How to Increase the Internationalization Capacity of Science & Technology Park Firms: Some Lessons for The Managers

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Imer S. T., ÖKTEM M. K., Kaskati O. T.

SOSYOEKONOMI, vol.29, no.47, pp.43-58, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 47
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2021.01.02
  • Journal Name: SOSYOEKONOMI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-58
  • Keywords: Internationalization, Technoparks, Science & Technology Parks, Science, Technology, Export, Value-added, Clusters
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


The influence of the increase in internationalization capacity cannot be limited to export only since it also generates indirect impacts stemming through technology transfer, joint project development, trade technology partnerships, training, education and so on. All these activities increase the capabilities of the firms and are expected to have a positive influence on the future productivity, growth and development figures. Within this scope, this paper analyses the impacts of a specific internationalization program which is created by the Turkish Ministry of Trade and run by the Gazi Science and Technology Park (STP) on an ICT cluster of 20 companies for a period of three years.