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Personal information

 

Name

 

vassileva, bistra konstantinova

Address

 

10 Gen. Kiselov Str. fl. 5 apt. 13, 9002 Varna, Bulgaria

Telephone

 

+ 359 52 638098

Fax

 

 

E-mail

 

bistravas@mnet.bg

Nationality

 

Bulgarian

 

Date of birth

 

13.11.1966

 

Work experience

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

2011 - onwards

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Boul.

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Management

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Faculty Erasmus co-ordinator

Responsible for the accademic staff attestation process

Preparing reports and summarising information about all teaching and scientific activities of the departments within the faculty.

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

2005 - onwards

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Boul.

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Associate professor of Marketing (Marketing Research), Department of Marketing

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Lecturing at Bachelor Degree on following subjects:

§          Marketing Research

§          Marketing Communications

§          Quality Management

§          International Marketing

Lecturing at Master Degree on following subjects:

§          Advertising Engineering and Design

§          Integrated Marketing Communications

§          Corporate Marketing Communications

§          Marketing Research

 

Responsible for the scientific and research activities within the Department of Marketing

Co-ordinator of international project participation (Erasmus, FP7)

National Contact Point for FP7 INCO

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

2009 - onwards

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Boul.

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Representative of the Management Board for Quality

Internal Auditor for the QMS ISO 9001: 2008

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Developing QMS ISO 9001: 2008

Implementing QMS ISO 9001: 2008

Responsible for all elements and aspects of QMS ISO 9001: 2008 at university level

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

2009 - onwards

• Name and address of employer

 

Technical University, Varna

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Associate professor of Marketing

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Lecturing at Bachelor Degree on following subjects (courses for foreign students in English language):

§          Marketing

§          Marketing Communications

§          Social Marketing

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

2009 - onwards

• Name and address of employer

 

University “Assen Zlatarov”, Bourgas

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Associate professor of Marketing

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Lecturing at Bachelor Degree on following subjects:

§          Strategic Marketing

§          Sales Management

               

• Dates (from – to)

 

2005 - onwards

• Name and address of employer

 

Altex Interglobal Ltd., 45 Aleksandyr Djakovich Str., fl. 5, office 3, Varna, Bulgaria

• Type of business or sector

 

SME, www.shoppixbg.com

• Occupation or position held

 

Manager, Co-owner

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

§          Mystery Shopping Services

§          Marketing Research

§          Consulting Activities

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1999 – 2005

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Boul.

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Chief assistant professor, Department of Marketing

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Lecturing at Bachelor Degree on following subjects:

§          Marketing Research

§          Quality Management

§          Direct Marketing

§          International Marketing

Lecturing at Master Degree on following subjects:

§          Advertising Engineering and Design

§          Interactive Marketing

Responsible for the scientific and research activities within Department of Marketing

Co-ordinator of international project participation (Erasmus, Leonardo, etc.)

Chairman of the Young Scientists Club at Varna University of Economics

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

23 May – 31 May 2010

• Name and address of employer

 

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

• Type of business or sector

 

Institute

• Occupation or position held

 

Visiting professor, ERASMUS Teaching Mobility Programme

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Short course on Marketing Metrics, International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management (IDEM)

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

28 June – 03 July 2009

• Name and address of employer

 

Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Setubal, Portugal

• Type of business or sector

 

Institute

• Occupation or position held

 

Visiting professor, Lifelong Learning Programme – Erasmus Intensive Programme

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Short course on Cultural Diversity and Interdependence

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

20 November - 15 December 2007, 31 January – 27 February 2008, 23 November – 10 December 2008

• Name and address of employer

 

The Academy of Management, Research Institute on Entrepreneurship (EEDRI), Lodz, Poland

• Type of business or sector

 

Research Institute

• Occupation or position held

 

Senior researcher – Marie Currie fellowship holder, Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge, action of the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development of the European Union

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

§          Marketing research on cluster development

§          Developing a marketing strategy for the development of the agricluster based in Lodz

§          Coaching Ph.D. students

§          Developing research project proposals under FP7

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

20 – 30 April 2006

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Visiting professor, CEEPUS Programme

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Short course on Marketing Research with a case-study

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

9 – 16 April 2005

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Applied Sciences, Worms, Germany

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Visiting professor, ERASMUS Teaching Mobility Programme

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Short course on Regional Clusters and European Cluster Policy with a case-study

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

5 – 14 March 2003

• Name and address of employer

 

ESEC, Coimbra, Portugal

• Type of business or sector

 

University College of Tourism

• Occupation or position held

 

Visiting professor, ERASMUS Teaching Mobility Programme

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Short course on Marketing Research in Tourism with a case-study

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

January - February 2000

• Name and address of employer

 

USTL-IAE, Lille, France

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Visiting professor

Courses:

§          International Marketing

§          Advertising and Sales Management

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Lectures and participation in the activities of IAE Marketing Research Centre

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1998 - 2000

• Name and address of employer

 

Management School - Open University, regional office Varna

• Type of business or sector

 

Distance learning

• Occupation or position held

 

Tutor

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Responsible for the module Managing Relationships with Customers and Clients

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1995 – 1999

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Boul.

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Senior assistant professor, Department of Marketing (until 1997  –Department of Management)

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Teaching students – seminars and lectures – (Bachelor Degree) on following subjects:

§          Marketing Research

§          Advertising Management

§          International Marketing

§          Quality Management

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1995 – 2005

• Name and address of employer

 

New Bulgarian University, regional office Varna, 11 Tsar Simeon Str.

• Type of business or sector

 

Distance learning

• Occupation or position held

 

Tutor

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Consulting and case-study assessment on folowing subjects:

§          Consumer Behaviour

§          Advertising Management

§          International Marketing

§          Service Marketing

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1992 – 1995

• Name and address of employer

 

University of Economics, Varna, 77 Knjaz Boris I Boul.

• Type of business or sector

 

University

• Occupation or position held

 

Assistant professor, Department of Management

• Main activities and responsibilities

 

Teaching students – seminars – (Bachelor Degree) on following subjects:

§          Marketing

§          Marketing Research

§          Advertising Management

 

Education and training

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1999 - 2001

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Varna University of Economics

 

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Ph.D. exams:

§          Macro and Microeconomics

§          Marketing

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Ph.D. in Marketing

Thesis Title: Strategic Export Marketing Analyses

• Level in national classification

(if appropriate)

 

Ph.D. in Marketing, Code 05.02.26

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

May - October 1999

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Management School and Open University

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Completed course in Market Resources Management

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Certificate from Open University (UK)

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

May - October 1998

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Management School and Open University

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Completed course in Managing Relationships with Customers and Clients

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Certificate from Open University (UK)

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

January - March 1997

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

IESE, Barcelona, Spain

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Completed the 5th Course of International Faculty Development Program (IFDP)

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Certificate

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

October 1992

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

University of Bradford and Varna Graduate Management School

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Completed Short Course in Strategic and Marketing Management

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Certificate

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

February - May 1992

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Varna University of Economics and PeaceCorp (USA)

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Completed Business English Language Course at Advanced Level

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Certificate

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

July - August 1991

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

University of Delaware (USA) and Varna University of Economics

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Completed Certificate Program in English Language at Achieved Advanced Level

 

• Title of qualification awarded

 

Certificate

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1989 - 1992

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Varna University of Economics

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Ph.D. exams:

§          Philosophy

§          Science of Commodities

 

• Dates (from – to)

 

1984 - 1989

• Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

Varna University of Economics

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

§          Science of Commodities (state exam)

§          Economics and Management of Trade (state exam)

§          Economics (state exam)

• Title of qualification awarded

 

MSc in Economics

Diploma Title: Quality Management in Retailing

• Level in national classification

(if appropriate)

 

MSc in Economics

 


 

Personal skills

and competences

Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

 

Mother tongue

 

bulgarian

 

Other languages

 

 

 

english

• Reading skills

 

excellent

• Writing skills

 

excellent

• Verbal skills

 

excellent

 

 

russian

• Reading skills

 

excellent

• Writing skills

 

excellent

• Verbal skills

 

excellent

 

 

SPANISH

• Reading skills

 

basic

• Writing skills

 

basic

• Verbal skills

 

basic

 

Social skills

and competences

Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports), etc.

 

§          Team work: I have worked as a member of various types of teams such as research teams both national and international, consulting teams. I am a chairman of E-marketing Association since 2000. Its activities include consulting, in-company training, various types of  research, workshops and conferences in the field of e-marketing.

§          Mediating skills

§          Intercultural skills: I am experienced at working in an European dimension since I have gained knowledge and skills while participating in several European projects.

 

Organisational skills

and competences

Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc.

 

Chairman of E-marketing Association

Member of ECDN (European Consumer Debt Network)

Participation in international projects:

§          Project manager in Social Development Foundation, project participant; Project No. CZ/01/B/P/PP/134047  EUROCARE – Improving the Lifelong Training of the Social Care Staff  in Europe, 2001 – 2003, Co-ordinator: Vuste Envis (CzechRepublic).

§          Active participant in topic panel 6 “Ontology” as a chairman of E-marketing Association, Project No. ccfm-4-151 CCForm – Consumer Complaint Form for Online Resolution Mechanisms, 5th Framework Programme IST, 2002 – 2004, Co-ordinator: FEDMA (Belgium).

§          Participant in Thematic Group # 5 Involvement in Thematic Network Project No. 109872 – CP-1-2002-1-NO-ERASMUS-TN – CCN - Consumer Citizenship Network, 2003 – 2006, Co-ordinator: Hedmark University College (Norway).

§          Representative of University of Economics-Varna – coordinator for Bulgaria, Project No. 116818 – CP-1-2004-1-ES-Comenius-C3PP – E-CONS European Network for Consumer Education, 2004 – 2007, Co-ordinator: Escuela Europea de Consumidores (Spain).

§          Partner (as a chairman of E-marketing Association) in Project “Energy regulation and consumers interest” No 17.020100/05(04)/408149, 2005 – 2007, co-ordinator Centro Tecnico Regionale di Ricerca sul Consumo Europeo, Bolzano, Italy.

§          Participant in Task Group # 7 Developing Joint European Master in Consumer Citizenship in Thematic Network CCN2: Consumer Citizenship Network, 2006 – 2009, Co-ordinator: Hedmark University College (Norway).

§          Partner (as a chairman of E-marketing Association) in Project “Standard Budgets – An instrument to fight and prevent overindebteness and promote financial inclusion and well-being”, VP/2007/12 Mutual Learning on Social Inclusion and Social Protection, November 2007 – October 2009, Co-ordinator: ASB, Linz, Austria.

§          National contact person for 7th Framework Programme, section “International co-operation and third countries”.

§          Senior Researcher: Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge, action of the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development of the European Union, basing on the contract no 517156 (MTKD-CT-2004-517156), November 2007 – December 2008, The Academy of Management, EEDRI, Lodz, Poland.

§          Visiting professor: Project No: IP – 01078 – P – SETUBAL01: EPICA – Towards a Consumer Citizenship Education, Lifelong Learning Programme – Erasmus Intensive Programme, 21 June – 03 July 2009, Co-ordinator: Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Setubal, Portugal

§          Leader of Work Group # 1a Think Tank Consultations, Project PERL No 155927-LLP-1-2009-1-NO-ERASMUS-ENWA – Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living, LLP Erasmus Academic Networks, 2009 – 2012, Co-ordinator: Hedmark University College (Norway). 

Responsible for organisation of several seminars and workshops.

 

Participation in national projects:

§        Partner in Project PHARE Labour Market Initiatives BG 0102.05.05.038 The Qualified Working Force in Tourism – Key Factor for its Recognition as a Leading Branch in the Economy of Varna Region, November 2003 – March 2004, Co-ordinator: Varna Chamber of Commerce and Industry

§        Project manager for Project No. BG 2003/004.937.11.03-01.25 Achieving SME Competitiveness Through Centre for Quality and Business Excellence (CQMEX), PHARE: Economic and Social Cohesion, January – December 2006, Co-ordinator: Varna Chamber of Commerce and Industry

§        Consultant: Project No. BG2004/016-711.11.04/ESC/G/CGS-458 Research of the attitudes and habits of Bulgarian households for purchase and consumption of canned vegetables, December 2006 – May 2007

§        Consultant and lecturer: Project under Priority 2 of Operational Programme “Human resources development”: “Improving labour productivity and adaptability of the employees of Petrol JSC”, contractor VBS Ltd, June 2008 – March 2009.

§        Consultant and researcher: Project А08-12-21/30.07.2008 “Developing unified methodology – standards, criteria and indicators for measurement of the status of transparency and accountability of regional and municipality administrations, financed by the Operational programme “Administrative capacity”, co-financed by EU trhough the European Social Fund.

§        Consultant: Contract No: ЗMS-02-57/01.06.2011: Development and implementation of QMS ISO 9001:2008 for Shopmetrics Europe Ltd. financed by the OP Competitiveness:  BG161PO003-2.1.08.

 

Technical skills

and competences

With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc.

 

Competent with:

§          МS Office

§          SPSS

§          MS Access

§          ME-XL (Marketing Engineering for Excel)

§          BS Designer

§          MS Visio

 

Other skills

and competences

Competences not mentioned above.

 

Consulting Activities:

§          Chemistry: Polymeri JSC, Buildcommmerce Ltd., Consortium Polymeri Build

§          Trade: Mangusta Ltd., S.I.R. Dairy Products Ltd., OMV, Petrol JSC,

§          Retailing: Piccadilly chain of stores, Nedelja chain of pastry shops, K and B Group Ltd.

§          Manufacturing: Eldom Invest Ltd., Dekaba Locking Systems JSC, Pavidera Ltd.

§          Advertising Agencies and Media: Radio Bravo FM, Silex Advertising Agency, eM Studio Advertising and Creative

§          ITC: Ardes Computers & IT Solutions Ltd.

§          Food Industry: Tehra JSC, Korn JSC, Manolo Bakery Ltd., Tradel JSC

 

Driving licence(s)

 

Yes

 

Additional information

 

references:

Prof. Dr.Econ.Sc. Julia Ouzounova, Department of Marketing, University of Economics – Varna:  + 359 52 660 418, julimark@abv.bg

Assoc.prof.Dr. Nikola Dimitrov, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Varna Free University: nikola_dimitrov@abv.bg

 

 

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