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Международният трансфер на технологии в България след присъединяването към Европейския съюз
International Technology Transfer in Bulgaria After the EU Accession

Author(s): Paskal Zhelev
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economy, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Technology Transfer; FDI; Foreign Trade; Licensing; EU
Summary/Abstract: The international flow of technological information and its successful integration into domestic production and management processes are essential for the ability of catching-up economies to compete on the global marketplace and to narrow the technological gaps they face compared to developed countries. Among the most important dynamic effects of regional economic integration is the enhanced possibility of technological transfer among participating countries. The European integration provides such an opportunity for the technological laggard Bulgaria. The objective of the paper is to provide an analysis of market-mediated international transfer of technology in Bulgaria following its EU accession through the following channels: foreign trade, foreign direct investment, licensing. The results show that the process of technological catching-up is not an automatic process and in the case of Bulgaria does not occur as expected given its EU membership.

  • Page Range: 378-389
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Bulgarian