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Knowledge Society And Transition Economies.The Bulgarian Challenge

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  • Lise Bourdeau-Lepage

    () (Cemagref, UR DTGR, 2 Rue de la Papeterie BP 76, F – 38402 Saint Martin d’Heres, France)

  • Desislava Kolarova

    (European Commission, Directorate General for Research 8, Square de Meeus (9/78), B-1050 Brussels, Belgium)

Abstract

This paper evaluates the Bulgarian positioning in the European knowledge-based economy. The analysis is mainly based on the Knowledge Assessment Methodology of the World Bank (2005). After an analytical framework, the analysis reveals an alarming situation for Bulgaria resulting from several negative factors, which reinforce one another in a cumulative process. Finally, the conclusion underlines that a necessary condition for the Bulgarian economy to become knowledge-based, is to set up good rules of governance but also to be able to mobilize human capital and to coordinate the interactions within citizens and organizations.

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  • Lise Bourdeau-Lepage & Desislava Kolarova, 2008. "Knowledge Society And Transition Economies.The Bulgarian Challenge," Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Romanian Regional Science Association, vol. 2(2), pages 53-79, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rrs:journl:v:2:y:2008:i:1:p:53-79
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    1. Roman, Monica, 2010. "Regional efficiency of knowledge economy in the new EU countries: The Romanian and Bulgarian case," MPRA Paper 23083, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Feb 2010.
    2. Monica Roman, 2010. "Regional Efficiency Of The Knowledge Economy In The New Eu Countries: The Romanian And Bulgarian Case," Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Romanian Regional Science Association, vol. 4(1), pages 33-53, JUNE.
    3. Lorena BATAGAN, 2012. "The use of Intelligent Solutions in Romanian Cities," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(4), pages 37-43.
    4. Desislava Kolarova, 2006. "Microeconomic Aspects in Business Services’ Development: the Case of Bulgaria," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 2, pages 90-119.

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    Keywords

    knowledge economy; knowledge triangle; Central and East European countries;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • P59 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Other

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