Dr., Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania
Dalia Vidickiene, PhD is chief researcher at the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics with over 30 years research experience in economics and management. Main interests are on rural development and regional policy, strategic management and performance evaluation of organizations, post-industrial knowledge society. She has long time experience in management and coordination of international research and development projects of different EU programs (FP6, INTERREG, PHARE, Leonardo da Vinci). Currently she is focusing on research topics dealing with rural policy and rural settlements evolution, networking and other innovative tools for sustainable rural development.