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Human Capital as a Main Element of intangible Assets


  • Irena Zareva


Conceptual aspects of human capital are examined in the light of intangible assets. Their growing importance in the contemporary conditions of development are outlined. A comparative characteristic and assessment of human capital, its formation and utilization in Bulgaria is made with the help of internationally adopted indicators and their comparison with those in economically developed and candidate countries.

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  • Irena Zareva, 2004. "Human Capital as a Main Element of intangible Assets," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 7, pages 118-136.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2004:i:7:p:118-136

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    1. Foster, James & Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1984. "A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 52(3), pages 761-766, May.
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    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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