Year 2021, Issue 2

Date published

23.6.2021

CONTENTS

  • Katya Kirilova, Aleksandar Tsvetanov Naydenov
    THE STATE OF E-GOVERNMENT AND DIGITAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
    JEL: C8, H7.
    Abstract: The present article focuses on the problems of e-government and digital administrative services on a European scale and in the Republic of Bulgaria in particular. This is a controversial topic, important for all economic and social... The present article focuses on the problems of e-government and digital administrative services on a European scale and in the Republic of Bulgaria in particular. This is a controversial topic, important for all economic and social processes. In the context of the evolving Covid-19 crisis, investing in new digital administrative services can bring added value and significantly improve services provided to citizens and businesses. The study focuses mainly on the state of e-government and digital administrative services at a European level and in Bulgaria in particular, as the analyzed data cover the period from 2003 to 2020. As a result, some conclusions are formulated and a course of searching for opportunities to expand the policies towards developing individual components and systems, part of the e-government, to develop and change the administrative services provided, and to increase the efficiency of the services in the public sector is outlined.
  • Krasimir Kulchev
    TOOLS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS WHEN RESEARCHING THE TOURISM MARKET
    Abstract: The study aims to test tools of economic analysis from different classification groups by using real data in order to derive the main characteristics of the Bulgarian tourism market serving as a basis for making sound management... The study aims to test tools of economic analysis from different classification groups by using real data in order to derive the main characteristics of the Bulgarian tourism market serving as a basis for making sound management decisions. Tools for factor and structural analysis are used in compliance with the purpose of the article. It is argued that a tourism market research approach combining in a balanced way the tools typical of economic analysis with those applicable to other fields of knowledge has the potential to provide the necessary information environment for effective management of tourism activities at macro and micro levels. As a result of the study, it is concluded that the use of a similar balanced research approach makes it possible to reveal both the strengths and weaknesses of the Bulgarian tourism market and the gaps in the information presented. The outlined information deficit hinders the analysis and the timely development of operational, tactical and strategic decisions, respectively.
  • Aleksandar Filipov
    SCHOOL PRINCIPALS EDUCATIONAL LEADERS AND PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS
    JEL: Z0.
    Abstract: The article studies the current changes in the functions and vision of the heads of educational institutions. The main management styles are analyzed. The professional and personal qualities modern school principals need to... The article studies the current changes in the functions and vision of the heads of educational institutions. The main management styles are analyzed. The professional and personal qualities modern school principals need to combine in order to successfully manage schools are outlined. The specifics and characteristics of school principals as professional managers and educational leaders are clarified. Specific emphasis is placed on managing governance processes, the status and position of school principals in the management hierarchy.
  • Yordan Yordanov
    DEMOGRAPHIC DETERMINANTS AND CHALLENGES TO SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR MATERNITY IN BULGARIA
    Abstract: The starting point of this study is the understanding of maternity as a condition related to the biological and social function of women for the reproduction of human race, performed by the mother with the birth and upbringing of... The starting point of this study is the understanding of maternity as a condition related to the biological and social function of women for the reproduction of human race, performed by the mother with the birth and upbringing of children in early childhood and to acquire the ability for economically independent living alone or together - in the family or the parents household. Placed on this basis, the issue of social protection in maternity becomes extremely relevant in the context of demographic and socio-economic challenges to the development of modern society. The study attempts to substantiate the thesis that the system of social payments for pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing has unused potential to become a working tool of demographic policy with a significant contribution to improving the demographic profile of the Bulgarian population, in connection with which ideas are presented about the possibilities for their organisational development and improvement.
  • Silvia Gospodinova
    FACTORS DETERMINING THE DOMINANT ROLE OF THE SERVICES SECTOR IN MODERN ECONOMIES
    Abstract: In the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the process of industrialisation was particularly large-scale and intensive and dominated the industrial sector. In the following years, however, complex processes of adaptation to... In the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the process of industrialisation was particularly large-scale and intensive and dominated the industrial sector. In the following years, however, complex processes of adaptation to a new model of development began to take place in the development of the Bulgarian economy. It is based on the global information revolution and the trend towards globalisation, as well as the transition to a market economy. One of the features of this change is the dynamic development of the services sector, which is increasingly beginning to dominate. This paper traces the factors that led to the transformation of most economies, including the Bulgarian and their transformation into post-industrial, as well as the similarities and differences of these changes until the beginning of the twentieth century in our country and in other economies.