Sectoral system of innovation and sources of technological change in machinery industry: an investigation on Turkish machinery industry

TUNCEL C. O., Polat A.

5th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation and Business Management (ICLTIBM), İstanbul, Turkey, 10 - 12 December 2015, vol.229, pp.214-225 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 229
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.07.131
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-225
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Machinery industry is the main sector in investment product sector. Therefore it has an strategic importance. Turkish machinery industry must have a technology policy to achieve competitiveness on a global level. This study, focus on the sectors which can produce and transfer technology and knowledge. Thus it is based on the basis of the sectoral system of innovation which can produce industry specific technology. In this study according to innovation activities 250 different scale firms data were collected using a questionnaire prepared by the Oslo Manual. Data were analyzed. And the results obtained from the data used for researching the level of technological capabilities of the sectors. Finally the sector's position in new technological developments such as Industry 4.0 was evaluated. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.