BA 584 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Turkish Business Structural Analysis
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
BA 584
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to help students understand Turkish business environment from a comparative and historical perspective.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • acquire the ability to understand the main aspects of Turkish business system in comparative perspective
  • be furnished with an ability to understand how Turkish business system has been changing within the globalizing world.
  • acquire an ability to understand how Turkish big businesses have grown
  • acquire the ability to analyze the institutional factors that influence national business systems
  • evaluate managerial and organizational issues in Turkey
Course Content The course deals with the Turkish Business System in historical comparative perspective. It specifically involves an analysis of historical changes in Turkish business system characteristics such state-business relations, organizational structures and strategies, and managerial elites. Furthermore, it examines the economic, political, and institutional conditions that shape entrepreneurial behavior and organizations of business activities in Turkey.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 Comparative Perspective: National Business Systems Approach Carla I. Koen. 2005. Chapter 4.2: The Business Systems Approach, pp. 155-166. Comparative International Management. McGraw-Hill: London.
3 An Introduction to Turkish Business Context Berkman, Ümit, and Özen, Şükrü. 2007. Turkish Business System and Managerial Culture: State-Dependency and Paternalism in Transition. Eduardo Davel, Jean-Pierre Dupuis, et Jean-François Chanlat (Der.), Gestion en contexte interculturel : approches, problématiques, pratiques et plongées. (Chapter VI.4) Québec, Presse de l’Université Laval et TÉLUQ/UQAM.
4 Private Business in Turkey: Past and Present Buğra, A. 1994. Chapter 2: Private Business in Turkey: Past and Present. State and Business in Modern Turkey. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 35-93.
5 Corporate Governance in Turkey Selekler-Gökşen, Nisan, and Yıldırım-Öktem, Özlem. 2009. Countervailing institutional forces: Corporate governance in Turkish family business groups. Journal of Management and Governance, 13: 193-213.
6 Diversification Strategy in Turkish Business Groups Colpan, A. M. 2010. Business Groups in Turkey. In A. Colpan, T. Hikino, J. R. Lincoln (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, pp. 486-525, Oxford University Press: Oxford
7 Liberalization and New Business Groups Özcan, G. B., and Turunç, H. 2011. Economic Liberalization and Class Dynamics in Turkey: New Business Groups and Islamic Mobilization. Insight Turkey, 13: 3, 63-86.
8 Changing State-Business Relations Buğra, Ayşe and Savaşkan, Osman. 2012. Politics and class: The Turkish business environment in the liberal age. New Perspectives on Turkey, 46: 27-63.
9 State-Business Relations and Firm Performance Özcan G. B., and Gündüz, U. 2014. “Political connectedness and business performance: evidence from Turkish industry rankings”. Business and Politics, 17:1, 41-73. Özen, Şükrü, and Önder, Çetin. 2019. Adaptation of Corporate Political Ties to Radical Political Change and its Performance Implications: The Case of Turkish Industrial Enterprises, 1999-2010. 10. Örgüt Kuramı Sempozyumu Bildiriler Kitabı, s. 150-157, 8-9 February, 2019, Izmir University of Economics.
10 Business Elites in Turkey Yamak, Sibel. 2006. Changing institutional environment and business elites in Turkey. Society and Business Review, 1(3) 206-219
11 Project Presentations
12 Project Presentations
13 Project Presentations
14 Project Presentations
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Yok/None
Suggested Readings/Materials

Related papers, books and journals

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
40
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
1
20
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
13
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
0
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
4
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
8
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
211

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to demonstrate general business knowledge and skills.

2

To able to master the state-of-the-art literature in the area of specialization.

3

To be able to evaluate the performance of business organizations through a holistic approach.

4

To be able to effectively communicate scientific ideas and research results to diverse audiences.

5

To be able to deliver creative and innovative solutions to business-related problems.

6

To be able to solve business related problems using analytical and technological tools and techniques.

7

To be able to take a critical perspective in evaluating business knowledge.

8

 

To be able to exhibit an ethical and socially responsible behavior in conducting research and making business decisions.

9

To be able to carry out a well-designed independent and empirical research.

10

To be able to use a foreign language to follow information about the field of finance and participate in discussions in academic environments.        

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest