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The Development of SMEs in Turkey

Nurrachmi, Rininta Nurrachmi and Abd Samad, Khairunnisa and Foughali, Ibrahim (2012): The Development of SMEs in Turkey.

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Abstract

SMEs have become key catalyst for economic development in Turkey. As the member of EU, SMEs in Turkey is open to borderless opportunities to trade in international market whereby it become major export to the European countries. However, the vulnerable of Turkey’s economic condition and other issues have cause difficulty to the SMEs to develop. Hence, this paper will observe the SME condition, its contribution to economic development in Turkey as well as to explore the constraints, issue and challenge. Also, it critically examine the improvement of SMEs particularly the Strategy & future perspectives in short, mid and & long term. The study employs “the kobayachi's micro & macro models” as research methodology. The finding of the study shows that, by employing the Micro analysis, SMEs in Turkey is confronting critical issues such as financial bottleneck, lack of marketing and innovative activities. However, there are many policies and strategic plans were embarked to support the bright future of SMEs in Turkey by way of short, mid and long term plan.

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