Zhelyu Vladimirov

Zhelyu Vladimirov
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" · Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

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January 1999 - April 2016
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
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Publications (34)
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The paper discusses how ‘new heritage’ is created in a fragile institutional context by analysing the example of the historical complex Tzari Mali Grad (TMG) in Bulgaria. The analysis builds upon Regina Bendix’s notion of ‘communities of patrons’ and further develops its analytical potential. The article focuses on the hierarchical community struct...
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This study investigates the mediating role of product innovations between process innovations, and other external and internal factors, and performance. An exploratory analysis of 500 manufacturing SMEs provides seven factors. These factors were used in a path model of "innovations-performance" relationships with the mediating role of product innov...
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Hotel innovations and performance – the mediating role of staff related innovations Abstract Previous research has mostly considered separately the direct effects of innovations, and of internal and external factors, on performance. This paper assesses a model which recognizes the critical role of staff-related innovations in mediating between ot...
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The data show that there is a significant and persistent gap in innovation performance between new and old EU Member States. Most of Eastern European countries (EEC) are moderate innovators, except for Slovenia, while Bulgaria and Romania belong steadily to modest innovators. Obviously the new member states face more challenges in creating and impl...
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The search and accumulation of information online for the travel purposes follows three different stages: pre-trip, during-trip, and post-trip. We study the online behavioural patterns before the trip (planning), responsible for the creation of reliable own expectations, obtain ideas and make selection of attractions and places to be visited; еvalu...
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The search and accumulation of information online for the travel purposes follows three different stages: pre-trip, during-trip, and post-trip. We study the online behavioural patterns before the trip (planning), responsible for the creation of reliable own expectations, obtain ideas and make selection of attractions and places to be visited; evalu...
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It was acknowledged that institutional environment plays an important role for shaping entrepreneurial behavior in transition economies. The present study investigates the influence of entrepreneurs' perceptions of institutional environment on their entrepreneurial plans in a large representative sample from a transition economy. The findings revea...
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The goal of this study is to reveal the main factors influencing the e-business adoption by the small tourism firms in Bulgaria with a special attention on the role played by the shadow economic practices in this process. These practices relate to undeclared work, undeclared deals, and sales underreporting by legally registered firms. The research...
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Family businesses constitute an important part of the economies in Central and Eastern Europe. However, there is a lack of understanding about differences between family and non-family businesses in this context. This study investigates differences in management practices between Bulgarian family and non-family SMEs. To detect real rather than samp...
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The goal of this paper is to reveal the configurations of the manufacturing SMEs strategic competitiveness factors. These factors differ from the operational ones in the sense that they are innovation related and assume significant organisational changes. Such factors refer to product and process innovations, use of advanced technology, implementat...
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La stabilité de la région de l’Europe de sud-est est devenue un intérêt important pourl’UE après les guerres et conflits durant les années 90s. Pour cette raison l’UE aencouragé les initiatives régionales avec l’espérance que la coopération économiqueva servir en tant qu’une source durable de la paix dans la région. Cette coopérationrégionale conti...
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Основните въпроси, които са проследени в рамките на анализа са свързани с макроикономическото развитие на страната през последните години; характерните за страната особености, в сравнение с характеристиките на страните-членки на ЕС; състоянието на земеделието и хранително-вкусовата промишленост; и социално-икономическото състояние в селските райони...
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Business Systems Review Journal On the basis of existing theory we suggest two main types of factors for SME competitiveness. The first type is comprised of the basic factors, including internal, external and entrepreneur-related factors, all well-defined and discussed in the IO and RBV approach and the configuration theory as well. The second typ...
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The Bulgarian version of this paper can be found at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2290685 SMEs Analysis for the period 2012-2013 has been elaborated for the purposes and needs of the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA), which is responsible for the implementation of national policies in the area of small and medium-size ente...
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The Bulgarian version of this paper can be found at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2290692The main goal of the analysis is to study the current state of the SME sector, the potential to develop the activities of the enterprises, as well as to estimate the effects of the SME competitiveness factors on their business performance in times of economic recov...
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The goal of this study is to analyse the e-tourism development in Bulgaria, and particularly customer satisfaction with the quality of the tourism companies' websites. A total of 249 firms' websites have been evaluated by tourism master students according to selected indicators. The conceptual model contained 10 indicators as antecedents for custom...
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Yordanova, D., Vladimirov, Z. and R. Simeonova-Ganeva (2012) ”Internationalisation of the SMEs in the Apparel Industry: evidence from Bulgaria”, FEBA YearBook, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, in print.
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The main goal of this research was to investigate the SMEs competitiveness in terms of leading and supporting factors, and to compare the influence of these factors on SMEs performance. The study focused on four leading and four supportive factors. For each of these factors the respective indexes were constructed and calculated on the basis of 300...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the factors for the implementation of the efficient food quality and safety management system in the food industry and the food retail sector in Bulgaria. Design/methodology/approach – Through the standardised questionnaire 422 companies have been studied: 326 from four food sub sectors (meat, diary...
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Основната цел на анализа е да изследва актуалното състояние на сектора на МСП, потенциала за развитие на дейността на предприятията, както и да опише основните ефекти от държавните политики. Ситуацията в сектора на МСП е разгледана в рамките на периода 2005-2011 г., като основните статистически данни покриват периода 2005-2009 г. Индикаторите за на...
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This chapter considers the extent of the transfer of the European social model (ESM) of employment relations into Bulgaria through examining the examples of French multinational companies (MNCs). The choice of French MNC subsidiaries was determined by the role of the distinctive French social model and its influence on the ESM. Some authors suggest...
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Main objective of the analysis is to examine the present situation of the SME sector, the potential of development of the enterprises, and to describe the key effects from the state policies.Situation of the SME sector is investigated for the period of 2005-2011. Main statistical data covers the period of 2005-2009. Research indicators are compleme...
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The Internet and educational reform efforts are creating a global network of universities. The ability of faculty members and students to communicate with each other independent of location has dramatically improved. In terms of administration, universities still function as separate entities. However, efforts to share information and to collaborat...
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The paper presents my experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning I engaged in the portfolio project of the CRC at the CEU. It consisted in the introduction of the Economic Sociology course for students in economics and business. The main goal of the course was to equip students with new methodological tools and skills for analyzing econ...

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