Details for School of Economics and Business - Kaunas University of Technology
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral
Institution is part of
Kaunas University of Technology
Sign Up Date to PRME
12 May 2017
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
Letter of Commitment (2017)
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Sustainable development is one of the University’s strategic principles integrated into the University’s long-term goals and actively applied in research, education, and infrastructure. University infrastructure planning, maintenance and development is based on the efficient use of resources, fair and open procurement, cost-effective transportation asset management, waste recycling and disposal.
A corporate perspective is integrated in School’s study programmes learning outcomes, such as - the ability to recognize and address ethical dilemmas, corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices. There are several study modules in School of Economics and Business that deeply analyse sustainability, such as Sustainable Development, Sustainable Economics, Corporate Social Responsibility and etc.
Not all study programmes integrate Global Responsibility and Sustainable Development dimension yet, but the necessity to develop socially responsible managers is understood and the broader integration of this dimension into all programmes is in our future plans.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The School’s research outputs are organized across the disciplines of management and economics, thus the core research outputs are based on certain disciplines and research traditions, such as management, business studies, accounting, marketing, finances and economics, while applying the interdisciplinary approach on contemporary issues, such as competitiveness, innovation, responsibility, value creation processes in business and society, and the like. The research results are of both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary type, mainly focusing on applied management and economics. The multidisciplinary nature of research is achieved via: 1) sectorial focus of economics and management disciplines; 2) approaching social phenomenon from the perspectives of both management and economics (e.g. innovation, sustainability, etc.), 3) technological contextualization of management discipline. The interdisciplinary nature of research is exercised across disciplines of management and economics while approaching complex social phenomena such as business ecosystems, organizational dynamics, societal trends in work and consumption, etc.
An important ground for the multidisciplinary research is formed due to the positioning of the School within a technological university of, which implies the management and economics research contextualization within certain sectors, technological frameworks, and industries. The results manifest in multidisciplinary studies of health management and economics, energy sector and economics, sustainability management across industries, technology management and economics, whereas both technological and social contexts are encompassed. Economics and management as a multidisciplinary and heavily underpinning field is represented via studies of competitiveness and economics, fiscal, industrial and innovation policies, where the concept of competitiveness and related fields is approached from the perspectives of economic, management and policy research traditions.
Research in the sustainable development area makes up to 10% of the School’s total research output. We are planning to develop research in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability.