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  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD
Editorial Board
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD - UNWE
  • Prof. Elka Todorova, DSc. - UNWE
  • Prof. Maya Lambovska, DSc. - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Todor Nedev, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Dorina Kabakchieva, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Paskal Zhelev, PhD - UNWE
Scientific Secretary
  • Assoc. Prof. Aleksandar Valkov, PhD - UNWE
  • Assist. Prof. Veselina Lyubomirova, PhD - UNWE
International Editorial Board
  • Damian Stantchev, PhD
    Edinburgh NAPIER University, UK

  • Ivaylo Vassilev, PhD
    University of Southampton,UK

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

  • Milan Zdravkovic
    University of Niš, Serbia

  • Prof. Niculae Mihaita, PhD
    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. John Rijsman, PhD
    Tilburg University

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

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

Innovation and Competitiveness of the Republic of Bulgaria During the Period 2007-2017
year 2020
Issue 2

Innovation and Competitiveness of the Republic of Bulgaria During the Period 2007-2017


As a result of the deepening globalization processes of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, competitiveness is perceived as one of the main indicators determining wheth­er a country will maintain its global economic position. The countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, lagged significantly behind at the beginning of the century in terms of competitiveness compared to the highly developed Western European countries. Innovation is one of the main factors influencing competitiveness. The aim of the study is to analyze the change in the innovation activity and competitiveness of Bulgaria in the period 2007-2017. The study will be developed through empirical and DESK analysis.

JEL: O300


Bulgaria, European Union, competitiveness, innovation activity
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ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949