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Qualitative Evaluation of the Agricutural Enterprises’ Managers in Bulgaria


  • Nikola Vulchev


The paper discusses the state of the development of the labor resources in the agriculture of Bulgaria. Main tendencies are drawn for it, outlining that the changes after 1989 provoke substantial changes in their quantitative and qualitative dimensions. The focus is on the qualitative characteristics of the agricultural enterprises’ managers – of private and corporate type. On one hand, the sustainable decrease of the absolute number of the employed in the branch, the worse age reproduction structure of the agricultural population, the unfavorable educational structure and the unfavorable business environment for development of the agricultural activity influence adversely. On the other hand, the registered positive results in the economies with size over 100 decares used agricultural land give reason to draw the optimal conclusion that the large enterprises, producing for the market, possessing agricultural equipments and employed agricultural workers, are managed by considerably young managers with suitable agricultural education.

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  • Nikola Vulchev, 2007. "Qualitative Evaluation of the Agricutural Enterprises’ Managers in Bulgaria," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 111-114.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2007:i:1:p:111-114

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    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness


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