From the working order of akhi-tradesmen organization to economic geography: Regional production, competition, and tanner tradesmen
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CitationGürsoy, Ç. (2019). From the working order of akhi-tradesmen organization to economic geography: Regional production, competition, and tanner tradesmen. Handbook of research on decision-making techniques in financial marketing (pp. 529-550) doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-2559-3.ch025 Retrieved from www.scopus.com
It is possible to take the concepts of economic geography, regional production, and competition, often mentioned nowadays, back to the transition to the established order in the historical process, in other words, to the agricultural revolution. However, systematically developing and implementing methods was started by Ahi Evran about 800 years ago. The working order of the Akhi-Tradesmen Organization created by Evran, based on the understanding of the economy will serve the human, not human to economy, bears a resemblance to today's agglomeration system. The fact that production factors, which are agglomerated in a specified geographical area, work with optimum efficiency spurs competitive-ness.Within this framework, this chapter reveals the implementation of regional agglomeration model in Ottoman territories in historical process, which is discussed in the economic geography studies. In addition, within the scope of institutionalization, the period spent by organization of Akhi-Tradesmen in the Ottoman Empire will be mentioned. © 2020, IGI Global.