Projects

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Pop-Machina is a four-year project, started in 2019 and funded by the EU under the programme Horizon 2020Horizon 2020 is the largest EU funding programme for research and innovation in history. It has three priority directions, one of which is solving challenges, which society is facing.

Pop-Machina project aims to overcome environmental challenges by bringing scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the market. The project was born out of the idea of showing that maker movements and the collaborative production model can lead countries towards a circular economy.

 For years, economic growth has been fueled by consumption, but this has come back like a boomerang: the take – produce – use – throw away principle has started to suffocate the planet with myriad of waste. Today, when the problem of climate change has turned into a climate crisis, namely application of principles of circular economy is the way out of this situation. It is the circular economy model that involves the conscious consumption, recycling and reuse of various products. Some businesses are already starting to adopt the principles of a circular economy, but a major breakthrough has be brought by citizens who change consciously their production and consumption habits. This unique project aims to achieve this.

€10 million worth Pop-Machina project involves 23 partners from 7 countries who will not only conduct research, but also innovate through pilot projects – circular fablabs will be set up in different cities across Europe. Pilot projects are planned in Belgium, Turkey, Lithuania, Greece, Spain and the Netherlands.

Researchers at ISM University of Management and Economics are conducting consumer behavior research to find out how to encourage the use of circular economy items. Researchers at ISM University of Management and Economics in Lithuania will implement the scientific innovation part in collaboration with one of the strongest research groups in behavioral modeling in Europe – KU Leuven University in Belgium, led by prof. dr. Siegfried Dewitte.

Grant amount: € 9,999,592
Contribution to ISM: € 315,000

ISM role: project partner

Principal ISM researcher: prof. dr. Justina Gineikienė

Project partners

KU Leuven, City of Leuven, CREVIS, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Municipality of Piraeus, Q-Plan International, University of Macedonia, Santander City Council, Universidad de Cantabria, Municipality of Venlo, TU Delft, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, ISTAC, Planet Turkey, KOC University, Kaunas City Municipal Administration, ISM University of Management and Economics, University of Cambridge, CERTH

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Emerging Industry 4.0 technologies (ET), such as Robotics, Cyber Physical Systems, etc. will provide tremendous shifts with regard to working processes, e.g. increasing human-robot-interactions and similar technological advancements. However, in the debate about the possibilities of ET, their technical norms and standards, one of the most central aspects– the effects on employees, organizations, and work structures – has been often neglected. We still lack knowledge about the deeper implications of the ET: How ET will change work design in organizations? How do ET affect employees and their attitudinal and behavioural outcomes? How individual employees at different life and/or career stage may better adapt to the changes at work? How Human Resource Management may neutralize potential negative effects and demands of ET and ensure long-term employee well-being?

The objective of the research is to explore the effects of ET on work design, to identify individual factors related to adaptability to changes at work across the life-span and to disclose the role of Human Resource Management in this relationship. The research

will be based on micro- and meso-levels of analysis using longitudinal qualitative, meta-analytical, and quantitative methods. Longitudinal qualitative study will be performed in German and Lithuanian companies operating under conditions of Industry 4.0. The research has important theoretical and practical contributions. First, the project will advance the literature on HRM, work design, and individual adaptability, as it will deepen our current knowledge of HRM in the context of emerging technologies. Furthermore, it answers the call for more contextual as well as longitudinal studies in organizational research, thus, providing an important methodological contribution. Second, our findings will substantially increase the practical understanding of human resources management in the context of Industry 4.0. Our findings will help companies operating under conditions of Industry 4.0 to ensure long-term individual adaptability, well-being, and performance across the life-span of employees. This project will considerably develop research skills of Lithuanian researchers, as young researchers will work together with established international scholars and new research methods, such as quantitative meta-analysis and longitudinal cross-cultural qualitative study, will be acquired.​

Project duration: 2018 – 2021

Budget: 599 287 EUR

Research leader: Prof.dr. Ilona Bučiūnienė

Project reseach team: Patricia Allison Reay, Antonio Paulo Brandao Moniz De Jesus, Eglė Staniškienė, Bernadeta Goštautaitė, Živilė Stankevičiūtė, Irina Liubertė

Funding: This project has received funding from European Social Fund (project No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0156) under grant agreement with the Research Council of Lithuania (LMTLT)

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The current project represents the first major attempt to develop a new unifying theoretical framework providing deeper understanding of why and under what conditions nudge interventions are effective and when they can produce an opposite boomerang effect.

This project seeks to advance theoretical knowledge and understanding by integrating findings from nudge, error management, fundamental motives and motivated behavior theoretical perspectives. Covering the whole motivational spectrum between intrapersonal and intergroup domains we aim to provide one unifying model which will help develop and test new hypotheses related to nudge effectiveness. Findings of our project may have major social implications and can be applied to address actual social problems, such as reducing unhealthy lifestyles and promoting wellbeing. From a policy making perspective, we offer an overarching framework which can be directly applied in making policy decisions to implement different nudges or increase nudge interventions’ effectiveness. Identifying conditions when nudges are effective and when they may fail will provide insights into how to develop effective communication and education programs that promote health as well as give general guidelines into how to encourage people to make healthier choices.

Project duration: 2018 – 2021

Budget: 596 951,04 EUR

Research leader: Prof. dr. Justina Gineikiene

Project research team: Bob M. Fennis, Siegfried Dewitte, Dovile Barauskaite,  Martin Aubel, Elze Uzdavinyte

Funding: 2014-2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania

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Goal of the project “Lyderių Laikas” (“Time For Leaders”) is to form the basis for a support infrastructure for leaders in education through development of managerial skills, to create new career opportunities by improving, supporting and liberating the school as well as empowering the education community and its every member.
ISM is responsible for implementation of master study programme in Educational Leadership.
Master study programme in Educational Leadership is intended for teachers and education managers with post-graduation and relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. It is not a teacher-education program, graduates will be prepared to provide leadership as educators, administrators and facilitators of educational change within public and private education organizations and communities.
Education leaders, public and private, need to understand the structures for managing the school and/or organizational environment. These structures include organizational visioning and action planning, marketing and budgeting, and the leadership skills that incorporate instructional design, leading innovative projects, navigating the complexities of human behavior and organizational outcomes from psychological and behavioral perspectives, professional development, evaluation, and an in-depth focus on data-driven decision making in organizations and educational institutions.
Thus, the Programme aims to develop high quality educational leaders who have an understanding and critical appreciation of the theories, tools and techniques of management and leadership to enable them to implement leadership mission for learning more effectively in leading organisations.
On the successful completion of the programme, students can pursue careers in leadership and management positions in public and private education organizations, government, and continue studies on at PhD level.
The Programme was developed and is delivered in cooperation with the international experts of the field prof. Sonia Blanford (Warwick, UK), prof. Louise Stoll (Institute of London, UK), Coleen Jackson (University of Sheffield). The relevance of the Programme is substantiated by the project Time for Leaders (Lyderių laikas, www.lyderiulaikas.smm.lt) research where ISM took an active part (consultations with School principals, teachers, Municapalities’ representatives, high school teachers’ survey results) (available at www.lyderiulaikas.smm.lt), longitudinal study performed during project.
The need and the relevance of the programme can also be demonstrated by the round of  meetings Programme students had with the Vice-minister and the Heads of the departments of the Ministry of Education and Science to present their research topics, and later on to discuss the findings of their research.
The extension of Time for Leaders for 2016-2020 and one of its aims  “To enhance leadership capabilities of the educational community“ demonstrates  the relevancy of the Programme from the point of the main stakeholders- the Ministry of Education and Science.
Educational Leadership Programme is a full-time programme, based on 1,5 years of study and it includes 90 ECTS. 1 ECTS credit consists of 27 study hours. The programme includes not more than 5 courses consisting of 30 ECTS per semester, the final semester is devoted to the final Master Theses comprising 30 ECTS.
Admission to the program is closed.

More informationa about the project here.

Duration: 02.2017 – 02.2021
Overall project budget: 5 502 780 EUR
ISM budget: 928 635,96
Leader of ISM part of the project: Margarita Pilkiene

Project is finished

Projects are the dominant delivery mechanism for assets, services, and other forms of value-add. They range from relatively small short-term product improvements to the delivery of large national icons like airports or space exploration missions.

Studies show that projects grow in average size and number of contributing organizations, such as individual entrepreneurs, companies, public institutions or NGOs. These contributing organizations often work together in some projects over time, but not in others. Hence, one can perceive them as an interorganizational network that executes joint projects over time. However, we know little about the ways these networks are governed (steered) over time and the impact of this governance on the performance of these networks. This study addresses this knowledge gap by asking:

How are longer-term interorganizational networks governed for a series of joint projects?

As governance approaches are idiosyncratic for their particular setting, we also aim to identify the contextual contingencies of the different network governance approaches, and ask:

Which theories, structural designs and governance practices are used in different contexts?

The study aims to develop a framework of interorganizational network governance practices and theories, and their situational contingencies, for improved governance of these networks.

Through that, it

  • Identifies the variety of network designs and their governance approaches for long-term interorganizational networks established for multi-project execution over time.
  • Identifies the situational and contextual contingencies in the design of these networks and their governance approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as related performance implications.
  • Develops a practitioner-ready framework of practices and theories, together with their contextual contingencies, to better understand, design, adjust, and govern these networks for the benefit of the organizations and their projects.

The findings will improve the understanding of the nature of network governance in the realm of cross-organizational projects, provide governance design options and their contextual contingencies for organizations, as well as identify the governance dimensions and quantify their impact on the performance of networks, allowing to fine-tune governance settings to maximize organizational performance.

The investigation is done by a team of renowned researchers from universities around the world, specialized in the governance of temporary undertakings, such as projects, and networks of projects. The study is lead by Professor Ralf Müller, from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway as Principal Investigator and the team consists of:

  • Professor Nathalie Drouin, University of Quebec in Montreal and Executive Director of KHEOPS, Canada
  • Professor Fangei Zhu and Dr Linzhuo Wang from Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Associate Professor Inga Minelgaite, from the University of Iceland
  • Associate Professor Anne Live Vaagaasar, from BI Norwegian Business School
  • Dr Yongjian Ke, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Raimonda Alonderienė, Margarita Pilkienė, Dr Saulius Šimkonis, and Associate Professor Alfredas Chmieliauskas from ISM University of Management and Economics in Lithuania

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has awarded its prestigious 2020 Research Grant to fund parts of this study.

The study will be conducted in three steps:

Step 1

A systematic literature review on the topics of structural designs, approaches and practices of network governance and their contextual contingencies. This develops a theoretical understanding of the phenomenon and refines the research questions. Systematic literature reviews are especially appropriate for structuring findings by contextual differences. Hence, this step identifies “what works in which context” and allows to develop the propositions for the subsequent qualitative study.

Step 2

Using a multiple-case research design, the country teams will conduct a series of in-depth case studies. The sampling will primarily focus on networks in the construction industry as this industry practices networking frequently. However, networks from other sectors will also be analyzed in order to identify indicators for possible sector contingencies. Variety sampling will be used for the cases, as this allows identifying generic patterns in the data, with the final number of interviews and cases being determined by theoretical saturation of the findings (thus a theoretical sampling approach within each case). A case-study protocol was developed upfront to ensure data comparability, validity and reliability across the cases. The data are analyzed using within-case and cross-case analyses.

At this step, a set of hypotheses and their integration into a model are developed. Hence, this step will test and expand the propositions developed in step 1 and convert them into a set of testable hypotheses to be used in step 3. The goal of this test is to identify the nature, scope and situational contingencies.

Step 3

A worldwide web-based questionnaire will globally and quantitatively test, validate, and expand on the hypotheses developed in Step 2. The questionnaire will target project managers and managers in network governance roles, contacted through the professional organizations for project management (such as PMI, IPMA, APM etc.) and through the researchers’ existing networks. This implies a cross-sectional snowball approach to sampling, and the collection of demographic data to assess demographic differences (e.g. national cultures). The questionnaire will cover the topical areas of network governance design, practices and performance, together with respondent and network demographics. This step will end with theory development, where the results from the three studies (literature review, qualitative, and quantitative) will be integrated to an overall theory, using contemporary theory development techniques to derive at a framework of governance approaches and their situational contingencies.

Findings and their dissemination

Workshops for participating organizations, articles in academic journals and professional magazines, as well as presentations at conferences and other events are planned to communicate and disseminate the findings. A further communication channel will be this website, which will be updated regularly to reflect the status of the project and its findings.

Source: BI Norwegian Business School website

Project is finished

Master study programme in Educational Leadership is intended for teachers and education managers with post-graduation and relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. It is not a teacher-education program, graduates will be prepared to  provide leadership as educators, administrators and facilitators of educational change within public and private education organizations and communities.

Education leaders, public and private, need to understand the structures for managing the school and/or organizational environment. These structures include organizational visioning and action planning, marketing and budgeting, and the leadership skills that incorporate instructional design, leading innovative projects, navigating the complexities of human behavior and organizational outcomes from psychological and behavioral perspectives, professional development, evaluation, and an in-depth focus on data-driven decision making in organizations and educational institutions.

Thus, the Programme aims to develop high quality educational leaders who have an understanding and critical appreciation of the theories, tools and techniques of management and leadership to enable them to implement leadership mission for learning more effectively in leading organizations.

On the successful completion of the programme, students can pursue careers in leadership and management positions in education organizations, government, or continue studies on at PhD level.

The Programme has been developed and is delivered in cooperation with the international experts of the field prof. Sonia Blanford (Warwick, UK), prof. Louise Stoll (Institute of London, UK), Coleen Jackson (University of Sheffield), prof. P.Kalmi (Finland). The relevance of the Programme is substantiated by research, as ISM took an active part in consultations with School principals, teachers, Municipality’s representatives, high school professors, as well as longitudinal study performed during project.

The need and the relevance of the programme can also be demonstrated by the round of  meetings Programme students had with the Minister and the Heads of the departments of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as agreement for cooperation with Vilnius Municipality.

More information in lithuanian you can find in here.

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The aim of this research project is to conduct a systematic analysis of stakeholder engagement in the organizing and delivery of sustainable LTC and propose a model of their closer cooperation and engagement. To attain the above aim this research will encompass the analysis and synthesis of secondary and primary (online survey and focus group discussions with stakeholder representatives) data.

This research project is relevant and novel not only in its thematic but also interdisciplinary theoretical approach. To propose a model of stakeholder engagement and their closer cooperation in the organizing and delivery of sustainable long-term care of elder persons and provide recommendations to policymakers on securing effective functioning of sustainable LTC of elder persons, the theoretical framing of this research will be developed on the premises of different theories in the fields of management, economics, public and social policy, and sociology.

Project duration: 10 2017 – 11 2019

Budget: 99,991 EUR

Project leader: Prof. dr. Ruta Kazlauskaite

Project research team: Virginija Poskute, Irmina Matonyte, Lineta Ramoniene

Funding : Lithuanian Research Council programme “Researcher teams’ projects”

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The project aims to better understand how and why modern management ideas travel, are selected, and are contextualized in Lithuanian government institutions. Empirical research is based on the narrative analysis of changes of institutional logic, with particular emphasis on the interplay between soviet nomenclatura, post-soviet and continental Europe administrative traditions. It is expected that project results will help to better understand the peculiarities of implementing changes in the public sector organizations in Eastern European context. This knowledge can be translated into recommendations for practitioners, managers and leaders of public sector organizations who are willing to change.

Project duration: 04 2017 – 09 2019
Budget: 102 295  EUR
Project manager: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Modestas Gelbūda
Project research team: Zilvinas Zidonis, Ruta Kazlauskaite, Egle Verseckaite (Grzeskowiak), Karolis Navickas
Funding: Lithuanian Research Council programme “Modernity in Lithuania”

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The current project represents the first major attempt to develop a systematic understanding and to identify the psychological mechanisms of how people from stressful and scarce environments adapt their health-related behavior when confronted with wealthy and abundant environments. Integrating recent findings from health-related consumer behavior, social influence and psychology literatures, we propose a new theoretical framework to understand how, why, and when people who lived in stressful and scarce conditions make trade-offs in decisions related to health. Furthermore, our project is the first to suggests that growing up in an unfavorable environment can shape cognition in adaptive ways, such that the consequences for health-related decision making are sometimes detrimental and sometimes beneficial for health and wellbeing. Employing a multidisciplinary methodological toolbox, including experimental, cross-sectional, and archival studies, we provide novel insights into health consumer behavior, in addition to revisiting and extending some assumptions of the life history theory and persuasion literatures.

Furthermore, we show which policy interventions and influence tactics are most effective in consolidating and promoting healthy food choices. Exploring life history strategies and health-related behaviors in wealthy environments can alter our understanding of how people engage in health-related choices and decisions. In turn, such an understanding may have major implications and can be applied in a range of areas to solve social and policy issues. The perspective offered through the lens of life history strategies can be applied to address actual social problems, such as reducing unhealthy lifestyles and promoting wellbeing. Identifying which environmental contexts and social influence heuristics are the most effective under such conditions will provide direct implications for policy makers on how to design specific regulations and targeted public interventions, develop communication and education programs that promote health and wellbeing, as well as, provide general insights into how to encourage people to make healthier choices.

Project duration: 10 2017 – 09 2019

Budget: 100 000 EUR

Project Manager: Prof. dr. Justina Gineikienė

Project research team: Bob M. Fennis, Guido M. van Koningsbruggen, Dovile Barauskaite

Funding: Lithuanian Research Council programme “Researcher teams’ projects”

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Visit to International Research Conference (Organizational Studies, Topic: Factors Influencing Research Performance)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of PhD student Jolanta Jaskiene through participating in international research conference EGOS 2018 (European Group for Organizational Studies).

Project Participant: Jolanta Jaskiene

Visit to International Research Conference „European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC)” 2018

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of PhD student Dovile Barauskaite through participating in international research conference “European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC) 2018”,

Project Participant: Dovile Barauskaite

Phd Student Visit to International Research Conference (Organizational Management Studies)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of PhD student Irina Liuberte through participating in international research conference EGOS Colloquim 2018 (European Group for Organizational Studies).

Project Participant: Irina Liubertė

Visit to International Research Conference (Topic: Human Resource Management)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of dr. Vida Skudiene through participating in international research conference „15th International Human Resource Management Conference”.

Project Participant: dr. Vida Skudiene

Research Internship to Improve Competency at University of Groningen

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of PhD student Dovile Barauskaite through internship at University of Groningen.

Project Participant: Dovile Barauskaite

Visit to International Research Internship (Topic: Research Performance)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of PhD student Jolanta Jaskiene through internship at Maynooth University, School of Business.

Project Participant: Jolanta Jaskiene

Research Internship to Improve Competency at Aalborg University, Denmark

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of PhD student Ieva Zebryte through internship at Aalborg University, Denmark.

Project Participant: Ieva Zebryte

Visit to International Research Conference (2018 AMA Winter Academic Conference)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of dr. Vilte Auruskeviciene through participating in international research conference “2018 AMA Winter Academic Conference”.

Project Participant: dr. Vilte Auruskeviciene

Visit to International Research Conference (Topic: Calling and Career)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of dr. Bernadeta Gostautaite through participating in international research conference „Mini-conference: Special issue in Journal of Vocational Behavior on “Calling and careers: New insights and future directions”.

Project Participant: dr. Bernadeta Gostautaite

Visit to International Research Conference (Topic: Consumer Behavior)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of dr. Justina Gineikiene through participating in international research conference „SCP Boutique Conference on Vice and Virtue Consumption 2018″.

Project Participant: dr. Justina Gineikiene

Visit to International Research Conference (Topic: Aging & Society)

This research visit is funded by the European Social Fund under the No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Development of Competences of Scientists, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities” measure.

Project Goal:

The aim of this project is development of competencies of dr. Virginija Poskute through participating in international research conference „Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference”.

Project Participant: dr. Virginija Poskute.

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Efficiency and service quality of healthcare institutions depend on motivation and work quality (performance) of employed healthcare professionals. However, the majority of healthcare institutions in Lithuania are concerned by the demographic and social challenges of the 21st century as due to economic inequalities between European countries their medical professionals increasingly emigrate from Lithuania. The project is significant for attaining the objectives of the Welfare Society programme as the proposed research is focused on solving of complex demographic and social challenges associated with ageing issues, emigration of healthcare professionals, management of healthcare institutions and improvement of healthcare services.

In the proposed research project we investigate the problem of how to effectively manage and retain healthcare professionals in Lithuanian healthcare institutions. While doing so we aim to identify the work design as well as organizational factors that increase the motivation and performance and reduce turnover and emigration intentions of healthcare workers across the life span.

In the framework of the project we are intended to disclose the specifics of healthcare context and theoretically ground the impact of work design and organizational factors for individual work-related outcomes. Guiding by prof. F. Morgeson we will translate and validate Lithuanian Work Design Questionnaire measurement scales and empirically evaluate how work design and organizational factors affect work-related outcomes of healthcare professionals in different life span stages. Our managerial implications and practical recommendations will help healthcare institutions to develop and adapt organizational factors and work design in order to maintain high performance, motivation, and retention of healthcare professionals.

PROJECT RESULTS

Quality of care and the efficiency of healthcare institutions depend on the motivation and performance of healthcare professionals (HPs). However, along with the rest of the world there is a considerable international mobility of HPs within the EU (Glinos,2014). Due to a one-way flow of HPs from Lithuania to the more developed EU-economies, the country is facing increasing threats to sustainable quality of care due to labor shortages and accelerating age of the remaining labor, as the majority of leaving HPs are younger individuals. The research project investigates the problem of how to effectively manage and retain HPs in Lithuanian healthcare institutions. While doing so we aim to identify organizational factors that increase motivation, well-being, and performance as well as decrease emigration intentions of HPs across life-span.

To answer the research questions, we collected qualitative and quantitative data from a large sample of medical professionals (doctors, nurses, residents) and medical students in diverse hospitals in Lithuania. Research findings were presented at AOM, Dutch HRM, International HRM and other conferences and are displayed in publications referenced in this summary. We found that 39 % of students, 21 % of residents, 12 % of nurses, and 6 % of physicians were decided to emigrate and emigration decisions were linked to individual (age, gender, family situation), organizational (teamwork climate, financial needs dissatisfaction), and societal factors (perceived social worth) (Goštautaitė, Bučiūnienė, Milašauskienė, Bareikis, Bertašiūtė, 2018). Next, HRM system increases work engagement and patient orientation of HPs due to the increases of basic need (autonomy, relatedness, and competence) satisfaction and this indirect effect is contingent upon employees’ age (Goštautaitė, Bučiūnienė, Milašauskienė, paper under review in IJHRM). We further show that HRM reduces junior doctors’ intentions to emigrate and the subsequent job search abroad even after other important emigration factors (i.e., age, gender, national identity, financial dissatisfaction, number of children, provision of medical equipment) are controlled for (Goštautaitė, Bučiūnienė, Mayrhofer, paper under preparation). HRM influences job search abroad via the perceived opportunities in home country. HRM practices have a stronger negative effect on burnout for the younger HPs (they burnout was significantly higher) than for their older counterparts (Bučiūnienė, Goštautaitė, Milašauskienė & Granskas, 2018). Finally, calling (for a medical profession) not only becomes stronger with increasing age (and progressing medical career) but also prevents burnout, an effect that is mediated by increased social worth (especially among senior professionals) (Goštautaitė, Bučiūnienė, Duffy & Kim, paper under review in Career Development International).

Together, this project contributes to a better understanding of organizational factors in a hospital that not only decrease the willingness to leave own country for work abroad but also lead to motivation, well-being, and performance of age-diverse HPs. Our research acknowledges “the very different effects that HRM activities may have on different categories of personnel” (Benschop, 2001, p. 1166) and answers calls for “a more nuanced understanding of international careers in their relevant geographical, historical, institutional and organizational settings” (Al Ariss & Crowley‐Henry, 2013, p.18). We contribute to theoretical grounding and empirical evidence of explanatory mechanism by which the interactions of HRM and employee age affect work outcomes. We also provide insights on how to reduce self-initiated expatriation of HPs through organizational practices. We formulate implications for policy-making and recommendations that help healthcare institutions to develop HRM and adapt organizational factors aiming at maintaining high performance, motivation, and retention of increasingly age diverse HPs.

Project duration: 01 2017-12 2018
Budget: 109 733 EUR
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Ilona Bučiūnienė
Project research team: Žemyna Milašauskienė, Bernadeta Goštautaitė
Funding : Lithuanian Research Council programme “Welfare Society”

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Project is supported by Lithuanian Research Council under the Lithuanian-Japanese Program for joint projects’ promotion.

Project Goal

Functional foods promise consumers improvements in targeted physiological functions, and have become a staple of the modern diet. We seek to contribute to further development of functional food research nomological network and delineate important characteristics and mechanisms determining acceptance of functional food. An investigation of these issues is important for marketers as it reveals additional factors that explain consumer behavior and assists in deciding on changes in general business strategy, marketing or production. Understanding functional food related behavior may provide insights for policy makers and advance regulatory requirements at the EU or national levels.

The aim of the project is to develop an understanding what drives the consumers’ preferences in regard to functional food. More specific research objectives are to test the cognitive mechanisms behind preferences for functional food and relation of these mechanisms to health concerns; also delineate boundary conditions, for example, by exploring the licensing or halo effects in functional and regular food preferences.

Project is implemented in collaboration with researchers from Chiba University and University of Tokyo (Japan).

Acronym: FuncFood
Project No. LJB-2/2016
Project duration: 2016 04 01 – 2018 03 31
Project budget: 79,915 EUR
Project Manager: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Justina Gineikienė

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The main goal of the project is to reveal and analyze the evolution of attitudes’ of Lithuanian political, administrative, media elites and general public towards the EU identity and governance during 2004 – 2018. This study seeks to investigate the transformations of academic discourse, critical assessments and concepts of the EU as the political, economic and social project as well as to forecast alternative scenarios of EU developments. The principal research objects are changing attitudes within the member states’ elites and society towards the European Union: gaps between the political elites and general public (democratic deficit), variations among the elite segments, ideologies and demographic characteristic in different European regions. The main distinctiveness of project is rooted in the novelty of data (4th wave of Parliamentary elite research forthcoming in 2016, research of Lithuanian administrative and media elites)  and in all-encompassing analysis approach including available Lithuanian and European data collections on similar topics as well as the input of other European partners.
Project results
The Lithuanian national dataset has been developed, incorporating data from the longitudinal study of the national elites’ (political, economic, trade union, media, high – level state administrative) and public opinion attitudes. On the basis of this research a series of academic articles (in English and in Lithuanian) and a collective monograph have been published (in Lithuanian). Systemic files (SPSS .sav) with the empirical data from the project are deposited to the Lithuanian national data archive (LiDA) with the free access for the academic purposes (the “quarantine” period extends to 2019 summer). The results of the project have been presented to the Lithuanian and international academic community, to several interest groups in Lithuania (Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Lithuanian Foreign Affairs ministry, European Information Center at the European Parliament and European Commission representations in Lithuania, European information bureau at the Chancellery of the Lithuanian Seimas, etc.) as well as to the general public in national media sources (TV, radio and internet based info portals).
The disseminated research results contribute to Europeanziation of the Lithuanian public discourse and provide evidence based arguments against (slowly, but surely) growing Euroscepticism in the country. The comparative research insights from the project enrich political, civic and academic arguments pertaining to the EU debates (on European defense and security policies; on European social solidarity instruments; on supra-nationalization of public policies, etc.). During the implementation of the project strong partnership with Vilmorus, leading public opinion and market research company in Vilnius, has been established.
To read monography please click here.
Project duration: 2015 – 2018
Project  Budget: 99,925 EUR
Project Manager: Professor Dr. Irmina Matonytė
Project partners: Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany), University of Almeria (Spain), University of Paris (Sorbonne, France).
Funding: Lithuanian Research Council programme “Researcher teams’ projects”

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The main intention of this project, conducted across 19 countries, is to gain insights into emerging business issues and managerial/organizational development challenges faced by companies now and in the future. Involved in this is an understanding of current challenges and how these are and are not being met by current development opportunities available to companies. Project aims at exploring, identifying and assessing management and leadership development needs by focusing on:

  1. Challenges faced by businesses (particularly with respect to management and leadership issues);
  2. Strategic responses that are being developed in response to those challenges;
  3. Exploration, identification and assessment of management and leadership capabilities and gaps;
  4. Exploration, identification and assessment of management and leadership development needs and how they may help address challenges faced;
  5. Review of the prevailing management and leadership development approaches and practices;
  6. Critical evaluation of the results achieved and impacts made;
  7. Recommendations for learning partners.

Preliminary findings of the research were presented at 24th CEEMAN Annual conference in Tallinn (September, 2016).

For more information here>>>

Project duration: 2016 – 2018

ISM researchers:: assoc. prof. Raimonda. Alonderienė, assoc.prof. Lineta Ramonienė, expert-consultant Margarita Pilkienė

Project partners: More than 30 research partners from 19 countries. Besides ISM, research partners from KTU and VU participate from Lithuania.  Coordinated by CEEMAN.

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COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology. The aim of this program is to coordinate scientific research financed from national funds, to support European research cooperation in the implementation of new ideas and initiatives. COST Action is a cooperation network initiated by European and other countries’ researchers working in certain research and technology development fields. Currently around 350 COST activities are carried out.

In 2014 ISM researchers have joined one of the COST Action on Dynamics of Virtual Work, thus ISM is participating as a partner. This activity brought together researchers from 30 European universities. ISM was represented by prof. dr. Ilona Buciuniene and PhD student Audrone Nakrosiene, who were the part of „Creativity, skills, knowledge and new occupational identities” and “Innovation and the emergence of new forms of value creation and new economic activities” working groups. ISM team participated in implementation of activities, organizing research conferences, seminars, training schools, presented research works at international research conferences, PhD training schools. During the implementation of COST programme activities the network with universities, researchers as well as joint research projects have been developed.

The final International scientific conference on Dynamics of Virtual Work was organized by ISM team on September 14-16th, 2016 at ISM University of Management and Economics. Please visit for more information about the conference here.

More information about the project you can find here.

ISM researchers: Prof.dr. Ilona Buciuniene, Audrone Nakrosiene

Funding: COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology

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Strategic partnerships in the youth project „Self – Employed“ (SELF-E)

Project duration: 21 months (2015.01.01 – 2016.09.01)

Project No.: 2014-1-LT02-KA205-000432

The specific project aim – to encourage regional youth entrepreneurship skills by creating the methodology.

The objectives of the project:

  • Make an investigation of the current situation of youth entrepreneurship skills in Suwalki and Marijampole regions;
  • Prepare the methodology for youth of non-formal entrepreneurship development based on the results of investigation;
  • Organize youth entrepreneurship camp during which the main youth of non-formal entrepreneurship development methodological guidelines will be applied;
  • Improve methodology according to the practical test results;
  • Arrange long-term methodology use in practice, which will be attended by 10 participants from Lithuania and Poland;
  • Deliver the results of youth entrepreneurship development methodology during the international conference;
  • Ensure the continuity of the project by taking care that the methodology is used at work with 14-19 year pupils in both school and non-formal educational institutions.

Target groups:

  • youth of 14-19 years.

The beneficiaries are:

  • organizations working with young people and non-formal education;
  • educational institutions;
  • enterprises.

Project partners:

VšĮ „Sveikatingumo idėjos“

ISM University of Management and Economics, UAB

Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa im. prof. Edwarda F. Szczepanika w Suwalkach

Park Naukowo-Technologiczny Polska-Wschod w Suwalkach sp. z o.o.

More information about the project  – www.inovatoriai.lt

The project has been funded with support from the European Commission under Erasmus+ program.

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Objective of the project

An International Business Centre of ISM designed to provide high-quality studies and perform scientific research will be established in ISM University of Management and Economics while implementing the project. An advanced infrastructure of Master’s and Doctoral studies as well as of scientific research will be developed, training auditoriums, study areas and scientific research laboratory will be constructed and the technological base necessary for the studies and for the performance of scientific research will be acquired during the project. Cooperation contracts with research institutions and business companies will be concluded in order to perform the activities of ISM University of Management and Economics.

Benefit for the university and community

The direct beneficiaries of the project will be students, lecturers, scientists and representatives of the organizations ordering scientific research services. The advanced infrastructure created using the funds of the project will provide favourable conditions for developing the competences and scientific activities of the representatives of target groups, promoting the cooperation of science and business as well as creating knowledge-based economy.
Duration: 27-09-2013 – 30-09-2015
Amount of the project: LTL 3.15 million.
Scientific research manager: Saulius Burbulis, Strategic Development Manager

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The project is performed by the Education Supply Centre together with its partners: the School Improvement Centre and ISM University of Management and Economics.

Objective of the project

Form the basis for the infrastructure of support for the education leaders.
75 employees of the administration of national, municipal and school-level lifelong learning system will learn in line with the Master’s of Educational Leadership Study Programme in ISM University of Management and Economics for four semesters and will acquire a qualification recognized by the state.

245 national, municipal and school-level education leaders will be provided non-formal studies.

Benefit:

  • The possibilities to develop the leadership competence in Master’s studies and non-formal but recognized development of leadership competences by accumulative education.
  • The supply of consulting services and leadership models.
  • Virtual spread of leadership ideas.
  • Annual national leadership forums.
  • New educational literature is translated and bought; public consultations are organized.
  • The drafts of specific legislation will be presented to the national level in order to reduce regulation and expand the spaces of self-dependence.

Trukmė: 2011.11.25 – 2015.06.15

Projekto suma: bendra projekto suma 11,14 mln. Lt, ISM tenkanti dalis – 2,1 mln. Lt.

Oficialus projekto tinklapis www.lyderiulaikas.smm.lt

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Objective of the project

As creation of integrated science, study and business centres becomes more and more intensive, training of professional innovation managers and specialists of transfer of technologies is a prerequisite for successful activities thereof. In order to meet these needs, ISM University of Management and Economics plans to develop and implement a Master’s Study programme “Innovation Management and Transfer of Technologies” which will include all links of the process of innovation management and transfer of technologies: generation of ideas, testing, implementation, commercialization and continuity. During the process of development of the programme, an intensive cooperation with the top scientists of foreign universities in the field of innovations will be maintained and traineeships will be organized for lecturers.

Benefit

Knowledge of the processes of management of innovative technologies will be necessary for the specialists employed in open-access centres, representatives of science and technology parks and employees of other institutions performing their activities in the field of innovations. 45 students will study under the programme.
Duration: 15-10-2012 – 07-06-2015.
Amount of the project: LTL 1.38 million.
Project manager: Rasa Veleckaitė.

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Objective of the project

Ensure the quality, accessibility and compliance of the studies with international requirements by modernizing the study infrastructure of ISM. The following works shall be performed during the project:

  • Audiovisual equipment of the auditoriums will be renewed; its axis will be the panel installed in the lecturer’s pulpit; the panel will enable switching the computer, the projector and sound on/off and lowering/lifting the screen by individual pushbuttons. This will enable going without remote controls that are used currently; identical control panels in all auditoriums will enable mastering the innovation quickly.
  • A new information system of the studies will be installed; a business management system including management accounting and management of relations with the customers, procurements, sales, staff and salaries will be installed later. An additional service station for the new information systems will be purchased. The computers of the auditoriums and of the employees will be renewed.
  • An especially modern auditorium for recording lectures and for remote teaching will be constructed (one in Vilnius and one in Kaunas).
  • A document management and cooperation fully integrated with an Exchange server will be installed. It will replace storage in a common depository in ordinary catalogues and will be fully integrated with MS Office programs.
  • The website serving as the gateway to all other systems will be renewed radically, integrated with social networks and adapted for various devices.
  • A qualitative research tool NVIVO will be purchased for the supervision of the auxiliary technical system and backing up as well as microclimate sensors in the auditoriums will be purchased.

Benefit for the university and community

The project will enable the students, lecturers and employees of the administration using a more convenient and modern hardware and software. It is very important for operative everyday work of the academic community, scientific activities as well as international events and projects that take place.
Duration: 29-03-2011 – 31-05-2015.
Amount of the project: LTL 4.2 million.

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The project is performed by ISM together with its partners: Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists and Lithuanian Innovation Centre.

Objective of the project

The competence improvement programme “Innovation Management and Economics” is based on the academic and professional experience of the future participants of the programme and by applying an innovative learning methodology adapted to teaching adults would enable these participants to deepen the interrelated managerial and personal improvement competences as well as the leadership potential.

Benefit

By learning in non-informal studies, the top- and middle-level managers of the companies that belong to the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists as well as the graduates of the university and of the partners will be able to increase the level of innovation of the country using the knowledge obtained.
Duration: 25-11-2012 – 22-12-2014.
Amount of the project: LTL 1.4 million.
Project manager: Doc. Dr. Virginija Poškutė.

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Objective of the project

Develop a theory explaining internationalization of Lithuanian companies operating in the context of post-socialist economics. During the research, it is planned to identify the factors enabling to forecast internationalization of companies and to determine the influence of this process to the activities and results of companies. Qualitative case studies are performed and longitudinal data bases enabling to observe internationalization are developed during the research. The research includes both high- and medium- as well as low-technology industries. By implementing the research, it is aimed to expand the understanding of internationalization of Lithuanian companies and to freshly contribute to the research in this field. It is planned to publish the results of the research in 4 international scientific magazines as well as to present them in 6 international conferences and 2 scientific events.

Benefit

The research is relevant scientifically, since it enables expanding the research of the companies of post-socialist area and questioning the internationalization models developed in the economies of developed countries. The data and insights of the research will be used when developed the study material of the university. Practical significance of the research: the insights and models formulated will help solve the challenges of internationalization of Lithuanian companies as well as develop and implement export strategies. What concerns formation of politics, the research would contribute to development of an effective program of political actions which would induce international development of Lithuanian companies.
Duration: 02-05-2013 – 02-05-2014.
Amount of the project: LTL 536 thousand.
Scientific research manager: Prof. Erkko Autio

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Objective of the project

Develop a theory explaining internationalization of Lithuanian companies operating in the context of post-socialist economics. During the research, it is planned to identify the factors enabling to forecast internationalization of companies and to determine the influence of this process to the activities and results of companies. Qualitative case studies are performed and longitudinal data bases enabling to observe internationalization are developed during the research. The research includes both high- and medium- as well as low-technology industries. By implementing the research, it is aimed to expand the understanding of internationalization of Lithuanian companies and to freshly contribute to the research in this field. It is planned to publish the results of the research in 4 international scientific magazines as well as to present them in 6 international conferences and 2 scientific events.

Benefit

The research is relevant scientifically, since it enables expanding the research of the companies of post-socialist area and questioning the internationalization models developed in the economies of developed countries. The data and insights of the research will be used when developed the study material of the university. Practical significance of the research: the insights and models formulated will help solve the challenges of internationalization of Lithuanian companies as well as develop and implement export strategies. What concerns formation of politics, the research would contribute to development of an effective program of political actions which would induce international development of Lithuanian companies.
Duration: 02-05-2013 – 02-05-2014.
Amount of the project: LTL 536 thousand.
Scientific research manager: Prof. Erkko Autio

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Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project
“Strategic Management Games – innovative teaching method for business education”
Project duration: 24 months (2012.02-2013.09)
Project No.: 2011-1-PL1-LEO05-19884
The specific project aim – to embed Strategic Management Virtual Games within Consortium business education through enhancing trainers’ competencies to create virtual reality and use it on strategic management training.
Overall aim – to transfer experiential and innovative teaching methods based on ICT, contributing to the quality of strategic management education.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To assess the actual competence of the selected trainers for using Virtual Games in Strategic Management.
  • To train 25 trainers on teaching Strategic Management Games,
  • To develop 8 cases ready to use in Virtual Games,
  • To develop teaching notes for the games and pilot 8 games training a group of managers on Strategic Management,
  • To amend the 8 games according to the feedback after the pilot training,
  • To develop the textbook and an article on using ICT in teaching process,
  • Disseminate results of the project in 2 international conferences.

 Results:

  • Competence analysis and confirmation of Strategic Management Virtual Game topics.
  • 8 developed Virtual Game cases on Strategic Management in Poland and Lithuania.
  • 8 teaching notes for developed Virtual Games on Strategic Management.
  • Revised 8 Virtual Game on Strategic Management.
  • Revised teaching notes for Strategic Management Virtual Games.
  • Feedback on developed Strategic Management Virtual Game and teaching notes.
  • Article in the Baltic Journal of Management.
  • Textbook on Strategic Management Virtual Game method.

Target groups:

  • Direct – educators & trainers dealing with Strategic Management education.
  • Indirect target group are managers.
The beneficiaries are: Educators and trainers, enterprises, training providers, and students.

Project partners: 

  • Poznan University of Economics (Poland)
  • Wielkopolska Chamber of Commerce and Industry for bridging education and business (Poland)
  • ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania)
  • Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Austria)
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme. All information reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project
 „Transfer of experiential and innovative teaching methods for business education“ 
No. 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11462
Project coordinator:
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu; www.ue.poznan.pl
Project partners:
Navigator Consulting Advisors Limited Liability Partnership; www.navigator-consulting.com
ISM University of Management and Economics; www.ism.lt
Wielkopolska Chamber of Commerce and Industry; www.wiph.pl
Elmfield House Associates Limited; www.elmfieldhouseassociates.co.uk
Project duration: 01/10/2010 – 01/10/2012
The specific project aim is to embed case teaching method within Polish, Lithuanian, as well as other partner countries business education through enhancing trainers’ competencies to write and teach using case method.
Overall aim of the project is – to transfer and develop experiential and innovative teaching methods contributing to the quality of business education.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To assess the actual competences of the selected trainers for case writing and teaching. To assess most needed topics for cases
  • To train 30 trainers on case writing
  • To develop 6 cases on Polish and Lithuanian business development identified topics (2 business development cases and 4 – cases on specific management topics)
  • To train 30 trainers on case teaching
  • To develop case teaching notes and pilot 6 developed cases training a group of managers on Business development
  • To amend the 6 cases according to the feedback after the pilot training
  • To develop the textbook on case writing and teaching based on the project experience
  • To develop one article on case usage in adult education
  • Disseminate results of the project in 2 international conferences
Target groups of the project are: direct – educators & trainers dealing with business education. Indirect target group are managers.
The beneficiaries of the project are: Educators and trainers, enterprises, trainer training institutions, training providers, and students.
In respect to the project aim and objectives high-qualified partners from different countries were selected: UK, Greece, Poland and Lithuania.
The project results are: 30 trained trainers, 6 cases in English, Polish and Lithuanian languages, textbook for case writing and teaching, one article in the Baltic Journal of Management http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/bjm.htm, as well as 2 international conferences.
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme. All information reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project
„Perspectives 360“
No. UK/10/LLP-LdV/TOI-371

Project coordinator:

Exponential Training & Assessment Limited; http://www.exponentialtraining.com

Project partners:

Centrul De Inovare Si Dezvoltare De Afaceri; www.cidaf.ro
ISM University of Management and Economics; www.ism.lt
KADIS Kadrovsko Izobraževalni mInženiring; www.kadis.si
CybernetPoint; www.cybernetpoint.com
Irish Small and Mediun enterprises Association Ltd; www.isme.ie
Chartered Management Institute; www.managers.org.uk
Project duration: 01/10/2010 – 01/10/2012
Project vision: To establish a European-wide network of 360-degree assessment centres and set up the European Management Skills Benchmark Database.
Project aim: To transfer the use of Perspectives 360 from the UK to five European countries thereby testing the feasibility of setting up a European-wide network of 360-degree assessment centres.

Project objectives:

1. To adapt & transfer the 360 skill assessment tool for use with SMEs managers in Ireland, Slovenia, Slovakia, UK, Greece and Romania.
2. To field test/evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the assessment tool with 300 SME managers in Partner countries.
3. To conduct a comparative analysis of the skills of SME managers in Partner countries.
4. To publish a set of national management skills benchmarking reports.
5. To disseminate the project results to stakeholders across Europe.
6. To establish the European Management Skills Benchmarking Database.
7. To develop a strategy to create a network of Perspectives 360 assessment centres.

Project results:

  • Prepared SME Management Skills Benchmark Reports in all partner countries.
  • Prepared  Comparative Analysis of Management Skills in SMEs: UK, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece and Ireland (2012).
  • Perspectives 360 ‘back-office’ will be up-graded.
  • Perspectives 360 database and website  adapted, contextualised and translated.
  • Prepared Contextualization and translation of Core and Specific Skills, development actions, website pages and questionnaires.
  • Adapted and developed  3 day Perspectives 360 Training the Trainer course.
  • 5 x Perspectives 360 Facilitator Trainers trained through the delivery of one 3 day Perspectives 360 Training the Trainer course.
  • Adapted and developed  a one day Perspectives 360 Facilitator training course.
  • Trained Perspectives 360 Facilitators.
  • Engaged 300 SME managers in lifelong learning (50 managers per country).
  • Carried out survey and prepared report on the use of Perspectives 360 (both Facilitators and SME managers) and impact on the performance of managers.
  • Prepared set of Perspectives 360 case studies featuring Facilitators and SME managers.
  • Prepared 6 x national dissemination seminars in all partner countries.
  • Created a national and European stakeholder database.
  • Published articles featuring the SME management skills benchmarks and reports.
  • Created Network of 6 Perspectives 360 assessment centres.
  • Prepared a project information pack.
  • Delivered 5 x Perspectives 360 marketing workshops to stimulate interest in becoming 360 Partners in Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland and Greece.
  • Carried out Perspectives 360 European National Partner on-line seminars x 2.
  • Prepared Perspectives 360 Business Plans in all partner countries.
  • Assessed 300 SME Managers (50 per country) using Perspectives 360.
  • Delivered Feedback of Perspectives 360 assessment results to 300 SME managers (50 per country) and produced Personal Development Plans.

Target groups of the project are:

1. Managers from SMEs (employee size less than 10, 11-49, 50-199, 200-249; women, managers 45+, sectors- e.g. manufacturing, sustainable industries, digital, services).
2. VET agencies/trainers.
3. Project partners.
This project is financed by European Commission. The content of this message may not correspond to the opinion of European Commission and does not bring it under responsibility.

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Leonardo da Vinci innovation transfer project Innovative and Practice-Based Teaching/Learning Methods in Educating Managers
No. LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-LT-0028

Project contractor:

ISM University of Management and Economics, UAB, www.ism.lt
Project duration: 2008/10/01 – 2010/10/31
Project results: The first Lithuanian and Estonian business cases created during the project are allocated for manager training.
This project is funded by the European Commission. This publication [report] reflects only the author’s point of view, therefore the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use of information provided therein.

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TEMPUS project
International Scientific Conference “Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship” BMRA2010
October 14-16, Vilnius, Lithuania
The conference is organised under the TEMPUS Fostering Entrepreneurship in Higher Education – FoSentHE project that aims to create an environment in HEI and competence of the faculty for the entrepreneurship education. The conference itself seeks to bring together a critical mass of entrepreneurship researchers to discuss over critical topics in the field and thus contribute to the HEI environment and faculty competence development.
TEMPUS project “Fostering Entrepreneurship in Higher Education – FoSentHE”
No. 144713-TEMPUS-2008-HR-JPCR (2008-4745)

Project Grant Holder:

Project partners:

  • University of Graz, Institute of Systems Sciences, innovation and Sustainability Research, Graz, Austria, www.uni-graz.at
  • University of Split, Faculty of Economics Split, Croatia, www.efst.hr
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Centre for Educational Technology, Nice, France, www.portail.unice.fr
  • University of Pula, Department of Economics and Tourism Pula, Croatia, www.efpu.hr
  • Poznań University of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Poznan, Poland, www.ue.poznan.pl
  • University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business Maribor, Slovenia, www.uni-mb.si
  • School of Business Administration, the College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel, www.colman.ac.il

The underlying idea of the project is to stimulate students’ entrepreneurial activity. To this end, the project develops the 5e5 outcome model:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • e-Learning
  • Excellence
  • Entrepreneurship centres
  • European network
The FoSentHE is funded by the Tempus programme of the European Commission and will last for 3 years: January 2009 – January 2012.

The realisation of the project will be carried out in five phases:

1. Preparatory phase – justification and comprehensive list of variables and dimensions of entrepreneurship will be developed.
2. Analysis phase (“know how”) – entrepreneurial examples pursued by successful companies will be examined and assessed with a view of developing and understanding the impacts of each variable and dimension in different circumstances and their relationships.
3. The synthesis phase (“know why”) – the current situation will be modelled. There will be discussions with industry specialists involved in technology and project implementation with a view of assessing the current meaning of the subjects.
4. Quality control and monitoring (“know what”) – the best students with strongest motivation for high quality achievements will be identified. A methodology based on the application of a structured approach to the use of basic quality tools and recognising which steps of problem solving can be sequentially linked.
5. Sustainability phase (“know who“) – in each phase potential interactions between emerging policy trends used in various entrepreneurial mechanisms and other tools and concepts that have been applied successfully in real life projects will be analysed. On the other hand, sustainability can be also achieved through the established networks, both academic and business, both domestic and international.

Outputs 

  • New entrepreneurship promotion programme launched and sustained at the level of the whole consortium – international curriculum embracing sustainability entrepreneurship, integrated management systems, sustainable product development, creativity management, innovation management, and other challenging issues. These courses can be provided through the EU academic network (consortium members), thus multiplying the FoSentHE impact. More than 160 students from EU and partner countries (Croatia and Israel) will be involved.
  • Internationalisation of curricula by launching new online courses on entrepreneurship – the process of designing detailed content and structure of the study programme, the compilation of core stakeholder groups and networks representing and linking the key entrepreneurship promotion actors.
  • External and internal quality control mechanisms established – quality assurance and standardisation of education through publishing three books, organisation of ten workshops and three seminars and site visits; moreover, external and internal quality control mechanisms will be established.
  • Operative University Centres of Entrepreneurship in Zagreb and Split, Croatia – market analysis, workshops, and securing technical, administrative and teaching resources for the two centres.
  • Dissemination and sustainability of the results of the project – through website, newsletters, leaflets, journals.
Official project website: www.efzg.hr/tempus

Project is finished
SM participates in this research project as a member of the consortia involving higher education and research institutions from 12 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Poland, United Kingdom, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Finland. The consortia is coordinated by School of Economics and Political Science of University of Warwick (UK).

This complex and innovative research project aims at addressing problems of the rapid aging of Europe’s population by implementing innovative long-term elderly care projects; giving a meaning to the concept of the social investment in the context of long-term care; offering social cost-benefit assessment tools to variety of ways of long-term care for elderly people across Europe.

It is expected that the SPRINT project will contribute to the promotion of social initiatives to ensure the long-term elderly care and social reintegration internationally and in Lithuania; will provide the analysis and suggest possible solutions for the social problems associated with the rapidly aging population.

More information about the project you can find here.
Duration: 01.06.2015 – 01.11.2018
Overall project budget: EUR 1.92 million
ISM budget: EUR 81,625
Leader of ISM part of the project: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virginija Poškutė
Project partners::
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
ISM Vadybos Ir Ekonomikos Universitetas UAB (LT)
Hochschue Fulda-University of Applied Sciences (DE)
University of Piraeus Research Center (EL)
Signosis SPRL (BE)
Roskilde Universitet (DK)
Instytut Pracy i Spraw Socjalnych (PL)
Social Value Network UK (UK)
Universidade do Porto (PT)
Gruppo Cooperativa CGM (IT)
Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem (HU)
Terveyden Ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos (FI)
Funding: Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme