A comparison of work culture between some European countries and Turkey

PAKSOY S. , Genç T., Kiliç S. B.

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, vol.9, no.2, pp.105-122, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijbsr.2015.069438
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Business and Systems Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-122


 Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods can be applied to
social areas as well as economical and industrial areas. By using MCDM,
we will obtain some social outcomes from this field. In this study, we analyse
and compare some countries and Turkey in terms of specific aspects of the
work culture and ethics by using the PROMETHEE method, a MCDM.
The objective of the European Union (EU) is to achieve economic, politic and
social integration. In this respect, work culture is an important dimension of
social harmonisation and integration. Results of the study show that there are
no homogenisation and harmonisation among Turkey and some of the countries
considered. Turkey is distinguished from the other European countries in terms
of gender and immigrant discrimination in the working life.