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Turkish Leader Analysis: Sakip Sabanci

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Information about the organization and the sectorSabanci Holding is the leading conglomerate of Turkey. This group is the leader of Turkey's industrialization process for the past half-century. Sabanci family is risk-taking and have a vision. Thus, they contributed to the development of Turkey by creating large number of employment facilities. This group exist in many different sectors with hugeinvestment amounts. Also they have created trade relations with foreign business groups, persuing them to invest in Turkey.70 Companies10 Joint Ventures52,000 Employees (as of year end 2006)$12.1 Billion Consolidated Revenues in 2006$351 Million Consolidated Net Income in 2006In this paper, Sakıp Sabancı is analyzed as a leader because of his great contributions to the Turkish Economy and the nation. As a leader, he contributed the importance of entrepreneurship, courage and industrialization of Turkey. He was the leader who brought many innovations to Turkey. He persued many foreign giants to invest in Turkey, like Toyota, Dupont, Bridgestone, IBM and many different brands. He believed in the productivity and assiduity of Turkish workforce. So far, companies which led by him, created enormous employment facilities that Turkish young people could find a job. Moreover, these investments contributed to the welfare of the nation. Increased investments mean more income for the nation. He is a real leader, not just a manager. Because, leaders encourages innovations and becomes a good model for the development. However, managers are just the implementing personality of decisions set by others. They monitor the processes and make corrections if necessary in terms of how efficiently and properly work is done. This is why Sakıp Sabancı was a real leader, not only in business life, but also in social life.There are numbers of events that he had achieved in his life-time. First of all, when foreign firms were not willing to invest in Turkey, Sabancı persued them about the potential of Turkey, leading them to invest in Turkey. He created a conglomerate with tens of thousands of employess and billions of dollars of income. He founded 70 companies which are the leaders in their sector. Toyota is a good example of his entrepreneurship.It is important to note that most of companies were the first in Turkey, for instance IbimSa, a joint venture with IBM or Sasa with Dupont.Analysis of the LeaderSakıp Sabancı was the President of the Board of Sabancı Holding, one of the two largest family-owned industrial conglomerate in Turkey. He was born in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri in 1933, the second of six sons of a cotton trader and textile factory owner Hacı Ömer Sabancı (1906-1966) and his wife Sadıka Sabancı (1910-1988). His brothers; İhsan (1931-1979), Hacı (1935-1998), Şevket, Erol and Özdemir (1941-1996) Sabancı. In 1948, he started working in Akbank as a clerk intern for...

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