Competitiveness of Turkey in the Sectoral Transformation Process: A Comparative Analysis with the BRIC Countries


AY S., Keser H. Y.

CORPORATE ESPIONAGE, GEOPOLITICS, AND DIPLOMACY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, pp.260-278, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1031-4.ch015
  • Journal Name: CORPORATE ESPIONAGE, GEOPOLITICS, AND DIPLOMACY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-278

Abstract

The aim of this study is to measure the competitiveness of Turkey by making a comparative analysis between the Turkish agricultural, industrial, and services sectors involved in foreign trade and the corresponding sectors of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations. In addition to the determination of their relative competitiveness, assessments will be made about their competitiveness over time by analyzing the direction of the sectoral trends of the above-mentioned countries. In the study, after a brief theoretical overview, a summary of the literature related to the subject is provided, followed by a comparison of the competitiveness of the three sectors (agriculture, industry, and services) made by calculating the revealed comparative advantages (RCAs) of Turkey and the BRIC countries.