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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2013. 9(2), article 3, 91-102;


Inci Polat, Hanifi Murat Mutlu

Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey


Backround: Turkey has an important transfer center among Middle East, Europe and Asia. Turkey intends to reach $ 500 billion export target in 2023. Turkish logistics sector has been rapidly grown. Both national and international companies invest their presence and service in the country. The study firstly aims to evaluate the degree of internationalization of firms in the Turkish logistics sector. The second aim of the study is to determine whether or not there is difference between international and national logistics firms' market and entrepreneurship orientation. Finally, the study is to investigate the links among market orientation, entrepreneurship orientation, and the degree of internationalization.

Material and methods: The convenience sampling method was used to send the questionnaires. A total of 91 eligible questionnaires were received. The research hypotheses are tested using data collected from questionnaire and by multiple regression analyses and independent-sample t test.

Results and conclusions: The results indicate evidences that there is a difference between the levels of strategic orientation of the international and national firms. From research findings, we offer implications for managers.

Keywords: Degree of Internationalization, Market Orientation, Entrepreneurship Orientation, Turkish Logistics Sector
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MLA Polat, Inci, and Hanifi Murat Mutlu. "Degree of internationalization in logistics sector and strategic orientations." Logforum 9.2 (2013): 3.
APA Inci Polat, Hanifi Murat Mutlu (2013). Degree of internationalization in logistics sector and strategic orientations. Logforum 9 (2), 3.
ISO 690 POLAT, Inci, MUTLU, Hanifi Murat. Degree of internationalization in logistics sector and strategic orientations. Logforum, 2013, 9.2: 3.