The rise of globalization has affected the ways in which nations maintain sustainable development and economic prosperity. Certain countries, such as Turkey, have evolved into a place of particular importance in the changing global economy. As such, it has become more important than ever to better understand the crucial role of such nations on an international scale. Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey is an authoritative reference source for current scholarly research on the influence of Turkey in today’s global environment and how the country can maintain long-term sustainability and prosperity. Featuring extensive coverage on a variety of pertinent topics on sustainable industries, contemporary globalization, and the impact of information and communication technologies, this book is an essential reference source for practitioners, business executives, advanced-level students, and academicians seeking the latest research on the role of Turkey in today’s worldwide economy. This book features timely, research-based articles spanning all areas of regional economics, including topics such as consumer confidence, the Turkish shadow economy, international business initiatives, economic development in the MENA region, strategic optimization strategies, and more.