Clustering potential of Istanbul maritime sector

Karahan C. B., Kırval L.

MARITIME BUSINESS REVIEW, vol.3, no.3, pp.314-336, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/mabr-03-2018-0012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-336
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose - Turkey is a maritime country with its current merchant fleet and shipyards, geographical location, young population and growth potential. Clustering, being one of the important improvement methods of global competition power, is widely used in the maritime sector. Analysing the clustering level and potential of Istanbul, which is the major city of Turkey, in regard to economic and social aspects is a basic step for increasing global competitiveness in this sector. This study aims to measure the clustering level of Istanbul's maritime sector and also define the effect of clustering level on firm performance.