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  • General Founder and Publisher:

    Centre of Sociological Research

  • Publishing Partners:

    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)


    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations (Slovak Republic)

    University of Entrepreneurship and Law, (Czech Republic)


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    American Sociological Association

    European Sociological Association

    World Economics Association (WEA)




How do inter-institutional teams succeed? A case of national project

Vol. 8, No 1, 2015



Agota Giedrė Raišienė,

Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius, Lithuania



Renata Korsakiene,

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vilnius, Lithuania 

Natalja Lace,

Riga Technical University,

Riga, Latvia


ABSTRACT. Considering phenomenon of inter-institutional collaboration, the paper aims to investigate the issues of inter-institutional collaboration in Lithuanian public organizations. The paper is based on the study of collaboration aspects relevant to the project implemented by the Lithuanian Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on theoretical discussion related to the success of project implementation and team work, two studies were conducted. Firstly, a sam- ple comprised of seven project managers expressed the assumptions about decision-making process, obstacles of project implementation and measures for efficiency. Secondly, 65 responses were collected from project participants representing different public institutions. The results revealed that inter-institutional projects in public organizations are still characterized as following traditional and strictly hierarchic structure. The project leaders underestimate the potential of project group members and do not involve them into the decision-making process. The findings let us develop recommendations for managers and policy makers involved into inter-institutional projects.

Received: November, 2014

1st Revision: January, 2015

Accepted: March, 2015


DOI:10.14254/2071- 789X.2015/8-1/1

JEL Classification: M1, M12, M19

Keywords: inter-institutional collaboration, project, team work, success factors, decision making, leadership