A research on job satisfaction factors of private entrepreneurs: the case of Beylikduzu Organized Industrial Zone
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CitationErtuğrul Ayrancı, A., Ayrancı, E. (2015). A research on job satisfaction factors of private entrepreneurs: the case of Beylikduzu Organized Industrial Zone. World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 195. 2015 268 – 277.
There is profound evidence that entrepreneurship is not solely a very attention-taking fact in business context, but is also a very prominent subject in terms of scientific research. There are many studies performed to understand the reasons, nature, factors, and results of entrepreneurship in both national and international literature; albeit the focus on the small and medium-sized enterprises in organized industrial zones is not much emphasized in the Turkish literature. An aim of this current study is to contribute to the relevant literature in this sense. Another aim is towards the subject of job satisfaction; there are indeed countless studies considering job satisfaction of the workers and managers in many different contexts in the world. A gap is that the job satisfaction factors of business owners are generally ignored in the literature, and this gap is intended to be partly filled in by this study. Put together, this study investigates the factors, which contribute to the business owners’ satisfaction with their own businesses in the Turkish context with an emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises. For the operationalization of this investigation, owners of small and medium-sized enterprises in Beylikdüzü Organized Industrial Zone are selected and many instruments are combined in order to cover as many job satisfaction factors as possible. Evidence from Turkish literature is also found and noted in this process, with the intention of building upon the current body of research. The results yield that there are multiple factors related to the business owners’ job satisfaction.