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A DECISION MODEL SUGGESTION FOR DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ZONES

Paper ID: UTISGAD-10-2021-5260.V3
Title: A DECISION MODEL SUGGESTION FOR DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ZONES
Author: Dilşad AKALYILMAZ

ABSTRACT

Knowledge and technology take indispensable place in developing world. Firms are in a continuous competition in the production sector. Thus, in order to be successful in this competition and get the place in market, firms should be compatible with knowledge and technology. This knowledge and technology meet with production at Technology Development Zones (TDZs) and in TDZs, manager firms are responsible for management and other important operational processes of Zone. Firms can not overcome all these tasks solely that they need to make collaboration. Collaboration process is a decision-making process, which needs to decide with whom to collaborate and there exist various criteria affect this decision-making process. Since, this process is somehow a complex one, a mathematical model as Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) is proposed in this study. Data was obtained from a three parted data form, which was applied to specialists, who are occupied at Technology Development Zones in Ankara city. As compared main criteria, it is found that institutional development got highest rank among other criteria, which means when manager firm decides to make collaboration, it gives more importance on this criterion. Among the sub criteria, project improvement, intellectual property rights, activities (academic and practical ones) and social responsibilities were found as more important than other sub criteria. Among the alternatives, collaboration with universities, national and international institutes got the highest rank compared with other alternative choices. For further studies, it will be beneficial to expand the framework of this study.

Keywords: Technology Development Zone, manager firm, FAHP

JEL Codes: M42, O30