COMPETITIVENESS OF DEFENSE INDUSTRY IN TURKEY
Turkey has created some opportunities for the organisations in the defense industry to generate a
suitable business and to ensure its sustainability. The domestic coverage ratio of defense system
need in 2010 is aimed as 50%. To achieve this target depends on the defense industry
competitiveness. In this study, the development plans, strategies and foreign trade are examined.
Its contribution which has an important place in the research and development investment, is not
at the level expected in Turkey’s economy. Turkey occupies 47th position in World Competitiveness
Scoreboard, and 61st position in Global Competitiveness Index in 2009. The index factors are
investigated to understand the competitiveness according to the Porter’s diamond model, applied
in Turkey for the first time. As a result, the competitiveness analysis of Turkish defense industry is
carried out and its global place and competitive advantage are exposed. Therefore, a framework is
made to introduce a guide for decision-making by using a widely-accepted model, and to
contribute to the plans and strategies.
Competitiveness, Defense Industry, Diamond Model
CMMI (2010), Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon, Published Appraisal Results, http://sas.sei.cmu.edu/pars/pars.aspx, [Accessed 17.05.2010]