Dr. oec. Valters Kaže

Dr.oec. Valters Kaže

Associate Professor at RISEBA

valters.kaze@riseba.lv

Address: Meza str.3, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia

 

Valters has earned his PhD in Economics (Dr.oec.) from University of Latvia. His expertise covers marketing, strategic management and international business areas. His primary research areas are related to consumer behaviour, international marketing and business competitiveness, shadow economy. He has an extensive list of academic publications, including over 20 international articles, 4 monographs, as well as textbooks. He has been leader for several international research projects dedicated to estimations of the size of shadow economy and consumer decision making in shadow economy.

Valters Kaže has 20 years professional experience in international marketing and business strategy. During his career he has held top marketing and sales executive roles at leading international companies within financial services and FMCG sectors. His roles include global Chief Marketing Officer role at Amber Beverage Group, Commercial Director role at Latvijas balzams (SPI Group core production unit for all global markets) and Marketing, Strategy and Customer Director role at RSA Group’s Baltic business.

Besides his professional and academic roles, Valters is a founding member and member of the board at the Latvian Association of Marketing Professionals - the national association of marketing practitioners.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Consumer behaviour, consumer social values in decision making, consumer decision making and tax morale under the exposure to shadow economy, shadow economy, international business competitiveness.

 

WORK EXPIERIENCE

 

2017–Present              Associate Professor at RISEBA

2011–Present              CEO, Managing Partnera at Ex Novo, Riga (Latvia)

1999–Present              Visiting Professor at RISEBA

2014–2017                  Chief Marketing Officer, Board Member at Amber Beverage Group | Part of SPI Group, Riga (Latvia)

2012–2014                  Commercial Director, Latvijas balzams at Amber Beverage Group | Part of SPI Group, Riga (Latvia)

2010–2012                  International Brand Director, Latvijas balzams at Amber Beverage Group | Part of SPI Group, Riga (Latvia)

2008–2010                  Head of Products and Marketinga at SEB Bank, Riga (Latvia)

1998–1999                  Head of Strategy and Research at SEB Bank, Riga (Latvia)

1995–1997                  Chief Market Research Analyst at SEB Bank, Riga (Latvia)

1994–1995                  Market Research Analyst at Latvian Deposit Bank, Riga (Latvia)

1992–1993                  Personal Assistant to Member of Parliament at Parliament of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)

1998–2013                  Lecturer at University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)         

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2009–2013                  Doctor of Economics (Dr.oec.), University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)

1996–1998                  Master of Economics (MSc.oec.), University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)

 

Publications

 

Monographs :

 

 

Kaže V. (editor) (2016). Latvijas ražošanas uzņēmumu konkurētspējas uzlabošana Ķīnas Tautas Republikas tirgū = Improvement of Competitiveness of Latvian Manufacturing Enterprises in People's Republic of China Market, monograph by Bulis A., Škapars R., Šķiltere D. (ISBN: 978-9934-18-176-4). Riga: University of Latvia, 168 p.

 

Kaže V. (2013). Latvijas nelegālā bezakcīzes alkohola aprite = Illicit Noncommercial Alcohol Market in Latvia (ISBN: 978-9934-517-31-0). Riga: University of Latvia, 93 p.

 

Kaže V. (2010). Quantitative Approach for Measuring the Impact of Consumer Values on Purchasing Behaviour. In Lechman E. (ed.) Enterprise in Modern Economy: Vol. 3 Management Aspects (ISBN 978-83-62197-56-7). Gdansk: Gdansk University of Technology, 161 p.

Kaže V., Škapars R. (2010). Latvijas intereses un izaicinājumi Eiropas Savienības uzņēmumu ienākumu nodokļa harmonizācijas procesa kontekstā = Interests and Challenges of Latvia in Context of the Harmonization of Corporate Income Taxation Process. In Škapars R., Šumilo Ē., Dunska M. (eds.) Nodokļu politikas tiesiskie un ekonomiskie aspekti un to ietekme uz uzņēmējdarbības vidi Latvijā = Legal and Economic Aspects of Tax Policy and its Influence on the Business Environment in Latvia (ISBN 978-9984-45-186-2). Riga: University of Latvia, 232 p.

 

Kaže V. (2005). Jaunās ekonomikas ietekme uz Latvijas banku pakalpojumu attīstības prioritātēm = The Impact of the New Economy on Service Development Priorities of Latvian Banks. In Škapars R., Šumilo Ē. (eds.) Latvijas ekonomikas pārstrukturizācijas problēmas jaunās ekonomikas apstākļos = The Issues of Restructuring Latvian Economy in New Economy (ISBN 9984-770-62-1). Riga: University of Latvia, 398 p.

 

Articles:

Kaže V., Strateičuks A., Škapars R. (2012). Social Values and Consumption Patterns in Non-commercial Alcohol Market of Latvia. Economics and Management, Vol. 17 No. 4 (ISSN 1822-6515). Kaunas: Kaunas University of Technology, 1464-1471.

 

Strateičuks A., Kaže V., Škapars R. (2012). Impact of Changes in Excise Tax Rate for Strong Alcohol on Consumption and State Revenues in Latvia. WASET Journal, Issue 64/2012 (ISSN 2010-3778), Paris: WASET, 657-660.

 

Strateičuks A., Kaže V., Škapars R. (2012). Impact of the Changes in Excise Tax for Alcohol on the State Revenues and Market Players. Conference Proceedings: 53rd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University (ISBN 978-9984-14-563-1). Daugavpils: Daugavpils University.

 

Kaže V., Škapars R., Bolinskis G. (2011). Consumer Social Values behind the Grey Economy. Intellectual Economics, Vol. 5 No. 3 (ISSN 1822-8038). Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris Universitetas, 416-433.

 

Kaže V., Škapars R., Bolinskis G. (2011). How Consumer Values Drive Tax Evasion Behaviour. Practice and Research in Private and Public Sector - 2011 (ISSN 2029-7378). Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris Universitetas, 39-49.

 

Kaže V., Škapars R. (2011). Paradigm Shift in Consumer Segmentation to Gain Competitive Advantages in Post-Crisis FMCG Markets: Lifestyle or Social Values? Economics and Management, Vol. 16 (ISSN 1822-6515). Kaunas: Kaunas University of Technology, 1266-1273.

 

Kaže V., Strateičuks A., Škapars R. (2011). Consumer Values and Consumption Patterns Driving Latvian Strong Alcoholic Beverages Market. Conference Proceedings: Current Issues in Management of Business and Society Development - 2011 (ISBN 978-9984-45-348-4). Riga: University of Latvia, 331-341.

 

Strateičuks A., Kaže V., Škapars R. (2011). Influence of the Increase in Strong Alcohol Excise Tax on the State Revenues in Latvia. Conference Proceedings: Current Issues in Management of Business and Society Development – 2011 (ISBN 978-9984-45-348-4). Riga: University of Latvia, 709-715.

 

Strateičuks A., Fadejeva D., Kaže V. (2011). Excise Tax Policy for Alcohol and Cigarettes in Latvia, Its Impact on State Revenues and the Laffer Curve. Conference Proceedings: Current Issues in Economics and Management Sciences (ISBN 978-9984-45-417-7). Riga: University of Latvia, 603-613.

 

Kaže V. (2011). Demand Profile for Risk Insurance Services in Latvia: Trends and Challenges of Economic Downturn. Conference Proceedings: 52nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University (ISBN 978-9984-14-521-1). Daugavpils: Daugavpils University, 1057-1065.

 

Kaže V., Škapars R. (2011). Consumer Social Values in Tourism: Is Latvian Tourism Positioning Supported by Values of Local Population? New Values for Tourism & Community Development (ISSN 1691-6069). Riga: Turiba Business School, 40-49.

Kaže V., Škapars R., Ščeulovs D. (2011). Development of Rural Tourism in Latvia Capitalizing on Regionally Relevant Human Values. Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, No. 2/2011 (ISSN 1822-6760). Kaunas: A.Stulginskio Universitetas, 97-104.

 

Kaže V. (2010). Consumer Values Driven Purchasing Behaviour: A Practical Approach for Market Potential Assessment. Journal of Business Management, Vol. 3/2010 (ISSN 1691-5348). Riga: RISEBA, BA School of Business and Finance, Ventspils University, 131-139.

 

Kaže V. (2010). The Impact of Customer Values on Purchasing Behaviour: A Case of Latvian Insurance Market. Economics and Management, Vol. 16 (ISSN 1822-6515). Kaunas: Kaunas University of Technology, 605-611.

Kaže V., Bolinskis G. (2010). Consumer Social Values Behind the Grey Economy. Conference Proceedings: New Socio-Economic Challenges of Development in Europe 2010 (ISBN 978-9984-45-363-7). Riga: University of Latvia, 70-79.

 

Kaže V., Škapars R., Šumilo Ē., Baumane I. (2007). Trends and Priorities in the Development of the Latvian Banking Services in the Context of Emerging Knowledge-based Economy: Case of e-Banking. TRAMES: A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 11 No. 02/2007 (ISSN 1406-0922). Tartu: Estonian Academy of Sciences and Tartu University, 173-188.

 

Donis A., Kaže V. (2002). Problems Related to Lending to SMEs in Latvia. Humanities and Social Sciences Latvia, Vol. 4(37)/2002 Latvian Economy at the Start of the 21st Century (ISSN 1022-4483).Riga: University of Latvia, 104-115.

 

Kaže V. (2000). Finansu pakalpojumu tirgus - nākotnes perspektīvas un loma tautsaimniecībā = Financial Services Market - Outlook and Role in Economy. Riga: University of Latvia, 2 p.

 

Kaže V., Strateičuks A., Škapars R. (2012). Social Values and Consumption Patterns in Non-commercial Alcohol Market of Latvia. Economics and Management, Vol. 17 No. 4 (ISSN 1822-6515). Kaunas: KTU, 1464-1471.

 

Textbooks

 

Kaže V. (2000). Bankas - tas ir vienkārši = Banking Made Simple (ISBN 9984-7020-14). Riga: Junior Achievement Latvija, 54 p.

 

Projects

 

Noncommercial Alcohol in the Baltic States ​(2013-2015), Project Manager for Baltics / Project by: International Center for Alcohol Policies (USA), University of Latvia, Tartu University and Kaunas University of Technology

​Analysis of illegal alcohol market and its impact on community health and state revenues to provide recommendations for state authorities on fighting the issue (2012), Project manager / Project No. 01-LADRIA-2012 by: LADRIA and University of Latvia

 

​Perspectives of development of alcoholic beverages market in the Baltics (2010-2011), researcher / Project No. 01-LADRIA-2010 by: LADRIA and University of Latvia

 

​The impact of excise tax policies on performance of enterprises in alcohol industry (2009), researcher / Project No. 03-LADRIA-2009 by: LADRIA and University of Latvia

 

​The Impact of International and EU Tax Policies on Business Environment of Latvia (2009), researcher / Project No. 42-ZP110-070 by: University of Latvia