Monday 30/01/2017

SSE Riga students among winners of prestigious NASDAQ Baltic Thesis Competition

SSE Riga graduates Arnas Vedeckis and Goda Gausaite (Class of 2016) have won 3rd place in the NASDAQ Baltic Thesis Competition. Their supervisor was Lauris Gravelis, who is also an SSE Riga graduate.

This is particularly remarkable because 23 papers were submitted in total (including master's theses). First and second place were awarded to master's theses. Theses submitted for the competition were evaluated by industry professionals as well as representatives of the academic community and the Nasdaq Baltic Market in Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn.

NASDAQ Baltic Thesis Competition 2016 results:

1st place and 1000 EUR award Giedrė Petrošiūtė
“An Assessment of Factors Influencing Corporate Governance Disclosure among Baltic and Scandinavian Listed Companies”

2nd place and 500 EUR award Rando Tomingas
“Performance Evaluation of Fundamental Indexation Strategies on the Baltic Stock Exchange”

3rd place and 250 EUR award
Goda Gaušaitė and Arnas Vedeckis
“The Impact of Managerial Ownership on Enterprise Performance in the Baltic States”

Theses submitted: 23, including:
in Riga: 8
in Vilnius: 4
in Tallinn: 11

Evaluation criteria:

  • Independent scientific thinking
  • Relevance and topicality
  • Originality and novelty
  • Applicability, potential for practical application of the results
  • Work continuity

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