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Research Institute for Business and Social Processes

The goal of Research Institute for Business and Social Processes of the Faculty of Economics and Management is to conduct research in the field of social sciences and related cross-disciplinary scientific fields in Latvia, Europe and global context, as well as to provide scientific and practical support to Rezekne Academy of Technologies and particularly to study fields of the Faculty of Economics and business.

Study fields

Social sciences (according to OECD)

  • Economic and business
  • Sociology
  • Legal science
  • Media and communication science

Humanities

  • History and archaeology

Activity areas

  • growth and development potential of the regions;
  • the role of bio-economy in the state economy;
  • addressing challenges of employment and social issues in the region;
  • research on innovative solutions and methods with aim to rise competitiveness of such business fields as tourism, catering, education etc., and attract financial resources;
  • opportunities for business development in the region and research in collaboration with certain undertakings of the region on specific problems (planning of logistic system, product quality etc.;
  • theoretical and practical law issues;
  • the efficiency and effectiveness of local authorities and budgetary institutions;
  • analysis of information and communication processes (history, social memory, and mass media).

Projects

RTA project “Research Grant of Rezekne Academy of Technologies” Possibilities for the Use of Green Procurement in Food Public Procurement for Rezekne Municipality Institutions (project manager- A.Zvaigzne, duration- 2017).

RTA project “Research Grant of Rezekne Academy of Technologies” Conservation and Restoration of Cultural and Natural Heritage of Riebiņi Municipality (project manager- L.Litavniece, duration- 2017).

RTA project “Research Grant of Rezekne Academy of Technologies” Quality Audit of Tourism Products Offered in Rezekne Region (project manager- L.Litavniece, duration- 2017).

Doctoral theses

2015

Murinska-Gaile, S.: “Latgale Region Press in Sociocultural Space” (LATGALES REĢIONA PRESE KULTŪRSOCIĀLAJĀ TELPĀ)

2014

Gaveika, A.: „External Borders of European Union in Latvia`s Legal Regulation” (EIROPAS SAVIENĪBAS ĀRĒJĀS ROBEŽAS LATVIJĀ TIESISKĀ REGLAMENTĀCIJA)

Publications

WORD Publications in international citation databases (since 2014)

Cooperation and services

  • Technical and economic feasibility studies
  • Development of marketing strategies (analysis of market and competitors)
  • Preparation of a communication plan (media research, monitoring, advertisement and brand development)
  • Study of employment issues and various social problems in regions
  • Study of issues and innovative solutions in various industry sectors: tourism, catering, education, agriculture
  • Various studies in collaboration with region enterprises on their specific issues (planning of logistics systems, product quality, etc.)
  • Theoretical and practical legal issues
  • Work efficiency of municipality and budgetary authorities, etc.

Scientific staff of the institute

Name, Surname

Academic degree

Position

Science field, sub-field

E-mail

IlutaArbidāne

Dr.oec.

Leading Researcher

Economics

iluta.arbidane@rta.lv

Ilona Bulgakova

Dr.iur.

Leading Researcher

Legal Science, Criminal Law

ilona.bulgakova@rta.lv

Sandra Ežmale

Dr.oec., Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading Researcher

Economics, Regional Economics

sandra.ezmale@rta.lv

IvetaMietule

Dr.oec.,Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading Researcher

Economics

iveta.mietule@rta.lv

LienīteLitavniece

Dr.oec.

Leading Researcher

Economics, Regional Economics

lienite.litavniece@rta.lv

IrēnaSilineviča

Dr.sc.ing.,Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading Researcher

Economics

irena.silinevica@rta.lv

AndaZvaigzne

Dr.oec.,Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Leading Researcher

Economics, Agrarian Economists

anda.zvaigzne@rta.lv

LieneAmantova-Salmane

Mg.soc.sc.

Researcher

Economics

liene.amantova-salmane@rta.lv

IneseBrīvere

Mg.paed., Mg.hist.

Researcher

History, History of Culture and Science

 inese.brivere@rta.lv

IvetaDembovska

Mg.oec.

Researcher

Economics

 iveta.dembovska@rta.lv

Valda Čakša

Dr.art.

Researcher

History

 valda.caksa@rta.lv

IntaKotāne

Mg.oec.

Researcher

Management Science, Business Management

inta.kotane@rta.lv

IlgaKrampuža

Mg.iur.;Mg.soc.sc.

Researcher

Legal Science

ilga.krampuza@rta.lv

JeļenaLonska

Dr.oec.,Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Researcher

Economics

jelena.lonska@rta.lv

LīgaMazure

Dr.iur.,Expert of the Latvian Council of Science

Researcher

Legal Science

liga.mazure@rta.lv

Sandra Murinska

Dr.sc.comm.

Researcher

Communication Science, Communication Theory

sandra.murinska@rta.lv

Anita Puzule

Mg.oec.

Researcher

Economics, Finance and Credit

 anita.puzule@rta.lv

ĒvaldsVišķers

Mg.soc.sc.

Researcher

Economics

evalds.viskers@rta.lv

JeļenaVolkova

Mg.oec.

Researcher

Economics

jelena.volkova@rta.lv

ĒrikaŽubule

Dr.oec.

Researcher

Economics, Finance and Credit

 erika.zubule@rta.lv

MārisIgavens

 Mg.soc.sc.

Scientific Assistant

Management Science, Business Management

maris.igavens@rta.lv

IneseSilicka

Mg.soc.sc.

Scientific Assistant

Pedagogy, Branch (hospitality) Pedagogy

inese.silicka@rta.lv

DainaZnotiņa

Mg.soc.sc.

Scientific Assistant

Management Science, Business Management

daina.znotina@rta.lv

AijaVonoga

Mg.soc.sc.

Scientific Assistant

Management Science, Business Management

aija.vonoga@rta.lv

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