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Model of Effective Management of Bulgarian Public Administration Managing EU Funds


  • Shteryo Nozharov

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


The paper analyzes the possibilities of constructing a model for the effective management of the Bulgarian public administration responsible for managing the EU funds amid the global financial crisis by using McKinsey’s 7S model. The change of the management model of the public administration in charge of the absorption of EU funds in Bulgaria would increase the absorption rate of the funds while streamlining budgetary costs on the maintenance of the administration. The aim of the study is to identify the causes leading to the inadequate absorption of EU funds for Bulgaria and consider ways to address the problems. Such an analysis would be useful for countries applying for EU membership – Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey to avoid repeating such mistakes. In addition, the analysis makes an attempt to identify some weaknesses of the structure in place in other EU member states such as Hungary and Slovenia.

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  • Shteryo Nozharov, 2014. "Model of Effective Management of Bulgarian Public Administration Managing EU Funds," Economic Alternatives, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 4, pages 64-77, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:eajour:y:2014:i:4:p:64-77

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    1. Iana Paliova & Tonny Lybek, 2014. "Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption; Maximizing the Potential!," IMF Working Papers 14/21, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Waterman, Robert Jr. & Peters, Thomas J. & Phillips, Julien R., 1980. "Structure is not organization," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 14-26, June.
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    financial crisis; a model for effective management; human capital;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management


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