Year 2017, Issue 1

Date published

14.3.2017

CONTENTS

  • Boryana V. Dimitrova, Brent Smith, Saejoon Kim
    DOES HOST COUNTRY CULTURE AFFECT FOREIGN RETAILER PERFORMANCE?
    JEL: M30
    Abstract: Using Hofsede’s framework of national cultural orientation, we examine whether cultural values can explain foreign retailer performance. Our results show that host country individualism and uncertainty avoidance are negatively... Using Hofsede’s framework of national cultural orientation, we examine whether cultural values can explain foreign retailer performance. Our results show that host country individualism and uncertainty avoidance are negatively related while host country indulgence is positively related to foreign retailer performance. We also point to theoretical and practical implications of our research.
  • Аlla I. Alekseeva
    AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF INFLATION ON THE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS
    JEL: G30
    Abstract: The article discusses the methodology of adjusting the indicators of financial and accounting reporting used for assessing the activities of commercial organisations in the context of inflation. This is extremely important for... The article discusses the methodology of adjusting the indicators of financial and accounting reporting used for assessing the activities of commercial organisations in the context of inflation. This is extremely important for increasing the validity of management decisions. The calculations have been performed on the basis of a particular example of a functioning organisation.
  • Kremena Marinova
    THE CURRENT STATE AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS OF MOBILE AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS IN BULGARIA
    Abstract: Present – day mobile and electronic payment systems, like all innovative solutions, do their best to meet the requirements of the business by being in line with its technological capacity. Online payments have a number of benefits... Present – day mobile and electronic payment systems, like all innovative solutions, do their best to meet the requirements of the business by being in line with its technological capacity. Online payments have a number of benefits not only for the banks and institutions that implement them but also for the clients and sales companies that use them to do their business. The purpose of the article is to outline the features of mobile and electronic payment systems that permit them to be one of the most promising and rapidly developing means of payment in Bulgaria. The study will also analyse their strengths and weaknesses and will clearly define the opportunities and threats of their application. This will be accomplished by taking into account the current political and social conditions in Bulgaria.
  • Plamen Hristov Milev
    AN ASSESSMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR THE INDEXATION AND ANALYSIS OF ONLINE PUBLICATIONS
    JEL: C8, L86
    Abstract: The article studies the methodological issues related to assessing the information systems for the indexation and analysis of information available on the Internet. The comparative analysis of such information systems can be... The article studies the methodological issues related to assessing the information systems for the indexation and analysis of information available on the Internet. The comparative analysis of such information systems can be performed only after we define in advance assessment indicators and experts determine their levels of significance (weighted coefficients) in addition to providing access to the necessary data sources. In this research, the latter are represented by a number of Internet resources, which provide characteristics and information about the architecture solutions effective on the market nowadays. As a result of the determined weaknesses and disadvantages of the implemented systems, the last part of the research offers a concept for the development of a similar information system. Based on this, the article outlines the advantages of this concept in comparison with the existing alternative solutions.
  • Krasimir Kulchev
    THE INTERPRETATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN TERMS OF CONTEMPORARY FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
    JEL: M 41
    Abstract: The evolution of financial analysis is accompanied by an extensive use of indicators whose calculation is based on data provided both by entities in their financial statements and by financial markets. The analysis of data and... The evolution of financial analysis is accompanied by an extensive use of indicators whose calculation is based on data provided both by entities in their financial statements and by financial markets. The analysis of data and indicators generated by the capital market is considered to be of primary importance when studying the financial position of enterprises. This view is supported by a substantial number of analysts and, although not applicable to all enterprises, it raises a number of questions, two of them being whether the new analytical indicators are replacing the classic indicators of financial statement analysis and whether financial statements have retained their fundamental role as a primary source of data in studying the financial position of enterprises. The objective of this paper is to answer these questions by approaching the interpretation of financial statements within the context of some unorthodox views about the evolution of financial analysis.