Student Research


Every year students of Turība University carry out research in various fields. We offer to get acquainted with the topics of the highest-evaluated research works.

Full versions of the works are available in the library of the University.

STUDY YEAR 2018/2019

Faculty of Law 

Daiga Berkmane
Subject: Roaming legal framework and problematic issues
Supervisor: Armands Logins

The aim of the Master Thesis is to analyse the legal framework for roaming at European Union level, and the regulatory framework at national level, to identify problems, to propose solutions - amendments to national and European level legislation, regulating roaming and consumer protection. As a result of the research, the author has drawn up proposals for amendments to the European Union and national legislation based on aforementioned conclusions. 


Ingūna Irmeja
Subject: Ensuring the evacuation procedure of a multifunctional office centre
Supervisor: Uģis Začs

Purpose of the work is to evaluate the most important risks during evacuation of the multifunctional office centre, make proposals for risk reduction. As a result of the research carried out for the paper, an evacuation risk assessment table has been designed. Evaluation of three randomly selected evacuation solutions for the multifunctional office centre have been carried out. 


Artūrs Veselis
Subject: Protection of public spaces against vehicle ramming attacks
Supervisor: Ivita Kīsnica

The object of Diploma paper is to draft proposals for deployment of protective solutions in public places in Latvia. In the first chapter there is an analysis of terrorist attacks in which vehicles were used as an attack weapon in the past five years. The second chapter gives an overview of available protective solutions against vehicle ramming attacks as well as methodology and planning process of their deployment. The third chapter gives an overview of several public spaces in Latvia where deployment of protective solutions against vehicle ramming attacks is needed. At the last chapter of the diploma paper author develops conclusions and recommendations to improve protection of public spaces in Latvia against vehicle ramming attacks. 


Dairis Kļaviņš
Subject: The role of guarding technical systems in the safety of objects
Supervisor: Agra Lācīte

The purpose of the qualification work is to study the regularities between the security threats of the objects and the inability of the technical security systems to prevent them, draw conclusions, and make proposals for improvement of the situation. Qualification work addresses issues related to the use of security guard systems in object security, conclusions drawn from the analysis of the situation.


Jeļena Fedeņeva
Subject: Problems of Trade Secrets’, Non-disclosable Information’s, which is not an Official Secret, and the Financial Instrument Market’s Inside Information’s Protection in Criminal Law
Supervisor: Juris Juriss

The aim of the Master's thesis is to analyse the qualification problems of the criminal offense included in Section 200 of the Criminal Law in conjunction with the special Latvian and international law, to find a solution for elimination of the qualification problems of this section and to propose amendments of normative acts. In order to achieve the aim of the Master's thesis and to fulfil the task, was made a research on Latvian, European Union and certain foreign legislation concerning the criminal protection of a confidential commercial information (a trade secret, a non-disclosable information, which is not an official secret, an inside Information of the financial markets), court practice, statistical data, criminal and commercial law theoretical sources. as a result, concluded that the Criminal Law, the Freedom of Information Law, the Credit Institution Law and the Financial Instrument Market Law require amendments that would facilitate the proper understanding and more effective use and protection of a trade secret, a non-disclosable information, which is not an official secret, and the inside information of the financial markets. 


Anna Grīnvalde
Subject: Public Procurement of Social Services 
Supervisor: Una Skrastiņa

Author of the Master's thesis studies and discusses the purchase of social and other special services performed by the direct state administration institution, applying the facilitated procurement procedure of Article 10 of the Public Procurement Law. The aim of the thesis is to carry out an in-depth analysis of procurement of social and other special services, which are made pursuant to Article 10 of the Public Procurement Law, to submit proposals for the effective achievement of the objectives of the Public Procurement Law in the performance of these procurements. 


Velga Loce
Subject: Credit institutions' bankruptcy and problems related to it
Supervisor: Ivo Krievs

The aim of the master thesis is to investigate the legal regulation regarding credit institutions' bankruptcy and find a solution for improving it in such a way as to ensure a lawful and effective process of a bankruptcy procedure, including an achievement of the basic purpose of the bankruptcy procedure established by the Law on Credit Institutions. In the result of the research the hypothesis has been confirmed and it was concluded that the current legal regulation included in the Law on Credit Institutions, which provides an order of the bankruptcy procedure, does not correspond to the contemporary understanding of the course of lawful and effective insolvency proceedings.


Agnese Reine
Subject: The Influence of Public Consultation on Tree Felling in Cities
Supervisor: Gatis Litvins

The goal of the master thesis is to find out the criterions according to which municipalities guide themselves in assessing the opinions obtained via public consultations about intentions to fell trees, as well as the impact of such assessment on the final decision about issuing permissions or refusals to permit tree felling. The research was carried out by analysing the documents of the three major urban municipalities of Latvia (Riga, Liepaja and Daugavpils) including the evaluations of the public consultation results and the decisions to issue permissions to fell trees or to refuse them, where the process of tree felling involved public consultations.


Faculty of International Tourism

Alise Kalniņa
Theme: Employee Emotional Attachment and its Impact on Personel Performance in Catering Establishments of Riga
Supervisor: Agita Doniņa

The results of the research state that employee emotional attachement is mainly responding to factors rooting in job satisfaction, but sociodemographic variables have no effect on emotional attachment. According to results emotional attachement may result in turnover intention, organizational citizenship behaviour aimed at organization, and work engagement, but has no reciprocity with absenteeism.


Larisa Baranova
Theme: „Riga International Airport Environment Accessibility and Service for People With Special Needs”
Supervisor: Ruta Žvale

The number of passengers with special needs at Riga International airport is growing and the requirements for access to the environment and professional service are increasing. Riga International airport’s environment is accessible for people with disabilities, and staff are trained to serve passengers with special needs, but there are certain environmental and service factors that make it difficult for passengers with special needs to use the services of Riga International airport.


Faculty of Communication

Lauris Zvejnieks
Subject: Latvian Radio News in Easy-to-Read in the Period from 2016 to 2019
Supervisor: Andris Pētersons

The aim of the study is to develop guidelines for writing, editing and presenting radio easy-to-read news for radio broadcasting. The results of the research suggest that the general guidelines for writing and editing radio news coincide with the principles of creating particularly news in easy-to-read language. Furthermore, it can be concluded that news editors of Latvian Radio encounter difficulties complying with the guidelines for writing everyday radio news. The study also shows that the quality of news in easy-to-read language over time decreases, according to the applied analysis criteria.


Arta Rozena
Subject: Cross-cultural challenges and solutions for integration of Chinese nationals in Latvia
Supervisor: Agrita Lujāne

The aim of the Master’s thesis is to analyse the Latvian-Chinese cross cultural communication challenges and suggest possible solutions for overcoming such challenges. Research conducted by the author gives a thorough assessment of Latvian-Chinese cross-cultural communication and barriers therein. Findings of the thesis have formed the recommendations as to how the identified challenges should be addressed to promote the integration of Chinese nationals in Latvia. Processing and the content of collected data suggests that direct interviews offer a more valuable and trustworthy insights compared to outcomes of quantitative questionnaire.


Aliaksandra Belaya
Subject: Social networks as the main way of international communication of Turiba University
Supervisor: Agrita Lujāne

This paper explores the use of social networks within the educational institution “Turiba” and its influence on international communication of the University. The main findings of the research were that social networks are not the only one, but the main way of international communication in Turiba University. This is proved by the fact that various pages of the University in social networks have thousands of subscribers, people are aware of their existence and students interact through it. However, the results of social networks management itself showed that in order for Turiba to keep and multiply its audience, it should change the media strategy and technical maintenance of social platforms.


Diana Datsenko
Supervisor: Agrita Lujāne

This paper explores communication as one of the tool of manipulating public consciousness and researches its impact during the presidential elections on the example of the presidential elections in Ukraine within the period of 2014-2019. As the following paper is concerned with an important feature of political discourse, i.e., manipulation of meaning, the study is intended to provide an overview of the current state of the relationship between communication methods and technologies, and political polarization.  


Nigina Khalmukhamedova
Subject: NGOS communication after sexual harassment France and Uzbekistan
Supervisor: Agrita Lujāne

The aim of the bachelor thesis is to research the way French and Uzbek NGOS communicate and attempt to solve the problems of sexual harassment against women. Being precisely structured, the paper raises the questions of gender discrimination in its most aggressive manifestations, pointing out to the darkest blemishes on the modern society. As the main outcome, the author points out at the bright contrast in communication and management of the problem of sexual harassment against women in France and Uzbekistan.  


Faculty of business administration 

Zane Rēvalde
Subject: Management strategy for "Anti-Aging Institute"
Supervisor: Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

The objective of the master's thesis was to create a management strategy for “Anti-aging institute”, which would be a new unit of an existing health-care enterprise, and to establish if the public understands the nature of “anti-aging” services and would like to buy these kinds of services. By conducting a market analysis, compiling 256 respondents' survey data between medical professionals and in public, as well as studying trends in the concept of “anti-aging” in the scale of global and Latvian markets, a management strategy has been developed for “Anti-aging institute” and found that the public has incomplete understanding of the nature of “anti-aging” services, but it is clear that people would like to focus on prevention, if they had the opportunity to know their potential future illnesses.


Elza Muižniece
Subject: The development of marketing strategy for AS "Rīgas Farmaceitiskā fabrika" food supplement line Dr.Pakalns
Supervisor: Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

The aim of the Master thesis is to develop a marketing strategy for AS “Rīgas Farmaceitiskā fabrika” food supplement line Dr.Pakalns.  In the theoretical part of the study author examines and analyses the theory about marketing strategy development, including market segmentation and marketing measurement. In the practical part of the study author performs an analysis for the pharmacy market, including drug and food supplement market trends, and comparison with competitor products. Author analyses the results from questioner, performs SWOT analysis and gives her suggestions and thoughts about the marketing strategy. 


Alens Jankovskis
Subject: National funds development of European Commission research and innovation program "Horion 2020" for promoting small and medium entrepreneurship in Latvia"
Supervisor: Oskars Onževs

The aim of the Master thesis is to develop national fund support models and to evaluate the effectiveness of their development and implementation. The thesis identified the need for national funds and proposed implementation models of support, as well as the administration institution and the funding program.


Ishan Dhiman
Subject: Improving Human Resource Management at I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University
Supervisor: Oskars Onževs

The study aims to identify the reality of the human resources management at the I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University in India. It seeks to shed lights on the process of HR Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection & Appointment, and Performance Assessment. The study reveals that there is a low level of the practices in the human resources management especially for the functions of the study axis (HR Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection & Appointment, and Performance Assessment). The author believes that human resources management practices recede in routine matters related to the employment and recruitment procedures and the application of the systems. These practices are also receding to the HR regulations, employment contracts relating to the rights and duties of workers, the calculation of salaries, the follow-up vacations and the recording personnel data.


Azizbek Amadaliev
Subject: Online Consumer Purchase Behaviour in Latvia: Application of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)
Supervisor: Velga Vēvere

Amid rapidly growing information technology in the e-commerce area, ongoing studies about consumers acceptance of these technological changes are essentially required, since consumers buying behaviour is a dynamic process. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore the influential factors that affect consumer decision-making process in internet shopping in Latvia and to work out the TAM implementation guideline for the Latvian online stores. 


Belvin Benny
Subject: Turiba's Social Media Conception for Foreign Students
Supervisor: Ieva Bruksle

The purpose of the study is to know the effect of Social media marketing at Turiba University which I think is an important factor and initiative that should be taken from the administration to reach out to students who want to pursue bachelor and master’s degree courses. Given the digital marketing profile of Latvia, Turiba university has a wide range of opportunity to introduce their product to the market with Social media marketing as their tools. This thesis consists of three major components, beginning the theory of Social media marketing and brand awareness, the analysis part which will describe about the company, the current Social media marketing strategy and the market analysis. 


Kateryna Virchenko
Subject: Improvement of the Human Resources Management Strategy Through Emotional Intelligence Tools
Supervisor: Oskars Onževs

In order to present a decent research, the author set 3 main goals: to analyze and understand the theoretical background of the Emotional Intelligence, to investigate the already existing strategies of human resource management and its disadvantages in the MSC Service Center Riga, and to improve already existing Human Resources Management strategy through emotional intelligence tools in order to increase staff productivity. The results gave an answer to the research question and showed the most effective EQ tools for implementation in the new strategy. The research helped to draw a list of conclusions and recommendations in order to present the improved strategy of Human Resource management for the MSC Shared Service Center Riga company.  


Ilze Zaķe
Subject: Development opportunities for "Patrika", Ltd
Supervisor: Iveta Liniņa

Aim of the research: Preparation of a business development plan for SIA “Patrika”. Result: Suggestions for improving services of the grocery online store, managed by SIA “Patrika”, based on results of the survey conducted by author, a literature review and market research regarding global and Latvian food e-commerce. Market segmentation, marketing complex aspects in the context of e-commerce, and the major factors influencing customer satisfaction and loyalty have been studied separately. 


Dace Bogdanova
Subject: Marketing strategy development for "Hellstorm Studios" LCC
Supervisor: Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

Aim of the work: To develop marketing strategy for  “Hellstorm Studios” LCC. Results of research:  "Hellstorm Studios" LCC is one of the few companies in Latvia that are developing mobile games. The company has not developed any processes or procedures related to financial, personnel, quality or marketing management. Developing a marketing strategy for company would allow it to move more successfully towards the defined goals and would help to market created games better. Within the framework of the work, a marketing strategy was developed for the company, defining separate strategies and processes for each element of the marketing complex. 


Sergejs Novikovs
Subject: Possibilities for Improvement of Business Activity of SIA "VIKOTRANS"
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

The aim of the diploma paper is to develop the system of economic development of SIA „VIKOTRANS”. The first chapter presents the theoretical aspects of economic activity and financial indicators, the second chapter assesses the company's financial indicators and the development of the sector, the third chapter defines the company's development directions. 


Jurijs Dubatovka
Subject: Analysis of economic activity and development possibilities of JSC "R&C"
Supervisor: Anna Medne

The aim of the thesis is to develop recommendations for the future operation of JSC 
“R&C” based on the results of financial analysis. Summarizing the data obtained during the work process, it was concluded that the company had financial problems of different nature, however, financial indicators have improved in recent years. It was also concluded that before making any investments in the development of the company, it is necessary to maintain and increase the existing turnover and to optimize the operation of the company as much as possible. 


Signe Slavinska
Subject: Improvement opportunities of integrated quality management system in AS Ceļu pārvalde, JSC
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

The aim of the thesis is to develop guidelines for the improvement of the integrated quality management system. The main results of the research are the possibilities to improve the integrated quality management system using methods such as LEAN, 5S method, matrix of competences and Gemba walk to increase the efficiency of the system in the company and strengthen the activity in the industry. 


Raimonds Ledžus
Subject: Improvement of digital communication development directions in Freimans Timber Constructions
Supervisor: Iveta Liniņa

Aim of the research: Develop digital communication directions. The author of the thesis has developed the digital communication for “Freimans Timber Constructions”. As a result of these improvement, in the first quarter of 2019, the company successfully achieved its digital marketing goal of increasing demand by 25% from the beginning of 2019 on the Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, French markets until the end of 2019, against the previous 2018. The fulfilment of this goal confirms the previously stated work hypothesis - the absence of the company's digital communication plan hinders its development.


Artūrs Melderis
Subject: Personnel management processes and the improvement opportunities in "If P&C Insurance AS Latvijas filiāle"
Supervisor: Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

The aim of the work is to develop solutions for the improvement of personnel management processes and personnel motivation system in the company “If P&C Insurance AS Latvijas filiale”. The result of research show that in general company’s employees are satisfied with their workplace and company’s personnel management processes, but nevertheless  there are some stages of processes that need to be improved. As a result, author of the diploma developed a number of proposals to improve personnel management processes and motivation system. 


Ivonna Martuzāne
Subject: The use of digital marketing in the activity of the enterprise "Pure Chocolate"
 Supervisor: Iveta Liniņa

The aim of the paper is to develop the content of communication “Pure Chocolate” in the digital environment. The results of the study indicate that the most profitable channels for the development of digital marketing for the enterprise “Pure Chocolate” are the website and social networks. For further successful development of the enterprise, proposals for the improvement and development of digital marketing have been developed.

STUDY YEAR 2017/2018

Faculty of Business Administration

Kristiāna Šteinberga
Subject: Improvement of marketing communication in social networks of the company “Dabars-L”
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

The research concluded that the company’s “Dabars-L” marketing communication in social network is irregular and its activity is low, it can be improved by creating different types of records, by regularly publishing them on social networks, which would promote the activity or the company’s page followers.


Aziza Shamsuddinova
Subject: The Effect of Social Media Marketing as a Marketing Tool in formation of positive brand attitude and loyalty of Tiksar
Supervisor: Velga Vēvere

Diploma research identified research question and new strategy was made and proposed to the company. The recommendations to improve social media marketing in order develop positive attitude and build brand loyalty of Tiksar.


Inese Siliņa 
Subject: "KURZEMES NVO atbalsta centrs" financial liability for the purpose of the goal
Supervisor: Oskars Onževs

The theme of the Thesis is related to the analysis of financial attraction opportunities and the development of the most appropriate solutions for the development of civil society legal forms - associations and foundations - in Latvia, especially in its regions, thus ensuring the independence, sustainability and quality of the sector's activity. 


Dāvis Mickus
Supervisor: Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

The diploma paper is based on the analysis of personnel management approaches, analysis of the latest financial data of competitors, information on the day-to-day and long-term processes in the organization, as well as based on an analysis of the author's survey on work approach, efficiency and motivation. The theory base used in the paper also consists of information obtained in consultation with the personnel management team of the organization.


Kristīne Misiņa
Subject: The assessment of marketing mix measures in AS “HKScan Latvia”
Supervisor: Māris Bērziņš

The main conclusions of this research are: all of four marketing mix measures, that provides successful work of company, are used by “HKScan Latvia”, but not always all of these marketing mix measures are balanced mutually. Communication channel like advertisement is used a lot, while communication channel like Public Relations are not. “HKScan Latvia” have to work on diversity of company`s assortment, thinking about price level, company also need to focus on manufacturing products that can be made quickly and easily.


Agnese Pļavniece 
Subject: Quality Management System Methodology Development for “Bogvila, Ltd.”
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

In accomplishing this work, scientific works and other company’s qualitative management system implementation experience were analysed. The competitiveness and development of the trade industry were explored. The company's financial performance and personnel management aspects were evaluated; the company’s "level of excellence" was determined using EFQM Model. The employee and client survey to determine internal and external competitive factors impact and receive the independent assessment of company was conducted.


Jana Robalde
Subject: Catering Service Ensuring Development in Educational Institutions of Talsi County
Supervisor: Iveta Liniņa

The aim of the paper is to develop catering service ensuring in educational institutions of Talsi County. In this paper ensuring of food service in educational institutions has been evaluated and it has been concluded that there are no unified regulations for providing food service for students in educational institutions of the county.


Kaspars Birkhāns
Subject: Improvement opportunities for the LLC "Rigas udens" risk management system.
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

During the study the scope of the activities of the company, the industry’s trends, the company's main financial indicators, the company’s structure and personnel as well as LLC "Rigas udens" safe management system were analysed. As a result of the research, proposals to be included in the company's risk management system were created, the implementing of which could increase the effectivity of the department's production, would allow using the department's resources more rationally and would increase the overall effectivity of the company's work.


Evelīna Jurševiča
Subject: The possibilities of efficiency enhancement in a private medical clinic
Supervisor: Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

During the research the theoretical aspects of the efficiency enhancement, medical and financial rates of SIA Medserviss activity were studied, the defects were identified and the possibilities of their liquidation were analysed. As the result of the Thesis the instructions for efficiency enhancement of the clinic operation were prepared. 


Ilona Kuzmina
Subject: Food Delivery Portal FOODOUT development possibilities in Eirazia
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

The theme of this thesis is the development of the food delivery portal "Food" in the Eurasian region, identifying the most suitable countries for moving on the external market. The author believes that the investigated company has a relatively high prospect of entering Top 10 among the leading Eurasian food delivery portals, but in order to achieve this, market research is needed to identify potential barriers and areas that need to be improved or improved.


Gita Kolerte
Subject: Scandic Fusion” Ltd external market acquirement opportunities in Scandinavia in the field of Business intelligence sector
Supervisor: Oskars Onževs

In the course of the study, the author concludes that business intelligence is a specific niche of IT services and that it is possible to acquire external markets only during direct communication with interested companies following the B2B operation principle. Successful development of the company requires the implementation of a basic level, functional level, business level and multinational strategy, which will result from the successful implementation of external market acquisition processes.


Faculty of Law

Dace Šatrovska
Subject: The legal definition of noise and impact on the favorable environment
Supervisor: Gatis Litvins

The aim of the research is to find out the legal definition of noise in regulatory enactments, to analyse noise types and their evaluation procedures and provide solutions for improving noise management. Obtained results indicate that the current legal framework does not provide sufficient protection of society from the effects of noise. The research proposes amendments to several legal acts (Law "On Pollution", Latvian Administrative Violations Code and several Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers), specifying the competence of the municipalities and the Health Inspectorate in the management of noise and separating the application of administrative penalties for violations related to environmental noise as pollution and breach of the peace.


Andris Tomkalns
Subject: Access control
Supervisor: Ivita Kīsnica

The aim of the qualification paper is to offer proposals in order to improve access control organization. The topic is urgent due to constantly growing threats to any object. Terrorist attacks, hacker attacks, organized crime, disloyal employees make us think about issues in access control organization.
The first chapter explains the concept, meaning and legal regulations of access control. The paper analyses most essential normative acts, as well as explains the essence of access control. The second chapter gives an overview of access control systems and their types. The third chapter explains identification methods describing their technical possibilities. Fourth chapter describes organization of access control in actual objects, here the author of the paper points out the current issues as well as explains his vision of necessary access control organization. In the conclusion of the paper author draws conclusions as well as offers proposals for improvement.


Gvido Lapiņš
Subject: Selection and training of security employees
Supervisor: Ivita Kīsnica

The target of the thesis is to make proposals for improvement of the selection and training programs of security employees in order to provide quality security guard work.

Author examines the current security circumstances in Latvia, and according to the author of the thesis three main types of threat are reviewed. An important role in reducing the security dangers plays a security employee, who can support national security authorities in tackling different types of threats. An essential condition is that the security officer must be trained professionally. Also author examines the current description of the security activity, looking at the normative act framework and the authorities influencing the work of security employees. In the third chapter of the paper, the author reviews the existing practice of the recruitment of security employees in Latvia, its importance and the common errors. In work also have a discusses issues related to the necessary training of the security employees, both from the view of the regulatory legislation and the experience of the companies.


Mārtiņš Melnis
Subject: Evaluation of security risks and manageable activities in civil protection in medical object
Supervisor: Ivita Kīsnica

There is a wide range of different medical procedures organized in medical objects and the preliminary function of medical object is taking care of people health. However not always the management of the object dedicates the needed attention to security issues in the object. The most often person responsible for security in the object is without experience in security sphere so company might be overspending and still not receive the best result. According to records of author of the work, responsible persons have not evaluated the risks of security as well as there are not fixed the spheres, which has the need to be more attention dedicated. Whereas in the global world we live now the risks of security continues to rise and in mass media we hear words “danger”, “potential risk” more often day to day and it concerns to different places, including the hospitals. According to mentioned above author of the work analyses the level of security in the one of the largest medical object in Latvia as well as how the risks of security are being evaluated and is there a methodology for risk evaluation. At the end author will specify conclusions and suggestions for concrete medical objet for decrease of security risks.


Juris Skābardis
Subject: Security guard action in emergency situations
Supervisor: Ivita Kīsnica

The author’s aim of this work is to prepare proposals for the effective action of the security guard in emergency situations while performing the duties of a security officer. The author of this work has included such topics as risk, internal and external threats, emergency situations in security guarding operations, where he has made suggestions on how to act as security guard in specific situations. A descriptive, comparative and analytical method was used to achieve the set goal and fulfil specified tasks. The main findings of the work are restored instructions for the security guard actions in emergency situations.


Imants Vītols
Subject: The organisational process of static site security operations
Supervisor: Ivita Kīsnica

The objective of thesis is to analyse the processes of current governing legal act. The second objective is to establish measures that are essential for the improvement of the security procedures’ efficiency. During the research, as a result of the carried out investigations, several areas were discovered that overall negatively affected the management of the security procedures – flaws in the governing legal acts of security procedures, inadequate regulation of the process for the State Police security certificate training and certificate turnover, which tends to lower the security guard qualification standards.


Kristīne Vikle
Subject: The Problematic Use of Copyrighted Work, From the Aspect of the Author and the User
Supervisor: Ingrīda Veikša

Special attention in the research has been paid to the copyright problems in the internet environment and in employment relationships. The research revealed that changes in the field of copyright, as governed by Latvian, European Union and international laws and regulations, occur rapidly because the copyright realm is significantly influenced by developments in technology. Laws and regulations are amended too late, harming the authors and holders of the material rights to the authors’ work. Institutions in charge of copyrights should constantly keep up with developments in the sector and propose respective amendments to laws and regulations. The research of the employment relationship field demonstrates that if the work is created at the expense of the employer and is directly related to the commercial activity of the company, the author has few opportunities to exercise personal rights without the employer’s approval because in many cases that may be a breach of business secrets. To achieve fairness in the relationship between the author and the employer, the Copyright Law should be amended.


Elvīra Atvare
Subject: Expropriation of Real Estate Required for Public Good
Supervisor: Viktors Makucevičs

The paper aims to analyse the international practice of expropriation, assess and analyse the framework of laws and regulations regarding the expropriation of real estate required for public good, as well practice in the Republic of Latvia, focusing on mutually willing expropriation and regulations in Baltic states and offering proposals for amendments to the laws and regulations, so as to facilitate mutually willing expropriation and useful use of state’s property and financial resources. As the result of the study, analysis of laws and regulations, case law and literature has been carried out, comparing the framework for expropriation in the Baltic States, identifying the main problems in the processes of expropriation and right of pre-emption, as well proposing amendments in the current laws and regulations.


Agita Kandavniece
Subject: Transactions with agricultural land and application of the Law „On Land Privatisation in Rural Areas
Supervisor: Liene Cakare

Purpose (the aim) of diploma thesis is identification of problems related to practical application and legal framework of transactions with agricultural land and suggestions of legal framework improvements. In the process of writing of this diploma thesis the author has used the legal literature, legal acts of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and international law, case law and other source. In the process of writing this diploma thesis was raised the question: „Is the legal framework for agricultural land transactions consistent with the objective and whether appropriate means have been chosen to achieve the goal?” As the result of this diploma thesis problem situations have been identified and legal suggestions are made to improve the legal framework.Purpose (the aim) of diploma thesis is identification of problems related to practical application and legal framework of transactions with agricultural land and suggestions of legal framework improvements. In the process of writing of this diploma thesis the author has used the legal literature, legal acts of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and international law, case law and other source. In the process of writing this diploma thesis was raised the question: „Is the legal framework for agricultural land transactions consistent with the objective and whether appropriate means have been chosen to achieve the goal?” As the result of this diploma thesis problem situations have been identified and legal suggestions are made to improve the legal framework.


Ina Ceicāne – Gurtlava
Subject: The Role of Commercial Banks in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
Supervisor: Ivo Krievs

Aim is to assess and identify possible deficiencies and shortcomings of applicable regulatory enactments. The first section covers a general overview of the theoretical aspects of the legalization of money laundering, including the concept of money laundering, mechanisms, key preconditions for using offshore jurisdictions, as well as international organizations regulating the sphere related to combating the legalization of laundering of proceeds from crime. In the second section the author describes the policy implemented by Latvian commercial banks to prevent money laundering. The third section the author devoted to analysis of author analyses the development of normative acts and correlation thereof with the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism, detects problems related to the field and offers legal solutions for improving the mechanisms of prevention of legalization of the proceeds from crime within the regulatory enactments of Latvia. As a result of the Master's thesis, conclusions and proposals were made.


Dženeta Dreiblathena
Subject: Concept of work organization and peculiarities in company
Supervisor: Iveta Kārkliņa

The objective of this work is to develop proposals for improvement of labour law regulation in Latvia. Following tasks for achieving goals were set: to study and analyse conception such as "business" and "organization of work"; to study difficulties of applying labour law in retail sector and its legal consequences; to analyse legislation in the field of labour law adapted in Republic of Latvia and European Union, take a survey of retailers about the desired organization of work in the company. As a result of the research, the author has studied the legal framework of labour law in Latvia and the European Union, application difficulties in retail sector, as well as developed proposals for improvement of labour law regulation in Latvia.


Faculty of International Tourism

Ēriks Radželis
Theme: Single as a Marketing Tool for Musicans
Supervisor: Brigita Rozenbrika

The study “Single, as musicians main marketing tool” was based on the most topic music marketing tendencies. Author collected analyzed theoretical materials about digital technology development effect on the music industry and a specialy designed questionnaire method showed the overall consumer opinion on the situation.


Kārlis Lipsnis
Theme: Intangible Cultural Heritage festival in Suitu Cultural Space
Supervisor: Agita Doniņa

As a result of the research, the author concluded that the state institutions and the stakeholders of cultural heritage have an interest in the idea of this event and the concept of the measures developed can be realized if funding from the public funding is received.

STUDY YEAR 2016/2017

Faculty of International Tourism

Nina Clinckemaille
Subject: Comparative research of young people’s motivation to become entrepreneurs in Belgium and Latvia
Supervisor: Ineta Lūka

The aim of the Master Thesis was to see what could be changed or improved in both countries in order to increase the entrepreneurship among young people as they represent the economic future. The author of the research has identified the motivation of young people to become entrepreneurs in Belgium and Latvia and has developed a possible model for increasing young people’s motivation in entrepreneurship. The research results contribute to the general understanding of the business environment, namely, the ease to start business and the opportunities in both countries as well as the factors that influence young people’s motivation. The model shows all determinant elements that have to be taken into consideration for the measurement of young people’s motivation to start their own business in Latvia and Belgium.

Faculty of Business Administration

Gunay Osmanova

Subject: A model for selection and hiring of over qualified employees in Baltic countries
Supervisor: Ieva Bruksle

Johnny Ralston Soundararaj

Subject: Enterprising&Business Development System of Nord Agri Ltd in emerging Peat Moss Industry
Supervisor: Ieva Bruksle

Aija Štrausa

Subject: Opportunities for the Development of "SMART SMS" Ltd. SMS Service Business Line Under Intense Competitiveness Circumstances
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

Ajiniyaz Azatov

Subject: Financial development project for “Poligrāfijas grupa Mūkusala”
Supervisor: Ieva Bruksle

Atis Barinskis

Subject: Investment opportunities in one-bedroom apartments rental market in Vidzeme small towns
Supervisor: Oskars Onževs

Sandijs Brīze

Subject: Analysis and development opportunities of economic activity of "Transcom Worldwide Latvia"
Supervisor: Eduards Aksjoņenko

Mārtiņš Brūders

Subject: Promotion of "Qualitas Fido" Ltd. In European export markets
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

Juris Zalāns

Subject: Improvement of Ltd. "Havas Latvia" employee motivation system to increase the financial results of the company
Supervisor: Zane Driņķe

Evita Brilte

Subject: Ltd. "Digital Journey" marketing development opportunities
Supervisor: Eduards Aksjoņenko

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