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The article defines the concept of energy security and outlines the role of energy security for national economies. The energy sector in Bulgaria has been analyzed as well as the energy dependence from foreign energy supplies that secure internal energy consumption. The paper gives information also about the dynamics and trends of development of energy consumption in Bulgaria for the period 1990-2014. The forecasts for the future energy consumption trends are presented. The method of trend extrapolation of energy consumption is used.
The main accent of the paper is put on the strategic process through which the creation of innovations and new products take certain forms and acquire sustainability, the characteristics while creating the innovations and whether there are winners in the development of the highly technological markets, the factors which allow new profiles of the product and the determinants of success of the new product.
The aim of the paper is to present and analyze the results of a research on the competitiveness of Bulgarian export-oriented sectors in the 2002-2012 period. The study examines the concept of competitiveness, identifies the main competitive advantages of different export-oriented industries in Bulgaria, and delves into the specific challenges to competitiveness they face. These sectors include metallurgy, machine building, the chemical industry, clothing and textiles, furniture, wine production, tobacco, and the food processing industry. The employed methods of analysis are both quantitative and qualitative.
The main task of this paper is to answer the question whether a certain country being a part of the information society is prepared for the future where the new model of education meets the demand for individuality, creativity, innovation, humanity and social awareness.
The article offers a study of present-day modes of international business operations. It explains the nature, types, evolution, benefits, and challenges facing global sourcing as alternative company solutions for international business performance.
This paper endeavors to set out a structured approach to what is conveniently called “Euromarketing”, a process designed to assist businesses to progressively expand into new markets in other countries within European Union in a consistent and cost effective manner.
Public-private partnerships are undoubtedly an element of today’s national and international business processes. They comprise a certain approach to bonding state and business efforts in solving strategic issues of great significance. Experience to date and the modest accumulation of theory motivated a joint team of researchers from the International Economic Relations and Statistics Department of Sofia’s University of National and World Economy to address the issue. They carried out a desk and field research on the matter accompanied by a case study.
The paper is a part of the project entitled University – Businesses Partnership: Bulgarian and European Dimensions. It presents an analysis of the various models of public-private partnership in higher education as an opportunity for transfer of knowledge of higher quality and experience, as well as for provision of better services and material basis.
The debate on the EU budget reform is multilayered. It pinpoints various aspects, which implicitly reveal problems related to the national governmental basis regarding the defense of EU countries’ interests.
The article presents public-private partnership in a new light – as a priority of economic development and a hub of EU competitive initiatives. The various models of cooperation between the state and the private sector favor innovations in projects on the construction of transport infrastructure, industrial zones, hi-tech centers, photovoltaic systems etc.
The article is dedicated to the modern dimensions of public-private partnership and the scale of application of the projects in this field, which require enhancement of citizens’ investment culture. The participation of companies in such projects facilitates their access to EU funds. The acquaintance with good practices in implementing successful PPP projects and the accumulated positive experience imply seeking new and efficient means for public awareness enhancement.
Public-private partnership (PPP) is an indisputable component of the structure in the modern national and international economic processes. It implies a particular approach, where the efforts of the state and businesses are joined to settle strategic issues of various significance.
The main aim of the research is a description of the particularities of the marketing environment in the European Union and a clarification of the product, distribution, price, and communication policies of Bulgarian companies when implementing successful marketing strategies in the European context.
The article provides an analysis of the particularities of marketing in the European Union, which includes a set of managerial activities carried out in an international marketing environment, featuring considerable similarities and differences of the political, economic, and socio-cultural conditions.