56 teachers (incl. 18 holding research degree), 2 research fellows (incl. 1 holding research degree).
Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Innovation and Digital Transformation
RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021
Baltic Sea Region Interreg project. Empowering Underground Innovation Network Usage. 2021. Partners: University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute (Finland), Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (Sweden), KGHM Cuprum Research & Development Centre Ltd. (Poland), TU Bergakademia Freiberg Technical University (Germany), German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany), Vilnius University (Lithuania), National Centre for Nuclear Research (Poland), Baltic Scientific Instruments (Latvia), Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian JSC Khlopin Radium Institute (Russia), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia).
The purpose of the project is to develop a service offering of Baltic Sea Region’s (BSR) underground laboratories (UL) in order to develop their capability to offer technology transfer utilizing the facilities and research infrastructures of the ULs for business development.
Baltic Sea Region Interreg Project. Regions4Future: Enabling Policy Mix Tool and Training to Expand 5G&AI for Regional Single Market Development. 2020–2021. Partners: Vilnius University (Lithuania); University of Oulu (Finland), Kerttu Saalasti Institute (Finland), Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland), NCE Media (Norway).
The project aims at creating a regional policy-mix tool and mission-oriented networks for the successful integration of disruptive technologies in the regions. The Consortium plans to establish stakeholder alliances consisting of local government officials, universities, business associations. The key method is exchanging the best practices and experiences concerning the best policy instrument to be shared to improve governance in all regions.
Erasmus + project. Teaching Institutional Resilience and Prompt Reaction to Crisis: Good Governance Experiences in Europe. 2020–2022. Partners: University of Iceland (Iceland), University of Zagreb (Croatia), Academia De Studii Economice Din Bucuresti and Omega Trust Srl (Romania), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
The project contributes to a better understanding of good governance, especially in times of crisis, and to optimal ways to build institutional resilience through the cooperation of public and private actors in society. A volume of scientific papers and a book are prepared within the project.
Research Council of Lithuania project. Assessment of the Usefulness of Existence of the State Pension Schemes. 2021–2023.
The assessment of the results and benefits of state participation in pension accumulation schemes in the selected countries of Eastern and Central Europe are planned. The project aims to forecast future results and benefits of state participation; to propose fiscal, economic, and social changes to the pension system that can increase the benefits of public participation at the macro and micro levels. The study establishes the essential criteria for assessing the effectiveness of the pension accumulation system and the usefulness of state participation in it.
Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring Project 2021-onwards
Since 2021, Vilnius University Business School is the coordinator of GEM in Lithuania. Business School team of researchers works in cooperation with ”Enterprise Lithuania” aiming to increase the science-based potential in the area of entrepreneurship. GEM has become the richest source of reliable information on the state of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems across the globe
JOINT RESEARCH – ENGAGEMENT – DELIVERY RESEARCH CENTRE
Vilnius University Business School and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) established a joint Research, Engagement and Delivery Research Centre (RED). It is a unique strategic partnership aiming to shared focus and expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, family business and innovation. It puts in place an initial two-year agreement, which will see LUMS establish a base on the Vilnius Business School campus to pursue opportunities for collaborative research and support for high-growth businesses.
MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS
Lancaster University (UK)
European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Rotterdam Business School (the Netherlands)
Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
University of Oulu (Finland)
Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Advenio e-Academy (Malta)
University of Iceland (Iceland)
Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal)
Higher Education Governance and Management, Helsinki University (Finland)
MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES
- Participation in preparation of National Skill Strategy (Government of Lithuania and OECD).
- Participation in preparation of National Agreement of Education 2030 (Parliament of Lithuania)
- Participation in preparation national strategy Lithuania 2050 (Government of Lithuania)
- Participation in developing Lithuania’s strategic membership in CERN (President Office of Lithuania, Government of Lithuania, CERN)
CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES
- Recommendations on legal amendments in the area of innovation, education, and research (Parliament of Lithuania, Government of Lithuania);
- Recommendations on resilience package for COVID-19 (Parliament of Lithuania, Government of Lithuania).
MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES
- International Hackathon and Conference in EdTech Sector 2021.
- Lithuania Business Forum 2022.