Todor Yalamov

Todor Yalamov
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" · Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

PhD
Visiting professor at Soka University, Tokyo, Japan

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This study of bank loans in the larger context of bank-firm relations under the Bulgarian Currency Board focuses on the 'intersection' between credit supply and demand from the point of view of both banks and firms. Both traditional and new hypotheses are suggested that correspond to specific conditions in Bulgaria: the ownership change, the corrup...
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Статията обсъжда една популярна игра сред децата в едно столично училище, измислена от едно от тях. Дискутира се как тя може да стане основа за въвеждане в програмирането за Андроид, за изчислително решаване на задачи, свързани с играта, с помощта на Ексел, за създаване на нови задачи и за първи стъпки в научно-изследователската работа от страна на...
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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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The paper explores how firms in a small open economy respond to the shock of Covid-19 crisis and provide evidence that firms engage with innovation activities substantiating the Schumpeter’s opportunity cost hypothesis. Then, the paper dives into the role of academic (and student) engagement and structuring the R&D into an internal organization and...
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В статията се проблематизират творчеството и еволюцията на един български художник (Роберт Баръмов) от гледна точка на биографичния подход, неговите артистични интервенции и прелегитимирането му като съвременен артист. Статията дискутира различни аспекти на съвременното изкуство от гледна точка на твореца, творчеството и потреблението му (пазара) и...
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Докладът Иновации.бг дава ежегодна оценка на иновационния потенциал на българската икономика и на състоянието и възможностите за развитие на българската иновационна система. Той съдържа препоръки за подобряване на обществената политика по отношение на иновациите в България и в ЕС, като се опира на най-новите теоретични и емпирични изследвания и отч...
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The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy in Europe and of the status and opportunities for development of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical re...
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The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy in Europe and of the status and opportunities for development of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical re...
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Докладът Иновации.бг дава ежегодна оценка на иновационния потенциал на българската икономика и на състоянието и възможностите за развитие на българската иновационна система. Той съдържа препоръки за подобряване на обществената политика по отношение на иновациите в България и в ЕС, като се опира на най-новите теоретични и емпирични изследвания и отч...
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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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The Innovation.bg report provides an annual assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy in Europe and of the status and opportunities of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improving public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU drawing on the latest theoretical and empirical research and taking...
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Докладът Иновации.бг осигурява ежегодна оценка на иновационния потенциал на българската икономика в Европа и на състоянието и възможностите за развитие на българската иновационна система. Той прави препоръки за подобряване на обществената политика по отношение на иновациите в България и в ЕС, като се опира на най-новите теоретични и емпирични изсле...
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Водеща тема на Иновации.бг 2019 е европейската политика в областта на науката и иновациите през следващия програмен период и инструментите, предвидени за постигането на поставените амбициозни цели. Лансираната от Европейския парламент и Съвета концепция за интелигентна специализация се доказа като успешен инструмент за провеждане на кохезионната по...
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The leading theme of Innovation.bg 2019 is the European science and innovation policy in the next programming period and the instruments envisaged to achieve the ambitious goals. The concept of smart specialisation launched by the European Parliament and the Council has proven to be a successful tool for pursuing EU cohesion policy at the regional...
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State capture, as illegitimate monopoly in the governance and the economy of established or aspiring democracies, has been a matter of debate and inquiry for quite a while. But policies combatting it are still in their infancy. The difficulties in EU enlargement and the rise of illiberalism across Europe in the past decade have underscored this lac...
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The key topic of Innovation.bg 2018 is the smart specialization concept and instrument introduced by the European Commission in 201� – 2014 in order to allow member states and their planning regions to draft their own development concepts based on the strengths of local businesses and to make better use of the European funds to be granted by 2020....
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The chapter analyzes the instruments and situational factors used by the Kremlin in implementing its public diplomacy in CEE and the Western Balkans. Some of the most common ones employed to enhance Russian influence on the media in the region include: content provision (by organizations or individual journalists); the concentration of advertising...
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This chapter considers the evolution of Bulgaria’s involvement in Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) and its impact on the governance of top-level domains in the country. The report argues that embedded local institutions in Bulgaria tend to preserve a poor level of governance even when IGF principles and approaches are applied over a period of time...
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National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs) are now widely recognised as a vital element of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process. In fact, they are seen to be the key to the sustainability and ongoing evolution of collaborative, inclusive and multistakeholder approaches to internet policy development and implementation...
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The annual report Innovation.bg provides a reliable assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the status and opportunities for development of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improvement of the public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and the EU, building on the most recent theoretical and empir...
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Only associations and foundations (by the law on not for profit judicial persons) included, other non profits excluded (chitalishte and special entities by other laws)
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The annual report Innovation.bg provides a reliable assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and of the status and potential for growth of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improving the public policies for innovation in Bulgaria and in the EU, building on the most recent theoretical and empirical...
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The book provides a comprehensive study of hidden economy and in particular - hidden employment in Southeast Europe. It looks into the official imputed unobserved economy in the system of national accounts, various estimates of hidden economy, tax gaps, tax revenues and factors, which might contribute or explain hidden economy. The first chapter pr...
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According to the authors of the policy brief, not declaring in full or partially economic activities in SEE remains widespread in virtually all areas of government – permissions and licenses, labour contracts, social security, taxes and custom duties. It signals a persistent gap between formal and informal institutions and lack of coherent enforcem...
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The paper identifies two types of successful firms – (1) those with declining trend of turnover prior the 2009-2010 and increasing trend of turnover after the crisis, and (2) faster increase of turnover after the crisis compared with before that. 10% increase in employed reduces the probability to be type 1 winner by 2.6% and increases the probabil...
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The paper discusses a popular game within an elementary school in Sofia, invented by one of its students. It suggests an approach to introduce an Android programming for kids on the basis of the game, how new mathematical problems could be invented and solved by Excel functions and computations and demonstrates fi rst steps in doing research in ele...
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The annual report Innovation.bg provides assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and of the status and potential for growth of the Bulgarian innovation system. It makes recommendations for improving the public innovation policies in Bulgaria and in the EU, building on the most recent theoretical and empirical studies in the...
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The Bulgarian public procurement market constituted 9% of national GDP on average between 2009 and 2013, making it a key public resource for allocation and an object of corruption pressure. Approximately a third of the total construction sector and half of the Top 40 companies’ turnover in 2013 came from public procurement. Similar concentration is...
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The various stakeholders in national innovation systems are interested in clustering for different reasons. The relationship between Bulgarian firms has been evolving through complex organizational partnerships. These partnerships seek either to increase competitiveness or avail themselves to funds for the formation and development of clusters. Pol...
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The Corruption and Organized Crime Threat Monitoring Report is an overview of the state and dynamics of corruption and organized crime in the Republic of Macedonia. The basis of this report is the Corruption Monitoring System (CMS) developed by the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) from Bulgaria. The CMS relies on diverse sources of informati...
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Scenario planning has been among the world’s top 25 management tools annually in the last 20 years. Despite its popularity in developed economies for over 40 years, it is rarely used in transition economies. While public administrations of old EU member states and the European Commission itself institutionalize foresight, Bulgaria still only pilots...
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Основният обект на творческото дирене е сложността, нейните източници (изменчивостта, многосвързаността и неопределеността) и начините за справяне с нея в българския сектор на информационните и комуникационни технологии (ИКТ). Дисертацията разглежда последователно сложността, произтичаща от променливите граници на сектора (изменчивост на сектора) и...
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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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Настоящото издание анализира промените в третия сектор в периода 2010 – 2013 г. и откроява едновременно добрите практики в социалното предприемачество и рисковете, които намаляват шансовете за ефективно въздействие на неправителствените организации върху демократичността и благосъстоянието на България.
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This publication analyses the changes in the third sector during the 2010 – 2013 period and at the same time outlines the positive practices in the social entrepreneurship as well as the risks that reduce the chances for nongovernmental organisations to effectively impact the democracy and well-being of Bulgaria.
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Бюлетините са изготвени в рамките на проект „Наука и бизнес”. Проектът се осъществява от Министерството на образованието, младежта и науката, в сътрудничество с Фондация "Приложни изследвания и комуникации" и с финансовата подкрепа на Оперативна програма „Развитие на човешките ресурси”.
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This paper looks at corruption as noncompliant behavior. It argues that bribery is a substitute for being connected and statistically tests various forms of this proposition in the context of Bulgaria. This approach is tested with two illegitimate goals (hiding and circumvention) of economic behavior and two legitimate goals (influencing laws and p...
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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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This paper looks at corruption as noncompliant behavior. It argues that bribery is a substitute for being connected and statistically tests various forms of this proposition in the context of Bulgaria. This approach is tested with two illegitimate goals (hiding and circumvention) of economic behavior and two legitimate goals (influencing laws and p...
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The annual Innovation.bg report provides a reliable assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the state and development capacity of the Bulgarian innovation system. It puts forward recommendations for an improved public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and EU drawing on the latest international theoretical and empirical re...
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The annual Innovation.bg report provides a reliable assessment of the innovation potential of the Bulgarian economy and the situation and development capacity of the Bulgarian innovation system. It puts forward recommendations for an improved public policy on innovation in Bulgaria and EU drawing on the latest international theoretical and empirica...
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This book focuses on the major trends and risks facing the development of civil society in Bulgaria. It identifies three groups of risks – the implementation of public-private partnerships, the takeover of civil society by politicians and senior civil servants at the central and local level, and profit-making by NGOs. A number of legislative change...
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Настоящият анализ е посветен на основните тенденции и рискове пред развитието на гражданското общество в България през 2010 г. Идентифицирани са три групи от рискове, свързани с осъществяването на публично-частни партньорства, завладяването на гражданското общество от страна на политици и висши администратори в централната и местни власти, както и...
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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...
Technical Report
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The policy framework for ICT in Bulgaria has been largely defined by the National Policy and Program for Information Society Development adopted in 1999 and updated in 2001 and 2008. Different aspects of information society have also been covered by other, more specialised strategies, such as for example the e-Commerce Strategy (2000), ICT in Educa...
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The paper considers the clusters and their important role in the knowledge-based economy; the Bulgarian clusters in the European context; the problems of the Bulgarian clusters from the point of view of the knowledge management. Conclusions are drawn on necessary improvement steps in Bulgaria in order to establish effective clusters.
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Bulgaria does not enjoy a good reputation for governance these days. Yet data suggests that risks associated with corruption and crime are comparable with some new and a few old member states. Small and medium sized investors should, however, do their due diligence carefully since large differences in governance risks from sector to sector exist.
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Innovation.BG 2008: Bulgarian Innovation Policy in European Union provides comprehensive assessment of the key performance indicators of the Bulgarian innovation system. The analysis is structured in five chapters: overall innovation index assessment, entrepreneurship and innovation networks, investments and financing of innovations, human capital...
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The paper presents different approaches in using seminars and its online version - webinars and related internet usage in the teaching of managerial disciplines, based on authors' own experience.
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Innovation.bg aims at supporting the efforts of the public and private sector for a successful transition to an innovation economy through providing a reliable analysis of the structure, current status and opportunities for development of the Bulgarian innovation system. The report recognizes the specific economic, political and institutional frame...
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е-България 2006 е четвъртият годишен доклад, който представя обширен анализ на развитието на информационното общество в страната. Анализът има за цел да подпомогне процеса на изработване и прилагане на политики като предоставя регулярен, сравнителен и проблемноориентиран мониторинг на основните индикатори за информационното общество. Докладът анал...
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This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Bulgaria’s state of preparedness for the Information Society (e-readiness) over the period 2002-2004. It traces the progress in ICT infrastructure deployment and the availability and use of Internet and ICT-related services in Bulgarian society, economy, government and education. The report is divide...
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Публикацията обсъжда ключовото значение на знанието за производителността, конкурентоспособността и растежа. Текстът е структуриран по аналитичен модел, разработен от Института на Световната банка, който дефинира четири основни стълба на икономиката на знанието, а именно: благоприятна институционална и икономическа среда; национална иновационна сис...
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Студията разглежда проблемите на корупцията в частния сектор, ролята на корпоративното управление и саморегулацията чрез бизнес асоциации и различни емпирични оценки на проблема.
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This study analyses bank lending in the larger context of bank-firm relations within the Bulgarian specificity of currency board. It focuses on the ‘intersection’ of credit supply and demand on the side of banks and firms simultaneously. We suggest both traditional and new hypotheses corresponding to the specific conditions of the Bulgarian ownersh...
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This study analyses bank lending in the larger context of bank-firm relations within the Bulgarian currency board. It focuses on the 'intersection' of credit supply and demand on the side of banks and firms simultaneously. We suggest both traditional and n ew hypotheses corresponding to the specific conditions of the Bulgarian ownership change, tra...
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The paper considers existing corruption in business-to-business relationships as a symptom of poor corporate governance. Corporate governance problems in the context of transitional or developing countries go beyond the classical problems that result from the separation of ownership and control. Following the new institutional economics approach, t...

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Diversity in legal forms of non-profit/non-government organizations is enourmous. BvD's Amadeus in-built category non-profit does not fully correspond with the status (i.e. Bulgarian chitalishte, labeled as cultural center in Amadeus is also non-profit organisation by the law, although governed by two laws). So, I am looking for a comprehensive legal comparison country country by legal type of NGOs for Europe, but would appreciate comments from all over the world.

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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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The project “Building Scientific Capacity through Knowledge transfer, Exchange of Hands-on Practices, Linked Academic Research and Networking (SCHOLARNET) has the goal to contribute to strengthening the research excellence of Sofia University’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA) in the area of economic studies such as sustainable models for innovations in public services and cost analysis, risk management of targeted markets, crisis and sustainability (institutional sustainability), capacity building and replicability of successful innovative tools by creating a scientific link with research intensive European universities. The project is financed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. The project partners are: - Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France); and - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany).