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Innovation And Relationships In Industrial Districts: The Case Of Turkey

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  • Ozlem Ozkanli

    () (Department of Management, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University)

  • Erkan Erdil

    () (STP Research Center, METU)

  • Erdal Akdeve

    () (Department of Management, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University)

Abstract

Industrial districts (ID) and small scale industrial estates are important regional development tools that have been extensively utilized by the Turkish authorities as part of Turkish industrialization programs, with varying degrees of success. The empirical part of the study is carried out one of the oldest industrial zone in Turkey, Ankara (Sincan). Following the determination of innovative capacity of the firms, the study investigates the intra- and inter-ID firm relationships, and its possible implications for firm level innovation activity. In the first stage of this study, the purpose is to explore vertical I/O (input-output) inter-firm links. Following the relationship mapping, a background structure is obtained for supply chains and the relative focal firm positions are observed. For this end, a survey is employed to 207 firms. The analysis of cross-tabulations provides valuable insights in the relationship between innovative capacity of firms and their interactions with the environment. According to a latest formal report, four firms from the district are placed among the 500 largest firms in Turkey. The results of the study will further give evidence for developing Turkish ID innovation policies.

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  • Ozlem Ozkanli & Erkan Erdil & Erdal Akdeve, 2008. "Innovation And Relationships In Industrial Districts: The Case Of Turkey," STPS Working Papers 0801, STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Aug 2008.
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