Economic Integration of Urban Consumers’ Demand and Forestry Production in Bulgaria
The objective of the paper is to contribute to a better understanding of the problems of economic integration of urban consumers’ demand and rural forestry production and possible solutions of forest-based entrepreneurship in small-scale forestry, wood processing and non-wood forest products and services in Bulgaria. The paper presents some results of the work undertaken in the frame of the first phase of the European project COST Action E30 “Economic integration of urban consumers’ demand and rural forestry production”. The presented five topics concern consumption of forest related products and services, small-scale forestry practices as a factor affecting consumption and living standards in the country, wood-processing industries, non-wood forest products and services, as well as forests resources and their ownership structure as factors, affecting forestry production. It has been assumed the economic integration of urban internal and external consumers’ demand and forestry production in Bulgaria has to be developed. It is concluded that Bulgaria has significant resources and potential for further forestry production, which are not used effectively. The identified main barriers to entrepreneurship in the forestry, wood processing and non-wood products and services in Bulgaria are the low level of production and demand for forest – wood product services, and respective national policy. The lack of consensus for enterprise development in the forestry in Bulgaria defines a broad area of questions to be answered. Among them are which model for innovation system in forestry to be chosen? Which is the effective strategy for further integration to EU forestry structures, what kind of effective marketing strategies for Bulgarian products to develop in order to increase foreign consumers’demand? What kind of instruments to be introduced in order to increase sources for purchasing modern forest machinery, building forest roads and forestation? What kind of incentives to be implemented to improve the quality of local production and to protect industrial property rights? How to speed processes of standardization and certification?
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: (+359 2) 810 40 18
Fax: (+359 2) 988 21 08
Web page: http://www.iki.bas.bg
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Rossitsa Chobanova, 2003.
"Innovations and Economic Development,"
Economic Thought journal,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 7, pages 42-71.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2005:i:1:p:117-148. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Diana Dimitrova)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.