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Knowledge Society And Transition Economies.The Bulgarian Challenge

  • Lise Bourdeau-Lepage

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    (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)

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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Volume (Year): 2 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Pages: 53-79

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