Meelis Kitsing

Professor, Rector of the Estonian Business School



  • Chinese Investments into European Digital Platforms: What are the Future Alternatives?

    09 December 2020


    RiTo No. 42, 2020

    The increase of the importance of China in global economy and politics is strongly connected with developing of digital platforms. This is reflected in the painful reactions of the United States in regard to the digital infrastructure company Huawei and the social media application TikTok. It is necessary to pay more attention to China’s investments into the European digital platforms and into platform-type companies in the wider sense.

  • Networked State – A Road Not Taken

    05 June 2019


    RiTo No. 39, 2019

    Concerning the state reforms and the related debates in Estonia, it is important to take note not only of the choices made, or the choices that the political powers and interest groups mainly wish to make, but also the choices that have not been discussed.

  • Views of future can influence decisions today

    08 June 2017


    RiTo No. 35, 2017

    The article provides an overview of the main principles of foresight. These are: focus on actions, involvement of interested parties, a range of future scenarios, as well as disciplinary and methodologic variety. The authors stress that foresight differs from forecasts, as it is impossible to predict the future and the future is not predetermined, but can be shaped by the combined influence of today’s actions and decisions. Consequently, the aim of foresight is not to propose a single outcome, but to create different future scenarios together with the decision-makers and experts. Taking those into account, the decision-makers can influence future developments.