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Entrepreneurship in a Changing World –
Challenges and Responses

11th International Conference
Due to extraordinary situation with COVID-19 the conference is postponed from June to the beginning of September.
The actual dates will be announced later.

Albena, Varna, Bulgaria

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The Conference Proceedings 2018

The 9th International Conference “Youth and Women Entrepreneurship in Challenging International (Global) Business Environment” was held on 11 - 14 June 2018, in the Lighthouse Golf and SPA Resort, Black Sea, Bulgaria.
As with previous conferences, this one has led to interesting and useful findings in key areas of entrepreneurship and small business.

Participants represented a number of countries from several continents. As always, mention should first be made of the keynote speakers as follows:

  • Prof. Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom;
  • Prof. Thomas (TE) du Plessis, President of the South African Council for Small Business, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of School of Business and Governance at the North-West University, South Africa;
  • Prof. Lichia Saner-Yiu, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), and social entrepreneur, Geneva, Switzerland.

All three panellists presented key points in entrepreneurship and SMEs, analysing the theoretical and applied aspects of education, specific features and problems in SMEs, and the odyssey of a woman a social entrepreneur.

These Conference Proceedings are limited to 15 papers grouped into four strands - with some of the other papers presented being directed to alternative publications. They discuss important themes in entrepreneurial theory and practice, such as: key aspects of women and youth entrepreneurship, the use of management methods and approaches in SMEs, the relationship between a subsidiary and the parent company, the digitization of entrepreneurial activity, the preparation of creative professionals, international preparation of entrepreneurs, and lesser-known approaches to business transfer in SMEs.

Undoubtedly, an important aspect of BAMDE Conference 2018 was the friendly atmosphere which, based on participants' opinions, proved excellent for networking and partnership - something upon which we put great emphasis.
See you in June 2019 at the '10th anniversary' BAMDE Conference.


The Table of Contents

Women and Youth Entrepreneurship

Business Modelling of Digital Entrepreneurship and Digital Collaboration Solutions to Increase Global Growth in Businesses Owned by Happy Women Entrepreneurs
Ria Aerts

Women Entrepreneurs in Latvia: Big Five Personality Model    
Irina Kuzmina, Kristīne Užule and Išgalejs Išmuhametovs

Youth and Women Entrepreneurship in Contemporary Russia: Tendencies, Challenges and Prospects
Olga Tabachnikova and Natalia Vinokurova

Characteristics of Motivation and Entrepreneurship’s Perception for Female Participants in a Business Incubator
Diana-Maria Cismaru, Valeriu Frunzaru and Raluca-Silvia Ciochină

Gender, Age, Support and Performance of SMEs in a Transition Economy – Evidence from Bulgaria
Silviya Georgieva and Yordanka Ivanova


Links between Male and Female Entrepreneurship

Motivations for Copreneurship Within the Czech Republic Context
Nancy Jurik, Gray Cavender, Alena Křížková and Marie Pospíšilová 

Comparing the Quality of Business Proposals of Male and Female Entrepreneurs Asking for Angel Investment
Robert Hanák, Andrea Zelienková and Magdalena Adamus 


Managerial Methods and Forms in SMEs

Strategic Changes along the Lifecycle of Small International Organizations. A Case from Romania
Cezar Scarlat and Marian Şişu 

The Bulgarian Entrepreneur as a Manager –
background, managerial approaches and some reflections on SMEs performance

Kostadin Kolarov and Maria Vasilska 

Tridimensional Model “Lean-Six Sigma-Theory of Constraints” Used by an Entrepreneurial Firm in Service Industry
Radu Belloiu

Capabilities of the Matrix Models and Their Applicability in Talent Management
Cezar Scarlat  

Some Cultural Aspects Regarding the Management and Ownership Succession in Romanian Small, Family-owned, Businesses
Gabriela Doina Stănciulescu, Cezar Scarlat and Aurelian Cojocea


Other Aspects of Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Transmission of an SME to Its Employees. A New Opportunity for a New Generation?
Jan Degadt, Johan Lambrecht and Wouter Broekaert 

Web Metrics for Analysis and Optimization of Business Pages for SMEs through Facebook Insights
Daniela Tzvetkova and Nikolay Vankov 

Contribution to Creation of Entrepreneurial Culture among Young People in Local Communities in Serbia
Jelena Milutinovic


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