Chief Editor
  • Christina Nikolova
National Editorial Board
  • Christina Nikolova, UNWE
  • Elka Todorova, UNWE
  • Plamen Mishev, UNWE
  • Maya Lambovska, UNWE
  • Todor Nedev, UNWE
  • Dorina Kabakchieva, UNWE
International Editorial Board
  • Dr. Damian Stantchev
    Edinburgh NAPIER University, UK

  • Dr. Ivaylo Vassilev
    University of Southampton,UK

  • Prof. Dr. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino
    Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Riga

  • Milan Zdravkovic
    University of Niš, Serbia

  • Prof. Dr. Niculae Mihaita
    Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Prof. Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, PhD
    UNINOVA institute, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Belás, PhD
    Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

  • Prof. Dr. John Rijsman,
    Tilburg University

  • Prof. Ing. Zdenek Dvorák, PhD
    University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

  • Prof. Dr. Zoran Cekerevac
    “Union – Nikola Tesla” University in Belgrade, Serbia

Preparing for Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformations In SMEs. European and National Aspects
year 2018

Preparing for Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformations In SMEs. European and National Aspects


The objectives of the research are to explore the new technological, organizational and institutional changes leading to the implementation of models of Industry 4.0 into SMEs. The methodology includes a theoretical investigation of the industrial revolutions and current digital transformation processes, comparative studies of the EU policy efforts and national initiatives, as well as empirical research - in-depth interviews with companies in Bulgaria. The results include conclusions based on empirical data gathered within the DIGITRANS INTERREG project concerning the digital readiness of the Bulgarian SMEs.

JEL: А11, А12


digital transformation, Industry 4.0, technologies, SMEs
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ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949