Journal of Wood Industry and Engineering, cilt.2, ss.7-14, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
Turkey's furniture industry, the export potential, employment count, production of value-added products, the ability to branding is important for the country. With the rapid change in the world of science and technology, the developments have eliminated the boundaries between the countries, and as a result of globalization, and the whole world has become a single and big market for everyone. In order to compete in these market conditions, it is very important to gain branding, technology, quality, qualified personnel, R&D and UR-GE success and the ability to produce scientific knowledge and turn it into a product. Within the scope of the study, the collaborations that furniture enterprises can develop with universities that produce scientific knowledge will be discussed. Problems encountered in the process of establishing University-Industry cooperation in the furniture sector will be identified and examined with a critical perspective. The suggestions for the issues, disruptions and new methods to be considered while establishing new collaborations are addressed by addressing the effects and roles of professional representatives in the sector, experts in the field with working experience, managers and academic staff and administrators in the university industry cooperation process.
Keywords: University, Collaboration, Industry, Furniture, Businesses