SME CLUSTERING BASED ON INNOVATION NEEDS


Altay A., Cinar D., Kayakutlu G. , Duzdar I.

10th International Conference on Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science (FLINS), İstanbul, Turkey, 26 - 29 August 2012, vol.7, pp.1005-1010 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/9789814417747_0161
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1005-1010

Abstract

Innovation is a competitive obligation for the SMEs but the needs vary by region. In this study, Turkish SMEs in Thrace region are clustered using Fuzzy C-Means which is a strong clustering tool for qualitative data, in order to compare the past and current innovational needs of SMEs. Similar questions are surveyed in 2007 and 2011 and the results are evaluated to emphasize the innovation based improvements.