• Julia Doitchinova, D.Sc. Trakia University, Faculty of Economics, Stara Zagora
  • Ralitsa Terziyska, PhD University of National and World Economy, Natural resources department, Sofia
  • Darina Zaimova, PhD Trakia University, Faculty of Economics, Stara Zagora


With the increasing integration of the global economy and the complex challenges of the business environment it is becoming crucial to focus and gain a full understanding on the role of the value chains’ structure and functioning. This particularly refers to the countries from the post-communist Europe and their transformation and progress achieved in marketization and democratization. The present paper is purposeful towards providing an overall framework for assessment of the different forms of network structures in the agricultural sector and to identify as well their capacity to counteract market restrictions, and to beneft form the opportunities of the agribusiness development. The methodological framework bases on the transaction costs economics and the 4C concept. The paper presents methodology at two stages, where results of expert assessment and evaluation at national and regional level led to selection of three case studies to be presented in certain sectors of agribusiness.


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How to Cite
DOITCHINOVA, Julia; TERZIYSKA, Ralitsa; ZAIMOVA, Darina. AGRIBUSINESS NETWORKS IN BULGARIA – DESIGN AND CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 2, p. 437-450, june 2017. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 oct. 2020. doi:
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