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Entrepreneurship in a Changing World –
Challenges and Responses

11th International Conference
7 - 10 June 2020

Albena, Varna, Bulgaria

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Proceedings 2008
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The Conference Proceedings 2008

This book presents part of the papers presented at the International Conference 'The European Entrepreneurship in the Globalizing Economy Challenges and Opportunities' held in Varna, Bulgaria, on 9 - 12 September 2008. The rest of the papers are published in a separate book by Edward Elgar Publishing.

The papers are presented in the following thematic directions:

  • Starting and Growing a New Venture
  • Innovation, Marketing, and Entrepreneurial Networks
  • Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • Different Aspects of Entrepreneurship

The accents in the papers are on the ‘hot topics’ of the European entrepreneurship, mostly in the countries with newly established market economy - Central and Eastern Europe. The entrepreneurship in these countries is considered as a main engine of the changes and their development. In this context, the conference’s outcomes have not only scientific but also a certain practical character.

The Table of Contents


Starting Up a New Venture Rent-a-Bike at the Plitvice Lakes National Park
Valerija Bublić, Ivan Šmid, and Ivan Vuković

Business Incubator Subotica as a Tool of Fostering Development of SMEs and Entrepreneurship
Ildiko Zedi and Koraljka Obradovic

Growth Factors of Research-based Spin-Off Companies
Anton Slonimski and Anna Pobol

Growth Factors of Tour-operator Agencies in Bulgaria
Katya Vladova


The Relation Clusters – Innovation in Bulgaria – More Challenges and Some Opportunities?
Veneta Hristova

Managing Intellectual Assets in SMEs
Irina Kuzmina

Using Benchmarking for Strategic Analysis in SMEs
Emil Papazov and Lyudmila Mihaylova

Importance of the Networking and Benchmarking in Management of the Company
Milena Krumova

Challenges and Opportunities for the Bulgarian Industrial SMEs Operating as Subcontractors
Maria Yurukova


Strategies for Internationalization of Bulgarian SMEs in South-West Bordering Regions after EU Enlargement
Yordanka Ivanova and Rostislav Gyonkov

Evaluation of the Romanian’s integration effects in European Union on the SMEs -
Results of 1256 Entrepreneurs /Managers’ Investigation in 2008
Ciprian Nicolescu 

Categorization of Family Farms on the Basis of Behaviour Patterns – the Case of Hungary
László Vasa

Attractiveness of the Outsourcing Destinations of the Bulgarian Economy and Business
Nikola Dimitrov and Tsvetana Stoyanova


Women’s Entrepreneurship in Romania
Sorin-George Toma, Oana-Simona Caraman (Hudea)

Challenges and Opportunities for the Entrepreneurial Universities in the New Economy
Magdalena Plătiş

Two Cases of Entrepreneurial Evolution in a Challenging Environment
Atanas Damyanov and Ivaylo Petrov

AHP Methodology as a Decision Making Tool when Selecting and Hiring Teachers at Higher Education Institutions - Private Business Schools
Zrinka Gregov, Joško Meter, and Ljiljana Bratnar Kovačević


Note: Those who are interested to obtain the proceedings book, please contact the organisers.