Researching Innovation in the U.S. and Baltic Countries
For her doctoral research, Ilona Dubra, 2012 AABS Saltups Postgraduate Fellowship Recipient, investigated the impact of various factors on product innovation, process innovation, marketing innovation and organizational innovation in Baltic countries at the enterprise level.
Through the Saltups Postgraduate Fellowship, she was able to further her research at the University of California Berkley, Haas School of Business in November 2012. In addition to accessing resources in the Haas School Library, she conduct interviews with experts on the topic of influential factors on innovative activities in U.S. enterprises. Ilona presented key results from her dissertation “Innovation Success Factors: A Case Study in Latvia” at the Fourth International Conference on Science in Society at UC Berkeley, where she received valuable suggestions and positive evaluations. After returning to Latvia, she successfully submitted her dissertation thesis at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management.