Development and implementation of a model for assessing the innovation potential of global value chains as a basis for increasing regional competitiveness
Project: Development and implementation of a model for assessing the innovation potential of global value chains as a basis for increasing regional competitiveness
Lead Partner: International business school
Funding organization: National Science Fund, contract No КП-06-Н55/8 from 16.11.2021.
Duration: from 16.11.2021 to 16.11.2024
Budget: 119 360 BGN.
Relevance of the researched issues:
The phenomenon of global value chains is far from new in the global practice and has been the subject of scientific interest since the 1970s It is believed that an efficient global value chain may have a positive impact on businesses and corporate growth. Control over the chain assists global leaders in creating possibilities for local producers to improve their position in it. OECD studies indicate that global value chains generate significant economic benefits for both participating companies and national and regional economies where they are located. Both large lead companies and small firms from developing countries can benefit from them.
The project goal is to develop and validate an Assessment model for the innovation potential of Global Value Chains on the basis of two pilot case studies involving representatives of the high-tech and low-tech sectors in Bulgaria
That goal will increase the scientific knowledge in the filed in line with the National Strategy for Scientific Research and contribute to the implementation of the Bulgarian strategic framework in the area of smart specialization, economic transformation and production process digitalization.
Subject of research:
The subject matter of research under this project are global value chains as systems of companies and processes where the different stages of adding value are located across different national and regional economies. They will be examined within the context of the impact of their innovation potential on the regional competitiveness.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Ventsislavova Georgieva, IBS – Project leader, leader of work packages 1 and 2 with participation in all work packages
Prof. Dr. Teodora Marinova Georgieva, IBS - leader of work package 5 with participation in all work packages
Prof. Dr. Irina Stefanova Tsakova, IBS - leader of work package 3 with participation in all work packages
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nedka Kirilova Gateva, IBS - leader of work package 4 with participation in all work packages
Andrian Georgiev Georgiev, IBS, Ph.D. student with participation in all work packages
Alexander Veselinov Lalov, IBS student with participation in all work packages
Ivan Miroslavov Ivanov, IBS student with participation in all work packages
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vita Juknevičienė, research fellow (Šiauliai Academy, Vilnius University, Lithuania) – scientist from abroad with participation in all work packages