Deindustrialization under the impact of globalization: the case of Istanbul

Ak, Bahriye
In the two last decades, the cities were within the transformation period of their economic and spatial structure in order to be adapted to competitive global system. In addition, the decrease of industry sector and its decentralization to outer city, increase of service sector with the help of technological developments and its centralization are the core assets of the globalization. In compatible with the socio-spatial and economical aspects of globalization phenomenon, the structural transformation of industry in Istanbul that is the most important production center of Turkey, are on the agenda. In the light with these arguments, this thesis study aims to highlight the relocation tendency of industry in Istanbul with reference to the impact and context of globalization. In this thesis, in order to determine the relocation tendency of the position of industries and sub-sectors, the questionnaire that prepared by Istanbul Metropolitan Planning Center is taken as the base data source. In compatible with the analysis that derives from this questionnaire; the industry sub-sectors, firms sizes, their spatial distributions and their tendencies to relocate or to decentralize their production sites will be clarified.


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Citation Formats
B. Ak, “Deindustrialization under the impact of globalization: the case of Istanbul,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.