CULTURAL DYNAMICS AFFECTING URBAN ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM TURKISH ECONOMY


ERDEM E. , Tugcu C. T.

ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS, ss.361-371, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.361-371

Özet

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of cultural dynamics on urban economic growth in Turkish economy. By employing confirmatory factor and regression analysis, it is found that focus on the future, secularism, wealth, rule of law, work ethic, individualism, religion, charity, relations to business environments and universities, and citizenry are the cultural factors which have significant influence on urban economic growth in Turkish economy. Accordingly, while the highest and the lowest positive impacts stem from individualism and religion; the highest and the lowest negative impacts arise from citizenry and secularism, respectively.