Exploring Leadership Development in Turkey: Implications for Technology and Innovation

  • Ahmet Coşkun
  • Mesut Akdere
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets book series (PSIEM)


Leadership development has become an important phenomenon in Turkey, since the fast expansion of country’s economy requires growing attention to developing its human resources. Despite the regional and national political and humanitarian challenges recently faced, Turkey aims to become one of the top ten largest economies of the world. Both government and corporate world are focusing their efforts on becoming more competitive globally, and one of the most important elements of this strategy is the expansion of technological innovation. Leadership is at the forefront of these efforts. This chapter examines the concept of leadership development in the Turkish business context broadly through the lenses of national culture and educational system and illustrates specific examples of leadership development practices. Implications for technology and innovation are also discussed.


Gross Domestic Product Transformational Leadership Leadership Style Uncertainty Avoidance Leadership Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmet Coşkun
    • 1
  • Mesut Akdere
    • 2
  1. 1.Erciyes UniversityMelikgazi/KayseriTurkey
  2. 2.Purdue University-West LafayetteWest LafayetteUSA

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