Is Turkish Business System Changing? An Assessment Based on Regional Development Agencies

Janset Özen-Aytemur, Onur Dirlik

Abstract


This study aimed at assessing the regional development agencies, established in 2006 in Turkey, in the light of the basic assumptions of National Business Systems approach, which is one of the macro-institutional perspectives. The decision-making mechanisms of the regional development agencies were analyzed by reviewing the relevant laws, by-laws, legislation and reports thereon. It was found in this study that in parallel to the paradigm shift at global level, the development agencies in Turkey converged to the central administration due to the characteristics of the Turkish business system contrary to their purpose of establishment and thus had a limited space for maneuver. Furthermore, the document review supported the argument proposed in this study that Turkish business system had not changed yet and preserved its nature as a state organized business system.


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National business systems, regional development agencies.

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