An Empirical study on the competitiveness and innovation in four sectors of the Turkish manufacturing industry
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Ulusoy, Gündüz and Çetindamar, Dilek and Yeğenoğlu, Hande and Bulut, Çağrı (2007) An Empirical study on the competitiveness and innovation in four sectors of the Turkish manufacturing industry. In: The 14th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Ankara
In this paper, we report on some of the results of the Innovations in Manufacturing Industries in Turkey Study (IMITS). This study is an empirical investigation into the innovation performance and competitive strategies of manufacturing firms in Turkey. The data was gathered in nine different cities in Turkey during the period August 2004 – January 2005. The survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews due to the complex nature of the survey and was implemented in 135 manufacturing firms operating in four sectors: Textiles, chemicals, food processing, and metal. The study has been an extension of the European Manufacturing Survey 2004 (EMS 2004) coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research and covering nine countries: Germany, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, and United Kingdom. Some of the basic results concerning competitive priorities, modernization of manufacturing, new product development, and quality management are presented.
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