Is it enough to be entrepreneurial? Enhancing the 'value added' created by SMEs in Turkey through innovation


2nd Annual International Conference on Leadership, Technology and Innovation Management, İstanbul, Türkiye, 11 - 13 Ekim 2012, cilt.75, ss.397-406 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 75
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.04.044
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.397-406


Similar to other developed and developing economies in the world, SMEs play a predominant role in Turkey. Nevertheless, the contribution of SMEs to total value added (57 %) was much lower than their contribution to employment (81.3 %) in Turkey. This finding indicates a potential low level of apparent labour productivity. And the potential reasons of this situation are worth discussing. Low R&D expenditures and low employment in knowledge-intensive activities are proposed to be factors related with this situation. The sample of this study is the common member countries of both OECD and EU27.