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.
Industry 4.0 impact on management practices and economics (IN4ACT)
The objective of the IN4ACT project is to implement structural changes at the Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (KTU) School of Economics and Business through the opening of an ERA Chair in “Industry 4.0 Management and Economics” research, to increase research excellence, socio-economic impact, international reputation, and attractiveness to international talented researchers and students.
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.
|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. Daiva Dumčiuvienė|
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.
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.
Researchers of the School provide R&D services. In the framework of the tool Innovative Vouchers the following services have been rendered recently:
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.
|Jurgita Giniūnienė||The role of entrepreneurial orientation in the relationship between learning behaviour and firm performance||Asta Pundzienė||2020|
|Gita Šakytė Statnickė||The impact of work environment factors on work engagement and organisational engagement of employees of different generations||Asta Savanevičienė||2020|
|Rasa Railaitė||An assessment of public health investment impact to human capital in the context of population ageing||Rūta Čiutienė||2020|
|Valentas Gružauskas||Supply chain resilience in the context of sustainable food industry||Edita Gimžauskienė||2020|
|Raminta Jokubauskienė||Organizational factors of open innovation customer knowledge integration||Rimgailė Vaitkienė||2019|
|Jolita Čeičytė||Implementing responsible innovation at the firm level||Monika Petraitė||2019|
|Rimantė Sedziniauskienė||Internationalization of new ventures: relationships among determinants, process, networks and performance||Jurgita Sekliuckienė||2019|
|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||Managerial Decisions’ Selection for Technology Adoption to Increase Company Value||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|
|Meda Andrijauskienė||The influence of EU investment on member states’ innovation performance||Daiva Dumčiuvienė||2020|
|Raminta Benetytė||Intensity and Risk of Corporate Innovation Investments in the Context of Country Sustainability||Rytis Krušinskas||2020|
|Mantas Švažas||The Impact of Biomass Clusters on the Economy in the Aspect of Regions||Valentinas Navickas||2020|
|Aida Navikaitė-Varanavičienė||Evaluation of factors influencing customer behaviour in eHealth use||Žaneta Simanavičienė||2020|
|Daubaraitė Ugnė||Creative industries’ impact on national economy||Gražina Startienė||2018|
|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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