Local embeddedness of transnational corporations: Turkish case

Sat (Büyükgöçmen), Necibe Aydan
This thesis aims to clarify the issue of local embeddedness with regard to TNCs and to understand the process of TNCs' local embeddedness in the case of Turkey. In order to reach this aim a methodology is utilized by cobination of qualitative and quantitative data analyses in different level analyses. Since, embeddedness is a process that begins locational preferences of TNCs, the first level analyses are concentrated on locational distribution on national and city level analyses. Then, deep-interviews are held by TNCs in Istanbul to identify other qualitative variables affecting local embeddedness of TNCs. As a conclusion, local embeddedness process of TNCs in turkey is realized in a sligthly different path from developed countries. some of the deficiencies in Turkey, like lack of strong institutional structure, are the main reasons for these differences. To turn the situation for Turkey's advantageit is essential that required conditions for local embeddedness should be supplied.


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Citation Formats
N. A. Sat (Büyükgöçmen), “Local embeddedness of transnational corporations: Turkish case,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2005.