Research

The research in School of Economics and Business focuses on 3 research areas. The School’s scientists and researchers carry out different international projects, participate in interdisciplinary research clusters, organise scientific conferences and other scientific events.

University projects
 

Research areas

Industry 4.0 is a challenge for economics and business. The future production research area is connected to digitalisation, technology transformation, entrepreneurship and open innovations, and their impact to business and society.

Technologies change customers‘ habits and needs, and customers make influence on both business models and society.

The research area of consumer intelligence and responsible society is related to the research of impact of consumer education and organisational and human resource sustainability to transformation of responsible society.

Competitive economics is related to development of sustainable organisations, value creation for customers and society, involving, green and inclusive national economic policy. The research of sustainable economics is intended for sustainable society development research in macro and meso levels.

 

Research groups

Digitalisation research group Principal investigator  Prof. dr. Lina Dagilienė
Innovation and entrepreneurship research group Principal investigator  Prof. dr. Monika Petraitė
Sustainable Management research group Principal investigator  Prof. dr. Asta Savanevičienė
Sustainable Economics research group Principal investigator  Prof. dr. Rytis Krušinskas
 

Scientific achievements and impact

Fundamental research and projects

Faculty researchers participate in Horizon 2020 EU research and innovation framework programme:

HORIZON 2020: European SME Innovative Business Models (ENviSION) (2015–2018, project manager: Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).

During the project the first massive open internet course for small and medium enterprises Business Models Innovations was developed. This course is accessible online: bit.ly/businessmodelinnovation

HORIZON2020: General Recommendations and Adaptive Control of Personalised Energy saving (enCompass) (2016–2019, project manager: Prof Dr D. Dumčiuvienė), the goal of the project is to implement and approve integrated social and technical approach to behavioural changes while saving energy.

Researchers take part in Lithuanian Research Council funded projects:

Global Grant project “The Research on the Impact of Open to Technologies and Innovation Enterprises’ Dynamic Abilities to the Expression of Entrepreneurship” (2012–2015, project manager: Prof Dr Asta Pundzienė), the goal of the project was to evaluate dynamic abilities’ influence for Lithuanian entrepreneurship development.

Project result: monography in English Dynamic Capabilities View Based Competitive Advantage, Country Competitiveness and Manifestation of Entrepreneurship Research Methodology.

Global Grant project “Social Gaming Based Consumer Engagement in Value Creation in Information and Communication Technologies Development Context” (SKRYDIS) (2013–2015, project manager: Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis), the goal of the project was to carry out complex social games-based customer involvement to value creation in ICT development context analysis, to explore separate socialisation tendencies manifestation in conditions of ICT development.

Project result – monography Social Gaming Based Consumer Engagement in Value Creation in Information and Communication Technologies Development Context.

Global Grant project “Smart Development of Social Systems”(SMART) (2013–2015, project manager: Prof Habil Dr Robertas Jucevičius), the goal of the project was to prepare theory based and international good practice approved social systems (country, city, region, society, economics) smart development concept ir its assessment methodology.

Project result: monography in English International Practices of Smart Development.

Applied research for business and society

Institutional research programme “Lithuanian Economy Long-Term Competitiveness Challenges” for complex scientific research in the field of economics with lasting impact. Researchers (project manager: Prof Dr Rytis Krušinskas) provided recommendations for Government of Republic of Lithuania.

Please find the recommendations HERE.

Lithuanian-Poland cooperation cross border project “Greener Innovations in Tourism Sector: the Border Region Experience”. During the project EMAS implementation manuals for border region on both sides of the border were developed (2014, project manager: Prof Dr Rūta Čiutienė)

Please find the project results HERE

DAAD Baltic-German University Liaison Office project “Adjustment of Expatriates in the Baltic States” (2017, project manager: Prof Dr Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė). In the framework of the project, which is being conducted together with TU Dortmund University (Germany) expatriates adaptation situation in the Baltics is being researched.

R&D services

Researchers of the School provide R&D services. In the framework of the tool Innovative Vouchers the following services have been rendered recently:

  • Feasibility study on Kėdainiai tourism cluster empowerment encouraging innovative niche touristic products’ development in Kėdainiai city (client – Kėdainiai region tourism cluster, project manager: Assoc Prof Dr Aušra Rūtelionė)
  • Technical feasibility study on informative technologies application for business problems solutions or innovation implementation (client JSC Metameda, project manager: Dr Renata Urbonė)

Integration of research into study process

Researchers actively participate in Erasmus+ projects, the products developed during the projects are used in lectures and seminars.

Erasmus project “Joint Search and Social Media Marketing Master’s” (2013-2015, project manager: Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis). The goal of the project was to develop digital and social media master’s programme.

Project result virtual MOOC course Digital and Social Media Marketing

Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project SCIENT: A European University-Business Alliance Aiming to Foster Young SCIEntists’ ENTrepreneurial Spirit” (2015–2017, project manager: Assoc Prof Dr Aušra Rūtelionė). The goal of the project was to foster entrepreneurship of the young scientists. 24 PhD students (or recent graduates) participated in the trainings and 5 ideas were generated that have been developed into prototypes. Some of them are scheduled for production in 2018.

Project result virtual entrepreneurship training programme.

Dissertations

Management

Vytautė Dlugoborskytė The influence of team diversity and openness on innovation team outcomes Monika Petraitė 2018
Viktorija Varaniūtė Performance measurement based on the value for stakeholders in higher education: the case of Lithuanian universities Edita Gimžauskienė 2018
Miglė Matulevičienė The Impact of Corporate Reputation on Stakeholder Trust in the Organization Stravinskienė Jurgita 2018
Kristina Grumadaitė Enabling the Formation of Self-Organisation Based Industrial Systems Giedrius Jucevičius 2018
Lolita Jurkšienė Organizational ambidexterity and firm performance: the role of interorganizational collaboration Asta Pundzienė 2018
Ligita Zailskaitė-Jakštė Consumers engagement behavior in social media communication impact on brand equity Rita Kuvykaitė 2018
Imantė Markevičiūtė Factors Behind Response Strategies of Incumbent Firms to Disruptive Innovation: Case of TV Broadcasting Industry Giedrius Jucevičius 2017
Asta Tarutė Customer Engagement in Value Creation in the Context of the Development of Information and Communication Technologies Gatautis Rimantas 2017
Remigijus Kinderis Business Model Complementarity in Incoming Tourism Jucevičius Giedrius 2017
Jolanta Stanislovaitienė Expression of Smart Public Governance Dimensions: the Case of Lithuania  Robertas Jucevičius 2016
Stankevičiūtė Živilė Sustainability Dimension in Organisation’s Human Resource Management Savanevičienė Asta 2015
Liugailaitė-Radzvickienė Laura Preconditions for the Development of City’s Intelligence Jucevičius Robertas 2015
Vita Juknevičienė Development of Regional Innovation System’s Absorptive Capacity Vladislavas Domarkas 2015
Vainauskienė Vestina Brand Vulnerability: Methodology for Development of Scenarios Rimgailė Vaitkienė 2015
Gadeikienė Agnė Impact of Corporate Socially Responsible Activity on Long-Term Relationships with Consumers Banytė Jūratė 2014
Stankevičė Inga The Institutional Dimension of Innovation Strategies of Organisations Jucevičius Giedrius 2013
Bakanovė Agnė The Development of Co-creation Between Service Providers and Clients in Information Technology Based Business Services Bagdonienė Liudmila 2013
Klovienė Lina Conformity of Performance Measurement System with Business Environment Gimžauskienė Edita 2012
Jucevičienė Rita Managerial Factors for Inter-organisational Trust Development Kriščiūnas Kęstutis 2013
Deltuvaitė Vilma A Framework for Systemic Risk Management Decision Making Simulation in the Banking Sector Vaškelaitis Vytautas, 2013
Strumickas Marius Management Accounting System Balancing Model Valančienė Loreta 2011
Kazokienė Lina Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Public Relations in Business Companies Stravinskienė Jurgita 2011
Keršienė Kristina The Management of International Organisation Cross-Cultural Competence Savanevičienė Asta 2011
Piligrimienė Žaneta Health Care Organisation Service Quality: Interdisciplinary Approach Bučiūnienė Ilona 2010
Šapkauskienė Alfreda The Model of Time-Based Cost Management Boguslauskas Vytautas 2010
Virbickaitė Rūta Diagnosis of Crisis Situation in a Company Sakalas Algimantas 2010
Damkuvienė Milda Client Perceived Relationship Value with a High Contact Service Organisation Virvilaitė Regina 2010
Duoba Kęstutis Expression of Organisational Virtuality in Different Lithuanian Economical Sectors Savanevičienė Asta 2009
Vienažindienė Milita Change of Human Resource Management in the Context of Transition from Public Administration to New Public Management Sakalas Algimantas 2009
Staškevičiūtė Inga Development of Intelligent Organisation in the Context of Internal Oorganisational Dimensions Transformations Neverauskas Bronius 2009
Tijūnaitienė Rigita Expression and Development of Motivation of Participation in Civil Society Organisations Neverauskas Bronius 2009
Gokienė Rūta Model of Tangible Movable Asset Operation Cost Management Boguslauskas Vytautas 2009
Rupšys Rolandas Performance Measurement Framework for Internal Audit Activity Boguslauskas Vytautas 2009
Krušinskas Rytis Performance Measurement Framework for Internal Audit Activity Vasiliauskaitė Asta 2008
Vilkas Mantas Networking and Change Effectiveness of Processes Stancikas Edmundas-Regimundas 2008
Susnienė Dalia Premises of Meeting Stakeholder Needs in Organisational Management Vanagas Povilas 2007

Economics

Ineta Zykienė Evaluation of location‘s attractivenes for business growth in the context of smart development Snieška Vytautas 2018
Ineta Žičkutė The impact of migration factors on international migration decisions: a behavioural economics perspective Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė 2018
Aistė Palevičienė The evaluation of European Union economic integration impact on countries’ foreign direct investment stocks Daiva Dumčiuvienė 2018
Linas Jasiukevičius The assessment of public-private partnership‘s possibilities to optimize investments in public infrastructure Asta Vasiliauskaitė 2018
Barkauskienė Kristina Identification and Evaluation of the Factors of Rural Tourism Development in Lithuania Snieška Vytautas 2017
Susnienė Rozita The Impact of Globalisation on a Country’s Manufacturing Industry Pekarskienė Irena 2016
Keizerienė Eglė Complex Evaluation of Real Estate Price “Bubble” Simanavičienė Žaneta  2016
Oksana Palekienė The Assessment of Regional Resilience to Economic Shocks Simanavičienė Žaneta  2016
Sigita Neverauskaitė Assessment of the Country’s Competitiveness Through the Aspect of Entrepreneurship Snieška Vytautas  2016
Antonio Luis Mihi Ramirez Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on the International Migration Flow in Rich-Poor Countries Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė Vilmantė  2016
Rima Kontautienė Corporate Social Responsibility as Competitiveness Factor in Economic Downturn Navickas Valentinas  2016
Saulius Adamauskas Technology Adoption Investment Timing Model Under Market Changes Krušinskas Rytis 2016
Lalienė Rasa Effectiveness Assessment in Research Organisations Sakalas Algimantas 2015
Rasa Viederytė Economic Evaluation of Lithuanian Maritime Sector Clustering Preconditions Vytautas Juščius 2015
Daunorienė Asta The Quality Costs Assessment Model in the Aspect of Value Added Chain Snieška Vytautas 2014
Šeinauskienė Beata Influence of Export Strategy Standartisation-Adaptation on Performance in International Market Regina Virvilaitė 2014
Adlytė Rūta The Index for Complex Evaluation of Country‘s Investment to Technologies Loreta Valančienė 2014
Giriūnienė Gintarė Assessment of National Tax Systems in Terms of Entrepreneurship Promotion Edita Gimžauskienė 2014
Stankevičius Evaldas Assessment of the Tax Burden Impact on Competitiveness of Economy in Context of the Social Environment Asta Vasiliauskaitė 2014
Lekavičius Vidas Modelling the Impact of Changes in Energy Supply on the National Economy Galinis Arvydas 2013
Simanavičius Artūras Economic Valuation of Inbound Tourism Complex Risk Perception Snieška Vytautas 2013
Drakšaitė Aura Composition of Sustainable Government Debt Portfolio in a Small Open Economy Snieška Vytautas 2013
Sinevičienė Lina The Impact of Government’s Fiscal Policy on Private Investment Vasiliauskaitė Asta 2013
Masteikienė Rūta Globalisation Impact Factors on Transition Economies Business Environment Šliburytė Laimona 2013
Liepė Žeidūna Systemic Evaluation of Human Capital in Macro Level Sakalas Algimantas 2013
Jakštienė Sandra Assessment of Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Factors Impact on Vulnerable Labour Market Segments Beržinkienė Daiva 2013
Valodkienė Gitana Influence of Innovations on International Competitiveness of Industry in Economic Recession Snieška Vytautas 2013
Venckuvienė Vitalija The Impact of Government Sponsored Venture Capital Funds on Innovation in Lithuanian Enterprises Snieška Vytautas 2013
Volochovič Andžej Energy Saving Due to Behavioral Changes in Households Simanavičienė Žaneta 2013
Rimienė Kristina Supply Chain Agility Assessment Bernatonytė Dalia 2013
Remeikienė Rita Factors of Self-Employment in Transition Economies Startienė Gražina 2013
Gižienė Vilda Assessment of Investment in Higher Education in the Context of Human Capital Simanavičienė Žaneta 2011
Malakauskaitė Asta Evaluation of Tourism Cluster Competitiveness on the Basis of Its Life Cycle Navickas Valentinas 2011
Mileris Ričardas Enterprises Credit Risk Assessment Model Boguslauskas Vytautas 2011
Vasauskaitė Jovita Time Selection for the Implementation of New Technology on the Basis of Technology Efficiency Parameter Snieška Vytautas 2010
Kvedaravičienė Goda Country Evaluation Model in Outsourcing Delivery Context Boguslauskas Vytautas 2010
Pilinkus Donatas Estimation of the Relationship Between Macroeconomic Indicators and Stock Market Index Boguslauskas Vytautas 2010
Kovaliov Ruslan Influence on Social Responsible Business on the Enterprise Value Simanavičienė Žaneta 2009
Kundelienė Kristina The Assessment of Business Processes Accounting Quality Attributes Boguslauskas Vytautas 2009
Čibinskienė Akvilė The Assessment of Impact of Price in Infrastructure Natural Monopoly to the Country‘s Competitiveness Navickas Valentinas 2009
Vaznonis Bernardas Regulation of Agricultural Public Goods Provision on the Basis of Economic Value Startienė Gražina 2009
Pridotkienė Jūratė Estimation of Exporter-Provided Trade Credit Risk Factors Snieška Vytautas 2009
Vasiliauskienė Ligita The Impact of Transaction Costs on Outsourcing Contracts Snieška Vytautas 2009
Venclauskienė Deimantė A Model of Housing Price Level Formation in a Country with Transition Economy Snieška Vytautas 2009
Meilienė Evelina Evaluation of Industry‘s Export Competitiveness of the State in Transition Snieška Vytautas 2009
Šivickas Gintautas Assessment of the Influence of Small and Medium Business Support on Sustainable Development Simanavičienė Žaneta 2009
Bruneckienė Jurgita Measurement of Regional Competitiveness within the Country by Regional Competitiveness Index Snieška Vytautas 2008
Dagilienė Lina Selection of Financial Valuation Methods for Investment and Decision Making Aims Boguslauskas Vytautas 2008
Snieškienė Gabrielė The Model of the Strategy of Export Pricing Startienė Gražina 2007
Zigmantavičienė Aida The Influence of Non-Tariff Barriers on the Competitiveness of Textile Industry Snieška Vytautas 2007

 

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Business analytics

Those who control information control the world. Many organisations collect data systematically. But how do they use it? If the important information is missing or is not easily inaccessible, business solutions are often made intuitively. Our researchers offer real time information management tools (Bloomberg Professional platform) and methods that allow to identify the relevant information needed to make effective solutions for your business and customers.

  • Business environment analysis and forecasting
  • Industries competitiveness research
  • International settlements risk evaluation in organisation/selection of hedging instruments
  • Investigations of activities, clusters and networks of related organisations
  • Real time data collection, analysis and forecasting (Bloomberg Professional platform)
  • Organisation‘s data analytics and modelling
  • Financial analysis of organisational performance
  • Investment efficiency assessment
  • Feasibility studies/investment projects’ financial evaluation
  • Economic and social evaluation of investment projects
  • Assessment of business digitalisation potential

Business environment

It is difficult to change the environment, but it is necessary to analyse and forecast it. Organisations are affected by the international and domestic situation, economic growth and inflation, new technological opportunities and climate change. Our researchers conduct research and advise on how to avoid major changes that are affected by external factors.

  • Business environment analysis and forecasting
  • Industrial competitiveness research
  • Assessment of international settlement risk in an organisation / selection of hedging instruments
  • Investigations of activities, clusters and networks of related organisations
  • Research on human capital, job market structural changes and job market flexibility
  • Sectoral surveys on wage levels
  • Evaluation of the coherence of the performance assessment system with the business environment

Marketing

If you know the customer and are able to involve him to the co-creation, success is guaranteed. Today’s consumers are well educated, selecting the way on how to reach the product by themselves, they want to engage in product development and distribution. Our researchers, using the latest techniques of neuro-marketing, gamification and consumer behaviour, will offer your business innovative solutions for customer value and customer loyalty.

  • Consumers and their decision-making, inclusion and loyalty research
  • Research on “Y” and “Z” generation behaviour
  • Research of the attractiveness of the product / service to the target market
  • User-friendly design, brand development solutions
  • Research on the effectiveness of marketing communication solutions
  • Organisation‘s public relations planning
  • Organisation’s image in media, reputation research
  • Evaluation of service user experience
  • E-services / websites research quality
  • Sustainable consumer behaviour research
  • Development of an international marketing strategy

Social responsibility

Being responsible is not fashion, but necessity. Social responsibility can be defined as an attempt to achieve sustainable business success in ways that respect ethical values, people and communities. Social responsibility is related to generating revenue rather than profit distribution. Our researchers will help you assess your organisation’s sustainability and will provide tools for successfully using revenue for long-term goals.

  • Assessment of the impact of social responsibility on the organisation’s value
  • Application of the sustainable development assessment methodology in the organisation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and reporting capability feasibility study
  • Research of the need of CSR disclosure in relation to the needs of stakeholders
  • Research on the impact of philanthropy on the organisation’s economic performance
  • Impact of corporate social responsibility initiatives on consumer decisions

Processes and quality

In all organisations there are processes that need to be not only understood, but also managed. It is important for executives to realise that there is no finish line in improving business processes and quality. It is a continuous activity that helps the organisation to achieve its goals. Our researchers will help you systematically organise business processes, evaluate the value of organisation’s effectiveness and offer solutions to improve quality.

  • Optimisation of business processes using various methods: BMP, TQM, 6 sigma, LEAN, TOC, reengineering
  • The development of management systems based on ISO 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000 and other series standards‘ requirements
  • EMAS standard implementation modelling in the organisation
  • CE marking feasibility studies
  • Quality costs research and analysis
  • Organisational value chain efficiency research

Business Digitisation

Digitalisation is changing business models. Dynamic business environment with a high degree of competition encourages businesses to take the road of digitalisation, to implement technologies and to adapt to customers‘ needs. Consumers tend more and more to access services and products remotely, their possibilities to choose the desired product regardless of the country of origin of the supplier are increasing every day. However, digitalisation also inspire strategic changes in organisations. Our researchers will help you to make informed business digitalisation decisions.

  • Preparation of business process gamification scenarios
  • E-services / websites quality research
  • Evaluating the emotional impact of online solutions on the consumer
  • Development of communication strategies in the virtual space
  • Organisational virtualisation research
  • Feasibility studies for the use of ICT for business digitisation
  • Feasibility studies for the use of crowdfunding in business processes
  • Evaluation of consumer preferences and behaviour using smart devices

Strategic management and innovations

Business success is driven by innovation and proactive strategic approach. It is usually very difficult to maintain a long-term innovation culture in organisations. Innovation comes from creativity, and it is not easy to maintain it. This is a big challenge for organisations and strategists. Our researchers, using methodologies of the US Silicon Valley, will conduct research on business development in fast growing / unstable markets, will develop business strategies for the local and global market.

  • Feasibility study and strategy development for business development in rapidly growing unstable markets
  • Identification of rapid business growth alternatives and preparation of a strategy
  • Developing a strategy for the development of a new global technology business
  • Opportunities for open innovation development for a specific business profile
  • Risk investment feasibility study and readiness for investment audit
  • Project management process design and implementation of the information system
  • Assessment of the organisation’s innovative abilities and development of the system
  • Development of the organisation’s development in foreign markets and development of an export strategy
  • Organisation‘s intellectual property portfolio (patents, industrial design, trademarks, etc.) audit
  • Diagnosis of needs for change in organisation

Accounting and finance

Nowadays the success of the organisation depends on its ability to survive. Contemporary organisations highly rely on their staff’s ability to understand the processes of creating value, ensuring efficiency and improving performance measurement systems providing managers with the information necessary for business management. Moreover, each management decision must be based on the creation of both financial and economic value. Our researchers will provide solutions that will ensure the effectiveness of company’s operations and financial management solutions.

  • Analysis and modelling of organisation’s data
  • Financial analysis of the organisation’s performance
  • Investment efficiency assessment
  • Financial evaluation of feasibility studies / investment projects
  • Assessment of the suitability of management accounting for an organisation
  • Research of time and cost accounting integration in the organisation
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of internal audit and compliance with international standards
  • Development of organisation’s property management and evaluation system
  • Analysis of the organisation’s performance evaluation system’s compliance with the business environment

Human resources

People are the most valuable asset of organization. However, it is quite difficult to attract, maintain, and develop. Our researchers will propose how to differentiate the pay structure, motivate employees and enhance their creativity and innovativeness, and increase efficiency.

  • The impact of human resources management on company results
  • Improving employees’ efficiency
  • Development and implementation of employees’ motivation systems
  • Employees’ competencies analysis
  • Employees’ loyalty and innovativeness research
  • Employees’ resistance to change analysis
  • Organisational culture research
  • Research on generations’ management in the organisation

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Research projects

International projects

Ongoing projects

  • EASME/COSME project “Entrepreneurs for Innovative Change System” (2018–2020, Assoc Prof Dr Aušra Rūtelionė) www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu
  • H2020 Teaming project “INNOCULT“ Centre of Excellence for Cultural and Creative Innovations in Lithuania” (2017–2018, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis)
  • HORIZON 2020 project “Collaborative Recommendations and Adaptive Control for Personalised Energy Saving” (enCompass) (2016–2018, Prof Dr Daiva Dumčiuvienė).
  • HORIZON 2020 project “Empowering (European) SME Business Model Innovation” (ENviSION) (2014–2018, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • Baltic-German University Liaison Office / DAAD project “Adjustment of expatriates in the Baltic States” (2017, Prof Dr Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė)
  • Interreg Lithuanian-Latvian cross border programme project “Mentoring for Youth entrepreneurship support” (2017–2018, Prof Dr Rūta Čiutienė)
  • COST programme project “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy” (2017–2020, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis)
  • COST programme project “Rationing – Missed Nursing Care: An International and Multidimensional Problem” (2016–2020, Prof Dr Rūta Čiutienė).
  • COST programme project “European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science(COSTNET)” (2015–2020, Dr Inga Stankevičė)
  • The Baltic-German University Liaison Office project “The Strengthening of Employees’ Mental Health“ (2017, Prof Dr Asta Savanevičienė).
  • Lithuanian-Ukrainian intergovernmental cooperation programme’s project “Forming Institutional and Economic Bases of Sustainable Development and Green Economy on Regional Level” (2016–2017, Assoc Prof Dr Lina Sinevičienė).
  • Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance project “SCIENT: A European University-Business Alliance Aiming to Foster Young SCIEntists’ ENTrepreneurial Spirit“ (2015–2017, Assoc Prof Dr Aušra Rūtelionė).

Implemented projects

  • COST programme project “Crime Prevention Through Urban Design and Planning” (2014–2016, Dr Inga Stankevičė).
  • The Baltic-German University Liaison Office project “The Regeneration and the Strengthening of Employees’ Mental Health: Designing a Research Methodology” (2016, Prof Dr Asta Savanevičienė).
  • IPRI project “Sustainability Reporting in Central and Eastern Europe” (2013–2015, Prof Dr Lina Dagilienė).
  • Interreg Lithuanian-Poland cross border cooperation project “Greener Innovations in Tourism: Cross-Border Experience” (2014, Prof Dr Rūta Čiutienė).
  • INTEREG IVC project “Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility through Public Policy (COGITA)“ (2012–2014, Prof Habil Dr Žaneta Simanavičienė).
  • Lithuanian-Ukrainian Programme: “Regional Competitiveness and Fiscal Policy” (2012–2013, Habil Dr Prof Žaneta Simanavičienė).
  • Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme project „MForBusinessGrowth: Formation of Methodological Framework of Regional Business Growth Promotion LT-LV)“ (2010–2012, Habil Dr Prof Žaneta Simanavičienė).
  • Lithuania-Poland Cross Border Cooperation Programme project “Tourism Attractiveness Towards LT-PL“ (2010–2011, Habil Dr Prof Žaneta Simanavičienė).
  • INTERREG IVC Programme project “DE-LAN – Digital Ecosystems – Learning Application Networks” (2010–2011, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • INTERREG IVC Programme project “EVITA: Exchange, Valorisation and Transfer of Regional Best Policy Measures for SME Support on IT and E-Business Adoption”(2010–2011, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • Eparticipation programme project “WAVE – Welcoming Argument Visualization in European Union“ (2009–2012, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • EC: DG ECFIN project “Compilation of SME policy Measures and Assessment of the SBA Implementation within the SME Performance Review 2010” (2011–2012, Prof Habil Dr Robertas Jucevičius).
  • Lithuanian-Ukrainian Programme project “Business Environment in Europe” (2009–2010, Habil Dr Prof Žaneta Simanavičienė).
  • Eureka project “Building of Advanced Freight Chains and Logistics Technology” (LOGCHAIN+) (2006–2011, Prof Dr Regina Virvilaitė).

National projects

Ongoing projects

  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Impact of Family Business Manager Dynamic Skills on the Company’s Innovative Performance for the Company’s Innovative Performance Outcomes” (2017–2020, Prof Asta Pundzienė)
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “The impact of Consumer Moral Identity on Engagement in Sustainable Consumption in Personal Life and in Working Environments” (2017–2020, Dr Laura Šalčiuvienė/Prof Dr Jūratė Banytė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Conflicts and Tensions in Organisations Moving Towards Coherence” (2017–2020, Prof Dr Eglė Staniškienė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group Project “Research of Migratory Culture in Independent Lithuania: 1990–2018” (2017–2020, Prof Dr  Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Industrial Organisations in the Industry 4.0: Factors Influencing the Sequence of Development of Leanness and Agility Capabilities” (2017–2019, Assoc Prof Dr Mantas Vilkas).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “The impact of the Internet of Things on Business Models” (2017–2019, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • ESFA project “Establishment of the Centre for Analysis, Modelling and Risk Management Competence Centre (i.MAMC)” (2016–2019, Assoc Prof Dr  Živilė Rutkūnienė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Cross-Border Contagion Risk: Threats and Implications for the Central and Eastern European Countries” (2015–2018, Dr Vilma Deltuvaitė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Enabling Self-Organisation-Based Management in Contemporary Innovation Ecosystems: the Context of a “Lagging” Economy“ (2015–2018, Prof Dr Giedrius Jucevičius)

Implemented projects

  • Institutional Research Programme project „ Lithuanian Economy Long-term Competitiveness Challenges“ (2012-2014, prof. dr. Rytis Krušinskas).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “The Innovation Strategies of Organisations in the Emerging Economic – Institutional Environment”(2012–2014, Prof Dr Robertas Jucevičius).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Methodology of Brand Risk Scenarios Development” (2012–2014, Prof Dr Rimgailė Vaitkienė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “The Model of Life Quality Improvement Strategy Building at the Local (Municipal) Level” (2011–2012, Assoc Prof Dr Egidijus Rybakovas).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Researchers’ group project “Absorptive Capacity of Innovation System: Sector and Institutional Perspective” (2010–2011, Prof Dr Habil Robertas Jucevičius).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Global Grant project “The Research on the Impact of Open to Technologies and Innovation Enterprises’ Dynamic Abilities to the Expression of Entrepreneurship” (2012–2015, Prof Dr Asta Pundzienė).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Global Grant project “Smart Development of Social Systems (SMART)” (2013–2015, Prof Habil Dr Robertas Jucevičius).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Global Grant project “Social Gaming Based Consumer Engagement in Value Creation in Information and Communication Technologies Development Context (SKRYDIS)” (2013–2015, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • Lithuanian Research Council Welfare Society programme project “Open Innovation Ecosystems: Enabling Interactions of Technological, Institutional and Social Constituents” (2015–2016, Prof Dr Monika Petraitė).
  • R&D Innovative Vouchers project “ICT Application for Business Problem Solution and Innovation Implementation in the Company: Technical Feasibility Study“ (2014, Dr Renata Urbonė).
  • R&D Innovative Vouchers project “Empowerment of Kėdainiai Tourism Cluster While Developing Niche Tourism Products in Kėdainiai City: Feasibility Study (2014, Assoc Prof Dr Aušra Rūtelionė, Assoc Prof Rimantė Hopenienė).
  • KTU interdisciplinary scientific project “Impact of Mobile Applications‘ Environment on Consumers‘ Engagement” MOBIS(2015 Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).
  • KTU interdisciplinary scientific project “Feasibility Analysis of Circular Economy Model Application in Lithuanian Manufacturing Sector” (2016 Prof Dr Lina Dagilienė).
  • Lithuanian Culture Fund project “Development of Lithuanian Public Libraries Staff Training System“ (2016, Prof Dr Rimantas Gatautis).

Interdisciplinary research clusters

In leading academic institutions researchers are working in groups, which ensures keeping the common course of activities on institutional level and reaching the synergy effect. KTU School of Economics and Business (EVF) is adapting the principles of the organisation activities in accordance with established principles of changing global trends. Therefore, the interdisciplinary research in the School are being encouraged.  Since 2015, 5 interdisciplinary research clusters are operating in the School which specialise in:

 

Important publications

Adamauskas, Saulius; Krušinskas, Rytis. Optimal timing for a technology shift in mature markets of mobile communication. Strategic Change. Wiley, 2017, vol. 26, iss. 4, p. 343-361. Open publication

Jang, Seongsoo; Kim, Jinwon; Von Zedtwitz, Maximilian Joachim. The importance of spatial agglomeration in product innovation: a microgeography perspective // Journal of business research. New York: Elsevier Science. ISSN 0148-2963. 2017, vol. 78, p. 143-154. Open publication

Jurkšienė, Lolita; Pundzienė, Asta. The relationship between dynamic capabilities and firm competitive advantage: the mediating role of organizational ambidexterity // European business review. Bingley: Emerald. ISSN 0955-534X. 2016, vol. 28, iss. 4, p. 431-448. Open publication

Hadengue, Marine; de Marcellis-Warin, Nathalie; Von Zedtwitz, Maximilian Joachim; Warin, Thierry. Avoiding the pitfalls of reverse innovation lessons learned from essilor // Research technology management. Arlington: Industrial Research Institute. ISSN 0895-6308. 2017, vol. 60, iss. 3, p. 40-47. Open publication

Pilinkienė, Vaida; Deltuvaitė, Vilma; Daunorienė, Asta; Gaidelys, Vaidas. Competitiveness creation and maintenance in the postal services industry: a Lithuanian case study. Springer, 2016. 619 p. Open publication

Sekliuckienė, Jurgita. Factors leading to early internationalization in emerging Central and Eastern European economies: empirical evidence from new ventures in Lithuania // European business review. Bingley: Emerald. ISSN 0955-534X. 2017, vol. 29, iss. 2, p. 219-242. Open publication

Staniškis, Jurgis Kazimieras; Katiliūtė, Eglė. Complex evaluation of sustainability in engineering education: case and analysis // Journal of cleaner production. Oxford: Elsevier. ISSN 0959-6526. 2016, vol. 120, p. 13-20. Open publication

Tarutė, Asta; Nikou, Shahrokh; Gatautis, Rimantas. Mobile application driven consumer engagement // Telematics and informatics. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 0736-5853. 2017, vol. 34, iss. 4, p. 145-156. Open publication

Woodard, Melissa S.; Milner, Jane K.; Miller, Daniel J.; Silvernail, Kirk D.; Guo, Chun; Nair, Sudhir; Aydin, Mehmet Devrim; da Costa Lemos, Ana Heloisa; Donnelly, Paul F.; Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė; Marx, Robert; Peters, Linda M.. A cross-cultural examination of preferences for work attributes // Journal of managerial psychology. Bingley, W. Yorkshire: Emerald. ISSN 0268-3946. 2016, vol. 31, iss. 3, p. 702-719. Open publication

Zhua, Andy Yunlong; Von Zedtwitz, Maximilian Joachim; Assimakopoulos, Dimitris; Fernandes, Kiran. The impact of organizational culture on Concurrent Engineering, Design-for-Safety, and product safety performance // International journal of production economics. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 0925-5273. 2016, vol. 176, p. 69-81. Open publication

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