International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Comparative Analysis of the Competitiveness in the Export of Science-Based Goods Regarding Turkey and the EU+13 Countries
Birol Erkan, Kazım Sarıçoban

In this study, Turkey and EU+13 countries’ export competitiveness in the science-based goods are intented to measure and compare. In this context, between the years 1993-2012, the several revealed comparative advantage (RCA) indices for each country concerned are calculated according to the SITC Technology Classification. The results show that the science-based goods have not a significant impact on the rise of Turkey and the EU+13 countries’ exports share in the world trade in general. However, the EU+13 countries’ export competitiveness has been increasing after accession to the EU and Turkey’s competitiveness is weaker than the EU+13 countries.

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