Olivera Kostoska

Olivera Kostoska
University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola · Faculty of Economics - Prilep

PhD in Economics

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Introduction
Olivera Kostoska is Professor at the Faculty of Economics – Prilep, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University – Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia. Her primary research interests include international trade and investment, productivity, innovation and European integration. She has published widely on these topics and has lectured both at home and abroad. She has served as a peer reviewer for a number of journal articles and participated in several research projects.
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February 2021 - present
University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola
Position
  • Professor
January 2016 - January 2021
University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2011 - December 2015
University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
November 2006 - December 2010
October 2002 - October 2006
October 1998 - September 2002

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Publications (63)
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Sustainable development is critical to ensure the future of humanity. Therefore, the assessment and governance of sustainability becomes a central challenge our society is facing. This paper provides a novel ICT framework for addressing sustainable development goals. It is characterized by both local and global considerations, in the context of eco...
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Како е организирана структурата на трговските текови за даден производ? Дали станува збор за густа, распространета мрежа, со голем број линкови, или пак, за помалку густа мрежа, вообичаено центрирана, односно организирана околу една оска која централно ги координира тековите? Овој труд ги користи алатките од анализата на мрежи за да ги испита разли...
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The research on core-periphery structure of global trade from a complex-network perspective has shown that the world system is hierarchically organized into blocks and that countries play different roles in the world economy. Yet, little attention has been paid to investigating whether the sectoral international trade networks conform to a core-per...
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The expansion of global production networks has raised many important questions about the interdependence among countries and how future changes in the world economy are likely to affect the countries’ positioning in global value chains. We are approaching the structure and lengths of value chains from a completely different perspective than has be...
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Во текот на подолг временски период наназад, општествениот и политичкиот либерализам е прифатен како посакувана основа за социетална организација. Економската теорија се обиде да се приспособи на оваа ситуација и да развие софистицирани модели за да го оправда тврдењето дека индивидуите се самоорганизираат во општествено посакувана состојба. Сепак,...
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Нивоата на дознаки забележани во текот на последните две децении, сè повеќе, ги потикнаа меѓународните организации, државните агенции, истражувачите и практичарите да размислуваат за дознаките како за еден од главните мотори кои ја промовираат глобализацијата и растот на земјите во развој. Преку трансферот на пари, информации, идеи и практики дома,...
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For a long time now, social and political liberalism has been accepted as the desirable basis for societal organization. The economic theory has tried to adapt itself to this perspective and has developed sophisticated models to support the claim that individuals will self-organize into a socially desirable state. This position, however, has led to...
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Во текот на подолг временски период наназад, општествениот и политичкиот либерализам е прифатен како посакувана основа за социетална организација. Економската теорија се обиде да се прилагоди на оваа ситуација и да развие софистицирани модели за да го оправда тврдењето дека индивидуите се самоорганизираат во општествено посакувана состојба. Сепак,...
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The organisational complexity and adaptive, yet effective implementation of high-level policies for socio-technical-environmental systems represent a challenge derived from the need to respond effectively to changes in dynamic and unpredictable environment, while aiming to achieve the set purpose(s). The broad stakeholder ecosystem as well as the h...
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The expansion of global production networks has raised many important questions about the interdependence among countries and how future changes in the world economy are likely to affect the countries' positioning in global value chains. We are approaching the structure and lengths of value chains from a completely different perspective than has be...
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Adaptive organizations are the contemporary kind of socio-technical systems derived from the need to respond effectively to changes in the dynamic and unpredictable landscape of the digital economy. These organizations are both internetworked and knowledge-driven, and thus responsive to challenges and opportunities of the digital age. The networkin...
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The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) will have a profound and direct impact on the European banking industry. It is also widely accepted as a regulation producing ripple effects both in the banking and other sectors in and beyond Europe. Extending the first Payment Services Directive, PSD2 is intended to strengthen the security of online transac...
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The narrative for Macedonia’s EU accession efforts is basically about a stalled process for the best part of the last years. Although the Commission has recommended starting accession talks for several years in a row, Greek objections blocked progress, however, just as they did at the Bucharest NATO summit when Greece prevented Macedonia from joini...
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In the contemporary business surrounding, posed by the new, so-called 'digital economy', the e-Commerce paradigm became a decisive factor for both the survival and successfulness of companies. The whole concept is built on the existence of its two major pillars: the e-Customer and the e-Commerce website. The mutual interaction between these is dete...
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Одржувањето и подобрувањето на екстерната конкурентност претставува круцијално прашање за сите економии, особено за земјите-кандидати за членство во ЕУ, чиишто мали економии мора да се потпираат, главно, врз раст воден од извозот. Овој труд има за цел да ја оцени динамиката поврзана со извозната конкурентност на Република Македонија. Домашните мали...
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Measuring the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on the economy is a major challenge and a research question standing at the forefront of economics in the past years. In terms of methodologies, two approaches have been followed extensively, i.e. the standard growth accounting methodology and the regression-based models. Thi...
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This paper examines the sectoral specialisation and competitiveness of Macedonia in relation to that of the EU28, using four indices of revealed comparative advantage for the years 2000–2015. Additionally, we estimate the stability of the distribution and of the value of trade specialisation indices over time, as well as the duration and probabilit...
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The aim of this paper is to evaluate how well-prepared the Western Balkans (Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) are to join the EU in terms of competitiveness and to clearly identify the set of EU countries that would represent a ‘real benchmark’ when trying to assess the region’s competitiveness. In 2010, the Europe 2020 strategy was propos...
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Trade integration is an essential component of Macedonia’s economic development and the role of the European Union (EU) in supporting such process is crucial, given the importance of the EU member states for the country’s foreign trade. The EU has encouraged this deepening through an active trade policy, including the Stabilization and Association...
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For much of the past years, the EU has simultaneously pursued the incentive of deeper integration and enlargement, thus becoming a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. Enlargement serves as an impetus for political and economic reforms that moves in steps which are largely determined by the candidate countries' r...
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As world population grows, increases the need for more efficient food production. On the other hand, contemporary farmers are facing a fast-changing business environment, tough market conditions and fierce competition, more than ever before. High exposure to financial risks imposes the need for making better agribusiness-related decisions on all le...
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E-Commerce is widely recognized as a phenomenon that has exhibited unparalleled potentials to radically transform both local and global marketplaces. Searching for new opportunities, longing for flexibility to successfully address quickly emerging challenges, and gaining significant cost savings are among top incentives for companies to go online....
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E-Commerce is widely recognized as a phenomenon that has exhibited unparalleled potentials to radically transform both local and global marketplaces. Searching for new opportunities, longing for flexibility to successfully address quickly emerging challenges, and gaining significant cost savings are among top incentives for companies to go online....
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As the e-Commerce paradigm becomes a mainstream, there could be a number of additional companies getting ready to increase their online presence and make the most of this advantage over their traditional, ‘brick-and-mortar’ counterparts. However, nearly two decades after the explosion of e-Commerce ‘bubble’, claims have often been made that the mer...
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A certain country can increase production and welfare only if it produces in industries in which price is not the single factor explaining the competitive edge. This paper attempts to assess the qualitative competitiveness of Macedonia as a candidate country for European Union (EU) accession. EU remains a main trading partner of the country, making...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become more accessible, more powerful and more widespread. Yet, the use of ICTs is not an end in itself. The impact that such technologies have on the economy and society is what ultimately matters. Understanding the economics of ICTs requires a deep and thorough knowledge of how the new techno...
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Macedonia has an unenviable record as the longest running accession candidate in the Western Balkans. It was first in the region to sign a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) in April 2001 and submitted its EU membership application in March 2004. The European Commission, supported by the European Parliament, has recommended for five succ...
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The strategic orientation and candidate status for accession to the European Union clearly point toward the country's European perspective. In this context, strengthening the territorial cohesion and balanced regional development become crucial for convergence with the EU integration process. Hence, this paper aims at a) disclosing the regional dis...
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The holistic approach to innovation includes establishing a wide range of interactions among different actors which implies development and expansion of methods, approaches and tools for improving the innovation. This paper analyzes the impact of customers and users on promoting innovation of companies. In this context, the authors advocate differe...
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Abstract: The holistic approach to innovation includes establishing a wide range of interactions among different actors which implies development and expansion of methods, approaches and tools for improving the innovation. This paper is to analyze the impact of customers and users on promoting innovation of the companies. In this context, the autho...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) affects to a great extent the output and productivity growth. Evidence suggests that investment growth in ICT has rapidly accelerated the TFP (total factor productivity) growth within the European Union. Such progress is particularly essential for the sectors which themselves produce new technology, bu...
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So far Macedonia has undergone an unsuccessful attempt to transition, distinguished by low growth rates, high unemployment, extensive poverty, balance of payments unfavorable position, technological lag etc. The external sector, as a core element to growth perspectives of a small open economy is critically dependant upon the export competitiveness....
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The ongoing process of liberalization, as well as the intensive technological breakthrough have a great impact either on the macroeconomic policy creators, or the dissimilarity of conventional approach to found a strategy of a certain company. Bearing in mind the very notation, core characteristics of the concept of competitiveness are needed to be...
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Within the last two decades, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been observed as one of the prime instruments in the process of restructuring the European economies in transition. Many scholars argue that FDI is expected to be a source of valuable technology transfer thus might certainly have positive effects on host country development efforts. N...
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European economies in transition, within the last two decades have undergone an extensive economic restructuring along with numerous institutional and regulatory reforms. Domestic funds have to some extent played a limited role in their financing. Thus, foreign capital inflows had to replace the inland investment in case of frequent market malfunct...
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as well as the corporate restructuring intercede a great part of the corporate financial world. The most distinguished, the fifth merger wave, found to be five times larger in real terms compared to its predecessor, has involved companies within the service sector, principally those coming from the OECD countries. Hi...
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Over the last decade, the concept of electronic banking has an extensive impact on the banking system as a whole, emerged as a consequence of the new paradigm for the business process support. The permanence of technological innovation, as well as the increased competition has pressurized the financial institutions to develop the new electronic ban...

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