Merle Küttim is the programme director of International business administration programme (BA) since 2017. She has worked as a researcher in the area of business administration at TalTech University (TalTech) since 2007. She received her master's degree from the University of Tartu and is pursuing currently her doctoral degree at TalTech. Her research focuses on knowledge transfer from university to industry, especially the international aspects of it. She has also studied entrepreneurial activity at the population level and in case of specific groups (students, women), and the role of entrepreneurship education in fostering entrepreneurial intentions.
Karin Jõeveer is teaching Basic Finance. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance at the TalTech University. She has a PhD degree from Charles University in Prague (CERGE-EI). Before the current job in Tallinn, she worked several years in the United Kingdom – as a lecturer at the Keele University and the Queen’s University of Belfast, and as a senior research fellow at the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics. She has broad interests in the field of financial economics. She has studied the firms’ financing decisions and currently, she is working on the efficiency of financial institutions.
Merle Ojasoo, PhD, is Associate Professor at TalTech University (Estonia) in the School of Business and Governance, teaching business ethics, corporate social responsibility and change management. Her main research interests are ethics of organisations and management. She has published several scientific articles and she has participated in different scientific conferences.
She serves as a member of the editorial board and referees for the many scientific journals and conferences. She has been involved in many international teaching projects. She has worked as vice-rector of Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences and as a member of the management board of the Estonian Rectors’ Conference of Universities of Applied Sciences.
Marina Järvis is a chemical engineer, received her Doctoral degree (PhD) from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, TalTech University and her Master's degree (M. Phil. in Occupational health science and occupational hygiene) from the University of Bergen in Norway.
Marina is working as Associated Professor at the Department of Business Administration, TalTech University (TalTech), teaching for master and bachelor students. She has extensive experience in training and teaching, being a Lecturer in the field of occupational health and safety management at the TalTech as well as a teacher in many additional training courses for employers, safety managers, occupational health and safety specialists.
She has more than 10 years of research on the working environment, occupational health and Safety management, labour standards, and implementation of EU Directives. She has published over 40 scientific articles. Additionally, she has many times represented Estonia at the international OH&S conferences and participated in relevant EU projects.
Her research interests focus on Safety Management Systems; Knowledge management in occupational health and safety; Quality of working life and wellbeing; Safety culture and Risk Assessment.
Dr Iivi Riivits-Arkonsuo teaches courses in marketing research and e-marketing. She supervises master and bachelor student theses and acts as a member of the thesis examination committee. She wrote her doctoral thesis about how a consumer becomes a brand ambassador. Her research has focused on consumer online behaviour and generations studies. By the side of her work in the academic field, she has been working for a marketing research agency.
Kirsti Rumma is a Senior Lecturer in business mathematics, statistics and quantitative methods. She has been working as an upper secondary teacher, lecturer, researcher and analysis in mathematics and mathematics didactics. She has a doctorate from Agder University, Norway, and her research is related to mathematics, mathematics didactics and education in general.
Tarvo Niine, PhD, is an Associate Professor of logistics and supply chain management. He teaches "logistics and inventory management" course. He is also the programme director of the bachelor study programme in Business. His main research areas include business, entrepreneurship and engineering education. He has supervised 60+ bachelor and master theses.
Maris Zernand-Vilson is a Lecturer in management. She is teaching currently management, organizational behaviour and human resources management. She has defended her PhD in the study of the implementation of new management ideas. She has been the supervisor for numerous research and graduation papers and has created and conducted executive training. She has been active in the field of schoolmasters’ development, leading the community activities and taking part in local government management. In her opinion, educational renewal is the biggest challenge in the university at the moment and implementation of new learning styles is the most exciting part of the job.
René Arvola, PhD, has been active as a Lecturer at Tallinn University of Technology since 2001, teaching Basic Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing Management, Brand Management, Strategic Marketing, Master Degree Workshop and Marketing Simulation (in cooperation with Breda University of Applied Sciences). He has supervised over 100 Master and Bachelor level thesis. René Arvola is responsible for marketing Mektory Space Centre and has a long experience as an entrepreneur. His current research project (in cooperation with the European network of consumer behaviour researchers COBENET and Centre of Food and Fermentation Technologies) is focussed on consumer-driven product development of plant-based dairy product alternatives.