Title: Effectiveness of SMEs in Turkish economy and agricultural industry sector

Authors: Nilay Aluftekin Baykal, Erdogan Gunes

Addresses: Cankaya University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management, Ogretmenler Caddesi No: 14, 06530 Yuzuncuyil/Balgat, Ankara, Turkey. ' Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Diskapi 06110, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: The latest developments and modulations in Turkish economy, adaptation process to European Union and entering into international markets, risks and uncertainties in these markets and some opportunities may affect SMEs in positive and negative aspects. In fact, new areas may open and some business sectors may slowly disappear. As part of the adaptation process with EU, SMEs deserve important order on the agenda while trying to enter international markets but are left to their fate in Turkey. In this article, the existing situations, problems and contributions of SMEs in industrial and agricultural sector to Turkish economy will be analysed, then policies that must be put in practice for more contribution to Turkish economy will be dwelt upon. Finally, solutions to these situations will be proposed.

Keywords: SMEs; Turkish economy; agricultural industry; enterprises, European Union, Turkey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2004.004639

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.359 - 374

Published online: 24 May 2004 *

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