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Forest Industry In Republic Of Bulgaria: State And Prospects


  • Radostina Popova

    () (University of Forestry)


The paper attempts to characterize the performance and problems in Forest Industry in Republic of Bulgaria. It contains general characteristic like technological and economic characteristics of the Forest Industry in Bulgaria, technological operations and wood processes, trends of the furniture in EU as a main final product in the Forest Industry. It presents the largest enterprises and the biggest foreign suppliers also and countries for export and import. The paper also presents the performance of the Forest industry enterprises in Bulgaria in strategical management areas like quality, ICT, financing, marketing, internet, internationalization and innovations.The methods applied include statistical analyses of production, value added and employee, expert assessments as well as generalization survey's results from a focus group of managers of Forest industry SMEs, provided in 2016. Some recommendations are drawn in areas of strategic management (technologies and information, innovation cooperation) and in areas of production and operations management.

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  • Radostina Popova, 2018. "Forest Industry In Republic Of Bulgaria: State And Prospects," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 7208885, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:7208885

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    Forest Industry; Wood processes; Woodworking; Furniture manufacturing; Strategic management; Production management; Innovation cooperation.;

    JEL classification:

    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables
    • L73 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Forest Products
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management

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