Lecturers

prof. Stanislav Ivanov

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

stanislav.ivanov@vumk.eu

www.vumk.eu


Telephone: (+359) 58 655 612

E-mail: stanislav.ivanov@vumk.eu


Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Tourism Research

Member of the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Tourism Today, Journal of Tourism and International Journal of Tourism and Travel Management 

 Academic Degrees:

  • PhD in Tourism Economics, University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria, 2005
  • MSc in Tourism, University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria, 2001
  • BSc in Finance (minor), University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria, 2001
  • BSc in Tourism (major), University of Economics – Varna, Bulgaria, 2000

Research Interests:

  • tourism and economic growth
  • special interest tourism (especially communist heritage tourism)
  • tourism and politics
  • destination marketing
  • revenue and yield management

Course taught:

  • Introduction to tourism
  • Alternative tourism
  • Tour operations, travel agent and passenger transport
  • Current issues in tourism, hospitality, leisure and events
  • Principles of hospitality marketing
  • Tourism management
  • Destination marketing
  • Revenue management
  • Introduction to finance
  • Research methods

Short Biography:

Stanislav Ivanov is currently Professor and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Research at International University College in Dobrich, Bulgaria. He holds a PhD. degree in tourism economics from the University of Economics – Varna. Dr. Ivanov is the Editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Tourism Research (http://ejtr.vumk.eu) and serves in the Editorial boards of 20 other journals. His research interests include destination marketing, tourism and economic growth, political issues in tourism, special interest tourism. His publications have appeared in different academic journals – Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Tourism Economics, Journal of Heritage Tourism, Tourism Today, Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics.

Publications:

  • Ivanov, S. (2014). Hotel revenue management – from theory to practice. Varna: Zangador. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2447337. Google Books URL: http://books.google.bg/books/about?id=ZSrJAwAAQBAJ
  • Ivanov, S., M. Dimitrova (2014) Managing Tourism in Bulgaria: between ‘Mission Impossible’ and New Hope. In C. Costa, E. Panyik & D. Buhalis (eds.). European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems. Vol.II. National case studies. Channelview Publications, pp. 87-105. Available also online as SSRN Working paper 1599611 “Tourism Management and Planning in Bulgaria” at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1599611
  • Ivanov, S. Webster, C. and Mladenovic, A. (2014) The Microchipped Tourist: Implications for European Tourism. In A. Postma, J. Oskam and I. Yeoman (Eds.) The Future of European Tourism.  Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Pp. 86-106. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2117801
  • Webster, C., Ivanov, S. (2014). Tourism as a Force for Political Stability. In C. Wohlmuther and W. Wintersteiner (Eds.) The International Handbook on Tourism and Peace, Drava Verlag. pp. 167-180. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2311176
  • Webster, C., Ivanov, S. (2014). Geopolitical drivers of future tourist flows. Journal of Tourism Futures, 1(1), 59-69. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2502347.
  • Ivanov, S., Webster, C. (2013). Globalisation as a driver of destination competitiveness. Annals of Tourism Research, 43, 628-633. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2304400
  • Ivanov, S. & Webster, C. (2013) Tourism’s impact on growth: the role of globalisation. Annals of Tourism Research, 41, 231–236. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2194805
  • Ivanov, S., C. Webster (2013) Tourism’s contribution to economic growth: A global analysis for the first decade of the millennium. Tourism Economics 19(3), 477-508. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1962510
  • Ivanova, M., Ivanov, S., Iankova, K. (2013). Bulgarian hotels on the road to sustainability. THExperts, 6, 28-31.
  • Ivanov, S., & Ivanova, M. (2013). Mass ecotourism vs. Eco mass tourism. Proceedings of the Sixth Black Sea Tourism Forum, 02nd-04th October, 2013, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 78-90. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2335365
  • Ivanov, S. (2013). Price Discrimination as a Hotel Revenue Management Tool - From Theory to Practice. Proceedings of the "Knowledge - traditions, innovations, perspectives" scientific conference, Bourgas Free University, 14-15 June 2013, Bourgas, Bulgaria, Volume III, pp. 380-385
  • Webster, C., Ivanov, S. (2013). Characterizing the Policies and Programs of National Tourism Organizations: Liberal, Mercantilist, and Social Democratic Approaches to Tourism Development and Management. Paper presented at the International Conference on Tourism (ICOT2013) “Trends, Impacts and Policies on Sustainable Tourism Development”, Limassol, Cyprus 5-8 June 2013. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2278195
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2012) The political economy of tourism in the future. In Leigh, J., C. Webster and S. Ivanov (eds.) Future Tourism: Political, Social and Economic Challenges, London: Routledge, pp. 21-34. SSRN Working paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1638306
  • Korstanje, M. E. and Ivanov, S. (2012) Tourism as a form of new psychological resilience: the inception of dark tourism. Cultur – Revista de Cultura e Turismo, 6(4), pp. 56-71. SSRN URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2168400
  • Ivanov, S. (2012). Increasing the visibility of academic journals. Strategies for Policy in Science and Education 20(1), pp. 8-17
  • Dimitrova, M., S. Ivanov (2012) Entrepreneurship education in tourism from the students’ graduation project perspective: The case of International University College, Bulgaria. Yearbook of International University College, Volume 5 Issue 1, ISSN 1312-6539, pp. 120-127. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2086236
  • Ivanov, S., V. Zhechev (2012) Hotel revenue management – a critical literature review. Tourism, 60(2), pp. 175-197. Earlier version available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1977467
  • Ivanov, S., Ivanova, M. & Iankova, K. (2012). Sustainable tourism practices – mountain vs. non-mountain accommodation establishments in Bulgaria. Paper presented at the International Conference “Changing Paradigms in Sustainable Mountain Tourism Research: Problems and Perspectives”, Forum Brixen/Bressanone, Italy, 25th–28th October 2012. Available in SSRN at URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2161586 
  • Ivanov, S., Zhechev, V. (2011). Hotel marketing. Varna: Zangador. Google Books URL: http://books.google.bg/books?id=ky3JAwAAQBAJ
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov, S. Illum (2011) The paradigms of political economy and tourism policy: National tourism organizations and state policy. In Mosedale, J. (ed.) Political economy of tourism. A critical perspective. London: Routledge, pp. 55-73.
  • Zhechev, V., S. Ivanov (2011) Managing the institutional change in International University College (Bulgaria). A case study. International Journal of Professional Management, Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2011, ISSN 20422341. Online. URL: http://ipmajournal.com/articles/Vol5_Iss5_Article5.php. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1935358
  • Zhechev, V., S. Ivanov (2011) Critical review and practical application of change management: the case of a higher education institution. International Journal of Professional Management, Volume 5, Issue 4, October 2011, ISSN 20422341. Online. URL: http://ipmajournal.com/articles/Vol5_Iss4_Article2.php. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1935375
  • Ivanov, S., M. Dimitrova (2011) Analysis of college students’ graduation projects. Įžvalgos / Insights, 4(5), pp. 31-38. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1918370
  • Dimitrova, M., S. Ivanov (2011) Students’ involvement in live business projects – opportunities and challenges. Įžvalgos / Insights, 4(5), pp. 26-30. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1918371
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2011) The future and the political economy of tourism in the future: what should we prepare for? Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism ICOT “Tourism in an era of uncertainty”, Rhodes, 27-30 April 2011, pp. 692-696.
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov, J. Leigh (2011) Tourism after the Fall of the American Empire: Globalization, Protectionism, and Resource Depletion. Paper presented at the European Tourism Futures Institute International Conference: Tourism Futures, 2nd – 5th of November 2011, Stenden University, Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1941210
  • Ivanov, S., C. Webster (2011) Marketing the Bulgarian Tourism Product—the Economic Geography of Long-term and Short-term Investments. In Slomka, T. (ed). Geotourism: A variety of aspects. Proceedings of the GEOTOUR 2008 Conference, 26-28 June 2008, Krakow, Poland, pp. 85-96. Earlier version available online at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1331064
  • Ivanov, S., M. Ivanova (2011). Triple bottom line analysis of potential sport tourism impacts on local communities – a review. Proceedings of the Black Sea Tourism Forum “Sport tourism – Possibilities to extend the tourist season”, 29-30.09.2011, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 168-177. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1923104
  • Ivanov, S., M. Dimitrova, M. Ivanova (2010) Teaching entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality undergraduate programmes. Available in SSRN at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1692728
  • Slantcheva-Durst, S., S. Ivanov (2010) Tertiary Short-Cycle Education in Bulgaria: In Search of Identity. Community College Review 38(2), 196-209 
  • Ohridska-Olson, R., S. Ivanov (2010) Creative tourism Business Model and its application in Bulgaria. Proceedings of the Black Sea Tourism Forum “Cultural Tourism – the Future of Bulgaria”, 23-25.09.2010, Varna, Bulgaria, pp. 23-39. Available in SSRN at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1690425
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2010) The Political Economy of Tourism in the Future. SSRN Working paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1638306
  • Ivanov, S. (2010) German students’ perceptions of Bulgaria as a tourist destination – A molecular approach to destination image assessment. Proceedings of the “Development alternatives for contemporary tourism” conference, University of Economics – Varna, 24th-25th June 2010, pp. 137-146. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1603494
  • Ivanov, S., M. Dimitrova (2010) Bulgaria. In C. Costa, E. Panyik & D. Buhalis (eds.). European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems. Vol.II. National case studies. Channelview Publications. Available also online as SSRN Working paper 1599611 “Tourism Management and Planning in Bulgaria” at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1599611
  • Ekiz, E., K, Hussain, S, Ivanov (2010) Investigating marketing opportunities of a politically challenged island destination: the case of North Cyprus. In Acolla Lewis-Cameron & Sherma Roberts (eds.) Marketing island destinations: concepts and cases. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann. pp. 65-78. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1591372
  • Ivanov, S., C. Webster (2010) Decomposition of economic growth in Bulgaria by industry. Journal of Economic Studies 37(2), pp. 219-227. SSRN Working Paper No. 1298089. Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1298089
  • Illum, S. F., S. Ivanov, Y. Liang (2010) Using virtual communities in tourism research. Tourism Management 31(3), pp. 335-340. Abstract available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413628
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov, S. F. Illum (2009) NTOs and State Policy: the Paradigms of Political Economy and Institutional Responses to Tourism in Times of Economic Crisis. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism Development and Management, Kos Island, Greece 11-14 September 2009, pp. 497-500. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=159533 
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov, S. F. Illum (2009) Political Economy and Tourism Policy: National Tourism Organisations and State Policy. Proceedings of the “Tourism amidst a Global Crisis” Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 23rd March 2009. SSRN Working Paper No. 1372037. Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1372037
  • Ivanov, S. (2009) Opportunities for developing communist heritage tourism in Bulgaria. Tourism 57(2), pp. 177-192. SSRN Working Paper No. 1339564. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1339564
  • Ivanov, S. (2008) Ego tourism. Yearbook 2008, International University College, ISSN 1312-6539, pp.140-143. SSRN Working Paper No. 1537828. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1537828
  • Ivanov, S. (2008) Conceptual marketing framework for online hotel reservation system design. Tourism Today, Vol. 8/2008, pp. 7-32. Available online at: http://www.cothm.ac.cy/Tourism%20Today%20No%208.pdf. SSRN Working Paper No. 1296040. Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1296040
  • Иванов, С., Т. Дянков (2008) Ръководство за разработване на конкурентоспособни туристически продукти в Еврорегион Долен Дунав. Висше Училище Международен Колеж, Добрич, ISBN 978-954-635-001-5 
  • Ivanov, S., C. Webster (2008) Marketing the Bulgarian Tourism Product—the Economic Geography of Long-term and Short-term Investments. Paper presented at GEOTOUR 2008 Conference, 26-28 June 2008, Krakow, Poland. Available online at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1331064
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2008) Power Politics and Integration into Western Institutions: The Placement of Embassies for Romania and Bulgaria. Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, 10(1), pp. 1-14. Available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a791082802~db=all~jumptype=rss.  Abstract available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1298077
  • Ivanov. S. (2007) Conceptualizing cannibalisation: the case of tourist companies. Yearbook 2007, International University College, ISSN 1312-6539, pp. 20-36. Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1293730
  • Ivanov, S. (2007) Dynamic overbooking limits for guaranteed and nonguaranteed hotel reservations. Tourism Today, Vol. 7/2007, pp. 100-108. Available online at: http://www.cothm.ac.cy/Tourism%20Today%20No%207.pdf. Abstract available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1295968
  • Ivanov, S. (2007) Quality as a competitive advantage of travel agents. Yearbook 2007, International University College, ISSN 1312-6539, pp. 150-156. Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1293729
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2007) National Tourism Organizations: Measuring the results of promotion abroad. Tourism, 55(1), pp. 65-80. Available online at: http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/38639. Abstract available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1298081
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2007) Placement of Romanian and Bulgarian Embassies: EU Aspirations and Communist Legacy. South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, 5(1), pp. 77-94. Available online at: http://www.asecu.gr/Seeje/issue08/ivanov.pdf. Abstract available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1298073 
  • Ivanov, S., C. Webster (2007) Measuring the impact of tourism on economic growth. Tourism Economics, 13 (3), pp. 379–388. Available online at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ip/tec/2007/00000013/00000003/art00003. Abstract available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1298068
  • Webster, C., S. Ivanov (2006) Measuring the impact of promotion: the effects of Croatian, Czech, and Slovak state promotion of tourism abroad. Proceedings of GEOTOUR 2006 Conference, 7-8 October 2006, Kosice, Slovakia, pp. 81-94. Available online at: http://www.kgptour.tuke.sk/conferences_soubory/pdf%207%202%2007/5_1_Webster,%20Ivanov%2015.pdf. SSRN Working Paper No. 1331015. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1331015
  • Ivanov, S., C. Webster (2006) Measuring the impact of tourism on economic growth. Proceedings of GEOTOUR 2006 Conference, 7-8 October 2006, Kosice, Slovakia, pp. 21-30. Available online at: http://www.kgptour.tuke.sk/conferences_soubory/pdf%207%202%2007/2_2_Ivanov,Webster%204.pdf. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413059. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413059
  • Иванов, Ст. (2006) Канибализмът като икономическа категория. Годишник на Международен Колеж – Албена, гр. Добрич, стр. 227-230, ISSN 1312-6539
  • Ivanov, S. (2006) Management of overbookings in the hotel industry – basic concepts and practical challenges. Tourism Today, Vol. 6/2006, pp. 19-32. Available online at: http://www.cothm.ac.cy/Tourism%20Today%20No%206.pdf. Abstract available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1295965
  • Иванов, Ст. (2006) Управление на дублираните резервации в хотелиерството. Годишник на Международен Колеж – Албена, гр. Добрич, стр. 56-60, ISSN 1312-6539
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Проблеми при измерване на въздействието на туризма върху изтичането на национален доход. Годишник на Международен Колеж – Албена, гр. Добрич, стр. 176-182, ISSN 1312-6539. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413046. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413046
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Вторични разходи и пропуснати ползи от туризма. Годишник на Международен Колеж – Албена, гр. Добрич, стр. 132-137, ISSN 1312-6539. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413062. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413062
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Маркетингови решения при изграждане на онлайн хотелски резервационни системи. Сборник с доклади от научна конференция “Туристическата наука и предизвикателствата на ХХІ век”, Варна, 3-4 ноември 2005, издателство “Наука и икономика”, Икономически Университет – Варна, стр. 247-252, ISBN 954-21-0242-9. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413103. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413103 
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Ефективност на туризма в създаването на работни места и доходи в България. “Българският туризъм – управление и ефективност”, издателство “Славена”, Варна, 2005 г., стр. 94-111, ISBN 954-579-503-4. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413083. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413083
  • Иванов, Ст. (2002) Online хотелски резервационни системи. Сборник с доклади от Юбилейна научна конференция “Туризмът през ХХІ век”, Софийски Университет “Св. Климент Охридски”, София, 2002 г., стр. 248-254
  • Славова, Г., Ст. Иванов (2002) Векторен анализ на стратегическото управление (на примера на аграрни и туристически фирми). сп. Известия на Икономически Университет-Варна, №1/2002, стр. 92-103, ISNN 1310-0343
  • Иванов, Ст. (2001) Ролята на математиката и статистиката в изучаването на туризма. сп. Икономическа мисъл, №5/2001, стр.56, ISSN 0013-2993
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Туристически ресурси на дестинация България. в “Маркетингова стратегия за препозициониране на дестинация България”, монографично изследване на авторски колектив, издателство “Наука и икономика”, Икономически Университет – Варна, 2005 г., стр.93-104, ISBN 954-21-0234-8. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413109. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413109
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Последствия от развитието на туристическата индустрия. в “Маркетингова стратегия за препозициониране на дестинация България”, монографично изследване на авторски колектив, издателство “Наука и икономика”, Икономически Университет – Варна, 2005 г., стр. 132-138, ISBN 954-21-0234-8. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413107. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413107 
  • Иванов, Ст. (2005) Възможности на Сателитната сметка на туризма за измерване на макроикономическите въздействия на туризма. Годишник на Икономически Университет – Варна, студия, 2005 г., стр. 481-519, ISSN 0861-6752. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413057. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413057
  • Иванов, Ст. (2004) Измерване влиянието на туризма върху икономическия растеж в България. Сборник доклади от научна конференция Шкорпиловци 2004 г., Университетско издателство на Икономически Университет – Варна, стр. 9-15. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413105. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413105 
  • Иванов, Ст. (2003) Ненаблюдавана икономика в туризма. статия в сп. Известия на Икономически Университет – Варна, кн. 4, 2003 г., стр. 79-88, ISNN 1310-0343. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413052. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413052
  • Иванов, Ст. (2002) Директива 95/57 на Европейския съюз за събиране на статистическа информация в областта на туризма. Сборник доклади от научна конфе­ренция на тема “Евроинтеграция и развитие на българската икономика”, Университетско издателство на Икономически Университет – Варна, 2002 г., стр.67-73, ISBN 954-21-0166-X. SSRN Working Paper No. 1413025. URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1413025