Prof. Dr. Valdonė Darškuvienė

Professor
Email: valdone.darskuviene@ism.lt
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Dr. (hp) Valdonė Darškuvienė is professor of finance, with rich teaching and consulting expertise in corporate finance, valuation, financial strategy, corporate governance. She is invited guest lecturer and speaker in international research conferences and public business events.

Research focuses on financial economics, industrial organization, corporate finance and corporate governance, behavioural finance and implications of financial technologies, sustainability issues. She has published on capital and ownership structure, family firms, employee financial participation, corporate governance and CSR, behavioural implications of fintech in financial markets. Her publications, based on joint research projects with partners from London School of Economics (LSE), Freie-Universitat Berlin, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Corvinus university, and others, were published in international monographs, research papers, EU policy documents, including Eurofound PEPPER reports, EFES Position paper.

Active member of international research networks and partnerships. Since 2021 she is EC DG Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation -  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) advisory group member, country expert, focusing on development of research funding policy. Expert of the Lithuanian Research Council, initiated the National Science Programme "Welfare Society" (2016), member of its steering group. She is a founding member of the Baltic Family Firm Institute (BFFI) (2022) and a member of the Board. Founder (2018) and member of the Baltic Economic Association, dedicated to the development of economic science in the Baltic States. Member of CIRIEC International scientific committee on research on public enterprises. Has served EC DG H2020 MSCA advisory group member (2014-2017), developing legislative proposals and policy initiatives in the field of capacity building and career development for researchers.  EC DG H2020 Gender Advisory Group (2014-2017) member, prepared proposals to the European Commission on how to integrate the gender diversity dimension in research and ensure gender equality in research projects.

As president of International Association AFECA (2012 - 2018), which brings together universities from thirteen European countries and the USA, and its member she has initiated development and implementation of a series of ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership projects targeted at students' accounting, auditing and finance skills in the context of the digitalisation and sustainability of the economy, through the application of innovative study and learning practices.

During her position as Vice-President for Research (2015-2019) and Chair of Economics (2016-2017), ISM University of Management and Economic has earned top research quality assessment. Previously as Vice-Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management at Vytautas Magnus University, professor of finance, she has taken the lead in projects on study quality improvement, developed several international Double Degree MSc study programs with established universities - Louvain School of Management, Louvain Catholic University (Belgium), NHH (Norway), Trento University (Italy).

She has earned a degree of doctor (PhD) in social sciences (economics) from Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics, habilitation (HP) from Vytautas Magnus University.

Research areas

  • Financial economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Corporate governance
  • CSR
  • Sustainable finance
  • Behavioral finance
  • Fintech

Teaching areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Strategy
  • Company Valuation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainable finance

Publications

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