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Management and Agrarian Sustainability-Impact of Institutions in Bulgaria


  • Hrabrin Bachev

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia , Bulgaria)


The specific system of management and governance is a critical factor, which to a great extent (pre)determines the level of sustainability. This article assesses the impact of institutional environment on agrarian sustainability in Bulgaria. The interdisciplinary New Institutional Economics framework is applied and assessment made on specific effects of major components of the “external” institutional environment on agrarian sustainability level in different administrative, geographical and ecological regions, subsectors of agriculture, and farms of various juridical type and size. Our study has found out that individual element of external institutional, market and natural environment affect quite unequally farms of different types, individual subsectors of agriculture, and specific ecological and geographical regions. This type of studies is to be expended and their precision and representation increased. The latter however, requires a close cooperation between all interested parties, and participation of the farmers, agrarian organizations, local and central authorities, interest groups, research institutes and experts, etc.

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  • Hrabrin Bachev, 2018. "Management and Agrarian Sustainability-Impact of Institutions in Bulgaria," International Journal of Management and Sustainability, Conscientia Beam, vol. 7(2), pages 113-142.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkp:ijomas:2018:p:113-142
    DOI: 10.18488/journal.11.2018.72.113.142

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    Cited by:

    1. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2019. "Evolution of agrarian research and development in Bulgaria during country’s EU Membership," MPRA Paper 99030, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bachev, Hrabrin & Ivanov, Bojidar & Mitova, Dilyana & Boevski, Ivan & Marinov, Petar & Todorova, Kristina & Mitov, Anton, 2020. "Методически Въпроси На Икономическото Изучаване На Услугите На Агроекоситемите
      [Methodological issues of economic studies on agro-ecosystem services]
      ," MPRA Paper 98408, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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