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Колко е важно да бъдеш честен. Към историята на българската икономическа култура 1879 – 1944 г.
The Importance of Being Honest. On the History of Bulgarian Economic Culture 1879 – 1944

Author(s): Pencho D. Penchev
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Economy, Education, Cultural history, Comparative history, Economic history, Ethnohistory, Social history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, Vocational Education, Adult Education, State/Government and Education, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, Business Ethics
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Bulgaria; honesty; economic development; economic culture

Summary/Abstract: The article presents an analysis of honesty as an important aspect of the Bulgarian economic culture. The focus is on the transition from the Bulgarian Revival to the nation state and the subsequent period 1879 – 1944. The main conclusions are synthesized in two hypotheses. The first is that the transition from Ottoman rule to an independent nation-state is associated with a decline of honesty and integrity in economic life. The second hypothesis points to the low level of honesty and mutual trust in relations between economic agents on the one hand and between economic agents and the state on the other as one of the important reasons for the lack of visible and long-lasting economic success in Bulgaria during the period 1879 – 1944.

  • Issue Year: 28/2020
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 465-479
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian