M.Sc., PhD

Emergency Floor Warden, Cedar, Instructor, CSB/OREC/Int'l Tour/Tour Deg
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Business
School of Tourism Management

604.986.1911 ext. 3480
Cedar Building, room CE362
gnikolov@capilanou.ca

Education

PhD, Economics and Marketing, Wye College, University of London, 1998.

University Degree (M.Sc. equivalent), Agricultural Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, 1981.

"Perfection is nothing but attention to detail, vision and perseverance."

Bio

George Nikolov (PhD, University of London, 1999) is an economist who has extensive experience in information technology, research and academia.

Before becoming an instructor at Capilano University in 1999, Nikolov had worked as a System Analyst at the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Agricultural Economics in Sofia and, later, as the Institute's Deputy Director responsible for managing its Centre for Market Information Services.

Being a third generation educator, I love the opportunity to be able to help my students succeed with their studies, and ultimately with their future professional career.

I also have a great passion for computers and numbers. My way of putting this passion into action is to teach a variety of computer applications and quantitative methods courses at the School of Business and the School of Tourism Management.

My other passion is in identifying opportunities and finding creative ways of materializing them. This passion naturally led me to get professionally involved in research.

My research interests are in the fields of agricultural economics, marketing, economics of transition and development studies. In my research, I have applied advanced mathematical, statistical and econometric methods such as linear programming, multiple regression, co-integration, Granger-causality and persistence of disequilibrium analyses.

Nikolov, Gueorgui and David Hughes. Market Information Services in Economics in Transition: The Case of Bulgaria. Journal of Euromarketing, vol. 8, no. 3, 2000, pp. 53-76.

Nikolov, Gueorgui and David Hughes. Market Information Services as a Means to Improve the Competitiveness of the Food Sector. Food Processing and Distribution in Transition Countries: Problems and Perspectives Conference, 1999, Kiel, Wissenshaftsverlag Vauk Kiel KG.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. Harmonisation the Bulgarian Agricultural Market Information System with Corresponding Systems in the European Union, Research Report for the EU ACE Programme, 1998.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. Agricultural Market Information Services in an Economy in Transition. 1998. University of London. PhD Dissertation.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. Role of Agricultural Market Information Services in the Transition to a Market Economy. Agricultural Economics Society Postgraduate Conference, 1997, Edinburgh.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. "Information System for Distribution the Assets of the State-Owned Co-operatives to the Former Owners." Seventh International Youth Conference on the Problems of Economic Reform in the Agriculture of Eastern and Central European Countries, 1993, Sofia, Institute of Agricultural Economics.

Nikolov, Gueorgui, Hrabrin Bachev and Dimitre Nikolov. "Efficiency of Electronization in Agricultural Management." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 2, 1990, pp. 98-105.

Aikova, Rositza, Nedka Ivanova, Dimitre Nikolov and Gueorgui Nikolov. "Prospects of Automating Agricultural Management." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 1, 1990, pp. 45-53.

Nikolov, Nikolai, Luben Malamov, Nedka Ivanova, Dimitre Nikolov, Gueorgui Nikolov and Nikolai Milev. Integrated System for Automated Processing of Accounting, Statistical and Operative Information. Sofia, Zemizdat, 1989.

Aikova, Rositza, Dimitre Nikolov and Gueorgui Nikolov. "Problems Related to the Automation of Agricultural Management." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 8, 1989, pp. 26-36.

Nikolov, Gueorgui and Dimitre Nikolov. "Automated Working Place of the Agrarian Economists Pre-conditions, Problems and Trends of Development." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 6-7, 1989, pp. 5-11.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. "Economic-Mathematical Models for Optimising of Farm Machinery.", Bulletin of the Co-ordination Centre for Research Studies of the CMEA-countries, no. 54, 1988, Prague, AGRODAT, pp. 138-144.

Nikolov, Gueorgui and Hrabrin Bachev. "Intensivierung der Wissenshaftlichen Forschungsabeiten und Rolle der Okonomisch-mathematischen Methoden und der Electronischen Rechentechnik in Ihrem Einsatz in der Agrarokonomie." Institut fur Agrarokonomie-Institutsbericht, no. 21, 1987, Berlin, pp. 25-33.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. "Automated System for Inventory Accounting." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 7, 1987, pp. 65-70.

Nikolov, Gueorgui. "A System for Optimum Planning Farm Machinery - An Experiment and Some Trends for its Development." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 6, 1987, pp. 57-63.

Dimitrov, Kosta and Gueorgui Nikolov. "Utilisation of Computers for Formulating Economic-Mathematical Problems for Optimum Planning of Farm Machinery." Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Management, no. 6, 1983, pp. 60-65.

First Place, Economics and Management, 15th National Symposiums of Young Researchers and Specialists in Agriculture, Albena, Bulgaria, 1989.

First Place, Economics and Management, 14th National Symposiums of Young Researchers and Specialists in Agriculture, Albena, Bulgaria, 1988.