Project leader

Prof. Ramona Rupeika-Apoga

Project executors: Pierpaolo Marano

Mg. oec., Lecturer Larisa Bule

Mg. oec., Doctoral student Kristīne Petrovska

Mg. oec., Doctoral student Irina Japparova

Actuality: As a result of the COVID-19, many companies have switched to remote or teleworking to satisfy customer needs in the world of social distancing. For some companies and sectors, this transformation is a matter of survival. At the same time digital transformation of SMEs is not only a necessity, but also represents an opportunity for the European Community to become a world leader in the digitalisation, reaping its economic, societal, and environmental benefits.

The overall objective of the project is to investigate the mechanism of digital transformation of SMEs towards sustainability based on the Resource Orchestration Theory.

The overall novelty of this study is its contribution to our understanding of how SMEs can transform their business to become digital and sustainable under budget constraints.

The project main scientific results are 2 original scientific papers with high impact published in journals indexed in WoSCC or SCOPUS databases.

The main socio-economic expected impact is, that a wide number of SMEs, receive a comprehensive knowledge and thus the capacity to develop economic and social sustainable activities/value chains based on innovative ideas. The research findings will provide some practical implications for SMEs to better plan and manage their resource actions, which are essential steps towards successful business transformation.

Deadline (years) 2020 (12) - 2021.

The total financing of the project is 100389 EUR

LZP FLPP No. lzp-2020 / 2-0061