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A Study on Competitiveness of Bulgarian Farms


  • Hrabrin Bashev
  • Nina Koteva


This paper presents the results of a study on competitiveness of Bulgarian farms in the conditions of EU CAP implementation. First, it presents a new holistic approach for assessing farm competitiveness taking into account economic efficiency, financial capability, adaptability, and level of sustainability of farms. Second, a comparative analysis is made on farms competitiveness of farms in Bulgaria and European Union. Third, an assessment is made on economic efficiency and financial capability of farms of different specialization in Bulgaria. Next, evaluation is made on level and factors of competitiveness of commercial farms of different type and specialization. Finally, an integral assessment is made on competitiveness of farms with different specialization.

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  • Hrabrin Bashev & Nina Koteva, 2011. "A Study on Competitiveness of Bulgarian Farms," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 7, pages 95-123.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2011:i:7:p:95-123

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    1. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2021. "Ecosystem services of Bulgarian agriculture," MPRA Paper 105437, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2020. "Управленческа Устойчивост На Селското Стопанство В България [Governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture]," MPRA Paper 103927, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Sarov, Angel, 2020. "Как Да Измерим Управленческата Устойчивост На Българското Селско Стопанство? [How to measure the governance sustainability of Bulgarian agriculture?]," MPRA Paper 103926, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness


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