Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Statistics in Turkey

Hülya Göktepe
Anadolu University
Eskisehir, Turkey
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Turkey is located between Europe and Asia and is a country with a mixed culture. This situation is reflected in entrepreneurship. The aim of this study is to give general information about entrepreneurship in Turkey. The Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) Development and Support Administration (KOSGEB) is an important component for entrepreneurship in Turkey. KOSGEB is a public enterprise affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In Turkey 99.9% of the businesses consist of SMEs. The enterprises constitute 74.2% of the total employment. This study is based on literature studies.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, enterprise statistics, KOSGEB, Turkey

JEL codes: L26, L53, O30


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