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					            PROGRAM FOR THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL
                       CONFERENCE


“INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES”

                                    CONFERENCE THEME:

 I nt er nat ional Ent r epr eneur ship, I nnovat ion and Compet it iveness
                in t he T r ansf or ming and Enlar ging Eur ope

                                    September 9-11, 2004
                        Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia
                           Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga LV 1010, Latvia



                                The Conference is organized to celebrate:

               The 10th Anniversary of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia,

The 20th Anniversary of the International Business Economics (IBE) Group of Aalborg University, Denmark.




                                    Corporate Sponsor:




Organizers:
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
CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The Conference includes four main avtivities:


Doctoral seminar:      September 7th 10.00 – September 8th. 14.00 (by invitation only)

Baltic Round Table: September 8th 14.00 – 18.00 (by invitation only)

Conference:            September 9th 10.00 – September 11th 12.30

Cultural Program: September 11th 14.00 – 17.00 (departure from the School)



Please note: All Conference activities will take place at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga,
Strielniku iela 4a. The school is located within the walking distance from the city center and the Old
Town (10-15 minutes). A taxi to the School from the city center should not cost more than LVL 2
(approximately EUR 3). Taxis can be ordered by dialling 800 1313. The telephone number to the school is
+371 701 5800. When dialling from a cell phone within Latvia there is a no need for an area code.

Map: Maps and additional information about Riga can be found at the following two websites:
www.rigalatvia.net
www.virtualriga.com




In co-operation with:




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Dear Conference Participants,

Welcome to the Third International Conference “International Business in Transition
Economies” and to the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. In this document, you
will find a Conference Program and Guidelines. As usual, last minute changes may occur. Such
changes, if any, will be announced when you arrive.

We hope that the Conference will be an enjoyable and stimulating experience for all of you.

The Conference Organisation Committee


Registration

Registration desk will be open prior and during the Conference reception between 19.00 and
21.00 on the September 8th. On September 9th, it will open at 8.00 and remain open during the
entire conference..


Pre-Conference Reception

A Pre-Conference Reception will take place on September 8th in the lobby at the Stockholm
School of Economics in Riga between 20.00-22.00. The Guests and Participants will be offered a
glass of wine and light snacks.

Guidelines for Presentations and Discussions

Plenary sessions will normally last 60 or 90 minutes with respectively two or three papers being
presented and discussed. This means that presentation and discussion of each paper will take
about 30 minutes. The time allocated to the authors to present is about 15 minutes. The
discussant will have about 5 minutes to provide some constructive comments to the author(s) on
how to advance the paper and will ask 2-3 questions to initiate the discussion. The remaining 10
minutes will be left for a general discussion.

The role of a Session Chair is to manage the session, introduce the speakers, their papers and
discussants, as well as to coordinate the discussion, which will emerge after discussant’s
comments. In addition, it is important that the Session Chair monitors the time and ensures that it
is used as planned and distributed equally among the speakers.

Presentation facilities

All conference rooms will have multimedia and overhead projects. Please prepare your
presentations in advance. Three shared PCs will be available for conference participants to access
the Internet and to prepare presentations.




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                          CON FEREN CE PROGRAM
Sept. 9. Thursday                                Opening Plenary
10.00 - 11.45        Welcome by:

                        Anders Paalzow, Rector of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Soros Auditorium
                     Chairmen:

                         Jan-Erik Vahlne and Olav Jull Sørensen

                     Key-note addresses:

                        Slavo Radosevic, School of         Slavonic   and   East   European   Studies,
                        University College London, UK

                        - Central and Eastern Europe between Foreign and Domestic Led Modernisation

                        Mike Wright, Notthingham University Business School, UK

                        - Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Finance in
                        Emerging Economies

Lunch Break: 11.45- 13.00
                         Six Parallel Sessions: 13.00 – 14.30
Parallel session A
Sept. 9. Thursday                                    Entrepreneurship
13.00 – 14.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Philip Y K Cheng, National Graduate School of Management
                     Australian National University, Australia
                     Paper: Global Entrepreneurship Models: Hints for Eastern Europe from Asia
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Aidis Ruta & Sauka Arnis, School of Slavonic and East European Studies,
                     University College London, UK, and University of Latvia, Latvia
                     Paper: Assessing Moving Targets: Analyzing the Impact of Transition Stages on
                     Entrepreneurship Development
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Rasa Krutulyte and Modestas Gelbuda, CIBER Lithuania and Aalborg
                     University, Denmark
                     Paper: Fooling Yourself and Others: The Transition Context of a New Venture and
                     Industry Creation
                     Discussant:




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Parallel session B
Sept. 9. Thursday                                              FDI
13.00 – 14.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Mindel van de Laar and Bos Jaap, Maastricht University, Netherlands
                     Paper: Explaining Foreign Direct Investment Flows to the CEE Region and Central
                     Asia: A Gravity Approach
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Yusaf H Akbar & Elms Heather, Southern New Hampshire University,
                     UK
                     Paper: Investigating the Contribution af Foreign Direct Investment and Stock
                     Exchange Development to Economic Development in East and Central Europe
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Angele Kedaitiene, Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics, Lithuania
                     Paper: Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance of the Lithuanian
                     Food Processing Industry
                     Discussant:

Parallel session C
Sept. 9. Thursday                  Economic Transformation and Structural Change
13.00 – 14.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Justyna Ma           z nd   ta
                                           tysiewic a K a rzyna B iliñska          t,
                                                                          -Reforma Unive   rsity of
                     Economics in Katowice, Poland
                     Paper: The Influence of the Transformation Process on the Different Sectors in
                     Poland – A Case Study
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Manuela Tvaronaviciene, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
                     Lithuania
                     Paper: How to Enhance Efficiency of Transition Economiest through Structural
                     Changes: Case of Lithuania
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Hans-Joachim Zilcken, Visaginas Municipality, Lithuania
                     Paper: The Changing Institutional, Industrial and Cultural Context of the CEE
                     Economies – Barriers and Opportunities for International Business
                     Discussant:

Parallel session D
Sept. 9. Thursday                                       Enlarging Europe
13.00 – 14.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Alessio L. Lokar and Michela C. Mason, University of Udine, Italy
                     Paper: EU Enlargement: Companies' Strategic Answer in the Italian North-East
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Monkeviciene Zita and Bobinas Nedas, Kaunas University of Technology,
                     Lithuania
                     Paper: Getting Ready to Adhere to EU Regulations Relating to Construction Products
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Klara Antlova, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
                     Paper: Trends in the Area of Information Support in Euroregion Nissa
                     Discussant:




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Parallel session E
Sept. 9. Thursday                       Organizational Learning and Change
13.00 – 14.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Joseph A. Ilacqua, Irina Akhramenko, and Carol Ann Zulauf, Bryant
                     College, USA, and Gomel State University, Belorus, and Suffolk University, USA
                     Paper: Culture, Knowledge and Intuition as Factors of Successful Organizational
                     Learning for Leadership in Economic Transition
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Adriana Prodan and Irina Manolescu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University
                     of Iasi, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, Romania
                     Paper: Training and Human Resources Development in Romanian Companies
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Ingrida Gaputiene, Vilnius University and CIBER, Lithuania
                     Paper: Knowledge Management Processes in Foreign Owned Companies in
                     Lithuania
                     Discussant:

Parallel session F
Sept. 9. Thursday                                       Marketing
13.00 – 14.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Aleksandra Nizielska, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
                     Paper: Marketing Strategies of Transnational Corporations on the Polish Market
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Laura Šalciuviene, Dmitrij Slepniov, and Regina Virvilaite, Kaunas
                     University of Technology, Lithuania, and CIBER, Lithunia
                     Paper: A Study of Brand Extension Evaluation in the Mobile Telecommunication
                     Market
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Rima Belousova, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
                     Paper: Interactive Marketing and its Influence on the Competitiveness of Economic
                     Subjects
                     Discussant:



Coffee Break : 14.30 - 15.00




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                         Six Parallel Sessions: 15.00 – 16.30

Parallel session A
Sept. 9. Thursday                         Building Market Economies in CEE
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Carla Millar, Chong Ju Choi and Philip Cheng, Twente University,
                     Netherlands, and National Graduate School of Management, Camberra, Australia
                     Paper: China’s Social Market Economy: Lessons for Eastern European Economies
                     in Transition
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Marek Ratajczec, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
                     Paper: Social Capital and Private – Public Sector Partnerships in Infrastructure
                     Development in the Former Eastern Europe
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Bianca Gusenbauer, Vienna University of Economics and Business
                     Administration, Austria
                     Paper: Kyoto Protocol: How the Infrastructure can be Ameliorated in the CEECs -
                     Analysis of a Case Study
                     Discussant:



Parallel session B
Sept. 9. Thursday                         FDI in CEE: Inward and Outward
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Yusaf H Akbar, Southern New Hampshire University, UK
                     Paper: Shifting Competitiveness, Evolving MNE Strategies and EU Enlargement:
                     The Case of Hungary
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Tönu Roolaht, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: The Inward-Outward Connections of Estonian Foreign Direct Investments
                     on a Sectoral and Company Level
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Emma Incze, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary
                     Paper: Emerging Multinationals: Study on Foreign Direct Investment Activity of
                     Hungarian Companies
                     Discussant:




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Parallel session C
Sept. 9. Thursday                              Internationlization of SMEs
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Pollard David and Maria Jemicz, University of Abertay, Dundee Business
                     School, UK, and University of Central Lancashire, UK.
                     Paper: Barriers to the Internationalisation of Polish SMEs: A Social Capital Theory
                     Perspective
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Hans Jansson and Petter Boye, The Baltic Business Research Institute,
                     University of Kalmar, Sweden
                     Paper: SME Trade in the Baltic Sea Region- A Regional Perspective
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Mario G.R. Pagliacci, Italy.
                     Paper: Innovation and Internationalisation in Micro and Small Enterprises A
                     Comparison between Italy and Rumania
                     Discussant:

Parallel session D
Sept. 9. Thursday                            Competitiveness of CEE firms
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Robert Zich, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
                     Paper: Possibility of Evaluation and Development of Competitiveness in the
                     Internationalization Process of SMEs
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Liis Elmik, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: The International Competitiveness of Estonian Textile Industry
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Dorel Tamm, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: An Analysis of the Unit Labour Cost Based Export Competitiveness on the
                     Example of Estonian Industries
                     Discussant:

Parallel session E
Sept. 9. Thursday                         Organizational learning and change
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Ingrida Sarkiunaite and Ilona Buciuniene, Vilnius University, Kaunas
                     Faculty of Humanities, Lithuania
                     Paper: Transformation of the Emplyees’ Relations under the Influence of the
                     Application of Information Technologies
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: I lonaB uè       ,               iûtë nd         uta ,
                                        iûnienë SolveigaB uoþ , a Agnë Ð itë I nte tionarna     l
                     School of Management, Lithuania
                     Paper: The Interrelationship of Organizational Learning, Learning Organization
                     and Knowledge Management
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Marion Lindemanns and Elmarie Fryer, Trinity Colege Dublin, Ireland
                     Paper: The other Side of Internal Audits: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of the
                     Auditees’ Experience of the Internal Audit in Ireland and Central Eastern European
                     Countries.
                     Discussant:


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Parallel session F
Sept. 9. Thursday                                       Marketing
15.00 – 16.30         Chair:
Auditorium
                      Authors: Renata Kaminski-Labbé and Wladimir Sachs, CERAM Sophia Antipolis,
                      and European School of Business, France
                      Paper: Preserving Variety in Products and Services: A Conceptual Framework
                      Discussant:

                      Authors: Zofia Kedzior and Magdalena Jaciow, University of Economics,
                      Katowice, Poland
                      Paper: The Basis of Market Decisions of Polish Companies in the United Europe
                      Discussant:

                      Authors: Päivi Käri-Zein, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
                      Paper: Organizational Development in the Baltic States
                      Discussant:


Free time: 16.30 – 18.30

18.30 – Departure for the Conference Dinner at the Restaurant LIDO

18.30 Departure by bus from the School.
19.00 The Dinner starts.

The bus will pick you up at the School, Strelnieku iela 4a, at 1   8.30 sharp. The restaurant is
located a bit outside the city centre on Krasta iela 76. A taxi from the city centre should cost
no more than LVL 4 (EUR 6). The telephone number to the restaurant is 750 4420, 78121        83.
There will be bus transportation back to the city centre after the dinner.

Restaurant LIDO offers traditional Latvian food in a spectacular wooden three-storey
building. The dinner will be served in the Beer Basement.




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                     PROGRAM: Friday, September 10, 2004

Sept. 10. Friday                      Management in Transformation Context
9.00 – 9.50          Chair: Jan Erik Vahlne

                     Key-note Address:
Special Plenary
                     Monika Kostera, Warsaw University, Poland, and Vaxjo University, Sweden

                        Management in Transition: Ethnographic Pictures of East European Managers



Coffee Break: 9.50 – 10.00
                         Six Parallel Sessions: 11.00 – 12. 15
Parallel session A
Sept. 10. Friday         International Human Resource Management and Organizational
                                                  Culture
10.00 – 11.00        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Carl F. Fey, Sergey Morgoulis-Jakoushev, Ingmar Björman, and H.J. Park,
                     The Stockholm School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia, INSEAD, France,
                     and Cornell, USA
                     Paper: How Universal are the Relationships between Systems of Human Resource
                     Management Practices and Firm Performance: A Comparison of USA, Finland, and
                     Russia
                     Discussant:

                                            a      në nd dimina Ra na
                     Authors: ReginaL evið uskie a Ge                             s,    rna
                                                                    s ma uska I nte tiona Sc   l hool
                     of Management, Lithuania
                     Paper: Integration of the Baltic Subsidiaries due to the Global Merger: A Mater of
                     Cultural Fit between the Organizations
                     Discussant:

                     Author: Krista Tuulik, Estonian Business School, Estonia
                     Paper: Leadership Model in Independant Estonia
                     Discussant:

Parallel session B
Sept. 10. Friday           Internationalization from and into Russia (move the session!)
10.00 – 11.00        Chair:

                     Authors: Juha Väätänen and Daria Podmetina, Lappeenranta University of
Auditorium
                     Technology, Finland
                     Paper: Russian Oil Companies Entry Strategies to the European Markets: From
                     Soviet Heritage Oil Exporters to Major International Investors
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Alan Jones, University College Northampton, UK
                     Paper: The Changing Context of Inward Investment in Russia and its Implications
                     for the EU
                     Discussant:

                     Author: Päivi Karhunen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
                     Paper : Institutional Approach to Foreign Market Entry: The Case of Russian Hotel
                     Industry
                     Discussant:




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Parallel session C
Sept. 10. Friday     The role of banks in Market Transition and Transformation
10.00 – 11.00        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Nollen Stanley, Georgetown University, USA, Zdenek Kudrna and Roman
                     Pazdernik, and Charles University Institute of Economic Studies, Prague, Czech
                     Republic
                     Paper: Transforming Czech Banks: The Intersection of Business and Government
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Oksana Ivanova, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
                     Paper: The Role of Commercial Banks and Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries in
                     SME Development in Ukraine
                     Discussant:

Parallel session D
Sept. 10. Friday                                      Networks in CEE
10.00 – 11.00        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Martin Johanson, Uppsala University, Sweden
                     Paper: Transition Economies and Networks
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Akihiro Ishikawa, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
                     Paper: The Formation of Networking among Small Business in Central Europe:
                     Problem, Finding and Implication
                     Discussant:

Parallel session E
Sept. 10. Friday                             Regional Development in CEE
10.00 – 11.00        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Jumpponen Jari and Ilonen Jarmo, Lappeenranta University of
                     Technology, Finland
                     Paper: Applying a Self-Organizing Map in Evaluation of Russian Regions with
                     Socio-Economic Indicators
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: RigitaT ijûna        nd
                                           itienë a RitaB a          ienë
                                                             gdzeviè , Unive               ulia nd
                                                                                rsity of Sa i, a
                     Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
                     Paper: Public Participation in the Regional Sustainable Development
                     Discussant:



Parallel session F
Sept. 10. Friday                          Culture, Organization and leadership
10.00 – 11.00        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Dinorá Floriani, University do Vale do Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brasil
                     Paper: International Trade Negotiations, National Culture and Ethics: A
                     Comparative Study of Italian and Brazilian Executives
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Aivo Reiner,Estonia
                     Paper: Cultural and National Differences: An Additional Possibility for Successful
                     Co-Operation in the Baltic Sea Region
                     Discussant:



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Coffee Break: 11.00 – 11.15
Parallel session A
Sept. 10. Friday                EU Integration: Financial and Environmental Issues
11.15 – 12.15        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Mart Sörg, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: Estonia is Generally Ready to Join the EMU?
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Mironiuc Marilena
                     Paper: Environmental Politics – Constraints or Opportunities for the Romanian
                     Companies from the Perspective of the Enlarged Europé?
                     Discussant:

Parallel session B
Sept. 10. Friday                   International Production and Trade in CEE-EU
11.15 – 12.15        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Bart Kaminski, University of Maryland at College Park and The World
                     Bank, Washington D.C. USA
                     Paper: Fragmentation of Production and Emerging Patterns of Specialization of
                     CEEC-10
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Marcel Ševela, Mendel University, Czech Republic
                     Paper: Convergence in Foreign Trade of the EU-Member Countries
                     Discussant:

Parallel session C
Sept. 10. Friday              Development of Entrepreneurshipand SMEs in the Baltics
11.15 – 12.15        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Iain S. Fraser, Dundee Business School, UK
                     Paper: Entrepreneurship and Business Capacity Development in the SME Sector in
                     Lithuania
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: David Smallbone and Urve Venesaar, Middlesex University Business
                     School, UK, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
                     Paper: The SME Sector in Estonia at the Time of EU Accession
                     Discussant:




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Parallel session D
Sept. 10. Friday                Ethnic Entrepreneurship in an International Context
11.15 – 12.15        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Jari Jumpponen and Ikävalko Markku, Lappeenranta University of
                     Technology, Finland
                     Paper: New Phenomenon in Ethnical Entrepreneurship – Russian Immigrants as
                     Entrepreneurs in the South-East Finland
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Tiia Vissak, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: Role of Immigrants in Establishing International Contacts: Some Estonian
                     Evidence
                     Discussant:

Parallel session E
Sept. 10. Friday                                      MNEs in CEE
11.15 – 12.15        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Konrad Pawlik, Arhus School of Business, Denmark
                     Paper: The Profitability of, and the Knowledge Transfer to Affiliates of
                     Multinational Companies in Poland 1993-2002
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Julia Manea, Manchester School of Management, UK
                     Paper: MNEs’ R&D in the Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of MNEs as
                     Catalyst between Local Knowledge (S&T) Competencies and Industrial
                     Competitiveness
                     Discussant:



Parallel session F
Sept. 10. Friday                     Psychological distance and Foreign markets
11.15 – 12.15        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Lester Lloyd- Reason and Terry Mughan, Ashcroft International Business
                     School, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK
                     Paper: Competing Effectively in International Markets: Identifying Need, Sharing
                     Best Practice and Adding Value to the Eastern Region through Skills and Knowledge
                     Transfer’
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Greg McDonald, Aalborg University, Denmark
                     Paper: Latvian and Russian Perceptions of Psychological Distance to Eastern and
                     Western Export Destinations
                     Discussant:



Lunch Break: 12.15 – 13.30




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                  Two Special Pannel Sessions or a Combined Session
Sept. 10 Friday                        Government and Industry Speakers
13.30 – 14.45

 Special Plenary I     Charles Wessner, The National Academies, United States


Sept. 10 Friday                            Panel on the Knowledge Economy
13.30 – 14.45          Takis Damaskopoulos, European Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (EIIR)
                          Toward a Network Topology of the Knowledge Economy: Organisational
 Special Plenary II       Passages from Knowledge to Innovation

                       Renaldas Gudauskas, The Government of Lithuania and Vilnius University,
                       Lithuania
                           Developing a National Knowledge Economy Strategy

                       Rimantas Gatautis and Elena Vitkauskaite, Kaunas University of Technology
                          Internationalization of SMEs: Fostering Development of the Knowledge
                          Economy



Coffee Break: 14.45 – 15.00

                           Six Parallel Sessions: 15.00 – 16.30
Parallel session A
Sept. 10. Friday                Institutional Environment, Privatization and MNE roles
15.00 – 16.30          Chair:
Auditorium
                       Authors: Vensel Vello, Karm Tarmo and Tatjana Polajeva, Tallinn Technical
                       University, Estonia
                       Paper: The Changing Institutional Environment: Development of the Law Making
                       and Law Enforcement Mechanisms
                       Discussant:

                       Authors: Jolanta Solnyškiniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
                       Paper: Privatization as a General Factor of the Ownership Structure
                       Transformation in the Post- Communist Countries
                       Discussant:

                       Authors:
                       Paper:
                       Discussant:




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Parallel session B
Sept. 10. Friday                       FDI, SME Development and Policy Issues
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: David Smallbone, Middlesex University Business School, UK
                     Paper: Foreign Direct Investment and the SME Development: Some Policy Issues
                     for Transition and Developing Countries
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Michael Kervalishvili, The Open Society Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia
                     Paper: Problems and Prospecteves of Transforming of the Georgian Industry on the
                     Base of SMEs Development
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Matilda Alexandrova, Department of Management, University of National
                     and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
                     Paper: The Impact of Cultural Dimensions on the Development of Entrepreneurial
                     Potential in a Transition Economy
                     Discussant:

Parallel session C
Sept. 10. Friday                           Internationalization and Learning
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Bruno Grancelli, Italy.
                     Paper: Delocation of Italian SME in the Balkans and the Process of Learning /
                     Unlearning of Local and Foreign Actors
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Brent McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada
                     Paper: Retailer Country of Origin Effects in Estonia: A Longitudinal Study
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Tiia Vissak, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: Measuring the Immeasurable? The Degree of Internationalization
                     Discussant:

Parallel session C
Sept. 10. Friday                          Innovation and Research Education
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Julia Djarova, Erasmus University, Netherlands
                     Paper: Barriers for Companies to Innovate
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Greg Macdonald, Aalborg University, Denmark
                     Paper: Latvia: R&D and the Nordic Archipelago
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Josef Frischer, Aalborg University, Denmark
                     Paper: The Relationship Learning Model - A New Model for Educating Researchers
                     Discussant:




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Parallel session D
Sept. 10. Friday                                 Corporate Governance
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Steger Thomas, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
                     Paper: “Good” Corporate Governance in Transitioning Economies– Some Evidence
                     from East Germany and Hungary
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Andriy Boytsun, University of Anwerp Management School, Belgium
                     Paper: Debt Policy in Polish Companies
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Anna Turner, Central European University, GSB, Hungary
                     Paper: Maximising Shareholder Value in Hungary
                     Discussant:

Parallel session E
Sept. 10. Friday                      Strategic Management and Competitiveness
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Kornelia Karcz, University of Economics, Katowice, Poland
                     Paper: Behavioural Determinants of the Polish Companies’ Competitiveness in the
                     Enlarged Common Market
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Renata Korsakiene, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
                     Paper: Strategic Perspective of Construction Companies: the Case of Lithuania
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Gints Mednis and Diana Tomberg, Jonkoping International Business
                     School, Sweden
                     Paper: Strategic Management in Baltic SMEs
                     Discussant:

Parallel session F
Sept. 10. Friday                             Internationalization of SMEs
15.00 – 16.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Michael Danson, Ewa Helinska-Hughes, Michael Hughes, and Geoff
                     Whittam, University of Paisley, and University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
                     Paper: The Internationalisation of Small Firms in Small States: Lessons from the
                     Scottish Experience for CEE
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Modestas Gelbuda, John E. Kuada, Dmitrij Slepniov, and Zilvinas Zidonis,
                     Aalborg University, Denmark, and CIBER, Lithuania
                     Paper: Internationalization of Companies from the Transition and Developing
                     Countries
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Ele Reiljan, Tartu University, Estonia
                     Paper: Reasons behind De-internationalization: An Analysis of Estonian
                     Manufacturing Companies
                     Discussant:




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16.30 - …:

Friday get-together or a Free Evening


                     PROGRAM: Saturday, September 11, 2004

Plenary Session

Sept. 11. Saturday          IB and Entrepreneurship as Research Fields in the Context of
                                            EuropeanTransformation
9.00 – 10.00            Chair:

                        Speakers:

                        Udo Zander, The Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Plenary
                        Olav Jull Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

                        Jan Erik Vahlne, Gothenburg University, Sweden



Coffee Break: 10.00 – 10.15

                            Six Parallel Sessions: 10.15 – 10.30
Parallel session A
Sept. 11. Saturday                                 Barriers to SME Growth
10.00 – 11.30           Chair:
Auditorium
                        Authors: Aris Bitzenis and Ersanja Nito, the City Liberal Studies, Affiliated
                        Institution of the University of Sheffield, and Savings Bank of Albania
                        Paper: What Obstacles do Small-Medium Enterprises Encounter in the Albanian
                        Business Environment? Results from a Questionnaire Analysis
                        Discussant:

                        Authors: Besnik Krasniqi, Riinvest Institute for Development Research and Faculty
                        of Economy-Prishtina
                        Paper: Financing Barriert to SME Growth: Empirical Evidence from Kosova
                        Discussant:

                        Authors: Jo Crotty and Matthew Incles, Aston Business School, UK
                        Paper: An Assessment of Russia’s International Competitiveness Utilising Porter’s
                        Diamond
                        Discussant:




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Parallel session B
Sept. 11. Saturday                 Clusters, Social and Institutional Entrepreneurship
10.00 – 11.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Rumiana Jeleva, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
                     Paper: Economic Transition and European Integration Process from below:
                     Entrepreneurial Social Interpretative Patterns in Bulgaria
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Modestas Gelbuda, Brian Vejrum Sørensen, and Dmitrij Slepniov,
                     Aalborg University, Denmark, and CIBER, Vilnius, Lithuania
                     Paper: The Role of Identity and Emdeddness in the Emergence of the Knowledge
                     Cluster in Lithuania
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Arunas Starkus and Dmitrij Slepniov, CIBER, Lithuania
                     Paper: The Role of Initative Taking in the Early Stages of the Cluster Formation:
                     the Case of the Sunrise Valley Cluster
                     Discussant:

Parallel session C
Sept. 11. Saturday                   International Trade and Knowledge Transfer
10.00 – 11.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Giovanni Graziani, University of Parma, Italy
                     Paper: The Impact of Trade with the CEECs on EU-15 Labour Market: What Kind
                     of Skill Bias?
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Jørgen Ulff-Møller Nielsen and Konrad Pawlik, Aarhus Business School,
                     Denmark
                     Paper: Knowledge Transfer and Export Performance of Foreign Affiliates in
                     Poland 1993-2002
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Carla Millar, Chong-ju Choi and Cheng Philip, University of Twente,
                     Netherlands, and National Graduate School of Management, Australia.
                     Paper: NGOs and Institutionial Knowledge Transfer in Transition Economies
                     Discussant:

Parallel session D
Sept. 11. Saturday                    Social and Political Impact of MNEs in CEE
10.00 – 11.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Kalyoncu Mehmet, University of Utah, USA
                     Paper: Can Multinational Corporations be more than mere Businesses?
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Abey P Philip, University of Hyderabad, India
                     Paper: Nexus between Software growth and Employment in Indian Software
                     Industry: Causality Analysis
                     Discussant:

                     Authors:
                     Paper:
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Parallel session E
Sept. 11. Saturday
10.00 – 11.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Maija Anspoka, University of Latvia, Latvia (to clarify)
                     Paper: International Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness in the
                     Transforming and Enlarging Europe
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Ilmars Skards, Vija Strazdina, University of Latvia, Latvia (to clarify)
                     Paper: Correlation between the Land Farming Quality Indicators and Indicators of
                     Demographic and Health Situation in Latvia during the Period of Switching over from
                     Planned to Market Economy
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Ella Skvorcova, University of Latvia, Latvia
                     Paper: TBA
                     Discussant:

Parallel session E
Sept. 11. Saturday                                Management Development
10.00 – 11.30        Chair:
Auditorium
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                     Authors: Sigita Urbona ius, Vilnius Unive  rsity, L ithuania
                     Paper: Managerial and Marketing Aspects of ISO System Implementation
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Manolescu Irina and Adriana Prodan, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of
                     Iasi, Romania
                     Paper: Particulalarities of Conflicts Management in Projects
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Giedre Slatkeviciene, Roma Adomaitiene and Juozas Ruzevicius, Vilnius
                     University, Lithuania
                     Paper: Striving for Effectiveness and Exellence in Lithuanian Organizations
                     Discussant:

Parallel session F
Sept. 11. Saturday                     Accounting and Finance in the EU Context
10.00 – 11.30        Chair:
Auditorium
                     Authors: Xiaosong Zheng, University of Oulu, Finland
                     Paper: Impact of EU Enlargement on Accounting Practice in the Central and
                     Eastern Europe
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Ne         è            rna   l hool of Ma ge
                                 rijus Ma iulis, I nte tiona Sc          na ment, L ithuania
                     Paper: Speculative Attacks and Hot Money Circulation in Enlarged Europe
                     Discussant:

                     Authors: Mart Sorg, Tartu University, Estonia (possibly here, the second option)
                     Paper: Estonia is Generally Ready for EMU
                     Discussant:

Coffee Break: 11.30 – 11.45




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                                  Closing Plenary
Sept. 11. Saturday                      Reflections and Future Plans?
11.45 – 12.30
                     Anders Paalzow, Jan-Erik Vahlne, Mike Wright, Slavo Radosevic, Monica
                     Kostera, Udo Zander, Olav Jull Søresnen, and Modestas Gelbuda.

                     Comments, Discussions and Announcements: All participants


Lunch: 12.30 – 13.30

Cultural Program: 14.00 – 17.00/18.00 (departure from the School)
ADJOURN


Riga by Night: Evening in city




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