Socio- technical issues in youth employment: case of the furniture sector in Ankara

Kepenek, Emek Barış
The aim of this dissertation is to investigate how the technological developments implemented in the production processes and organizational structures of small and medium sized enterprises affect the skilling and thus the employment process of youth in these enterprises. The furniture sector of Turkey is chosen as a specific industrial sector for this research.


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Citation Formats
E. B. Kepenek, “Socio- technical issues in youth employment: case of the furniture sector in Ankara,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2009.