Bulgarians Are On the Way to Modern Barter Exchange System (MBES). An Expert Survey
Goal: Goal: to examine whether contemporary organization of the barter business is recognizable among the representatives of Bulgarian academics, entrepreneurs, bank experts, government officials and students.
Scientific achievements: 1) there are given arguments for the terms “barter system” and “barter money”; 2) there are summarized leading value based characteristics which implicate placing of unpopular business models in Bulgaria, including and modern barter exchange system.
Practical achievements: 1) a questionnaire has been composed with applying specific method of approach for studying unknown socio-economic phenomena; 2) a new scientific and practical discussion on issues of modern barter exchange system, as a form of private economic system of exchange, has been started.
Acknowledgement: The scientific research project is financed by the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria.
Methods: Statistics, Sociology, Heuristic Methods
Date: 4 March 2015 – 10 December 2016