Determination of the Prospective Works and Innovative Performance of the Firms That Manufacture Agricultural Machines in Konya Province

1 Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, 42075, Konya, Turkey
2 Selcuk University, Faculty of Technical Education, Dept. of Electronics & Computer Education, 42075, Konya, Turkey
3 3Selcuk University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, 42075, Konya, Turkey
4 Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Agricultural Machinery, 42075, Konya, Turkey


ARISOY, H., M. N. ORNEK, I. KORKMAZ and H. HACISEFEROGULLARI, 2013. Determination of the prospective works and innovative performance of the firms that manufacture agricultural machines in Konya province. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 19: 912-918


Konya province has an important role in Turkey’s agricultural machinery manufacturing sector. The development in the sector has direct effect on agricultural production. In this study, it is aimed to determine the prospective activities and innovative performances of the firms which all of them are small and medium sized enterprises, exhibiting their present state. 112 firms are interviewed by using the complete inventory method in the study. The results of surveys are interpreted by the basic statistical methods such as frequency tables, percentage values and by using Likert Scale and Multiple Correspondence Analysis technic. 90% of the firms are micro and small sized enterprises. Firms are insufficient for the training, management and finance. It is determined that firms have no prospective work, the experienced firms are more innovative than the others. Parting of the firms should be prevented. The support of finance, quality, soft ware, quality personnel, consultancy in marketing and training and fair should be given effectively to the firms.

Key words: Turkey’s agricultural machinery manufacturing sector, innovative performances, likert scale, multiple correspondence analysis, Konya
Abbreviations: CE Standards - Conformite Europeenne; EU - European Union; ISO - International Standards Organization; KOSGEB - Administration of Developing and Supporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises; MEVKA - Mevlana Development Agency; R&D - Research and Development; SAN – TEZ - Industry Theses Program; SME - Small and Medium Sized Enterprises; TARMAKBIR - Union of Konya Chamber Industry and Turkish Agricultural Machines and Equipment Manufacturers; TSE - Turkish Standardization Institute; TUBITAK - Turkish Scientific and Technologic Reserach Organization

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