Lithuania, like other small open economies in Eastern Europe, is often characterized by linear production and consumption. Despite the European Union (EU) initiatives to prompt practical implementation of the principles of the circular economy, the problems of insufficient production from natural resources, relatively short product consumption term and small product reuse, limited waste recycling and…

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Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have created a digital assessment tool and first virtual training program that will help businesses to evaluate capabilities and readiness to operate in the international market and develop competencies needed for this. Target group – CEO and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), startups and prospective entrepreneurs…

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Yes, the year’s end looms over our heads weeks before it actually happens, with accumulating tasks on our to-do list. There is the urgent and the important; the postponed and what we don’t want to carry over to next year, and what would be so nice to finish. In midst of that frenzy it’s easy…

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KTU School of Economics and Business prof. Max von Zedtwitz’s book “Responsible Product Innovation: Safety first” written with Andy Yunlong Zhu and Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos was identified as one of the best New Product Innovation eBooks To Read In 2019. The list is made annually by BookAuthority – the world’s leading site for nonfiction book recommendations, helping…

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Disruption in business models pervades business school curricula. Amazon, Uber and Netflix have each disrupted traditional markets. These companies, and many like them, provide excellent, relevant and up-to-date case studies for business school teaching. At the same time, the traditional business school model is being challenged – and there will be casualties… Traditional teaching uses…

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We welcome you to the upcoming online seminar: https://events.efmdglobal.org/events/who-needs-faculty-outsourcing-the-online-lecture/ at 15.00 CET on Thursday, 18th July 2019. On the webinar, the panel comprises senior representatives from HSTalks and Connect2Teach, providers of lecture inputs (and more) for academic courses. The seminar is moderated by Keith Pond, EOCCS Director. The webinar presents a lively panel discussion highlighting the…

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While healthcare is not always considered an industry by most doctors and nurses, it is certainly an important element of every nation’s gross domestic product. Insights into costs, operations and organizational structures are typically not included in a medical curriculum. However, sooner or later every doctor will be confronted with the business-like elements of their…

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Learning and development have long been at the core of an approach enabling individuals by building their mindsets, knowledge and skills necessary to execute strategies. Moreover, learning and development undoubtedly help individuals navigate their professional careers within a given framework. Talent development is increasingly evolving into an agent of corporate transformation, becoming more of an…

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