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Patterns of Innovation and Intra-industry Heterogeneity in Turkey

Alp Eren Yurtseven () and Vedat Tandoğan ()
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Alp Eren Yurtseven: Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

No 1001, STPS Working Papers from STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University

Abstract: This study investigates the patterns of innovation in Turkey and its primary aim is to examine the intra-industry heterogeneity in innovative activities. For this purpose double-level factor analysis is performed and resulting factor scores are used in the subsequent cluster analyses. Four distinct innovation patterns, which may be interpreted as ingredients of different technological regimes, are identified. Taxonomy of innovative firms is also constructed by grouping firms according to their innovation characteristics and to our knowledge this is the first empirical classification study in Turkey. Our results indicate that industries differ in terms of innovative activities. However industries are not dominated by a single technological regime. On the contrary five technological regimes were observed in almost all sectors. Building upon these facts, it can be speculated that sector specific conditions determine the extent of intra-industry heterogeneity.

Keywords: Heterogeneity; firm taxonomy; sectoral innovation systems; technological regimes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2010-01, Revised 2010-01
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