International Congress on Eurasian Economies

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

1-3 July 2014 – Skopje, MACEDONIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 1169
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Microeconomics and Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Dr. Burcu Sakız
Session : 5D Mikroekonomi II

Knowledge Economy and Turkey
Bilge Ekonomisi ve Türkiye


In this study, concept of knowledge economy has been held from the point of innovations it has brought, main features and factors and also the analysis of knowledge economy from Turkey’s perspective. Knowledge society has been started with the development of the first computer and evolved with the improvements in knowledge and communication sectors. In this process, relations with production, consumption and distribution which are main factors of economy and whole economic structure have been changed as to be based on knowledge. Strategic factor has become the knowledge. The new economy called knowledge economy is a web economy which is the main determiner in competitiveness and productivity. “Knowledge Assesment Methodology” has been developed by World Bank in order to measure the progress of countries towards becoming a knowledge economy. Also another indicator “Network Readiness Index” was developed by World Economic Forum. Therefore, in this study, the place of Turkey in becoming a knowledge society has been analysed by comparing Turkey with other countries in the world. Strength and weaknesses, opportunities and threats have also been analysed in terms of knowledge economy for Turkey.

JEL codes: O31, O32, O33

Sakız, Burcu (2014). "Knowledge Economy and Turkey" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2014, pp.879-887, Skopje, MACEDONIA.


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Session 5D: Mikroekonomi II

Istanbul Beykent University Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University TIKA Turkish Central Bank