Cappadocia Economics Meetings IV


Editor: Aygül Akkuş

Cappadocia University Press: 39
Politics Books Series: 10
ISBN: 978-605-4448-19-7

Organized by KÜN Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Transcription: Medine Derya Canpolat

Certificate No: 43348

Series Editor: Halil Burak Sakal
Cover Design: Nazile Arda Çakır
Page Design: Adem Şenel

111 p, 135×210 mm.

Keywords: 1. University-industry cooperation, 2. Nevşehir economics, 3. Tourism, 4. Technology.

Developing countries in the industrialization process such as Turkey endure some periods when they are stuck with certain limitations while producing high value-added goods. Why do these countries fail to achieve the necessary momentum in continuing the production of technology goods after a certain point? What kind of situation do we face in Turkey? In which areas where heavy goods can be produced at a light weight, our country seems lucky, and how strong are the back and forth connections of these industries? As Cappadocia University, we hope to contribute to answering these questions within the scope of Cappadocia Economics Meetings IV, a series which we started and traditionalized in November 2018.

In our first meeting in August 2018, we discussed the currency fluctuations and the economic risks they created with company CEOs and international experts of finance from universities. In our second meeting, we discussed the issue of university-industry cooperation in Nevşehir with the experts from the relevant ministry, local industrialists and the academic community. In our third meeting, we discussed at length diversification problems of market and product in Cappadocia tourism with local administrators, sector representatives and higher education staff. The presentations of the three meetings were published by our university press in electronic and print formats as part of the Politics Books Series.

The subject of this fourth meeting is “Turkey’s Exports of Technology Goods and the Middle-Income Trap”. Three of our speakers are from the universities and one from the practice. As can be understood from the topics of our previous meetings, we attach importance to the cooperation between university and industry/practice because the development and independence of countries is possible with the technological development to be achieved as a result of this cooperation.


Aygül Akkuş (editor) received undergraduate education in Health Management and Public Administration. She completed her master’s degree in Ankara University, in the field of Political Science and Public Administration (Urban, Environment and Local Government Policies) with the thesis on neoliberal transformation in agricultural policies and its ecological reflections. She is currently continuing her doctorate education in the same field and works as a research assistant at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences of Cappadocia University. She took part in TÜBİTAK and national projects on rural development. She has published in various journals, book chapters and websites on agriculture, food and environmental policies.

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