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The challenge of assessing academic books: The UK and Lithuanian cases through the ISBN lensPublicationresearch articleQuantitative Science Studies., p. 1-33.Books are an important output in many fields of research. However, they pose a significant challenge for research assessment systems, partly because of the limited availability of information to support the assessment of books. To inform book assessment practices, I present a systematic examination of the ISBN Manual and the Global Register of Publishers (GRP). I evaluate the extent to which these two sources can be used to determine the genre and publisher of a book as well as the country in which a book was issued. My analysis focuses on books submitted to the research assessment systems in Lithuania and the UK from 2008 to 2020. I show how the ISBN Manual captures the complex interactions between publishers, their imprints, and other organisations active in academic publishing, revealing the pitfalls of measuring books’ quality by their publisher’s prestige. The results also indicate that the ISBN standard provides no basis for the book genres mandated by research assessment systems in some countries. Finally, I demonstrate how the ISBN Manual and metadata accumulated in the GRP are convenient tools for designers of research assessment systems and are suitable for identifying ISBN registrants and performing bibliometric analysis. 22WOS© IF 6.4WOS© AIF 1.2Scopus© SNIP 3.37
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; ;Kaminsky, OlegTeslenko, TetianaEconomics. Ecology. Socium., p. 83-95.Introduction. The study of economic security is relevant due to strengthening competition in the world market and military conflicts, which are becoming critical tasks for the state. Studying economic security makes it possible to identify the problematic aspects of a country's economy, find solutions, and develop strategies to ensure a sustainable investment policy. The specifics of changes in organizational models associated with digitalization also transform investment management systems. The most significant digital changes affect economic security, as the high openness of companies contributes to the emergence of various threats and risks to their activities. Therefore, it is essential to study the problems related to the risks of digital transformation within the framework of economic security management in the investment provision of Ukraine. Aim and tasks. The purpose of the study is to analyse problems and develop a recommendation for assessing the level of economic security when developing investment projects, taking into account the risks of digital transformation, for better preparation for future projects of post-war reconstruction in Ukraine. The results. This study developed a conceptual model for assessing the level of economic security, which includes the systematization of critical indicators of economic security and the organization of ensuring end-to-end transparency of information during the implementation of investment projects for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine based on intelligent technologies. Software for assessing economic security using machine learning methods is proposed, which will allow forecasting the state of the enterprise's economic security for the entire implementation period of the investment project. Conclusions. This research proved that an enterprise's economic security is a complex and integral economic concept that requires studying the influence of several external and internal factors. Therefore, the established approach to assessing the state of economic security should cover all current investment processes and risks that arise in the context of the digitalization of enterprises, influencing the choice of critical indicators. Post-war reconstruction should be based on the modernization of the economy by improving the security of the business environment (reducing corruption, ensuring private property rights and strengthening the security of business activities) and the transition to a digital society. 5WOS© IF 0.3WOS© AIF 1.75 Constructing collective identities and solidarity in premiers’ early speeches on COVID-19: a global perspectivePublicationresearch article ;Berrocal, Martina ;Kranert, Michael ;Attolino, Paola ;Bonatti Santos, Júlio Antonio ;Garcia Santamaria, Sara ;Henaku, Nancy ;Lezou Koffi, Aimée Danielle ;Marziani, Camilla ; ;Olivera Pérez, Dasniel ;Rajandran, KumaranSalamurović, AleksandraHumanities and Social Sciences Communications. London : Springer Nature, 2021, vol. 8, iss. 1, 128., p. 1-12The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a unique global experience, arousing both exclusionary nationalistic and inclusionary responses of solidarity. This article aims to explore the discursive and linguistic means by which the COVID-19 pandemic, as a macro-event, has been translated into local micro-events. The analysis studies the global pandemic through the initial statements of 29 leading political actors across four continents. The aim is to examine discursive constructions of solidarity and nationalism through the social representation of inclusion/exclusion of in-, out-, and affiliated groups. The comparative analysis is based on the theoretical and methodological framework of the socio-cognitive approach to critical discourse analysis and is informed by argumentation theory and nationalism studies. The results of our analysis suggest that leaders have constructed the virus as the main outgroup through the metaphors of the pandemic-as-war and the pandemic-as-movement which have entered the national space. Faced with this threat, these speeches have discursively constructed the nation-as-a-team as the main in-group and prioritized (1) a vertical type of solidarity based on nationhood and according to governmental plans; (2) exclusionary solidarity against rule-breakers; (3) horizontal solidarity that is both intergenerational and among family members, and (4) transnational solidarity. It is not by chance that the world stands as a relevant affiliated group that needs to forcibly collaborate in order to face the main outgroup, the virus itself. A major consensus has been found in constructing the out-group. In contrast, the linguistic and discursive constructions of in-groups and their affiliates display a greater variation, depending upon the prevalent discursive practices and social context within different countries. 1WOS© IF 2.731WOS© AIF 5.134Scopus© SNIP 1.289
- This article is devoted to present a system of selected criteria created by the authors of this article and to describe the stages of implementation of strategic planning in municipalities of Lithuania into which, based on this system of selected criteria, the authors of this article have proposed to divide the period from 1990 to the present day. The division of the period of implementation of strategic planning in municipalities of Lithuania chosen based on selected criteria and the characterisation of the processes taking place during those stages allows this article to be seen as scientifically new and relevant as well as useful in terms of transferring good practice.
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- The country’s systemic risk has become a fairly widely discussed topic since the global financial crisis of 2008. There is a growing interest among researchers in the development of an Early warning system that helps to assess the relationship between an independent variable for the current period and a dependent variable for a future period. Such models can be used to as early warning of the level of the country's systemic risk, and may help to take early actions to prevent or decrease the impact of systemic crisis. Evaluation of systemic risk is very complicated, as it is difficult to accurately predict the extent of the links between various institutions, and the possible spread and scale of the country's systemic risk. In addition, the country's systemic crisis is affected by many factors, many elements of the financial system. Financial derivatives are one of many elements of financial system, and the market of financial derivatives is huge compared to other financial instruments. The impact of financial derivatives to economies of various countries has been widely studied, however, the research on their impact to countries‘ early systemic risk remains under-researched. For this reason, assessment of the impact of derivative financial instruments on the early systemic risk is very relevant. Aim and tasks. The purpose of the article is to assess the impact of financial derivatives on the country's early systemic risk in the Euro area region. Results. It is shown that correlation fluctuates between weak-strong level, when analyzing relationship between various factors of financial derivatives and early systemic risk in the Euro area. Results of linear regression analysis prove that the group of financial derivatives independent variables (interconnection, size, liquidity, complexity, stability, leverage) can be used to reliably estimate the dependent variable (early systemic risk). Logistic regression analysis also provides similar results to the linear regression analysis. Additionally, it is shown, that logistic regression is more suitable to analyze impact on early systemic risk. Analysis of impact of individual financial derivatives factors to early systemic risk demonstrate, that three financial derivatives factors – size, complexity, and leverage – may be the best predictors of an impending systemic crisis. Among these factors, the size factor has the largest impact on early systemic risk of the Euro area, and complexity factor shows improved statistical parameters, which indicates, that this parameter is more suitable to be used in early warning system models.
- The very concepts of violence, studies of its forms from the criminal law viewpoint may be instrumental in dissociating criminalised violent actions from non-criminalised though having a legal significance or the actions falling outside the area of criminal regulation; furthermore, such studies can help identify the actions that in criminal law should be viewed as socially useful (for instance, the circumstances excluding criminal responsibility). It should be noted that the concept of violence and identification of its expression forms have not only a theoretical value, but also, as has been by this study proven, is applicable in legislation (for instance, for the purpose of criminalising different types of violence), as well as in case law (for instance, when identifying possible violence manifestation options). In the light of the above the present paper focuses on the definition of violence, the possible forms of its manifestation; the authors also looked into the specific forms the coercive criminal acts can acquire in the legislation.
16Scopus© SNIP 5.014 Conflicts of international and national customs law with EU customs law: the example of the Republic of LithuaniaPublicationresearch articleLex Portus : law scientific journal. Odesa : National University “Odessa Law Academy”. Department of Maritime and Customs Law, 2020, vol. 2, no. 22., p. 30-41The article examines the functioning of the modern customs regulatory environment for the EU Member States, which is composed of three levels of sources: international legal instruments, EU primary and secondary legislation and national legislation of individual Member States. However, the practical application of these provisions is related to conflicts between the sources of national and international law and even the different sources of international law itself. It should be noted that at the present time, individual states have not yet formed a unified approach on whether the WTO Agreements should have a direct effect in their national legal system, as most of the states are following the doctrine of dualism and deny this possibility, although the practices followed by the national courts of the Republic of Lithuania have shown the elements of a monistic approach to this problem. The increasing use of international preferential trade agreements and the prevalence of agreements, which establish the customs unions, could also be regarded as a challenge to the development of international economic law and international trade system. Moreover, analysis of the judicial practices of national courts (in the Republic of Lithuania) and the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that an explicit approach to the relationship existing between international, EU and national customs law has not yet materialized. 3Scopus© SNIP 0 The effect of Lithuanian household income on the choice of non-formal education of children through sports and related costsPublicationresearch articleInnovative marketing. Sumy : Business perspectives, 2020, vol. 16, iss. 1., p. 11-18Lithuanian government attempts to create equal opportunities for children who are brought up in different economic, social, and cultural conditions. The income of the majority of Lithuanian citizens still falls behind the European average. This study aims to examine the effect of household income on the choice of non-formal education activity of children and the costs of participation in sports. A questionnaire survey was public used on a website. Vilnius households (Ʃ = 136) were those whose 3-7 years old children were enrolled in non-formal sports activities. The survey aimed to find out the effect of household income on the selection of children’s non-formal sports education. Results showed that the importance level of a sports club, the sport, or activity selection criteria are more expressed in families with lower income. Survey revealed the annual (nine months) ten categories of expenses incurred by parents. The average parental costs for children’s sports activities per nine months amount to EUR 550, consisting of the membership fees and other costs. Parents tend to finance children’s non-formal education through sport irrespective of household income, i.e., parental predispositions towards their children’s participation in sports are much stronger compared to incurred expenses on sports activities. 8Scopus© SNIP 0.545
- In modern economic environment, obtaining financial stability in the long run is one of the conditions for competitive advantages. The condition for achieving stability is the improvement of the risk management program, which is based on a balanced system of formation and use of available resources. Aim and tasks. The aim of this paper is to explore the trends of risk management of modern investors in the selection of objects for placement of capital and formation a strategy of marketing management for the diversified businesses. The tasks of the paper are to research the theoretical aspects of risk management and planning; to analyze the risk management on the diversified companies; to develop solutions to improve the system of marketing management on the diversified companies in the context of risk management. Results. Investment marketing activities are one of the main ways to develop and increase the competitiveness of the economy and the individual companies operating in it. Marketing activities allow you to attract investments that support the implementation of the company's development strategy, increase its assets, develop innovative products, enter promising markets, ensure development in a highly competitive environment and stimulate the company's capitalization in the future. The dynamic growth of a diversified company is largely possible through diversification of investment capital and raising investment funds through the placement of shares in the financial market. An increase in the investment efficiency of a diversified company is possible only if there is a system of control over the economic activities of its individual business lines, otherwise it is highly likely that irrational investment decisions will be made and investment capital eroded due to the lack of proper control over its planning, placement and subsequent management. Conclusions. Modern diversified enterprises have to show investors that firms are in the sphere of financial management. This will help with the main risk of diversification – undervaluing by fund market. Modern conglomerates on the one hand should be present in the most popular industries among investors like technologies or bioengineering but on the other hand they have to concentrate its activity on the principles of private equity or leveraged buyout firms. It means that firms have to actively use loan capital after the recession and use their equity as more conservative as possible. It will allow getting financial results as good as private equity funds but for the public conglomerates it will allow to keep present investors and to attract new ones with conservative strategy.