Now showing 1 - 10 of 18
- Studies looking at the links between corruption and quality of life have begun to take place recently, as until now the quality of life has not traditionally been associated with political decisions. Corruption may be defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, which in one way or another affects the quality of life and satisfaction of others. The aim is to bridge the gap between the nexus of corruption and the quality of life in the EU. EU countries were divided into groups of countries according to the year of accession and cover the years 2004-2017 period. The EU has been selected as a geographical region with the aim of uneven economic development of the countries and the lack of research in the region. The aim of the article is to determine the interdependencies between corruption and quality of life indicators in EU countries. Multivariate regression models revealed that the prevalence of corruption among individual groups of six countries had the highest impact on mortality rates, unambiguously showing how well countries are managing their health care systems, population density, birth rate and population aging, GDP per capita, economic situation, life expectancy, serving as an indicator of quality of life and the number of people with primary education. The results of empirical research allow to form insights that in order to reduce corruption it is necessary to focus on the following spheres reflecting the quality of life: education, health care system and general economic situation of the country. The article used the following methods: comparative and systematic literature analysis, multiple regression analysis.
34 16 Cyber-attacks to critical energy infrastructure and management issues: overview of selected casesPublicationresearch article ;Plėta, Tomas ;Tvaronavičienė, Manuela ;Della Casa, SilviaInsights into regional development. Vilnius : Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, 2020, vol. 2, no. 3., p. 703-715The purpose of the paper is to analyze the vulnerabilities of Critical Energy Infrastructures’ systems in the event of cyber-attack. The global tendency of cyber-attacks puts Critical Energy Infrastructures on one of the first places for targets. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) has become an increasingly relevant topic in the global industrial environment, as the consequences of cyber-attacks toward ICS can result in physical disruption and loss of human lives. The analysis presented in the paper will take into consideration three different case scenarios of cyber-attacks to Critical Energy Infrastructures, and will evaluate the outcomes and the tactics used by the organizations’ response and recovery. 552 219
- research article
; ; ; ; ; ; ;Entrepreneurship and sustainability issues. Vilnius : Entrepreneusrhip and Sustainability Center, 2020, 7, 4, https://doi.org/10.9770/jesi.2020.7.4(2)., p. 2590-2603Critical thinking is one of the most significant skills and abilities, which have direct impact on individual success and society’s welfare. Especially loud is the voice of employers drawing attention to the need for critical thinking skills in the labour market and in a rapidly changing world in general. The World Economic Forum (2018) indicated the ten most wanted and needed skills in the labour market of 2020: critical thinking was placed at number two, following problem solving at number one. The American Management Association (AMA) Critical Skills Survey (2010, 2012) revealed that, according to employers, employees need to think critically, solve problems, innovate, collaborate, and communicate more effectively – they must excel at the “four Cs”: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The goal of this article is to find out what and how employers with different managerial experience see critically thinking employees in today’s labour market. The research is based on phenomenography methodology and is the first such type of research about critical thinking in Lithuania. The phenomenography study revealed three hierarchically interconnected categories: A- decision to act here and now; B- verified and assured decision to act. C- innovative decisions for operational improvement. Empirical data allows identifying critical thinking related expectations of employers who anticipate that their employees could deal with emerging situations and are able to reason chosen decisions. Employers state that the critically thinking employee could give innovative suggestions; research participants describe critical thinking as higher order reasoning which gives added value to an organisation. Such understanding reflects the definition of critical thinking as a cognitive endeavour, directed to functionality in making decisions and solving particular problems. Employees’ critical thinking manifests at personal, interpersonal and societal levels. 52 Title factors influencing the formation of autopoietic economic structures in the Baltic StatesPublicationconference paper ; ;Titko, JelenaQuantitative methods : Proceedings of the 9th International conference on Applied economics : Contemporary issues in economy, Toruń, Poland, 22-23 June 2017 / edited by Adam P. Balcerzak, Ilona Pietryka. Toruń : Institut of economic research, 2017. ISBN 9788365605085., p. 261-268Research background: The concept of autopoiesis was initially developed in the field of biology and it was used to explain the behavior of biological systems. However it has been successfully applied in other fields of science, including economics and management. Although researches on economic entities using autopoietic systems’ theory are performed in Western Europe and USA, this scientific approach still is not developed in Baltic countries. This paper addresses to this vacuum of scientific researches on autopoiesis of economic structures in small open markets. Purpose of the article: The paper aims to identify and evaluate factors that turn on self-organization mechanisms of autopoietic economic structures in Baltic States, in particular in Latvia. Methodology/methods: Expert survey was used to identify the most important factors affecting the formation of meso-economic entities in the Baltic States. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) with fuzzy numbers was employed to process the data. Two different scales of evaluation (inverse linear and balanced) were used. Theoretical and practical aspect of employees and their activity evaluation model (in example of statutory institution)Publicationconference paper ; ;Solnyškinienė, JolantaRupeikienė, LinaEntrepreneurship and management : Proceedings of the 9th International conference on Applied economics : Contemporary Issues in Economy, Toruń, Poland, 22-23 June 2017 / edited by Adam P. Balcerzak, Ilona Pietryka. Toruń : Institut of economic research, 2017. ISBN 9788365605078., p. 17-26The evaluation of employees and their activity requires precise and responsible preparation, it is a process, having a large impact to successful implementation of strategic goals of institution. The evaluation of official work of civil servants in Lithuania does not have deep traditions. Thus, the main analyzed problem is the following: if the criteria of statutory institution employees and their activity evaluation (possibilities and results) are significant to the evaluation results of statutory institution employees and their activity. Purpose of the article: to make the analysis of theoretical aspects of employees and their activity evaluation and to provide an evaluation improvement model of statutory institution employees and their activity. Methodology/methods: while analyzing the theoretical peculiarities of employees and their activity evaluation, the analysis, systematization and generalization of scientific literature, scientific articles as well as legislation of the Republic of Lithuania acts have been performed. A quantitative research method was used for the performance of the empiric research; and the qualitative content analysis, descriptive statistical data analysis as well as comparative analysis were used for the analysis of the gathered data. The used in this part researches methodology and results combine the identification of interconnection of statutory institution employees and their activity evaluation possibilities (leadership, people and proprocesses) as well as measuring of their importance. Findings: Seeking for useful and effective employees and their activity evaluation process in a statutory institution, a theoretical model of employees and their activity evaluation in a statutory institution improvement was developed on the basis of general evaluation model, which has been successfully adapted in a statutory institution. Having identified the problematic fields of employees and their activity evaluation and determined the reasons of their occurrence and possible improvement opportunities, on the basis of the obtained results, a model of statutory institution employees and their activity evaluation improvement with the indicated in a research problematic fields, improvement possibilities and expected positive results is provided.
- conference paper
; ;Simanavičius, ArtūrasContemporary issues in Economy : 9th international conference on Applied economy, Toruń, Poland, 22-23 June 2017 / edited by Adam P. Balcerzak, Ilona Pietryka. Toruń : Institut of economic research, 2017. ISBN 9788365605030., p. 275 The assessment of the impact of the format of retail internationalization on consumer attitudePublication
- conference paper
; ;Gasparėnienė, LigitaContemporary issues in Economy : 9th international conference on Applied economy, Toruń, Poland, 22-23 June 2017 / edited by Adam P. Balcerzak, Ilona Pietryka. Toruń : Institut of economic research, 2017. ISBN 9788365605030., p. 254
- conference paper
; ;Titko, JelenaContemporary issues in Economy : 9th international conference on Applied economy, Toruń, Poland, 22-23 June 2017 / edited by Adam P. Balcerzak, Ilona Pietryka. Toruń : Institut of economic research, 2017. ISBN 9788365605030., p. 221-222