A proposed innovation strategy for Turkish port administration policy via information technology

Keceli Y.

MARITIME POLICY & MANAGEMENT, vol.38, no.2, pp.151-167, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03088839.2011.556676
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-167
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The efficiency of communications among all the organizations which are somewhat connected to a seaport is crucial for effective port administration. The absence of such communication in Turkish maritime industry causes severe problems. Thus, this paper aims to develop a guideline for successful development of a port community system in Turkey on the basis of Strength-Weakness-Opportunity-Threat ( SWOT) analysis of the current situation and benchmarking successful cases around the world. For this purpose, in-depth interviews were carried out with field experts of both public and industrial organizations. As a result, a three-stage development strategy was proposed.