Albena Vutsova

Albena Vutsova
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" · Department of Economics

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The study covers the impact of the research evaluation conducted in Bulgaria. Its assessment is based on the analysis of applicable indicators regarding research publications, preparation of doctoral students, project activity - national and international, participation in networks, impact of the quality of research on funding, patents, and innovat...
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The paper provides new empirical evidence on entrepreneurship in agriculture, its early performance (second year of establishment), labor productivity, operating revenues, and assets on firm-level data of all companies in the sector. The firm level economic performance is analyzed against a more general background of the sector (production, exports...
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Purpose: The goal of the paper is to analyse in which countries’ youth unemployment is statistically pro or countercyclical and how crises in the last decade have affected it. What would the plausible explanations for diverging patterns within the EU and other European countries be? In what terms is the young people’s labour market across Europe im...
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Over the last decade, the phenomenon called collaborative economy or sharing economy gained significant dimensions and crossed many sectors of economic and social life, creating new business models. Despite the growing interest, there is no single concept for its definition, manifestations, impacts and business models, while at the same time, digit...
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Energy efficiency has been among the key objectives of the energy policy of the European Union and the European Structural and Investment Funds in the 2014–2020 programming period. It is one of the key priorities of the new European Green Deal, which will guide the EU programmes in the next multiannual financial framework. To provide recommendation...
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Youth unemployment levels and all the challenges faced by different groups of young people are becoming a top priority at European, national and regional level. Various institutions in the country are working on the introduction of measures and the implementation of projects that will contribute to overcoming them. One of the areas in which special...
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Academic spin-offs are important instrument through which universities contribute to local economic development. The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors for success as well as some objective barriers of academic spin-offs with a special focus on the management strategies and factors for success in these ventures. The article aims to pro...
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Se ha prestado cada vez más atención al desarrollo del sector social en Europa. El artículo presenta varios modelos existentes de empresas sociales en Bulgaria y otros Estados miembros, como, la República Checa, Grecia y Hungría, y analiza el ecosistema en el que están funcionando. La selección se basa en características territoriales, demográficas...
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The following presentation explores the impact of research evaluation in Bulgaria over a period of twenty years.
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In the development process of the economic theory, the focus is shifted from the market, being the only form of coordination of economic activity, to the personal behavior and its impact on economic processes. This reveals the importance of human habits and how they shape the socio-economic behavior. Social relations and interaction become more and...
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After nearly 20 years without any significant changes, the indicators of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have undergone a major overhaul in the current 2014–2020 programming period. This paper reviews the characteristics of the ERDF indicator system evolution and contextualises the changes. Based on applying a logic model and practica...
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The European instruments have started acting adequately in Bulgaria since 1991, when the country was accepted as a member of a number of initiatives and pre-accession instruments were introduced. At a later stage commenced the action of the principal European instruments: the framework programs (1998) and structural funds (2003).They intervened the...
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For a decade, the annual report Innovation.bg has been providing a reliable measure of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy, and of the state and opportunities for development of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improvement of the public innovation policy in Bulgaria and the EU, based on the latest theoreti...
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An effective technology transfer and the role of cooperation between the public and private sectors take a significant place in the modern development of economies based on knowledge. The rapid development of technology and innovation are the main features of this new content in their society. Economic changes due to innovation provoke important ch...
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The implementation of the revised Lisbon strategy and new strategic document Europe 2020 require establishment of a general framework for effectiveness of a modern economy, based on high quality research and innovative products, instruments for marketization and good balance between the interests of consumers and owners, facilitating free circulati...
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For more than a decade the annual Innovation.bg report has provided a reliable assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the state and development capacity of the Bulgarian innovation system. It has put forward recommendations for improved public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and the EU by drawing on the latest internat...
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The current innovative scientific policy is taking into consideration an increasing scope of factors, as a result of the rapid development of the global economy and the growing criteria of the highly competitive European and global market environment. In order to be incorporated adequately in such an environment, this policy should be targeted to a...
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The Innovation.bg report provides a reliable annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the conditions and opportunities for development of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for the improvement of public policy on innovation by drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical studies worldwide...
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The development of the European research sphere is rooted in the new Lisbon Strategy and the Ljubljana process. The key highlights have an impact on the resources and the main actions and activities in view of international cooperation. The background and the instruments of this cooperation are studied in details. The author’s comment focuses the n...

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Network of the projects, financed by the National Program "European Research Networks" Мрежа на проектите, финансирани от Националната програма "Европейски научни мрежи"
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Parallel computing platforms have revolutionised the hardware landscape by providing high-performance, low-energy, and specialized (viz. heterogeneous) processing capabilities to a variety of application domains, including mobile, embedded, data-centre and high-performance computing. However, to leverage their potential, system designers must strike a difficult balance in the apportionment of resources to the application components, striving to avoid under- or over-provisions against worst-case utilisation profiles. The entanglement of hardware components in the emerging platforms and the complex behaviour of parallel applications raise conflicting resource requirements, more so in smart, (self-)adaptive and autonomous systems. This scenario presents the hard challenge of understanding and controlling, statically and dynamically, the trade-offs in the usage of system resources, (time, space, energy, and data), also from the perspective of the development and maintenance efforts. Making resource-usage trade-offs at specification, design, implementation, and run time requires profound awareness of the local and global impact caused by parallel threads of applications on individual resources. Such awareness is crucial for academic researchers and industrial practitioners across all European and COST member countries, and, therefore, a strategic priority. Reaching this goal requires acting at two levels: (1) networking otherwise fragmented research efforts towards more holistic views of the problem and the solution; (2) leveraging appropriate educational and technology assets to improve the understanding and management of resources by the academia and industry of underperforming economies, in order to promote cooperation inside Europe and achieve economical and societal benefits.