The actor's attitudes towards the principles of governance: The case of maritime commerce sector in Turkey
YAMAN, Fatih Turan
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This paper asserts that the question about how such a complex, diverse and dynamic sector as maritime commerce can be directed and coordinated in Turkey gives a rise to the idea of governance which is more sensitive to the demands and interests of stakeholders. It also argues that the way to the governance mechanisms that have to be established in the maritime commerce sector is furnished with the concrete governance principles to a large extent. Within this framework the aim of this paper is to analyse actor’s attitudes towards governance principles in the Turkish maritime commerce sector. In the empirical part, the attitudes of the executives of the institutions and organizations operating in the Turkish maritime commerce sector towards the governance process in theory and in practice are examined with the help of a questionnaire named as “interorganizational governance scale.” This discussion, along with empirical evidence provided by executives of public, private and third sectors, leads to the conclusion that tangible governance mechanisms should be established for proper implementation of the principles of governance.