International Congress on Eurasian Economies

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

5-7 October 2017 – Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN

Paper detail

Paper ID : 1975
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Natural Resources and Environment
Presenter: Asst. Prof. Dr. Osman Simav
Session : 2C Mikroekonomi

The Economic Dimension of Possible Transformation in the Automotive Industry: The Case of Turkey
Otomotiv Endüstrisindeki Muhtemel Dönüşümün Ekonomik Boyutu: Türkiye Örneği


The economic contribution of the automotive industry, one of the leading industries in the global economy, has been studied in many studies. However, country-based studies on the possible impact of the increase in market share of environmentally-friendly vehicles, which is expected to be the third turning point of the automotive industry, are limited. The aim of this study is to explore the obstacles encountered in increasing the market share of electric vehicles included in environmentally friendly vehicles and to contribute to these researches by revealing the possible effects of this market share increases in automotive main and subsidiary industries in Turkey. In this context, reported here are in-depth interviews conducted through open-ended inquiries with a sampling comprising of three participants, a General Manager of one of the Turkey’s leading automotive firms providing sales and after-sales services of electric vehicles in Turkey, a journalist who makes television programs about electric vehicles and the automotive industry and who continuously participates in many automotive fairs all over the world and finally an editor of a magazine publishing about electrical and hybrid cars in Turkey. According to findings, establishment of public consciousness and trust, provision of financial and physical incentives to consumers, allocation of production and export incentives and tax supports for producers come to the fore. Participants' common view is that the increase in the market share of these environmentally friendly as well as highly technological vehicles might have a positive effect on the economic growth of our country through production and employment.

JEL codes:

Simav, Osman, Ustabaş, Ayfer (2017). "The Economic Dimension of Possible Transformation in the Automotive Industry: The Case of Turkey" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2017, pp.310-319, Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN.


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Session 2C: Mikroekonomi

Eurasian Economists Association Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University Istanbul Beykent University Doğuş University