Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey

Comparative Economics and Regional Development in Turkey

Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke, LLC, USA) and M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 451
ISBN13: 9781466687295|ISBN10: 1466687290|EISBN13: 9781466687301|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8729-5


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • EFL Education
  • Outsourcing
  • Shadow Economy
  • Talent Management
  • Turkish Manufacturing Methods
  • Turkish Wage Structure

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Bryan Christiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tactical Systems, LLC in Indiana, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Turkey, Russia, and the USA, he has traveled to 41 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 20 Reference books on business, economics, and psychology, he is currently working on his Doctor of Business Administration degree at Middlesex University in London, England and is expected to graduate in 2020.
M. Mustafa Erdogdu is a professor of economics at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is head of Financial Economics. He received his MA and PhD in development economics from Manchester University, UK. He is associate editor of International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics and International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies, international advisory board member of International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management, editorial board member of several other journals including Turkish Studies Journal. He has published articles on a wide range of issues, a book on social budged, and co-edited several books on economic development and public finance. His major research areas are international political economy and development, sustainable development, renewable energies, global commons and public goods, behavioral public finance, tax compliance, developmental states, industrial policy, technological capability building, employment policy, financial crises.