Faculty of Economics

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Sukurta: 26 June 2017

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9 Saulėtekio, LT-01222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6126, fax 236 6127
E-mail:
www http://www.ef.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Habil. Dr. Jonas Martinavičius

STAFF

119 teachers (incl. 90 holding research degree), 5 research fellows (incl. 3 holding research degree), 35 doctoral students.

 


 RESEARCH AREAS

Information and communication for traditional and networking society

Analysis, modelling and management of social and economic development of Lithuania

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2016

 Š. Eirošius. Analysis and implementation of the national defined contributions pension system.

G. Dzemydaitė. Efficiency of regional economic development in the process of the EU integration.

A. Razgūnė. Labour share and factors affecting it in the three Baltic countries.

M. Švabovič. Modelling of state economic policy decisions during crisis.

A. Burinskas. Relationship of industrial policy and competition policy and means of increasing economic efficiency.

J. Droždz. Change of international trade conditions and its impact on Lithuanian agricultural and food exports.

D. Kulikauskas. Measuring housing price misalignments in the Baltic States.

S. Šimkonis. Factors influencing the processes of lessons learned in innovative projects.

K. Adomavičiūtė. The influence of consumer morality factors on consumer decision to donate to charity or to buy cause-related product.

I. Kamarauskienė. Financial statements of public sector entities: consolidation model.

 MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2016

 International conference EuRun-BIS Symposium

 MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2016

Subačienė, R., Mackevičius, J. 2016. Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos sistema: praeitis, dabartis, perspektyvos (Lithuanian accounting system: past, present and prospects) monograph. Vilnius: VšĮ "Akademinė leidyba", 464 p.

Skyrius, R. 2016. Monograph Business Information: Needs and Satisfaction published by Informing Science Press.

Monograph by a group of authors. 2016. Ekonomikos modernizavimas: globalizacijos iššūkiai ir ekonominė politika, 688 p.

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING

9 Saulėtekio, (II) 610, LT-10222 Vilnius

Tel. 236 6153, fax. 236 6127

E-mail: 

Head – Prof. Dr. Rasa Subačienė

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Professors: Habil. Dr. V. Lakis, Dr. L. Gaižauskas, Dr. R. Subačienė.

Associate professor: Dr. K. Senkus. 
Lecturers:  L.Kazlauskienė, R. Budrionytė, Dr. D.Vaicekauskas, Dr. Ž. Simonaitytė, Dr. G. Venckevičiūtė.
Assistants:  I. Kamarauskienė, D. Raziūnienė, V. Savickas, D. Tamulevičienė.
Doctoral students:  I. Kamarauskienė, R. Budrionytė, D. Tamulevičienė, V. Savickas, A. Jaugelavičienė, D. Raziūnienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research of requirements and methods for financial accounting

Analysis of accounting information and improvement of financial analysis methods

Evaluation of management accounting methods and their development

Investigation of tax accounting

Investigation of audit process and methodology

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Development of Accounting and Auditing. Prof. Dr. R. Subačienė. 20142016.

 Requirements for financial accounting methods and financial statements were investigated for micro enterprises, analysis methods were suggested. Development of Lithuanian accounting system was investigated. Provisions of business accounting standards and Law on corporate income tax were systematically analysed and main problematical spheres of their application were identified.

Development of trends, conceptions and approaches of controlling, the indicator systems and the suitability of their application in controlling department activity, the structure of responsibility accounting and the usage of its information were investigated. Empirical study of budget formation and implementation in Ukrainian companies was presented.

 Main publications:

Subačienė, R., Mackevičius, J. 2016. Lietuvos buhalterinės apskaitos sistema: praeitis, dabartis, perspektyvos (Lithuanian accounting system: past, present and prospects) monograph. Vilnius: VšĮ "Akademinė leidyba", 464 p.

Tamulevičienė, D. 2016. Methodology of complex analysis of companies’ profitability. Entrepreneurship and sustainability issues, vol. 4, no 1, p. 5363, doi: 10.9770/jesi.2016.4.1(5.)

Tamulevičienė, D. 2016. The indicator systems and the suitability of their application in controlling department activity. New Challenges of Economic and Business Development - 2016: Society, Innovations and Collaborative Economy. Proceedings international conference, Riga Latvia, May1214, 2016. Riga: University of Latvia, p. 801816. http://www.evf.lu.lv/fileadmin/user_upload/lu_portal/projekti/evf/konferences/konference_2016/Proceedings.pdf

 MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

 Auditing and Accounting Office (Lithuania) 

Chamber of Lithuanian Auditors (Lithuania)

Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland)

Polotsk State University (Belarus)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

 Prof. V. Lakis –

  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Transformation in Business & Economics;
  • editorial board member of the journals Ekonomika (Economics); Organization and Markets; Apskaitos teorija ir praktika (Accounting Theory and Practice); Finanse (Finance) (Poland); Przedsiębiorstwo&Finanse (Business & Finance) (Poland); Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos (Science and Studies of Accounting and Finance Problems and Perspectives);
  • member of the Audit Quality Commitee of the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors.

Prof. R. Subačienė

  • editorial board member of the journals Apskaitos ir finansų mokslas ir studijos: problemos ir perspektyvos (Science and Studies of Accounting and Finance Problems and Perspectives); Latgale National Economy Research (Latvia);
  • scientific committee member of the 12th international conference ICTERI 2016, ICT in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications: Integration, Harmonization, and Knowledge Transfer, June 2124, 2016, Kyiv - Ukraine, http://www.icteri.org/icteri-2016/;
  • scientific committee member of the international conference Paradigm of Accounting and Auditing: National Realities, Regional and International Trends, April 1, 2016, Chişinău, Moldova.

Lect. L. Kazlauskienė –

  • member of the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors;
  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Accountants and Auditors;
  • member of the Accounting Standards Committee for Public Sector.

Assist. R. Budrionytė –

  • member of Accounting Standards Committee;
  • member of Commission of the Experts and Assessors of the Auditors’ Qualification Examinations.

Assist. I. Kamarauskienė –

  • member of the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors;
  • head of Training Committee of the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors;
  • member of the Institute of International Auditors;
  • member of Lithuanian Association of Internal Auditors;
  • head of the Internal Audit Committee of the Vilnius University Endowment.

Assist. D. Raziūnienė –

  • member of Lithuanian Association of Internal Auditors;
  • member of International Association of Internal Auditors.

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS

9 Saulėtekio, 1-516, LT-10222 Vilnius

Tel. 236 6152, fax. 236 6127

E-mail: 

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asta Fominienė

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Professors:  Dr. M. Kučinskienė, Dr. A. Mačerinskienė, Dr. L. Belinskaja.

Associate professors:  Dr. A. Fominienė, Dr. G. Jatuliavičienė, Dr. M. Krutinis, Dr. A. Ulbinaitė, Dr. J. Žemgulienė, Dr. T. Gudaitis, Dr. I. Dzemyda.

Lecturers:  Dr. R. Paulienė, Dr. K. Šerpytis, M. Alminauskienė, V. Sniatkova. D. Shahbazov.

Doctoral students: G. Mikaliūnienė, D. Baliūnas, R. Broniukaitis, Y. Liu, D. Shahbazov.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Business environment changes management in the integrated market

Expression of new paradigm leadership as business competitiveness

Pension system reforms and private pension funds

Investigation of new tourism planning and marketing methods

Research of enterpreneurship and services process management

Enterprises risk management,

Assumption of inter-country productivity spillover

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

The Evaluation of Lithuania’s Business Changes Influencing Factors, for Seeking Competitive Advantage in the Integrated Market. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Fominienė. 20162020.

Assumption of Productivity Spillover.

Dr. J. Žemgulienė, Dr. M. Kučinskienė, doctoral student D. Baliūnas.

Knowledge spillovers from the research and development generated countries to receiving countries are approximated by measures of the channels of knowledge diffusion - foreign direct investments and trade. The effect of knowledge spillovers on the productivity gain is estimated by regression analysis created in the research work. The regression model is based on the standard productivity-growth framework originated from the Solow work.

The other aspect analyzing effect of spillover should be analysed by the relationships in global rivality between companies and industries and impact of various actors with potential spillover effect horizontally in different industries and vertical in the same industry.

Main publications:

Medaiskis, T., Gudaitis, T., Mečkovski, J. 2016. The effect of second pillar pension to old age pension: Lithuanian Case. International Journal of Economic Sciences, vol. V(4), p. 2031 , doi: 10.20472/ES.2016.5.4.002.                                              

Žemgulienė, J. 2016. The effect of R and D and technology spillovers within the productivity growth accounting framework: evidence from EU countries. 3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, book 2, vol. III, p.10931100.                                                                                                                                     

Ulbinaitė, A., Ždanovič, G. 2016. Management and related hurdles in the development process of integrated communication between service providers and consumers. 9th international conference Business and Management 2016. May 1213, 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania. eISSN 2029-929X. eISBN 978-609-457-921-9.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Modelling of Participation Strategy in the Second Pillar Pensions System. (project No. MIP-012/2015). Project coordinator: Vilnius University. Assoc. Prof. T. Gudaitis. 20152018.

This research project evaluates the Lithuanian second pillar pension system from the point of view of individual participant. The goal of the research is to evaluate whether the participants who joined second pillar pension system in 2004 and retire at the beginning of the year 2019 made the beneficial decision and increase their retirement income. Three different methods were used by comparing the accumulated values of a second pillar pension based on the fully funded principle with the reduced values in the first pillar pension based on the pay-as-you-go principle. The analysis was based on the historical results and data of pension accumulation of a 12-year period from 2004 until the end of 2015 with forecasted continuation of participation for the 20162018 period based on the methodology prepared by the authors. The results demonstrate that participation in the fully funded second pillar pension system, compared with non-participation, may in general be assessed as positive and effective. However, the benefits of participation directly depend not only on investment returns and life expectancy but also on the long-run indexation of the first pillar old-age pension, which is a highly politically reliant variable.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Vilnius Convention Bureau www.vilnius-convention.lt (Lithuania)

Enterprise Lithuania (Lithuania)

Invest Lithuania (Lithuania)

State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. M. Kučinskienė –

  • committee member for defense of PhD thesis (doctoral student Irma Kamarauskienė).

Prof. L. Belinskaja –

  • member of European Qualifications Framework - Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre of the Minister of Education and Science of Lithuania: Sectoral Professional Committee of Finance and Insurance, http://www.kpmpc.lt/kpmpc/?page_id=1274;
  • editorial board member of the Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research.

Prof. A. Mačerinskienė –

  • member of the Professional Qualification Committee of Governmental State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy;
  • member of Professional Committee for Trade Sector;
  • member of United Council of Čepkeliai – Dzūkijos PAN park;
  • member of Organizational Commitee of EuRun-BIS Symposium.

Assoc. Prof. T. Gudaitis –

Assoc. Prof. A. Ulbinaitė –

  • member of the Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers, www.ljms.lt .

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC INFORMATICS

9 Saulėtekio, 2-309, LT-10222 Vilnius

Tel. 236 6139, fax 236 6127

E-mail: 

Head – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Skyrius

STAFF

Professor: Dr. R. Skyrius.

Associate professors: Dr. K. Banevičius (part-time), Dr. G. Kazakevičienė, Dr. L. Zalieckaitė, Dr. R. Žilinskas.

Lecturers: Dr. G. Giriūnienė (part-time), Dr. M. Kazimianec (part-time), Dr. I. Katin (part-time), Dr. A. Butkevičius (part–time), J. Lankutis (part-time), A. Venčkauskaitė (part-time), J. Katina (part-time).

Assistants: D. Šeibakas, R. Grinkytė (part-time), G. Rumšas (part-time), E. Staišiūnienė (part-time), (part-time), A. Rykovė (part-time), S. Šimkonis (part-time).

Doctoral students: G. Rumšas, S. Nemitko, G. Kfouri.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Analysis and design of business information infrastructure

Application of information and communication technologies in business and government structures

Information systems: problems of development and introduction

Research of complex information needs for business activities

Research of experience preservation in business analysis and decision making

Research on information needs structure for decision support and business intelligence

Research on advanced data mining methods and applications

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Research on the Value Creation by Management Information and Business Intelligence Systems. Prof. R. Skyrius. 20162018.

The principal direction of the Department’s research efforts is concentrated on the key aspects of informing business users by development and implementation of management information systems (MIS) and business intelligence (BI) systems. A special interest for the last several years is given to the area of complex information needs, encompassing business intelligence, analytics, insight development and decision support. The principal focal point of this direction is the key factors of value creation by providing advanced informing functions of business intelligence and analytics. Active research is performed in the areas of strategic planning and perceived value of information systems and lessons learned in project management activities.

Main publications:

Skyrius, R. 2016. Monograph. Business Information: Needs and Satisfaction. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press.

Skyrius, R., Katin, I., Kazimianec, M., Nemitko, S., Rumšas, G., Žilinskas, R. 2016. Factors Driving Business Intelligence Culture. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, vol. 13, p. 171–186. Retrieved from http://informingscience.org/Publications/3483.

Martinavicius, J., Skyrius, R. 2016. Curriculum Development in the Studies of Management Information Systems. 9th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain, November 14–16.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Informing Science Institute (USA)

Ernst & Young Lietuva (Lithuania)

IT Summit (Lithuania)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania) 

Lund University (Sweden)

Purdue University Calumet, Indiana (USA)

Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

University of Minho (Portugal)

Informing Science Institute (USA)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Skyrius –

  • organized and chaired an international scientific conference InSITE 2016 (Informing Science + Information Technology Education) at Vilnius University on June 27–30, 2016;
  • editorial board member of the journals Ekonomika (Economics) and Organizations and Markets;
  • member of the Commission on the Digital economy, ICC World Chambers.

Assoc. Prof. R. Žilinskas –

  • member of the Commission of the doctoral exams.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC POLICY

9 Saulėtekio 2-807, LT-10222 Vilnius

Tel. 236 6129, fax. 236 6127

E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Algirdas Miškinis

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Professors: Dr. B. Galinienė, HabilDr. B. Melnikas (part-time), Dr. A. Miškinis (part-time), Dr. R.A. Stanikūnas (part-time).

Associate professors:  Dr. N. Balčiūnas, Dr. B. Visokavičienė, Dr. A. Laužadytė-Tutlienė, Dr. A. Astrauskas (part-time).

Lecturers:  Dr. V.Cohen, Dr. G. Dzemydaitė, Dr. B. Šidlauskaitė-Riazanova (part-time), Dr. L. Urbšienė (part-time), Dr. J. Bumelytė (part-time), J. Droždz (part-time), S. Deveikis (part-time), M. Švabovič (part-time), T. Reichenbachas (part-time).

Doctoral students: J. Droždz, A. Burinskas, M. Švabovič, T. Reichenbachas, R. Sakalauskaitė, L. Girlevičienė, D. Karužaitė, V. Petrylė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Modernisation of the economy and public economic policy

Monetary policy and its impact to the real economy of state

Business valuation system in Lithuania in the context of transformations

Impact of international trade policy on economic development in Lithuania

Innovations and investments in the modernisation of economy 

Competition policy in the EU and Lithuania

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Effectiveness of Economic and Social Policy: Modernisation, Growth and Globalisation. Prof. A. Miškinis. 20142018.

Several issues were researched: application of monetary policy theory in finding the interaction between the major targets of the monetary policy and fundamental macroeconomic indicators; assessment of Lithuanian economy in the EU focussing on structure, performance and prospects of Lithuanian economy; transformation of risk and return when increasing the investment term, and determination of the impact of the investment horizon on investment results when investing in shares and bonds in Lithuania; development of strategy to improve the effectiveness of utilizing the financial assets of the Bank of Lithuania (result of the research is an optimal portfolio, consisting of 9.85 percent of risk-free assets and 90.15 percent of risky assets); regional disparities in the fields of economic development, creation and commercialisation of innovative products.

Contractual Research

ERASMUS+, KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Knowledge Alliance PROMOTE - Promoting and validating key competences in MObility and Traineeships in Europe. PROMOTE Promoting and Validating Key Competences in Mobility and Traineeships in Europe GRANT AGREEMENT N. 2014-3469/001-001, Registered at Vilnius University on January 26, 2015, No. SU-128, PROJECT N. 554471-EPP-1-2014-1-LT-EPPKA2-KA2.

Project Coordinator: Vilnius University. Project parties: Consortium from six universities, two networks, six business partners and two public entities, comprising a large variety of faculties and business sectors. Dr. L. Urbšienė. 2014–2016.

Main publications:

Miskinis, A., Rasteniene, A. 2016. The Lithuanian Economy as the European member state: Structure, performance and prospects. Small States and the European Union. Economic Perspectives. Ed. L. Briguglio. Routledge, p. 111–133.

Visokavičienė, B. T. 2016. The economic modernization in Kazakhstan: global challenges and monetary policy application. Od Chanatu do Republiki. Historyczne i współczesne uwarunkowania państwowości Kazachstanu. W. Sokołowski (ed.), p. 223–239.

Urbšienė, L., Bugajevas, A., Pipiras, M. 2016. The impact of investment horizon on the return and risk on investments in securities in Lithuania. Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, vol. 7, no. 2(14), p. 88–111.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv (Ukraine)

Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland)

Siena University (Italy)

Bank of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Council of Lithuanian Association of Property Valuers (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. B. Galinienė –

  • editorial boards member of the journals: Ekonomika (Economics); Strategic Property Management; Transformation in Business  & Economics;Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues;
  • member of the Council of Lithuanian Association of Property

Prof. Dr. A. Miškinis –

  • editor-in-chief of the journal Ekonomika (Economics);
  • editorial board member of the journal The Economics and Forecasting (Institute of Economics and Forecasting of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine);
  • editorial board member of the journal European Integration Studies (Kaunas Technological University);
  • member ICC’s Trade and Investment Commission;
  • member of the European Higher Education Society;
  • president of Lithuanian Association of Economists;
  • member of the board of World Economic Association;
  • chairman of the PhD committee in Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Vilnius University.

Lect. G. Dzemydaitė –

  • member of the Baltic Section of the ERSA (European Regional Science Association).

Prof. Dr. R. Stanikūnas –

  • scientific board  member of the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, University of Warsaw.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

9 Saulėtekio, LT-10222 Vilnius

Tel. 236 6142, fax 236 6142

E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Arvydas Paškevičius

STAFF

Professors: Habil Dr. R. Kanapickienė, Dr. A. Paškevičius.

Associate professors: Dr. E. Bikas, Dr. D. Teresienė.

Lecturers: Dr. F. Jasevičienė, Dr. A. Jočienė, Dr. G. Keliuotytė-Staniulėnienė, Dr. I. Astrauskaitė (part-time), Dr. Alg. Laurinavičius (part-time), Dr. Ant. Laurinavičius (part-time), Dr. J. Niaura (part-time), Dr. D. Kuzmickas (part-time), Dr. J. Staroselskaja (part-time), Dr. D. Saikevičius (part-time), N. Činčikas, B. Povilaitis, G. Bagotyrius (part-time), D. Vaitulevičienė (part-time).

Doctoral students: K. Kupčinskas, S. Vidzbelytė, L. Jurkšas, V. Rabikauskaitė, S. Mitkus.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fiscal sustainability and its impact on financial stability in Lithuania

The personal income taxation

Bankruptcy prediction models

Credit risk assessment model for credit unions in Lithuania

Asset-based policy implementation model in Lithuania

Multivariate analysis of short and long-impact indicators for corporate bond market development

Assessing the optimal taxation of the capital income: a case of corporate bond market

Business valuation

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Financial Stability Problems of Finance and Credit Sector. Prof. A. Paškevičius. 2012–2016.

The aim of the research Setting an Optimal Loan Performance Window and a Bad Loan Definition for the Credit Risk Assessment Model for Credit Unions in Lithuani was to provide suitable methods for the setting of an appropriate definition of a bad loan and an optimal loan performance window for the statistical credit risk prediction models in credit unions. Seeking to investigate business needs, expectations and risk tolerance of credit unions, a survey of these market players was conducted; the Markov chain method for bad loan definition and delinquency curves, based on a cohort analysis for definition of optimal loan performance window were applied to a corporate loan data set from the credit union sector. The research results contributed to the development of a state-of-the-art credit risk assessment and pricing model, suitable for use by credit unions regarding the challenging modern financial market.

Research The concept of basic income: global experience and implementation possibilities in Lithuania gave an overview of universal basic income as one of the instruments of the asset-based policy, analysed its theoretical concept and practical examples.

Research Multivariate analysis of short and long-impact indicators for corporate bond market development notes that an additional instrument or established access to the capital market funding would increase business opportunities for performance, development, growth, channeling financing for sustainable and long-term economic growth and job creation.

Main publications:

Špicas, R., Vijūnas, M., Kanapickienė, R. 2016. Setting an optimal loan performance window and a bad loan definition for the credit risk assessment model for credit unions in Lithuania. New Challenges of Economic and Business Development 2016. Proceedings of international scientific conference. Riga: University of Latvia, p. 713–727.

Laurinavičius, A., Laurinavičius, A. 2016. The concept of basic income: global experience and implementation possibilities in Lithuania. Business Management and Education, no. 1 (14), p. 50–63.

Astrauskaitė, I. 2016. Multivariate analysis of short and long-impact indicators for corporate bond market development. Business, Management and Education, Vilnius, Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, p. 116135.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Ministry of Finance (Lithuania)

The Bank of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Commercial Bank DnB (Lithuania)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

Lviv Institute of the State Higher Educational Institution “Banking University” (Ukraine)

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

9 Saulėtekio, 2-706, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6134, fax. 236 6127 
E-mail: 

Head – Prof. Dr. Danuta Diskienė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. A. Marčinskas, Dr. D. Diskienė, Dr. G. Drūteikienė, Dr. J. Ruževičius.
Associate professors: Dr. R. Adomaitienė, Dr. R. Česynienė, V. Gerikienė, Dr. R. Lukoševičius, Dr. V. Tamaševičius, Dr. D. Serafinas, Dr. A. Liepuonius.
Lecturers:
 Dr. Ž. Grakauskas, Dr. G. Binkauskas, Dr. D. Klimas.
Assistants: D. Ruželė, N. Jurgaitytė.
Doctoral students: N. Jurgaitytė, D. Ruželė, A. Šaltis, D. Budrienė, J. Šarupičiūtė,
V. Andrejauskienė, E. Afarjanc.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Business management and administration
Leaders’ managerial potential

Human resource management activities

Audit of corporate management

Improvement of methodology for quality assessment of business and education performance

Quality management and social responsibility

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Research Projects Supported by University Budget

Growth of Companies‘S Competitiveness through Development of Human Resource Management (HRM) Activities. Prof. D. Diskienė. 2016–2020.

The main aim of the research in 2016 was to carry on analysis of the HRM departments’ potential. The research methodology for analyzing HRM departments’ activities was created and the surveys have been distributed to business companies. Research results will allow revealing the potential of HRM departments, their strengths and weaknesses seeking growth of corporate competitiveness.

The Study of Quality Management Methods and Tools Application for the Improvement of Effectiveness of Organizations’ Performance. Prof. J. Ruževičius. 2016–2020

The purpose of this research was to develop quality management theory and methodology striving for the growth of the competitiveness of Lithuanian economy, improving the effectiveness of the performance of private and public organizations and quality of public life.

The following targets were addressed: the application of quality management methods for the improvement of performance of the public and private organizations; effectiveness of Lean managerial innovations; business processes re-engineering and effectiveness of organizations.

Main publications:

Stankevičienė, A., Gerikienė, V., Jurgaitytė N. 2016. Y ir Z kartų darbuotojų atlygio lūkesčiai informacinės visuomenės kontekste. Informacijos mokslai, vol. 74, p. 7–24.

Marčinskas, A., Gudonytė, I. 2016. Organizacinės kultūros suvokimas vadovo emocinio intelekto kontekste. Regional Formation and Development Studies. Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universitetas, nr. 2, p. 17–33.

Kasperavičiūtė-Černiauskienė, R., Serafinas, D. 2016. The adoption of ISO 9001 standard within higher education institutions in Lithuania: innovation diffussion approach. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, March, p. 1–20.

Drūteikienė, G., Šarupičiūtė, J. 2016. Global university rankings and strategic planning in higher education institutions. EDULEARN 16: proceedings of 8th international conference on education and new learning technologies, July 4–6, 2016, Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona: International Association of Technology: Education and Development, p. 6472–6478.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Klaipėda University (Lithuania)

Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland)

Lund University (Sweden)

Bucarest University of Economics (Romania)

Lithuanian Association for Quality Management and Innovations (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. D. Diskienė –

  • editorial board member of the journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies;
  • editorial board member of the journal Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issue;
  • editorial board member of the journal Informacijos mokslai;
  • chairman of Doctoral Studies (Management Science) Committee of the Faculty of Economics;
  • chairman or member for Dissertation Defense Boards.

Prof. A. Marčinskas –

  • editorial board member of the journal Ekonomika (Economics);
  • editorial board member of the journal Organizacijų vadyba: sisteminiai tyrimai (Management of Organizations: Systemic Research);
  • editorial board member of the journal Verslas: teorija ir praktika (Business: Theory and Practice);
  • editorial board member of the journal Viešasis administravimas (Public Management).

Prof. G. Drūteikienė –

  • member of the Europeen Higher Education Society.

Prof. J. Ruževičius –

  • editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Current issues of Business and Law: Research Papers;
  • member of International Guild of Quality Professionals;
  • president of Lithuanian Society of Commodity Science;
  • assessor of World universities quality rankings (QS World University Rankings™, London);
  • expert and member of Executive Board of International Commodity Science and Technology Association (IGWT – International Gesellshaft für Warenkunde und Technologies, Vienna);
  • editorial board member of the international journal Commodities and Markets, Kiev National Economics University;
  • editorial board member of the international journal Forum Ware International, Vienna University, IGWT, DGWT, OGWT, http://forumware.wu-wien.ac.at/;
  • scientific board member of the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Business: Innovations, Psychology and Economics;
  • editorial board member of the international journal Altyn Sapa (Aлтын Caпa - Gold Quality), Almata, Kazakhstan;
  • editorial board member of the international journal Quality Management, Almata, Kazakhstan;
  • authorized representative of Vilnius University at  Technical Committee “QUALITY” of the Lithuanian Standards Board;
  • expert, authorized representative of Vilnius University at Expert Committee for Activities Quality Assessment of Lithuanian Public Sectors Organizations, Ministry of the Interior, Lithuania;
  • assessor of the Lithuanian Organizations Total Quality Management, Leadership and Social Responsibility Activities.

Assoc. Prof.  R. Adomaitienė –

  • expert of the National Quality Prize, based on EFQM model.

Assoc. prof. D. Serafinas –

  • president of the Lithuanian Association for Quality Management and Innovations;
  • editorial and review board member of the international journal Quality Issues and Insights in the 21st Century;
  • scientific board member of the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Business: Innovations, Psychology and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania;
  • head of COSTA project (Lithuanian Scientific Council);
  • expert of the  National Quality Prize, based on EFQM model;
  • quality auditor of the EU (Bureau Veritas, SGS, QMS Italy) approved auditor for Quality management systems;
  • member of the International Guild of Quality Professionals.

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

9 Saulėtekio, 2-817, LT-10222 Vilnius

Tel. 236 6146, fax. 236 6148,

E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. S. Urbonavičius

STAFF

Professors: Dr. S. Urbonavičius, Dr. V. Dikčius.

Associate professors: Dr. M. Degutis, Dr. A. Gaižutis, Dr. J. Gineikienė, Dr. R. Časas, Dr. I. Pikturnienė.

Lecturers: Dr. K. Adomavičiūtė, Dr. E. Šeimienė, I. Radavičienė, M. Kavaliauskė,

V. Kaduškevičiūtė-Petravičė, S. Kiršė, I. Zimaitis.

Doctoral students: K. Adomavičiūtė, M. Kavaliauskė, I. Radavičienė, I. Zimaitis.

Researchers: T. Palaima, K. Adomavičiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Consumer perceptions and consumer behaviour in transition economies

Child influence in consumer decision-making

Specifics of marketing management and consumer behaviour in transition economies

Marketing of forestry and timber industry products

Green marketing and green consumer behaviour

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Consumer Behaviour Tendencies in a Dynamic Environment. Prof. Dr. S. Urbonavičius. 20152019

Continuing the research topic Consumer Behaviour Tendencies in a Dynamic Environment, the researchers of the department presented the findings in conferences and journal publications.

Main publications:

Urbonavičius, S., Dikčius, V., Reardon, J. 2016. Credibility of a salesperson in retailing: judgments on the basis of their demographic characteristics. Marketing and Management of Innovations, no 2, p. 49–58.

Adomaviciute, K., Bzikadze, G., Cherian, J., Urbonavicius, S. 2016. Cause-related marketing as a commercially and socially oriented activity: what factors influence and moderate the purchasing intentions? Engineering Economics, vol. 27, no. 5, p. 571–580.

Casas, R., Palaima, T. Mironidze, L. 2016. The links between social motivational engagements, brand community commitment and repurchase intention across online brand communities. Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, vol. 7, no. 2 (14), p. 7–24.

National Research Project

Lithuanian Research Council. The Impact of Teenager to Parents Decision to Buy Innovative from Consumers Perspective Products (MIP-017/2015). 20152017.

The research project concentrates on studying increasing adolescents impact on parents’ purchase decisions, especially – when buying innovative products. Expert power of adolescents is grounded by involvement into digital technologies and their ability to find information. Their impact on parents is affected by other leverages, such as communication in family, or emotional aspects. Innovative goods (from consumer perspective) exist in a number of product categories. When faced with an innovative product, consumers experience adoption barriers that can be reduced by product knowledge, encouragements, information, or consumption experiences of others (including family members). The impact an adolescent makes in purchase decisions of various innovative goods up till now lacks clear determination. The goal of the project is to determine adolescent’s impact on parents’ decision to purchase innovative goods, and to draw the typology of innovative goods (from the consumer perspective) depending on the adolescent’s impact on parents’ purchase decisions.

Two articles have been already published and additional two are presented for journals.

Main publications:

Dikcius, V., Armenakyan, A., Pikturniene, I., Seimiene, E., Pakalniskiene, V., Kavaliauske, M., Katkuvienė, K., Reardon, J. 2016. Children’s influence on their parents’ purchase decision: systematic analysis of researches between 1985–2014. In Simberova, I., Zizlavsky, O. and Milichovsky, F. (eds.). Proceedings of international scientific conference Economics and Management, May 19–20, Brno, Czech Republic , p. 182–189.

Dikcius, V., Pikturniene, I., Seimiene, E., Pakalniskiene, V., Kavaliauske, M., Katkuvienė, K., & Reardon, J. 2016. Do children overestimate their influence on parents’ purchase decision? Systematic analysis. In Vrontis, D., Weber, Y., Tsoukatos, E. (eds.). Proceedings of 9th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business. EuroMed Press, p. 624–636.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado (US)

School of Business of Nipissing University (Canada)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. S. Urbonavičius –

  • member of the Research Council of Lithuania;
  • member of Academy of Marketing Science;
  • Lithuanian member of European Marketing Academy (EMAC);
  • honorary member of Lithuanian Marketing Association;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, www.om.ef.vu.lt;
  • editorial board member of the journal Trziste (Market), Zagreb University, http://hrcak.srce.hr/trziste?lang=en;
  • editorial board member of the journal Ekonomika (Economics)http://www.leidykla.vu.lt/md-link.html.

Prof. V. Dikčius –

  • member of European Marketing Academy (EMAC);
  • member of Doctoral committee of VU Faculty of Economics;
  • deputy member of MITA (Science, Innovation and Technology Agency) in area of Social Sciences, an expert of Lithuanian Academy of Science.

Assoc. Prof. A. Gaižutis –

  • member of Lithuanian Marketing Association;
  • coordinator of national support group of Lithuania for Forest-Based Sector Technological Platform in EU, http://www.forestplatform.org/index.php?mid=89;
  • coordinator of national technology platform of Lithuania for Forest-Based Sector, 
  • www.ntplatformos.lt;
  • member of working group, CEPF - Conféderation Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers, www.cepf-eu.org;
  • member of the Board, vice-president, ELO- European Landowners Organisation, http://www.europeanlandowners.org/;
  • expert of EU Civil dialogue group on forestry and cork, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/civil-dialogue-groups/forestry-cork_en;
  • expert, Centre for Quality Assessement in Higher Education of Lithuania (SKVC)
  • member of joint committee on private forestry development issues, established by the Minister of Environment;
  • member of Advisory Council on Forestry under Ministry of Environment, established by the Minister of Environment, www.am.lt;
  • chairman of the Forest Owners Association of Lithuania, www.forest.lt;
  • editor of web portal lietuvosmiskai.lt, www.lietuvosmiskai.lt;
  • member of Council of Lithuanian Chamber of Agriculture, www.zur.lt;
  • chairman of organization committee of annual conference Miškas-žmogui, žmogus-miškui.

Assoc. Prof. I. Pikturnienė –

  • editorial board member of the journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies.

Dr. M. Degutis –

  • national editor of Eurobarometer Report (European Commission);
  • member of ESOMAR (European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research).

Dr. J. Gineikienė –

  • member of the Board of Lithuanian Communication Agencies Association;
  • member of Lithuanian Public Relations Professionals Association;
  • member of Academy of Marketing Science and EMAC.                                                             

Dr. E. Šeimienė –

  • member of Lithuanian Marketing Association (LiMA);
  • member of Neuromarketing Science and Business Association (NMSBA).

Dr. T. Palaima –

  • member of the Society for Studies in Organising Healthcare.

Dr. K. Adomavičiūtė –

  • member at Business Consultant Network.

M. Kavaliauskė –

  • assistant editor of the journal Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies;
  • member of Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers;
  • member of Lithuanian Biotech Association.

I. Radavičienė -

  • member of Lithuanian Marketing Association;
  • President of Young Leaders Club ,”Move up”.

DEPARTMENT OF QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND MODELING

9 Saulėtekio, 2-811, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6277, fax. 236 6127
E-mail

Head – Prof. Dr. Linas Čekanavičius

STAFF

Professors: Dr. L. Čekanavičius, Dr. G. Kasnauskienė, Dr. J. Martinavičius (part-time), Dr. T. Medaiskis.

Associate professors: Dr. A.Bartkus, Dr. V. Karpuškienė, Dr. V. Kėdaitis, Dr. J. Markelevičius (part-time), Dr. R. Valkauskas.

Lecturers: M. Mendelevičius (part-time), V. Petrylė (part-time), Š. Eirošius (part-time).

Doctoral students: J. Karmelavičius, K. Kirilauskaitė, D. Kulikauskas, K. Michnevič, G. Pociūtė, R. Rubčinskaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

National accounting and methodology of statistics

Econometric modeling and analysis of macroeconomic processes

Economics of migration

Environmental economics and policy

Development of social security systems

Economic development in the Baltic region

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budge

Analysis and Modelling of Socio-Economic Alterations under Globalization. Prof. L. Čekanavičius. 2016–2020.

Research of economic, social and demographic challenges facing Lithuania and Europe was continued in 2016. Specific targeted topics included assessment of the impact of minimum wages on the Lithuanian labour market, estimation of market price misalignments from the fundamental housing prices in the Baltic States, evaluation of the efficiency of second pillar pension funds in Lithuania, etc. A new model with regime switching errors for GDP forecasting in times of recession was proposed.

Main publications:

Bartkus, A. 2016. A new model with regime switching errors: forecasting GDP in times of great recession. Ekonomika, vol. 95(2), p.7–29.

Kulikauskas, D. 2016. Fundamental housing prices in the Baltic States: Empirical approach. Baltic Journal of Economics. Riga: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, vol. 16, no 2. p. 53–80.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Modelling of Participation Strategy in the Second Pillar Pensions System. (Project No. MIP-012/2015). Prof. T. Medaiskis. 2015–2018.

International Research Projects

Network of Experts on Intra-EU Mobility - Free Movement of Workers and Social Security Coordination (Project No. VC/2013/0300 – Lot: Legal expertise in the field of social security coordination and free movement of workers). Coordinator: University of Genth (Belgium). (Analysis of intra-EU mobility data; contrast and comparison of social security schemes and their application in the context of intra-EU mobility; suggestions for improvement). Prof. T. Medaiskis. 2014–2016.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Department of Statistics (Lithuania)

Bank of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Lithuania)

University of Ghent (Belgium)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. L. Čekanavičius –

  • editorial board member of the journal Panoeconomicus;
  • editorial board member of the journal Transformations in Business and Economics.

Prof. G. Kasnauskienė –

  • international advisory board member of the Beder Journal of Educational Sciences (BJES), Albania;
  • editorial board member of the Proceedings and the journal Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics (CREBSS), Croatia;
  • international advisory editorial board member of the journal Ekonomisti, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics, Georgia;
  • editorial board member of the journal International Humanities Studies, Palestine;
  • member of the International Scientific Program Committee of the ISCCRO’16: The International Statistical Conference, 05–06 May 2016, Zagreb, Croatia.

Assoc. Prof. J. Markelevičius –

  • editorial board member of the journal Lietuvos statistikos darbai;
  • editorial board member of the journal Latvijas Statistika.

DEPARTMENT OF THEORETICAL ECONOMICS

9 Saulėtekio, 510, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6147, fax. 236 6127
E-mail

Head - Prof. Dr. Romas Lazutka

STAFF

Professors: Dr. V. Giedraitis, Dr. R. Lazutka.

Associate professors: Dr. V. Gavelis, Dr. D. Klimašauskienė, Dr. R. Paliulytė, Dr. A. Rastenienė, Dr. E. Ulvidienė.
Lecturer:  N. Ramanauskė.
Doctoral student: A. Pačebutaitė-Razgūnė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Stabilization policy in global economic conditions
Innovation in the context of the global economic core-periphery hierarchy
Industries and sectors: issues and policies

Economics of the welfare state

Competitive economic growth and social consequences

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Competitive Growth and Social Consequences. Prof. R. Lazutka. 2016–2020.

Market competition restricting factors, anti-trust policy, economic growth and distribution of its results in the society, economic aspects of social and health policy. EU economic integration benefits and challenges for competition policy, entrepreneurial impact on the economic development, forms of employment in global economic conditions.

Main publications:

Navickė, J, Lazutka, R. 2016. Work incentives across the income distribution and for model families in Lithuania: 2005–2013. Baltic Journal of Economics, vol. 16, Issue 2, p. 175–191.

Navickė, J, Lazutka, R. 2016. Functional and personal income distribution in the Baltics: comparison of national and households accounts. Proceedings of the 9th international conference Business and Management 2016, May 12–13, Vilnius.

Giedraitis ,V., Česnienė, I., Dobryninas, A. 2016. Innovators or outlaws? Perceptions of contraband use in Lithuania. Eurocrim 2016: Crime and Crime Control: Structures, Developments and Actors. 16th annual conference of the European Society of Criminology, 21–24 Sptember 2016, Munster. Munster: European Society of Criminology.

National Research Projects

Income Distributon Factors: Labour, Capital and Welfare State (INCOME). 2015–2017.

The project is aimed at analysing how income of the owners of production factors (labour and capital) change whith economic growth, how it is disributed among households of different demographic and economic structure, what is the impact of state institutions on population income and its differenciation. Proposed research project covers the gap between analysis of functional distribution of income at the state level and household income at the microlevel, its dynamics and unequal distribution. By uniting those two research strategies the links between the economic growth and income distribution can be revealed and analysed.

Contractual Research

European Social Policy Network - Lithuanian expert, European Commission DG Employment and Social Affairs. European Commission. 2014–2017.

A Network of Independent Experts assists the European Commission in monitoring and evaluating the situation with regard to social protection, poverty and social exclusion and the policies that are relevant in this respect in the Member States and Accession countries. The Network Core Team produces synthesis reports, bringing together the main results of the analysis across countries.

Research report

Lazutka, R., Poviliūnas, A., Žalimienė, L. The challenges of an action plan to improve the integration of aliens in Lithuania. R&D Project Report. 2016. http://ec.europa.eu/social/keyDocuments.jsp?advSearchKey=ESPNFlash&mode=advancedSubmit&langId=lt&search.x=0&search.y=0

Lazutka, R., Poviliūnas, A., Žalimienė, L. ESPN Thematic Report on Retirement regimes for workers in arduous or hazardous jobs: Lithuania. R&D Project Report. 2016. http://ec.europa.eu/social/keyDocuments.jsp?pager.offset=0&langId=lt&mode=advancedSubmit&year=0&country=0&type=0&advSearchKey=ESPNwahj

Lazutka, R., Poviliūnas, A., Žalimienė, L. ESPN Thematic Report on work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives: Lithuania. R&D Project Report. 2016. http://ec.europa.eu/social/keyDocuments.jsp?pager.offset=0&langId=lt&mode=advancedSubmit&year=0&country=0&type=0&advSearchKey=ESPNwlb

Lazutka, R., Poviliūnas, A., Žalimienė, L. ESPN Flash Report: Resistance to the deinstitutionalisation of the childcare system in Lithuania. http://ec.europa.eu/social/keyDocuments.jsp?pager.offset=390&langId=lt&mode=advancedSubmit&policyArea=0&subCategory=0&year=0&country=0&type=0

Lazutka, R., Poviliūnas, A., Žalimienė, L. ESPN thematic report on minimum income schemes: Lithuania. R&D Project Report. 2016. http://ec.europa.eu/social/keyDocuments.jsp?pager.offset=0&langId=en&mode=advancedSubmit&year=0&country=0&type=0&advSearchKey=ESPNmis

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Institute for Social & Economic Research (University of Essex) (https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/euromod/resources-for-euromod-users/country-reports )

Lithuanian Centre for Social Research (Lithuania) (http://www.lstc.lt/index.php )

Lithuanian Ministry of Social Security and Labour (Lithuania) (http://www.socmin.lt/index.php?-2063405871 )

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. R. Lazutka –

  • member of Vilnius University Council;
  • chairman of Scientific Council of Lithuanian Centre for Social Research, http://www.lstc.lt/centro_m_t.php ;
  • member of Scientific Council of Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, http://www.laei.lt/?mt=mokslo_taryba;
  • editorial board member of the journal Ekonomika (Economics);
  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal STEPPSocial Theory, Empiric, Practice and Policy, Vilnius University.

Dr. R. Rastenienė –

  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Ekonomika (Economics).

Dr. V. Giedraitis –

  • managing editor of the journal Ekonomika (Economics).