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Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
    2. ENDNOTES
  8. Chapter 1: Corporate Social Responsibility and Talent Management in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    4. TALENT MANAGEMENT
    5. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TALENT MANAGEMENT
    6. CSR IN EMERGING MARKETS
    7. CSR IN TURKEY
    8. CSR AND TALENT MANAGEMENT IN TURKEY
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTE
  9. Chapter 2: Revisiting the Link between Consumer Sentiment and Economic Activity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE SURVEY
    4. 3. DATA
    5. 4. METHODOLOGY
    6. 5. EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 3: M&A Activity, Financial Distress, and Trade Credit
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE SURVEY
    4. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. APPENDIX A
    10. APPENDIX B
  11. Chapter 4: The Comparison of the Shadow Economy in Turkey and European Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PART 1: INTRODUCTION
    3. PART 2: THE CAUSES OF THE SHADOW ECONOMY
    4. PART 3: THE MEASUREMENT OF THE INFORMAL ECONOMY
    5. PART 4: ECONOMETRIC RESULTS REGARDING THE SIZE OF THE SHADOW ECONOMY
    6. PART 5: COMBATING INFORMALITY IN EUROPE
    7. PART 6: THE SUGGESTIONS FOR SOLUTION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 5: Resources on the Stage
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. DATA AND VARIABLE CONSTRUCTION
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Causes of Growth of Turkish Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL APPROACH
    4. PREVIOUS RESEARCH ON SOURCES OF GROWTH OF THE TURKISH ECONOMY
    5. SOURCES OF GDP GROWTH ANALYSIS
    6. GDP PER CAPITA SOURCES OF GROWTH
    7. DEMAND SIDE SOURCES OF GROWTH
    8. INDUSTRY SIDE SOURCES OF GROWTH
    9. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 7: International Business Initiatives of the Turkish Enterprises in Global Trade
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS OF ENTERPRISES
    6. TRADE POLICIES OF THE TURKISH ENTERPRISES AND THE IMPACTS ON THE TURKISH ECONOMY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF OUTSOURCING THE FACTORS OF PRODUCTION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  15. Chapter 8: Changes in the Turkish Wage Structure in the EU Accession Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 9: The Impact of Turkey's Internal Economic Situation in 2000s on Its Foreign Economic Relations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEVELOPMENTS IN MACROECONOMICS
    4. DEVELOPMENTS IN TURKEY’S FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS IN THE 2000s
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: A Comparison of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Europe and the Mena Region
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EVOLUTION OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) INTO CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY (CS)
    4. MANAGING AND REPORTING CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY (CS)
    5. CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY (CS) REPORTING AND VALUE-CREATION
    6. FRAMEWORKS FOR CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING: UN GLOBAL COMPACT AND GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (G4-GRI)
    7. CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING STATUS
    8. COMPARISON OF CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING IN EUROPE AND THE MENA REGION
    9. 2013 CS REPORT FOR SABIC: SAUDI ARABIA (MENA REGION)
    10. 2012 CS REPORT FOR ETISALAT (MENA REGION)
    11. 2013 ANNUAL REPORT FOR SONATRACH (NO CS REPORT, MENA REGION)
    12. 2010-2013 CS REPORT FOR VODAFONE, EGYPT (MENA REGION)
    13. 2013 CS REPORT FOR STATOIL ASA, NORWAY (EUROPE)
    14. 2013/14 CS REPORT FOR CANNON EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AND AFRICA
    15. 2013 CS REPRT FOR BMW (EUROPE)
    16. SUMMARY OF COMPARISON OF CS REPORTING IN EUROPE AND MENA REGION
    17. SUMMARY
    18. REFERENCES
    19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: On The Risk-Return Relationship in European and MENA Major Stock Markets During the 2008 Financial Crisis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DATA AND RESULTS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: EU-Turkey Customs Union and Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment Flows
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EU-TURKEY CUSTOMS UNION (EUTCU): HISTORY AND SCOPE OF THE AGREEMENT
    5. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT INFLOWS TO THE EU AND TURKEY BETWEEN 1996 AND 2012
    6. IMPACT OF EU-TURKEY CUSTOMS UNION ON BILATERAL FDI FLOWS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 13: Motivation of EFL Students in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. GLOBAL TALENT REALITIES
    5. EFL TRAINING IN TURKEY
    6. MOTIVATION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Turkish Corporate Governance Regime
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: AN OLD PROBLEM, A NEW SOLUTION
    4. ANTECEDENTS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REGIME IN TURKEY
    5. OUTCOMES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  22. Chapter 15: Effective Applications of Optimization Methods in the Manufacturing Environment in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Economic Development, Market Characteristics and Current Business Conditions in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF TURKEY
    5. MARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND CURRENT BUSINESS CONDITIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: Differentiation of Skills and Unemployment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. APPENDIX
  25. Chapter 18: Strategic Positioning of Turkey Agricultural Products on the Agricultural World Market
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW: PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS AND THE BCG MATRIX
    4. STRATEGIC POSITIONING OF TURKISH AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ON THE WORLD MARKET
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. APPENDIX 1
    10. APPENDIX 2
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors