The cooperation of small and middle-sized companies with universities in Turkey: Acquiring Enterprising Skills Project


Journal of European Industrial Training, vol.28, no.7, pp.587-597, 2004 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/03090590410550009
  • Journal Name: Journal of European Industrial Training
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-597
  • Keywords: Higher education, Partnership, Small to medium-sized enterprises, Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Higher education institutions are the places from where the societies base the information, deliver and apply it. Moreover, it is the place where the people who are required to bring innovations with required abilities, skills and attitudes are trained. Forming a network between the small and middle sized companies (SMSC) and higher education institutions in Turkey might present some opportunities which are not easily available for economy, society and higher education. However, to implement such a social structure the government and some of the institutions need to have some changes in their attitudes. This study has aimed to develop some solutions for the problems and incompetency of higher education and the SMSC in Turkey. The project named “Acquiring Enterprising Skills Project” can be started in one region at first, and then it can be applied throughout the country by having coordination between the institutions. That kind of coordination might be a solution for the students in higher education to have some experience related to the sector in their major, and it might be a solution for the SMSC for the problems related to creativity, research and development planning, management, manufacturing, marketing, efficiency, effectiveness, and experts. © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited