Erika Vaiginiene

Dr Erika Vaiginiene is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Her research and consulting areas cover the topics of higher education, entrepreneurship and innovation management, and strategic management. Erika holds a PhD in Social science in Business Administration and Management.

Recently Erika has contributed to several studies and evaluations on European and Lithuanian Higher education, entrepreneurship and innovation support programmes. She was involved in the “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor” (2011 – 2014) – the world’s foremost trusted resource on entrepreneurship for key international organisations like the United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

She is Adizes (USA) certified change manager, and she is progressing with Foresight methodologies since 2018. She continually studies Foresight techniques at courses organized by the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (UK) in partnership with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD.

Recent entrepreneurship relevant assignments include

  • 2020 Representative survey of companies’ innovation activities after the pandemic and economic slowdown caused by COVID – 19
  • 2019 Lithuanian Clusterisation Study, 2019
  • 2019 Lithuanian Business Companies’ innovativeness
  • 2018 HEInnovate (Higher education innovation)
  • 2018 Lithuanian Business Companies’ innovativeness
  • 2018 Analysis and assessment of the situation of the small and medium business in Lithuania
  • 2017 Lithuanian Clusterisation Study, 2017
  • 2011 – 2014 Lithuanian Entrepreneurship Monitor (based on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor)
  • 2011 Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in Georgia in the Context of EU (II Stage)
  • 2010 Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in Georgia in the Context of EU (I Stage)
  • 2010 Research for testing national program “Business Steps 2010” recommendations.

List of Publications

  • Vaiginiene E., Pauliene R., Nausedaite R. and Mazeikaite D. (2021) Impact of COVID-19 on investments by companies in research, development and innovation: The case of Lithuania. Chapter is provisionally accepted for publication to the 2021 volume 2 (number provisional) of the book “Business Under Crisis: Organisational Adaptations” of the book series “Palgrave Studies in Cross-Disciplinary Business Research, in Association with EuroMed Academy of Business”. The chapter has been editor-accepted and it is pending publisher (Palgrave Macmillan) acceptance.
  • Vaiginiene E., Pauliene R. and Urbsiene L. (2021) Hidden Champions of Lithuania. In Hidden Champions in Dynamically Changing Societies – Critical Success Factors for Market Leadership edited by Danica Purg. Alenka Braček Lalić, Springers; ISBN: 978-3-030-65450-4; DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-65451-1
  • Pauliene R., Vaiginiene E. ir Abbas K. (2020) Relationship between EWOM in Social Media and Customers’ Purcharse Intentions in Egypt and Lithuania, Business Theory and Practice: Across Industries and Markets, 13 th EMRBI Conference. EuroMed Press, ISSN: 2547-8516; ISBN: 978-9963-711-89-5 (WoS)
  • Vaiginiene E. ir kt. (2018) Management and Leadership Development Needs: The Case of Lithuania. In Business and Society: Making Management Education Relevant for the 21st Century (2018) etidted by Danica Purg. Alenka Braček Lalić, Jennifer A. Pope, Springers, ISBN 978-3-319-78854-8 (SCOPUS)
  • Bučar M., Markianidou P. and Vaiginiene E. (2017) Analytical Background Report: Specific Support to Slovenia, Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility, European Commission Directorate – General for Research and Innovation, ISBN 978-92-79-35683-4, doi: 10.2777/414383
  • Marija Stonkiene, Renata Matkeviciene, Erika Vaiginiene, (2016) “Evaluation of the national higher education system’s competitiveness: Theoretical model”, Competitiveness Review, Vol. 26 Issue: 2, pp.116-131,
  • (Vaiginiene E. et all) (2014) Comparative analysis of Lithuanian Education policy and EHEA Education policy, P.316
  • Laužikas, Mindaugas, VAIGINIENĖ, Erika, Miliūtė, Aistė, Varnienė, Skaistė, Jakimavičius, Tomas. Impacts of the fair of failure on the Dynamics of entrepreneurship in CEEC belonging to the EU since 2004 // The Future of Entrepreneurship: 7th EMRBI Conference. EuroMed Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-9963-711-27-7. P. 867-887 (WoS)
  • (with Taras Vas et all) (2013) A Global Classroom? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Global Virtual Collaboration as a Teaching Tool in Management Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Volume 12, No.3. P. 414 – 435
  • Laužikas, Mindaugas, VAIGINIENĖ, Erika, Miliūtė, Aistė, Batulevičiūtė, Skaistė, Rosinaitė, Vikinta. Intraprenership as a precondition for entrepreneurship: conceptual considerations // Building New Business Models For Success Through Competitiveness and Responsibility: 5th EMRBI Conference. EuroMed Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-9963-711-07-9. P. 1787-1788 )(WoS)
  • Laužikas, Mindaugas, VAIGINIENĖ, Erika, Rosinaitė, Vikinta Miliūtė, Aistė, Batulevičiūtė, Skaistė, Dailydaitė, Simona. The role of cultural and social norms on intrapreneurship in Lithuania // Confronting Contemporary Business Challenges through Management Innovation: 6th EMRBI Conference. EuroMed Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-9963-711-16-1. P. 1359-1380. (WoS)
  • Rosinaitė, Vikinta, Laužikas, Mindaugas, VAIGINIENĖ, Erika, Miliūtė, Aistė, Batulevičiūtė, Skaistė. Individual and Organisational Career Attitudes: Cases of Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur Careers. Tarptautinis verslas: inovacijos, psichologija, ekonomika. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. ISSN 2029-5774. 2013, T. 4, Nr. 2(7), P.110-119.
  • (Vaiginiene E. et all) (2013) The comprehensive analysis of the changes in the Lithuanian higher education policy during the period from 2009 to 2011, Monograph, P.368
  • (with Research Group) (2012) Lithuanian Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011. Study, ISSN 2335-2051; ISSN 2335-2043
  • (with Chmieliauskas A., Pilkaite A., Villiunas V.) (2012) Project, Program and Portfolio Management Value for Public Sector. International Business: Innovation, Psychology, Economics, ISSN 2029-5774
  • Vaiginiene E. (2011) Business relations and company internationalisation: a case of Lithuanian textile and apparel companies. Transformations in Business and Economics, Vol. 10, No.1 (22). (WoS)
  • (with Chmieliauskas A., Pilakaite A., Villiunas V.) Applying Business Models for Project, Program and Portfolio Management in Public Sector (2011) InternationL Conference “Business-Science-Government Partnership: Fostering Country Competitiveness “Proceedings, ISSN: 2029-7971, International Business School at Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • (with Kavaliauske M.) The impact of business conditions to franchising in catering sector in Lithuania. // Business research challenges in a turbulent era : 4th annual EuroMed conference of the EuroMed academy of business: October 20th – 21th, 2011, University of Nicosia: conference readings book proceedings. Elounda, EuroMed Press, 2011. ISBN 9789963711017. P. 957-973. (WoS)
  • (with Kavaliauske M.) Franchise Business Development Model: Theoretical Considerations. Business: theory and practice. 2011. N. 12(4). ISSN 1648-0627. P.323-331. (Q3 Clarivate Analytics, JSR (2011) 0.328)
  • Vaiginiene E. (2011) Partnership Fostering Country Competitiveness. Intellectual Economics, Vol. 5, No.3(11), ISSN 1822-8038