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Timurs Umans

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Originally I am from Riga, Latvia. I came to Sweden as a Master student in January 2002, and after successful completion of the dissertation att HKR I was offered a possibility to write a doctoral dissertation under supervision of Prof. Sven-Olof Collin (Linnaeus University) who was later joined by the other two supervisors Rikard Larsson (Lund University) and Håkan Pihl (Kristianstad/Lund Universities). I received my PhD in Business Administration in 2012 from Lund University, my PhD dissertation was titled the "The Bottom Line of Cultural Diversity at the Top.After receiving my PhD, I have been doing research on interaction between board of directors and top management team, I also continues to explore diversity in top management teams and its outcomes, with specific emphasis on ambidexterity. I am also doing research on commercialization of auditing practices as well as well-being of professionals (auditors included).


I am an active member of European Accounting Association, European International Business Association as well as Academy of Management. I serve on editorial board of Baltic Journal of Management and reviews for number of top journals within the field of International Business and Marketing.


I am course responsible and examiner for master thesis courses in three tracks of the Business Program: International Business and Marketing, Accounting and Auditing, Banking and Finance. I have been awarded the title of a Merited Educator by the HKR rector upon recommendation from the externally recruited reviewers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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