International migration cluster

Head of cluster

prof. dr. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė

Professor

Gedimino g. 50-521, Kaunas
email vilmante.kumpikaite@ktu.lt

Cluster researchers

doc. dr. Eglė Butkevičienė

Associate professor

doc. dr. Audronė Telešienė

Associate professor

dr. Jurga Duobienė

Associate professor

Antonio Mihi-Ramirez

Professor

Prof. dr. Jurgita Sekliuckienė

Strategic Partnerships and International Accreditation Projects Manager

Activities

Projects

  • Project Research into Migration Culture in Independent Lithuania: 1990-2018 (MIGRACULT). Funded by Research Council of Lithuania 2017-2020, Head of a project – prof. dr. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, members: Vilmantė Liubinienė, Jurga Duobienė, Antonio Mihi Ramirez, Ineta Žičkutė).
  • Project “Adjustment of expatriates in the Baltic States” funded by Baltic-German University Liaison Office / DAAD (2017), Head of a project – prof. dr. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, members: Jurga Duobienė, Kęstutis Duoba, Liudvika Leišytė (Dortmund University of Tehnology,Germany), Ana-Lena Rose (Dortmund University of Tehnology,Germany), Ruth Alas (Estonan Business School), Barbara Sharrer (Ryga University, Latvia).http://www.zhb.tu-dortmund.de/zhb/hdhf/en/research/projects/adjustment-expatriates/index.html

 

Participation in conferences:

Keynotes and plenary sessions:

  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė participatend in the 6th International conference on Economics Business and Marketing Management, and presented a key presentation “Migrants’ investment to their country of origin”, Hoshimin, Vietnam (22-24, February, 2017).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė participatend in the 3 rd International Regional development conference and presented a key presentation „Migration’s Influence on Economy and Regional Development“, Bingol, Turkey (October, 15-16, 2015).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė participated in IEDRC (International Economic and Development Research Center) Paris conferences and presented a key presentation“Emigration phenomenon in Lithuania: historical, economic and demographic facts” (July 20-21st, 2015)
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė participated in the international scientific conference “Comparative Public Administration and Management: Innovation, Change, Partnership in Social Media Era” and presented topic “Migration as the way for better employment perspectives: example from Lithuania”  in plenary session (Lithuania -Romania, June 26th, 2015).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė participated in 2015 IEDRC (International Economic and Development Research Center) Rome conferences and presented a key presentation “Migration’s flow and its impact: Examples from European Union” (May 14-15th, 2015).
  • Eglė Butkevičienė participated in the international scientific conference “Advanced Learning Technologies” – ALTA’ 2015” and did a presentation “Social Entrepreneurship and Higher Education: Solutions and Challenges”  at a plenary session (Lithuania, 7th May, 2015).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė participated in International Conference in Management of 21st century (ICM21), Tehran, Iran, 08/09-08-2014 and did a key speach “Person-Organisation Fit Model: Virtual Workplace in Entrepreneurial Organisations for Highly-Skilled Expatriates”

 

Other Recent conferences:

  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė,Ashly Pinnington and Jurga Duobienė participated in annual International conference organized by Academy of Management (AOM), where presented a paper „Migrant Investments in their Country of Origin Through Virtual Work Contracts“, Atlanta, USA (August 4-8, 2017).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienėand Jurga Duobienė participated in an annual conference organized by European Academy of Management (EURAM), where presented a paper „A portrait of Lithuanian expat-preneur“, Glazgo, Scotland (June 21-24, 2017).
  • Ineta Žičkutė participated in the 12th International Conference Challenges of Europe: Innovative Responses for Resilient Growth and Competiveness where presented a paper “The impact of migration factors on international migration decision: an approach of behavioural economics”, Bol, Croatia, (17-19, May, 2017).
  • Ineta Žičkutė participated in the 6th Annual Lithuanian Conference on Economic Research where presented a paper „The Impact of Economic and Social Factors Changes on Person’s Attitude to Risk: An Approach of Behavioral Economics in the Context of International Migration Intentions”, Vilnius, Lithuania (June 27-28, 2017).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienėand Jurga Duobienė participated in International conference „Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship: A 2020 Research Perspective and presented  a topic “Entrepreneurial opportunities in the eyes of Lithuanian expat-preneurs?”, Bremen, Germany, (November 28-29, 2016).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienėand Jurga Duobienė participated in the 6th EIASM workshop on expatriation where presented a paper „Willingness of Self-Initiated Expatriates to Work for Companies in Home Country Using Virtual Workplace“, Catania, Italy, (September, 15-16, 2016), (with Kęstutis Duoba and Ineta Žičkutė).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienėand Ineta Žičkutė participated in International conference „Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship: A 2020 Research Perspective and presented  a topic “Aren’t Lithuanian Roads for Immigrants  Seeking to be Entrepreneurs Too High?”, Bremen, Germany, (December 14-15, 2015).
  • Jurgita Sekliuckienė participated in the 8th Annual conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Value Chain in a Dynamic Environment  and presented  a topic  „The link between entrepreneurial features and immigrant flows in a regional entrepreneurship context“, Verona, Italy, (September, 16-18, 2015).
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė participated in an annual conference organized by European Academy of Management (EURAM), where presented a paper “Virtual workplaces in entrepreneurial organizations” (coauthors K. Duoba, J.Duobienė, I.Žičkutė), Warsaw, Poland17-19th of June, 2015.
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė – Valiūnienė  participated  in 31st EGOS (European Group for Organizational studies) qolloquium in Athens (July 2-4th, 2015) and presented papers “High-skilled migrants as virtual employees  (coauthors  K. Duoba, J.Duobienė, I.Žičkutė, A.Mihi Ramirez) and “Contemporary changes and chances of the post-graduated mobility” (with  Antonio Mihi-Ramírez)
  • Jurgita Sekliuckienė participated in the international scientific conference “Comparative Public Administration and Management : Innovation, Change, Partnership in Social Media Era” and presented topic “Regional entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial features and immigration flow: perspectives from EU countries”   in plenary session (Lithuania -Romania, June 26th, 2015).
  • Eglė Butkevičienė participated in the international scientific conference “2nd International Congress of Humanities” and did a presentation “Deconstructing the Concept of Virtual Work”  (Lithuania, 25th – 29th May, 2015).
  • Antonio Mihi-Ramirez participated in 10th anniversary Conference Warsaw International Economic Meeting. (2-4 July, 2015)  University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences with CenEA Warsaw (Poland) and did a presentation ”The role of economic factors in the migration flow in Europe”
  • Antonio Mihi-Ramirez participated in the 15th International Conference at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, May 28-29, 2015 in Brno (Czech Republic) and made a presentation “Encouraging factors to select an international destination where improving skills”
  • Antonio Mihi-Ramirez participated in International Scientific Conference Economic Challenges for Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe ( Cracow University of Economics (Poland) 23-24. April, 2015) and presented a paper “International students’ emigration. The case of undergraduate students’ mobility to Spain.”
  • Antonio Mihi-Ramirez participated in International Academic Interdisciplinary Conference on Modern Economics and Social Sciences. Georgian Polish Education Center and the Academy of Management and Administration in Opole (Poland). 9-10 April (2015) and made a presentation “Pull factors of an international academic destination. An analysis of undergraduates and postgraduates students”
  • Antonio Mihi-Ramirez participated in International Scientific Conference Interdisciplinary approach to contemporary economic challenges at University of Łódź, Faculty of Economics and Sociology (Poland). 12-13 March, 2015 and made a presentation “Impact of economics factors on migration of highly skilled workers. The case of university teachers in Europe”

Publications

  1. Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė. Cuatro olas migratorias en la economía lituana moderna: razones y consecuencias en base al análisis push-pull (Four emigration waves of modern Lithuania: reasons and consequences based on push-pull analysis) in special issue „Migration and economics”, the journal “Spanish Commercial Information“, 2018, p.37-54.
  2. Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė; Žičkutė, Ineta. Emigration after socialist regime in Lithuania: why the West is still the best? // Baltic journal of management. Bingley: Emerald. ISSN 1746-5265. 2017, vol. 12, iss. 1, p. 86-110. [Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science); Emerald; Scopus]. [IF: 0,457; AIF: 1,896; IF/AIF: 0,241; Q4; 2015 Journal Citation Reports® Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2017)].
  3. Mihi-Ramirez, Antonio-Luis; Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė; Cuenca-García, Eduardo. An inclusive analysis of determinants of international migration. The case of European rich and poor countries // Technological and economic development of economy. Vilnius ; London : Technika ; Routledge-Taylor & Francis. ISSN 2029-4913. eISSN 2029-4921. 2017, vol. 24, iss. 4, p. 608-626. DOI: 3846/20294913.2017.1306726. [Scopus; Current Abstracts; Business Source Premier; Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science); Business Source Complete.
  4. Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė; Lukauskas, Mantas; Agoh, Eugene Terungwa. Why Lithuanians migrate to the UK, Germany and Norway? // Journal of economics, business and management. Singapore : IACSIT Press. ISSN 2301-3567. 2017, Vol. 5, no. 2, p. 103-107. DOI: 18178/joebm.2017.5.2.494.
  5. 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, 2016. ISSN 0268-3946. 2016, vol. 31, iss. 3, p. 702-719. [Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science); EMERALD; Scopus]. [IF: 1,200; AIF: 1,706; IF/AIF: 0,703; Q3; 2014 Journal Citation Reports® Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016)].
  6. Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė; Žičkutė, Ineta. The new immigration wave: is Lithuania ready to open its heart? // International migration: politics, policies and practices / edited by Elizabeth J. Stephens. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2016. ISBN 9781634850292. p. 47-84
  1. Duobienė, Jurga; Duoba, Kęstutis; Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė; Žičkutė, Ineta. Networking and virtuality in entrepreneurial organisations in the age of countries without borders // Inžinerinė ekonomika = Engineering economics / Kaunas University of Technology. Kaunas: KTU. ISSN 1392-2785. 2015, Vol. 26, no. 5, p. 530-540. DOI: (LI-KaTUB)13145. [Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science); Business Source Complete; IBSS International Bibliography of the Social Sciences; CEEOL; DOAJ]. [IF: 0,871; AIF: 1,283; IF/AIF: 0,679; Q2; 2014 Journal Citation Reports® Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016)].
  2. Metelski, D. &  Mihi-Ramírez, A. (2015). The Economic Impact of Remittances and Foreign Trade on Migration. Granger-Causality approach. Inzinerine, Ekonomika-Engineering Economics, 26(5):293-293,ISSN 1392-2785.
  3. Garcia-Rodriguez, Y.,  Mihi-Ramírez, A. & Navarro-Pabsdorf, M. (2015). Highly-Skilled Migration, Migrant Networks and the Prestige of Academic Institutions. Inzinerine, Ekonomika-Engineering Economics, 26(4):293-293,ISSN 1392-2785.
  4. Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, V. (2016). Migration as the way for better employment perspectives: case of European Union. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 6, No. 9, September.
  5. Sekliuckienė, Jurgita; Morkertaitė, Rimantė; Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė. The link between entrepreneurial features and immigrant flows in a regional entrepreneurship context // Innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable value chain in a dynamic environment : 8th annual conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, September 16-18, 2015, Verona, Italy / Edited by D. Vrontis, Y. Weber, E. Tsoukatos. [S.l.] : EuroMed Press, 2015. ISBN 9789963711376. p. 1529-1542. [Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science & Humanities (Web of Science)].
  6. Žičkutė, Ineta; Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Vilmantė. Theoretical insights on the migration process from economic behaviour’s perspective // Procedia social and behavioral sciences : 20th international scientific conference economics and management 2015 (ICEM-2015) : [elektroninis išteklius]. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISSN 1877-0428. 2015, vol. 213, p. 873-878.
  7. Butkevičienė, Eglė (2015). Social innovations for social economy: challenges and opportunities in Lithuania in Ressourcenmobilisierung durch Nonprofit-Organisationen: theoretische Grundlagen, empirische Ergebnisse und Anwendungsbeispiele,  edited by R. Andessner, D. Greiling, M. Gmür, L. Theuvsen (Hg.). Linz: Trauner Verlag, p. 39-51. ISBN 9783990334485

Forthcoming:

Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė. „Four Lithuanian emigration waves: comparison analysis of the main host countries“, in Diaspora Networks in International Business, edited by  Maria Elo and Indianna Minto-Coy, Springer.

Susana Costa e Silva and Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė. “A portrait of the current portuguese wave of qualified emigrants“, in Diaspora Networks in International Business, edited by  Maria Elo and Indianna Minto-Coy, Springer.

 

Other activities:

Organizing conferences and membership on board:

  • Organizer of sub-plenary Challenges of Human Resources in the Age of Industry 4.0 and panelist of it European group of organizational studies (EGOS 2018), https://www.egosnet.org/2018_tallinn/Sub-plenaries
  • 50 subtheme Taken by Surprise? Inclusive Knowledge Intensive Organizations and Knowledge Workers Mobility of European group of organizational studies (EGOS 2018), (convenors Liudvika Leišytė, Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė)  https://www.egosnet.org/jart/prj3/egos/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1499635422149&subtheme_id=1474852884550
  • European group of organizational studies (EGOS 2018), Vilmante Kumpikaitė-Valiuniene is a member of scientific board https://www.egosnet.org/2018_tallinn/colloquium_organizers
  • 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, special track on High skilled migration’s impact on innovation and knowledge Management, 2017, convenors Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Antonio Mihi Ramirez, Ashly Pinnington, Jan Brzozowski.
  • International conference Economics and Management ICEM 2016 and 2017, section on Challenges of Human Resources in the World Without Borders –convenors Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Ashly Pinnington.
  • Comparative Public Administration and Management, Romania/Lithuania, 2015, Jurgita Sekliuckienė was a member of scientific board. Organizers of track „International migration and organization“.
  • International conference on Modern Research in Management, Economics and Accounting, 2015, 2016, Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė and Jurga Duobienė members of a scientific board and organizers of track “Mnagement of International Migration”

Publications in Media in English:

Most Lithuanians Still Emigrate for Economic Reasons, Published: March 27, 2017 http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2017032705570014.html?page=zoom

Emigration rates remain high in Lithuania: data, Published: 22 March, 2017, http://famagusta-gazette.com/emigration-rates-remain-high-in-lithuania-data-p39206-69.htm

Development of young researchers

 

Defended PhD thesis

  • Antonio Mihi Ramirez (2014-2016) defended his PhD thesis Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on the International Migration flow. The case of rich-poor countries in 2016. (supervisor Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė)

PhD thesis in process

  • PhD candidate Ineta Žičkutė (2013 -2017) “ The Impact of Migration Factors on International Migration Decisions: a Behavioural Economics Perspective”, defence will be held on 20-04-2018, (supervisor Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė)
  • PhD student Agoh Eugene Terungwa (2017-2021). Evaluation of expat-preneurs’ contribution to economic development of the host country’s economy” (supervisor Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė)

Participation of young researches in other activities:

  • Ineta Žičkutė was a prize laureate of High schools’​ students scientific works for paper “Simulation of the Factors Influencing Emigration”​, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 28-02-2013.
  • Ineta Žičkutė (participated in Interuniversity Winter Course “Migration in the margins of Europe” which were organized by the Netherlands Institute at Athens and the Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies (University of Amsterdam) in Athens, Greece (4/1, Januar of 2014).
  • Ineta Žičkutė  was on traineeship of Migration issuesin the University of Leicester, United Kingdom during February-August of 2015.
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