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  • Ognyan Simeonov
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  • Ognyan Simeonov, UNWE
  • Elka Todorova, UNWE
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  • Maya Lambovska, UNWE
  • Todor Nedev, UNWE
  • Christina Nikolova, UNWE
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  • 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

Structural Transformation and Industrial Competitiveness of Bulgaria After 10 Years of EU Membership
year 2017

Structural Transformation and Industrial Competitiveness of Bulgaria After 10 Years of EU Membership


After the global crisis it was realized that manufacturing should be assigned a major role for Europe to continue to be a global player. The European Commission has called on EU countries to step up their industrial policies and try to restore the central position of manufacturing for creating jobs and growth. In this context the aim of the paper is to look at the process of structural change in Bulgaria in the period after its EU accession. An attempt is made to explore whether the Bulgarian economy has managed to reindustrialize and improve its industrial competitiveness taking advantage of the alleged benefits of the full EU membership. The analysis has been made in comparison to another two similar countries. The results show that so far reindustrialization has not been achieved and, despite the slight improvement in the industrial competitiveness, in relative terms it is extremely unsatisfactory.

JEL: F63, L52


reindustrialization, manufacturing, technological intensity, GVA, exports, structural change
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ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949