levels. He also teaches master's students in international marketing and business process management. Algis is the author of three project management textbooks and, in cooperation with Äripäev newspaper, published the Handbook of Project and Process Management from 1999 to 2017, serving as its editor-in-chief.

Algis is a member of the Häädemeeste Lions Clubs International (LCI). He has served as President of the club and as Chairman of the LCI Estonia Region II, Zone II.

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Aive Pevkur (PhD Phil, Practical Philosophy) is a senior lecturer. Her research interests are questions on ethics in professional and social fields, engineering, and technology. Her courses are focused on the same topics. She is involved in research projects on research integrity and conflicts of interest. Aive is a member of TalTech Academic Ethics Committee and the scientific secretary of the Estonian Committee on Bioethics and Human Research. She has been cooperating with the Council of Europe, the UNODC, and the OECD in corruption prevention and integrity enhancement projects in many Central and Eastern European countries.

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Kristiina Pikand is a lecturer, who teaches subjects in the field of accounting (i.e. foundations of financial accounting, managerial accounting, strategic management accounting and cost management, and accounting software) at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as in continuing education.

In addition to teaching, Kristiina is the curator of master's level internship in Accounting.

Kristiina's main research focus is on the implementation of cost accounting methods and systems, as well as on the automation of accounting-related operations and the use of IT solutions in the field of accounting.

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Gunnar Klaus Prause is an Adjunct Professor.

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Liina Randmann is an Associate Professor and Programme Director. She manages the Human Resource Management MA programme.

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Merli Reidolf is the Director of the Department of Business Administration. She received her PhD in Economics and Business at Tallinn University of Technology in 2019. Merli has worked at Tallinn University of Technology in various roles since 2000, contributing to both research and activities supporting the academic staff.  

Her research focuses on regional development, peripherality, innovation and entrepreneurship. She applies mainly qualitative methods and has also produced social network analysis.

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Karin Reinhold is an Associate Professor.

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Rein is a lecturer in marketing, who currently conducts seminars in international marketing for both foreign and Estonian students in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Rein uses interactive teaching techniques, including the Harvard case method and computer simulations, to develop thinking, reading, writing and presentation skills, decision-making, (multicultural) teamwork skills and managerial and marketing intuition.

Rein holds a master's degree in Economics (Tallinn University of Technology). As a student, he has studied at three other universities and, as a lecturer, he has developed his skills on courses taught by world-leading academics.

In parallel to teaching, Rein has been involved in management and consulting in the entrepreneurial world and the public sector. Most notably in the rail and transport sectors.

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Iivi Riivits-Arkonsuo is an Associate Professor and Head of Marketing Unit.

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Kaspar Roost is a PhD student.

PhD thesis in progress: Change management for raising design maturity in organisations (supervisor Mari-Klara Stein)

Eliis is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher, and lecturer teaching various courses including Basic Marketing, Business Marketing, Marketing Management and most recently also Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics. Eliis has a master's degree in Marketing and Management (MA) and an applied higher education in Health Promotion.

She is passionate about health, food, responsible and sustainable choices, ethics and veganism. These are also her main areas of research and teaching.  

Eliis is active in the field of health promotion as a health and nutrition advisor. She teaches and carries out workshops on health and well-being, contributes to public health policy-making and organises health and sustainability events (TalTech Health Week, TalTech Sustainability Week). Her articles and interviews, mainly on health behaviour, appear in national publications. Eliis believes in hands-on learning and therefore often incorporates project work, simulations and collaboration with companies in her teaching.

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Marge Sassi is a Senior Lecturer.

Marge defended her doctoral thesis on performance evaluation in creative sector organisations at EBS. She has worked in the social, cultural and educational sectors and for the last 5 years has contributed to the development of the Creative Europe programme as an external expert for the European Commission. Marge will teach management, human resource management and qualitative research methods at TalTech. She is an enthusiast and practitioner of Flow Theory and considers the study of the social impact of organisations as her greatest academic challenge.

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Virve Siirde is a Lecturer.

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Paavo is a senior lecturer in the field of accounting. Paavo defended his PhD at Tallinn University of Technology in 2018.   

Paavo teaches Financial Reporting and Analysis, Business Performance Management, and Accounting to master's students and continuing education students. In 2019, Paavo was awarded the title of the best lecturer in the School of Business and Governance.  

Paavo's research work is focused on the analysis of financial statements. His latest research project is focused on the impact assessment of annual report submission timelines in Estonia.

Paavo has extensive experience in the international business sector: he has been employed as a finance director for 12 years and as a financial analyst for three years. Paavo has also managed the functioning of financial operations in the markets of Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Paavo is an honorary member of the Junior Chamber International Estonia (JCI) and Investeerimisklubi public investment club as well a member of the Estonian Chamber of Mentors and Estonian Business Angel Network. He is also a member of the council of the Department of Business Administration.

Mari-Klara Stein is a Professor and Head of Organisation and Management Unit.

Mari-Klara is a scholar of management and digitalization. Her research focuses on the digital transformation of work, including emerging forms of digital work, such as platform work and crowdwork; implications of work digitalization on emotional well-being and work meaningfulness, and the consequences of datafication and algorithmic management in the workplace. Mari earned her doctorate at Bentley University (USA) and then joined the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School. Mari publishes her work in top management and information systems journals (e.g., MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies). Mari's MISQ paper (co-authored with three colleagues) received the European Research Paper of the Year award from CIONET - a leading community of IT executives in Europe, with over 5,000 members. Mari is also the recipient of the prestigious Association for Information Systems (AIS) Early Career Award. She is currently serving as an Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly and Senior Editor at Information & Organization.

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Akaki is a PhD student. His main research interests are entrepreneurship, video gaming, online gambling, and addiction issues in the video gaming industry.

Akaki is also taking part in the European Manufacturing Survey (EMS) that is focused on utilising the technological and organisational modernisation trends in the European manufacturing industry. Akaki is an undergraduate theses supervisor.

He is also involved in teaching two master's level courses in English at TalTech University: Business Opportunities in Different Cultures and International Business.

Juhan is Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration (PhD since 1989).   

Juhan graduated cum laude from Tallinn University of Technology and has held various positions here since 1984. Among other things, he was one of the founders of the former Chair of Microenterprises (later also the Chairman) and thus one of the pioneers of entrepreneurship education in Estonia. He is also the co-author of several textbooks and other teaching tools on entrepreneurship and strategic management. As a lecturer, Juhan has focused primarily on issues related to setting up businesses, developing strategy and managing business growth.  

In addition to the above-mentioned topics, Juhan's research has also dealt with entrepreneurship policy, entrepreneurship support systems and the development of entrepreneurship education.

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Marek is a senior research fellow of the Department of Business Administration. His main fields of activity are development economics and technology governance.

Marek has held, during the last 20 years, various national and international expert and advisory positions, including with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, European Commission, and UNCTAD. Marek serves as the chairman of the board of the Institute of Baltic Studies.

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Martin is a Programme Manager of the curriculum "Entrepreneurial Management MBA" and a lecturer. He teaches mostly at master's level in Estonian and English, in the following subjects: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning (EST), Technology Entrepreneurship (ENG) and Venture Creation (EST). In addition to teaching in higher education, he conducts entrepreneurship training for start-ups.  

The main keywords of his field of research are entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurship education. He has also supervised bachelor's and master's theses in these areas.

Martin has management experience in the private sector and is an entrepreneur since 2007.

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Artur Toikka is a PhD student and an Early Stage Researcher working with Mari-Klara Stein on a project that addresses the value of platform work. Artur studied at TalTech's School of IT, majoring in Business Information Technology and School of Business and Governance, in Management and Marketing, specialising in business process management in the digital society.

Sirle Truuts is a Lecturer of entrepreneurship.

Rusudan Tsiskaridze is a PhD student.

Olga Tšernikova is a PhD student.

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Tarmo Tuisk is a Project Specialist.

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Sirje Ustav is a Senior Lecturer and Manager of Studies (Entrepreneurship and International Business Unit).

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Maarit Vabrit-Raadla is a Lecturer of organisation and management.

Ester Vahtre is a Lecturer.

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Helen Vaikma is a PhD student.

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Mike is an associate professor in the field of organisational management. Mike defended his PhD at Tallinn University of Technology in 2011. He teaches General Management, Strategic Management, and Values in Theory and Practice at all levels of higher education. Since 2018, Mike has the qualification of an International Engineering Educator. His research work is focused on Ownership Strategies; part of the research is carried out in cooperation with students: one graduated PhD student, and 66 master’s students. Mike has extensive experience in the hospitality sector for 19 years and additionally in retailing as a Production and Wholesale Director for 7 years.

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Dmitri Zdobnõh is a Lecturer.

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Maris Zernand-Vilson is a Senior Lecturer.

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