University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing


This study provides an outlook on employability of blue-collar workers in the organized retail sector as a case study of Turkey. The employment conditions of blue-collar workers are different from the employment of the white collars. Internal and external factors affect development of organized retail sector. Besides working university students has an important share in the employment. The paper is organized in three chapters. Firstly, the development process and segmented structure of retail sector is discussed based on the Trade Law. The firms of organized and unorganized retail sector as commercial firms are subject to the Trade Law. The tradesmen firms have traditional structure and it has two sub segments such as TESK and informal sector. The basic characteristics in the employment of blue-collar workers are discussed and interpreted within the second chapter. The high turnover rate of blue-collar workers is a distinguishing feature. The paper is based on an analytical study. The main findings and recommendations are provided in chapter three. Organized retail sector is an area that needs to be investigated. Data are insufficient. The sources are publications of organized retail sector, legal complications and public research reports. Additionally, English and Turkish literature were surveyed.



Recommended Citation

Kayhan-Kuzgun, I. (2021). Employment of blue-collar workers in organized retail sector: The case of Turkey. In C. Cobanoglu, & V. Della Corte (Eds.), Advances in global services and retail management (pp. 1–11). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833035

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