The European Entrepreneurship in the Globalising Economy (International Entrep)

Venue: Sunny Day Resort

Location: Varna, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: May 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2008
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First Call
The European Entrepreneurship in the Globalising Economy – Challenges and Opportunities

International Conference

to be held on 9-12 September 2008
Varna, Bulgaria

– To analyse how EU enlargement affects the competitiveness of the European
– To discuss the strengths and the weaknesses of European entrepreneurship in the
context of globalisation and knowledge-based economies;
– To present recent entrepreneurship research and developments in entrepreneurship
training in the united Europe;
– To discuss current and potential projects and develop networks between researchers
and teachers, consultants, entrepreneurs and policy makers from Europe and the other
regions of the world.

Who should attend this conference?
– Researchers
– Teachers
– Consultants
– Entrepreneurs
– Policy-makers
– PhD students

General (panel) and specific (in sessions) topics will be discussed during the Conference.
Among them will be:
– Trends and Challenges for Entrepreneurship in a United Europe: Implications for
Entrepreneurship Research;
– Entrepreneurship in difficult European Conditions;
– Preparing Entrepreneurs from New Member States for doing business in the EU;
– Presentation of Successful Entrepreneurial European case histories (European
– Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs in United Europe (panel)

Programme Sessions will include the following topics:
– Starting Up a New Venture
– Innovation and Entrepreneurship
– Management of Growing SMEs
– Corporate Entrepreneurship
– Establishment and Management of
East-West Joint Ventures
– Entrepreneurship in a Challenging
– Social Entrepreneurship
– The Green Revolution – Threat or
Opportunity for SMEs?
– Policies for SME Support
– Culture and Psychology of
– Entrepreneurship Teaching and Training
– Doing Research in Entrepreneurship in
United Europe
– Institutional and Programme Support for
Entrepreneurship in United Europe
– Bringing European Entrepreneurs together
/ Adoption of Best Practices
– Entrepreneurship in European – North and
Latin American Context
– European – Asian/Australian
– Research for Policy or a Policy for

Main Organising Bodies
Bulgarian Association for Management Development and Entrepreneurship (BAMDE)
BAMDE is a leading organisation in the field of management and entrepreneurship training and
development in Bulgaria. BAMDE brings together the most renowned Bulgarian universities,
research and training institutions, promotes and safeguards the quality of trainers and training
programmes and acts as a national platform for professional management and entrepreneurship
development in Bulgaria in relation to international standards and best practice.
Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (IED) at the
University of National and World Economy (UNWE)
The IED is a pioneer in education, consulting and research in the field of entrepreneurship in
The IED is focusing its work on supporting entrepreneurship activity in all of its dimensions – from
the idea to start a small business, the management and development of small and medium-sized
enterprises, to establishing corporate entrepreneurship in the large-scale, reviving organisations.
The IED is striving through its activities to develop as a leading training institution, contributing to
the development of the entrepreneurial potential of Bulgaria and to the creation of a new
entrepreneurial culture – the driving force in the transition to a market economy.
Organising Committee
Kiril Todorov – Chairman, Bulgarian Association for Management Development and
Atanas Damyanov – D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov
Mitko Dimitrov – Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Petar Terziyski – National Centre for Vocational Training within the Bulgarian Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
Lyuba Mihalkova - University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia
Kostadin Kolarov – University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia
Kiril Grigorov – Bulgarian Credit Rating Agency
Yordanka Ivanova – Conference Secretary

Advisory Committee (preliminary list, will be extended)
David Smallbone (Kingston University, United Kingdom), Antti Haahti (University of Lapland,
Finland), Ken O’Neill (University of Ulster, United Kingdom), Alain Fayolle (INP Grenoble and
EM Lyon, France), Bogdan Piasecki (University of Lodz, Poland), Ovidiu Nicolescu (Academy
of Economics, Romania), Marijan Cingula (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Irina Kuzmina
(Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Latvia), Konstantin
Theile (Educatis University, Switzerland), Jan Ulijn (Eindhoven University of Technology, The
Netherlands), Miroslav Glas (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Abstracts and papers submissions
One-page abstracts giving a clear indication of the contribution to a sub-topic are expected
by 25 May 2008. Feed back from the organisation committee will be notified one week
later. Full papers (maximum 15 pages) are expected by 15 July 2008.
Conference Venue
The Conference will be held on a beautiful place located in one of the seaside resorts close
to the city of Varna. Conference participants will enjoy specially negotiated conditions. The
details will be sent with the Second Call.
How to get the Conference Venue
– By direct regular or chartered (tourist) flights to Varna Airport (20 km to the venue) or
via Sofia Airport using domestic flights Sofia – Varna – Sofia, and by organized bus to
the venue. All the leading air-companies have regular flights to and from Varna.
– By car (you could follow E-80 – Vienna – Zagreb – Belgrade – Sofia – Varna or via
Romania – Rousse – Varna)


Palace, Mirage and Marina hotels

Additional Information

Accommodation We arranged special prices for accommodation in double and single rooms and apartments. Participants could extend their stay before and/or after the conference. Reservation, method of payment, detail programme, etc. will be specified after 15 May 2008 with the Second Call. Conference Fees and Participant Entitlement Registration Fee before 15 June 2008 after 15 June 2008 ECSB & ICSB Members  € 300  € 350 Active Participants  € 350  € 400 Passive Participants  € 400  € 450 CEE Participants  € 250  € 300 Accompanying persons  € 200  € 250 Active participants: Participants who present a paper, prepare a workshop or organize a poster presentation, which is accepted by the conference host, pay a reduced fee (see above). • CEE participants - participants from a Central and Eastern European EU-member countries. Participants from non-EU countries will pay 20% less. Participants who have registered and paid the full fee are entitled to: • Full participation in the conference • Three lunches, tea and coffee breaks • Social programme • Admission to conference reception, dinners and the closing ceremony of the conference • Conference documentation • Admission to the best paper award competition – 1000 euro. • Conference proceedings (to be published in 2008) Those who have paid the accompanying person fee are welcome to attend the preconference reception, the social programme (specially designed for them) and the closing ceremony of the conference. In the social programme will be included: dinner and tasting of wines at a wine cellar, dinner in an old Bulgarian restaurant with entertainment. For an additional payment yachting, a visit to Euxinograd Palace (near Varna), barbeque on seaside by moonlight, etc. will be organised. Further information For general information, coordination, and for questions on contributions please contact Kostadin Kolarov or Yordanka Ivanova, by e-mail: or