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The team of researchers aims to develop cooperation with different stakeholders with emphasis on research in national and global context in digital transformation, knowledge and innovation management, science and business collaboration, disruptive technologies drivers in industry and to uncover the fundamentals of research in global digital strategy, leadership and innovation.

Business School provides evidence-based support to policies and businesses in domain of digitalisation, innovation and technology.


Main research topics

Innovation and business ecosystems:

  • Responsible research and innovation demanding entrepreneurship
  • Open innovations and management
  • Development of research and innovation entrepreneurship
  • Social innovations and sustainability in supply chains

Smart development of socio-economic systems:

  • Management of intellectual capital
  • Transformation of business models
  • Smart and sustainable public governance

Digitalisation, society and industry:

  • Digital and technological reorganisation of industry
  • Digital leadership
  • Impact of digitalisation to the development of regions
  • Open innovation development for a particular business or industry sector
  • Integrated business model for disruptive innovations
  • Innovative capacity of the organization and diagnostics
  • Intelligence capital competence modelling
  • Research and innovation management for knowledge-intensive firms
  • Business and science cooperation modelling
  • Integration of responsible research and innovation
  • Feasibility studies of business innovation performance and organizational development
  • Construction of innovation acceleration models
  • Feasibility study of digital acceleration


The research team encompasses socio-economic influence to business and regional development in the fundamental and applicable research.

Main research topics

Competitive businesses:

  • Sectoral business research studies
  • Trade and business cycles
  • Transformations in bank and financial services

Entrepreneurship and Creativity:

  • Development of global entrepreneurship models
  • Alternative markets and entrepreneurship
  • Start-up ecosystems

Family business:

  • Family business in emerging, developing and transition economies
  • Family business dynamics, behavioural processes and innovations in family companies
  • Family companies and stakeholders: branding, image and reputation
  • Business development in rapidly growing unstable markets methodology of control
  • Business process design and management solutions for individual business growth stages
  • Start-ups and emerging businesses
  • Strategic business transformation modelling
  • Family business development possibilities

The research team perform research and provide insights on a broad range of issues facing corporations bridging the gap between theory and practice that includes principles of corporate governance, good governance, responsible business, audit and risk, shareholders, advisory.

Main research topics 

Responsible business:

  • Responsible investing
  • The value of social capital
  • Stakeholders orientation on innovation
  • Gender diversity
  • Sustainability policies and stock returns

Corporate governance policies:

  • Capital structure and entrepreneurial culture
  • Impact of managerial biases
  • The role of ownership in companies
  • Firm policies and boards
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