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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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Conference Programme - Sozopol 2012

Sunday – 3 June 2012

17.00 – 20.00



20.00 – 23.00

Welcome Drink


Monday – 4 June 2012

  8.00 –   9.00



  9.00 –   9.30

Conference Opening: addresses

Prof. Kiril Todorov (Bulgaria) – Conference Chair

Mr. Temirtay Izbastin, Head of the Diplomatic Mission of Kazakhstan
in Bulgaria (Charge d'Affaires

Prof. Ken O’Neill, Ex-President of the International Council for Small Business

  9.30 – 10.45

Plenary session –Keynote speeches

Prof. David Smallbone (Kingston University, United Kingdom)

Entrepreneurs as Agents of Institutional Change in China


Prof. Andrew E. Burke (Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom)

The Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurship Strategy

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break


11.15 – 12.30

Plenary session – Keynote speeches

Prof. Robert C. Schneider (State University of New York, USA)

How to Manage the Succession among Sport Managers

Prof. Kiril Todorov (BAMDE, UNWE, Bulgaria)
and Yordanka Ivanova (UNWE, Bulgaria)

Preparation of Business Successors in Bulgarian Family Firms:
Some Practical Considerations

12.30 – 13.00

Discussion and comments


13.00 – 14.00



14.00 – 16.00

Parallel Sessions

A. Trends in Development of the European Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurs in the Context of Globalizing Economy – 1  

Chairman: Prof. Andrew Burke (United Kingdom)

Eva Doležalová  and Vojtěch Koráb (Czech Republic)

Non-financial Reasons for the Decline
of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Valerija Bublić and Tihomir Hunjak (Croatia)

Business Risks and Risk Management in Small Enterprises –
a Case of Croatia

 Nexhbi Veseli, Veland Ramadani, Teuta Veseli, and Selajdin Abduli

The Promotion Strategies and the Development of SMEs
in the Republic of Macedonia

B. Trends in Development of the European Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurs in the Context of Globalizing Economy – 2  

Chairman: Prof. Zhelyo Vladimirov (Bulgaria)

Zane Zeibote (Latvia)

Promoting Interregional Clusters for Increasing Business Cooperation
in the Baltic Sea Region

Jovo Ateljević, Jelena Tešić, and Saša Petković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Maintaining International Trade Liberalization
of Small Transitional Economies

Zhelyo Vladimirov (Bulgaria)

Internationalization of the Bulgarian Textile SMEs:
ain Determinants and E


16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.30

Parallel Sessions

A. Round Table  - Preparation of New Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs: How to get together theory/research and practice   

Moderator: Prof. Ken O’Neill (University of Ulster, United Kingdom)

18.30 – 20.00

Free time

20.00 – 23.30

Folklore Style Dinner in Windmill restaurant


Tuesday – 5 June 2012

  9.00 – 10.45

Parallel Sessions

A. Trends in Development of the European Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurs in the Context of Globalizing Economy – 3

Chairman: Prof. Philippos Papadopoulos (Greece)

Eugenio Corti and Alessandra Ialeggio (Italy)

The Entrepreneurial Strategy of a Small Company, Its Necessary Involvement with the Scientific Organizations and with the Local
and the International Markets

Todor Madolev (Bulgaria)

Small Winemakers – Successful Entrepreneurs: Wine is Art

Konstantinos Rotsios (Greece) and  Marko Dubić (Serbia)

Factors that Affect Knowledge Acquisition and Absorptive Capacity of Enterprises Operating in an International Context

Philippos Papadopoulos (Greece) and Rodica Arpasanu (Romania)

Structure and Agency in Food Industry Neophobia:
Understanding Thessalonian Consumers

B. Trends in Development of the European Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurs in the Context of Globalizing Economy – 4

Chairman: Prof. David Smallbone (United Kingdom)

Kameliia Petrova (USA)

Globalization and Entrepreneurship

Lessons from the European Experience over the Past Decade

Tadeusz Popławski (Poland)

The Enterpreneurship of Handicaped Persons  in Peripheric Region
of Poland. Recommendations for Workers and E

Irina Kuzmina and Sandra Kublina (Latvia)

Venture Capital in Latvia: Reality and Perspectives


9.00 – 10.45


10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break


11.15 – 13.00





Parallel Sessions

A. Family Business in Europe: Features, Condition, Development Trends

Chairman: Prof. Jovo Ateljević (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Bedri Ademi (Kosovo)

 Definition of success in Family Business (FB): Relevant Factors

Delvina Kërluku (Macedonia)

 A Contribution to the Definition of Family Business

Natalia Salienko and Yuriy Kochetkov (Russia)

New Generation of Russian Entrepreneurs: Family Aspect  

B. Management of Succession in Family and Non-family Firms

Chairman: Paolo Zaramella (Italy)

Robert C. Schneider (USA)

The Sport Leader as an Entrepreneur: Intercollegiate Athletics in the USA

Luminiţa Nicolescu and Ciprian Nicolescu (Romania)

Trends in the development of European SMEs. The case of Romanian SMEs

Paolo Zaramella (Italy)

Business Transfer Process in Europe:
a new prospective for the entrepreneurship development

13.00 – 14.00



14.00 – 18.00

Social event (excursion)

20.00 – 23.30 + continuation

Conference Gala Dinner

(Villa List Hotel)


Wednesday – 6 June 2012

  9.30 – 11.30

Parallel Sessions

A. The New Successful European Entrepreneurs

Chairman: Prof. Renaud Redien-Collot (France)

Mikhail Nemilentsev (Finland)

Constructing Family Entrepreneurship Culture: Value Analysis of Russian and Finnish Family Business in the Historical Perspective  

Marjana Merkač Skok (Slovenia), Marijan Cingula and Dinko Primorac (Croatia)

Career Centres – Comparative Study in Higher Education

Renaud Redien-Collot and Miruna Radu (France)

Entrepreneurial Coaching in Search of Impact

Dimitar Bosovski (Bulgaria)

High-tech Innovative Business Startup Successful Entrepreneur’s Profile

B. Other Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Chairman: Prof. Vojtěch Koráb (Czech Republic)

Christophe Terrasse and Boriana Marinova (Belgium)

Open Educational Resources (OER) in Management Education.

Free learning materials for entrepreneurs: trick or treat?

Boris Jovičević (Slovenia)

Organizational Culture Analysis in the Company DOMUS MAGNUS

Marian Năstase and Nicolae Bibu (Romania)

Supporting the Leadership Development within the SME’s Sector


11.30 – 12.00

Coffee Break


11.30 – 12.00

Meeting of the Committee for nominating best papers awards

12.00 – 13.00

Summarising conference results: Chairman of  Sessions

Closing and Best Paper Award Ceremony

Ideas for next conference

13.00 – 14.00



14.00 –

Free time and meetings by interests

additional social programme could be arranged
by wish for those who stay longer)


20.00 –

For those who stay longer: informal meeting in the lobby of Villa List Hotel – let’s enjoy something more