Edited By Engin ÇAKIR and Yusuf KADERLİ
Social sciences are made up of science disciplines that research humanity, society, and the world with a human dimension, and therefore its domain of influence is also serious and wide. Naturally, the social scientist has the power to influence society with his/her research and writing. This book aims to add the contributions of academicians from different disciplines to the social sciences fields they specialize in the academic literature and to give an idea about new researches. The book contains scientific articles on business, economics, public finance, tourism, and international relations.
Clustering Approach as a Regional Development Tool and Turkish Automotive Sector Clustering Analysis: Mustafa Cem Kirankabes
Mustafa Cem Kirankabes
Abstract The automotive sector, which is a considered as a strategic sector in almost all developed countries, operates with a fully clustering approach. Clustering is defined as the geographical concentration of firms, specialized suppliers, service providers and related institutions that compete with each other in a particular field of activity, but also cooperate with each other.
In this chapter of the book, first of all, the definition and development of the automotive sector was explained briefly. In the second part, the history and current situation of the Turkish automotive sector was given. In the third part, “Three-star Analysis”, which is the most commonly used method in “Cluster Mapping Studies”, was performed at the NUTS III (81 provinces) level to cover the entire Turkey. 2019 Compulsory Insured Person data taken from the statistical database of the Social Security Institution of the Republic of Turkey was used in the analysis.
As a result of the three-star analysis conducted within the scope of the study, Bursa, Sakarya and Kocaeli provinces received three-stars. In this sense, it can be said that the heart of the Turkish automotive sector is the East Marmara Region. Izmir province is the only region that receives two stars and shows “potential cluster” characteristics for the automotive sector of Turkey. In terms of the sustainability of mature and potential clusters identified within the scope of the study, it is strongly recommended that they have to integrate into international cluster associations and become able to carry out...
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