Innovation, networking and the new industrial clusters: the characteristics of networks and local innovation capabilities in the Turkish industrial clusters

Eraydin, A
Armatli-Koroglu, B
Elaborating on the literature on industrial districts, this paper suggests that innovation and networking are the two key issues, which provide the new generation industrial clusters' competitive capacity in the globalization process. The paper presents the findings on the innovative and networking capabilities of the three important industrial clusters of Turkey based on the data collected from the sample firms in each of these industrial clusters through in-depth interviews. The findings clearly show the importance of local and national networking as well as global linkages and confirm the positive relation between intensity of local networking and innovativeness. Moreover, the paper provides evidence that firms within global networks have higher numbers of innovations than firms with higher intensity of locally embedded linkages.


Implementation and evaluation of the dynamic distributed real time industrial protocol (D²RIP)
Kaya, Adem; Eyüboğlu, Behçet Murat; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2013)
The contemporary large-scale and complex industrial control systems such as manufacturing systems, power plants or chemical processes are realized as distributed systems. Since different controller nodes are usually physically distributed, their coordination and information exchange is commonly realized via industrial communication networks (ICNs). In the last decade, there is an ongoing research effort in both academic and industrial fields to employ Ethernet for industrial communications due to its wide a...
Knowledge networks and cognitive communities in clusters: the case of ICT cluster of METU Technopolis and agricultural tools and machinery cluster of Konya
Yaşar, Suna Senem; Kayasü, Serap; Department of City and Regional Planning (2010)
Knowledge is defined one of the fundamental resources for development, competitiveness and power of firms, industrial clusters and regions. Their competitiveness and development have a strong relationship with their ability to create, absorb and utilize knowledge and to learn, i.e. their cognitive capabilities. This thesis is focused on clusters as cognitive and learning systems. Clusters are the agglomerations where collective learning may take place. New knowledge is created and shared within the clusters...
Variety of Modes of Governance of a Global Value Chain: The Case of Tourism from Holland to Turkey
ERKUŞ ÖZTÜRK, HİLAL; Terhorst, Pieter (2010-01-01)
Global value chains analysis has become an ever more important approach in economics and economic geography to study the globalization of different sectors. However, it is largely ignored in tourism research. This paper examines the modes of governance of the tourism value chain from Holland to Turkey. One of the most striking findings of this paper is the large variety of governance modes of that chain, not only within the same market segment but even within one firm. The second important finding is the im...
Increasing role of services in competitive power and innovativeness of firms and industrial clusters
Eraydın, Ayda (2007-01-01)
The aim of this paper is to discuss the importance of different types of global services for industrial firms and clusters in terms of their economic competitiveness and innovative performance. The theoretical debates argue that globalization, deregulation and the new production organization make it necessary to use global services that are supplied easily with the help of new telecommunication technologies. The existing empirical studies provide some supporting evidence. However, they also indicate that gl...
Design of a performance measurement model for industrial clusters in Turkey
Gürellier, Özlem; Sayın, Erol; Department of Industrial Engineering (2010)
Despite the advantages and dominance of globalization in today’s world economics; clusters, as a regional based development tool, still attract many researchers and policy makers from all over the world in order to obtain sustainable competitiveness. As a result of fast rising number of cluster development policies and initiatives, the importance of measuring the performance of clusters arises. The purpose of this thesis is to design a performance measurement model, which will be applied to industrial clust...
Citation Formats
A. Eraydin and B. Armatli-Koroglu, “Innovation, networking and the new industrial clusters: the characteristics of networks and local innovation capabilities in the Turkish industrial clusters,” ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, pp. 237–266, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: