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Over the last nineteenth years FEBA has organized a series of international annual conferences on current economic and/or business problems. As co-organizers were involved leading researchers working on economic, social and institutional problems of transition economies from the USA, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, France, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and others. The participation of young researchers and PhD students was especially encouraged by providing a special forum for them. All the research contributions have been published in the annual journal of the University or in special editions.

 

LAST EDITION (29-30 September 2017):

PROGRAMME AND BOOKLET WITH ABSTRACTS (pdf)

 

 

ANNUAL FORUM OF THE BULGARIAN ECONOMIC THOUGHT

WORLD FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

 

ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND CHALLENGES

TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0: TECHNOLOGIES VS. IDEOLOGIES

 

 

Dates: 29 - 30 September 2017

Venue: Aula Magna, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Organized by

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

University of National and World Economy

Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

and

CLUB OF SOPHIA

 

FIRST CALL 2017

PROGRAMME AND BOOKLET WITH ABSTRACTS (pdf)

 

 

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS:

 

Scientific panel "Solidarity Economy in the 4.0. Industry"

 

Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange

 

Discussion "Responsible Management Education"

 

in partnership with:

 

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Humboldt University - Berlin

 

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Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne

 

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Business Administration (Industrial Management)

 

Logo_SRH_Hochschule_Berlin

SRH-Hochschule - Berlin

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University of Lille 1, France

 

EBC

EBC-Hochschule, Hamburg

 

AHK-Bulgarien-BW

Deutsch-Bulgarische Industrie- und Handelskammer

 

Logo-GlobalCompact

The Bulgarian Network of Global Compact

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Kauzi Foundation

 

BILSP-Logo-EN

Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy

 

REGISTER ONLINE!

 

 

WWW.CLUBOFSOPHIA.ORG

 

The Sustainable Society

 

Club of Rome initiated in the early seventies a worldwide movement concentrating on sustainable use of resources. Very soon, it became clear, that issues of environmental sustainability go beyond environmental protection and sustainable use of resources and involve economic and social sustainability of human society. Environmental sustainability grew up involving economic and social aspects of sustainability and forming the concept of a sustainable society.

 

Sustainable human society is functioning in harmony with laws of nature. It is based on environmental, economic and social balances.

 

Sustainable society could be developed by an international science-based movement, bringing incentives for changes in human behavior norms, for a new conception of the world, for the need of sustainable social and economic development of human society, for a new social agreement.

 

Two universities: Sofia University in Bulgaria, Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany are initiating a movement of all people who accept the idea for creating a sustainable society and would like to be involved in its development. For coordinating the movement towards a sustainable society, 12.10.2012 in Aula Magna of Sofia University, Club of Sophia was founded.

 

Club of Sophia

 

Club of Sophia is a forum addressing those, who share a value system, based on harmony of society and nature, on balance of individual and common, on private and public, on efficiency and necessity.

 

A harmony of society and nature perception has deeper roots in ancient civilizations expressing their wisdom.

 

Goddess of wisdom Sophia is the Club of Sophia symbol.

 

Club of Sophia is for all people, who like to live in a wise society. Wise society is synergistically sustainable in its three aspects: ecological, economic and social.

 

We do not wait for the Prophet. The communicating, feeling and creating human society is the Prophet. We do not only recognize problems, we suggest solutions.

 

We promote an interdisciplinary movement towards a science of global sustainability – with a strong and efficient transfer to practical users.

 

 

World Forum for a Sustainable Society

 

WORLD FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY is inviting scientists, researchers, educators and entrepreneurs to share ideas, theoretical developments and good practices in order to find ways of creating a sustainable society.

 

Financial and economic crises last years made clear, that sustainable social and economic development of human society requires basic changes in economic theory, human behavior norms and the value system of society.

 

Existing economic theory is basically build up on the dominance of the own utility principle. This is a necessary, but not sufficient condition for sustainable societies. For its sustainability, society needs a long term balance by adding the common utility principle based on the necessities of today and tomorrow. Balance of public and private utility allows harmony in a society for a longer period of time. This balance of contradictory complementarities is implemented already in the classical works of Adam Smith “The Wealth of Nations” and “The Theory of Moral Sentiments”. Unfortunately, most of the later developments in modern economic theory were concerned with the first reference, ignoring the second one. This brought essential distortions in human value system and behavior norms, being directed mainly towards a society of profit maximization and disregarding social issues.

 

Social aspects belong to every serious economic theory. The simple fact, that human beings are social beings has been recognized in ancient time by great philosophers like Aristotle but quite often disregarded. Ignorance of human beings social nature is a main reason for economic system misbalances and non sustainability like economic and financial crises with catastrophic implication for human society.

 

People have a common code, a common spiritual space. Common is more essential then particular. Society could exist without every of its individual members but not vice versa.

 

Currently, theoretical developments, mainly in Institutional Economics are concerned with rules and behavior norms in human society.

 

In the recent past, we were able to recognize tendencies like Good Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, approaching common values of human society.

 

Language

English is the working language of the conference

 

Conference website: www.clubofsophia.org

 

SELECTED PAPERS will be published in a special volume by SPRINGER VERLAG (in English).

 

All articles handed in for publication have to meet the requirements (see PDF) by the editors and will be subject to review by international experts.

 

Organizing Committee

CO-CHAIRS

Prof. Dr. George CHOBANOV

Prof. Dr Dieter FLAEMIG

Prof. Dr. Joachim SCHWALBACH

Prof. Dr. Gernot GUTMANN

Prof. Dr. Miroslava HRISTOVA

Prof. Dr. Kai-Ingo VOIGT

Prof. Dr. Corbett GAULDEN

Prof. Dr. Faridah DJELLAL

Prof. Dr. Bert EICHHORN

 

MEMBERS

Prof. Dr. Frank SCHULZ-NIESWANDT

Prof. Dr. Henrik EGBERT

Prof. Dr. Ralph ANDEREGG

Prof. Dr. Hermann ALBECK

Prof. Dr. Juergen PLOEHN

Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre GERN

Prof. Dr. Vladimir STANTCHEV

Prof. Dr. Albena VUTSOVA

Prof. Dr. Alexander NIKOLOV

Prof. Dr. Teodor SEDLARSKI

Prof. Dr. Jelio VLADIMIROV

Prof. Dr. Dimitar BIROV

Prof. Dr. Yana TOPALOVA

Prof. Dr. Detelin ELENKOV

Prof. Dr. Ralitsa GANEVA

Prof. Dr. Petar CHOBANOV

Dr. Kaloyan GANEV

 

 

 

 

A R C H I V E

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMS 20042016

 

19th Annual Conference on

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COMPETITIVENESS WITH QUALITATIVE GROWTH

CLUB OF SOPHIA FORUM, FIFTH EDITION

October 21-22, 2016, University of National and Word Economy, Aula Magna

 

FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (BULGARIAN + ENGLISH) (pdf)

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME - ONLY ENGLISH SECTIONS (pdf)

FIRST CALL 2016 (pdf)

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

with the support of

Center For Economic Theories and Economic Policies (www.economy.uni-sofia.bg) and the

French-German Center for Applied Research in Economics and Business

at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

 

WORLD FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

Dates: 21 - 22 October 2016

Venue: Aula Magna, University of National and World Economy - Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Organized by

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

University of National and World Economy

Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

and

CLUB OF SOPHIA

 

in partnership with:

 

hu-logo

Humboldt University - Berlin

 

Cologne-Logo

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne

 

FAU_Logo

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Business Administration (Industrial Management)

 

Logo_SRH_Hochschule_Berlin

SRH-Hochschule - Berlin

logo-lille

University of Lille 1, France

 

EBC

EBC-Hochschule, Hamburg

 

18th Annual Conference on

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COMPETITIVENESS WITH QUALITATIVE GROWTH

CLUB OF SOPHIA FORUM, FOURTH EDITION

October 9-10, 2015, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Aula Magna

PROGRAMME 2015 (pdf)

FIRST CALL 2015 (pdf)

REGISTRATION FORM 2015 (doc)

 

 

17th Annual Conference on

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COMPETITIVENESS WITH QUALITATIVE GROWTH

CLUB OF SOPHIA FORUM, THIRD EDITION

October 17-18, 2014, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Aula Magna

PROGRAM (BOOKLET) (pdf)

FIRST CALL 2014 (pdf)

REGISTRATION FORM 2014 (doc)

 

 

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16th Annual Conference on

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COMPETITIVENESS WITH QUALITATIVE GROWTH

CLUB OF SOPHIA FORUM, SECOND EDITION

October 17-18, 2014, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Aula Magna

THIRD CALL 2013 (pdf)

REGISTRATION FORM (doc)

PROGRAM (BOOKLET) (pdf)

Conference Presentations (rar) Conference Videos (rar) Conference Music (rar)

PICTURES SOFIA (flickr) PICTURES DAY 1 (flickr) PICTURES DAY 2 (flickr)

 

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12-13 October 2012, Sofia University, Aula Magna

15th Annual Conference on

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COMPETITIVENESS WITH QUALITATIVE GROWTH

Launch: CLUB OF SOPHIA

 

 

THIRD ANNOUNCEMENT (PDF)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2012 (PDF)

BOOKLET WITH ABSTRACTS 2012 (PDF)

 

Hosted by

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Co-organized with

Humboldt University - Berlin
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
Angelo State University, College of Business, Texas, USA
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Business Administration (Industrial Management)
EBC-Hochschule Hamburg
and University of Lille 1, France

 

MAIN STREAMS

I. Economic theory of sustainability in societies and business
II. Sustainable entrepreneurial behavior and its framework
III. Education and training for sustainable developments.
IV. Implementation and optimisation of sustainable developments

Streams

1. Sustainable Economic System Principles and the Laws of Nature
(Keynote speaker: Prof. George Chobanov)

2. Sustainability and the Internalization of Social Costs
(Keynote speaker: Prof. Joachim Schwalbach)

3. Hidden hindrances to sustainable development
(Keynote speaker: Prof. Jean-Pierre Gern)

4. The social impacts of innovations
(Keynote speaker: Prof. Kai-Ingo Voigt)

5. Markets or Hierarchies: Economics Sustainability under the Conditions of Economic and Financial Crisis in Europe
(Keynote speaker: Prof. Corbett Gaulden)

6. Financial instruments for sustainable developments
(Keynote speaker: Dieter Flämig)

 

 

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7-8 October 2011

14th Annual Conference on Social Values and Competitiveness Development in EU

 

 

 

Hosted by

Sofia University“St. Kliment Ohridski”Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

 

Organized with the

University of Cologne

Faculty of Management, Economics andSocial Sciences

and

Angelo State University, College of Business, Texas, USA

 

PROGRAM 2011 (pdf)

FIRST CALL 2011 (pdf)

REGISTRATION FORM 2011 (pdf)

 

 

In 2008 Sofia University and Cologne University have established a series with PETER LANG VERLAG in which 3 volumes have appeared:

Sofia Conferences on Social and Economic Development in Europe
Frankfurt am Main – Berlin – Bern – Bruxelles – New York – Oxford – Wien:
Peter Lang Verlag (ISSN: 1867-562X)

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13th Annual Conference on Social Welfare Enhancement in EU (with focus on Education and Health Economics, and Demographic Issues)

8-9 October 2010, Sofia

 

An international two-day conference

Hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Organized with the
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences,
University of Cologne

 

Programme 2010 (pdf)

 


MAIN TOPICS

Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility in EU

The Impact of Human Capital Formation on Social Welfare

Contributions of Health Economics to Social Welfare

Income Distribution and Economic Growth

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12th INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
on Discrepancies in Economic and Social Development in Europe,
9-10 Oct. 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria

[ Programme ] [ All presenations - archive (zip) ]

Pictures from the 12th Edition of the Conference (Flickr)

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11th INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
on Policies of Economic and Social Development in Europe,
9-12 Oct. 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria

( Programme )

Organized by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University, the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne and the Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.

Some Photos from the Conference: Picture 1 Picture 2

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10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
5-7 October 2007, Sofia / Bulgaria

Policy of Economic and Social Development towards a Knowledge Based Society in Europe [ First call ]

Read the Welcome Letter

Main topics: Lecture in Memory of Kenneth Koford. Institutions for Economic Growth in Europe. The Efficiency of Transaction Costs. Educational Systems and Labor Markets in Europe. Economics of a Knowledge Based Economy. Institutions, Innovation and Productivity. The Economics of Media Markets.

Organized by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University, the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne and the Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting

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9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
20-22 September 2006, Golden Sands, Varna

Economic transformations in transition, high-income and developing countries: creating catalytic institutions, choosing complementary policies

Organized by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University, the Department of Economics at Iowa State University and the Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting

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8th International Conference

COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION: EXPERIENCE AND CHALLENGES OF EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERSHIP

Under the high auspices of The President of the Republic of Bulgaria
and the support of The French Embassy in Bulgaria
SOFIA UNIVERSITY “ST. KLIMENT OHRIDSKI”
15, TZAR OSVOBODITEL BLVD.
AULA MAGNA
SOFIA
November 18 – 19, 2005

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7th International Conference

FORMAL AND INFORMAL RULES IN THE PROCESS OF EU ENLARGEMENT

Sofia: 19-20 November 2004
Faculty of Economics and BA
125 Tzarigradsko chaussee Blvd. bl.3, room 520

Organized by the
FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
University of Sofia
WIRTSCHAFTSWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FAKULTÄT
der Universität Leipzig