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Регионална конкурентоспособност – психологически, културни и поведенчески аспекти
Regional Competitiveness – Psychological, Cultural and Behavioral Aspects

Author(s): Milena Mihaylova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Supranational / Global Economy, Sociology, Culture and social structure , Economic development, Socio-Economic Research, Politics and Identity
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: regional competitiveness; Balkans; cultural aspects; behavioral aspects; psychological aspects
Summary/Abstract: This article is part of a study by the author made in the 2016-2019 year of the Balkan Regional Development Agencies. Regional competitiveness is viewed in terms of psychological, cultural and behavioral aspects. These characteristics are specific to each territorial community and have a significant impact on economic processes and hence on the competitiveness of the region. The article presents the individual elements of the community culture of the territory, each element being defined individually in view of its importance as a factor for competitiveness. The author has used in his article the ideas of a number of authors with significant contributions in the field of psychological, social and cultural studies of the regions. At the end of the article the author has formulated conclusions that can be a starting point for taking into account the influence of psychological and cultural aspects of competitiveness and their incorporation into the policies for effective regional economic development.