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COMPETITIVENESS LEVEL OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY: A SCALE DEVELOPMENT STUDY

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(1).06


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Ferhan Sengur - Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Eskisehir Technical University, Eskisehir, Turkey -

Temel Caner Ustaomer - Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Eskisehir Technical University, Eskisehir, Turkey -


Abstract

In this study, it was aimed to develop a scale to determine the international competitiveness level of the airline industry. 36 items in the survey were applied on 181 airline managers, aviation experts and academics. At the end of the study, a scale consisting of 25 items describing 62.973 % of the total variance was obtained. The exploratory factor analysis showed that the scale consisted of five sub-dimensions called government, firm strategy, structure and rivalry, demand conditions, related and support industries and factor conditions. As a result of confirmatory factor analysis, five-dimensional model was determined to be appropriate (χ²=366.936; df=262; p=0.00; χ²/df=1.401; RMSEA=0.047; CFI=.951; GFI=.862).


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Acknowledgements:

This study is supported by the grant of Anadolu University Scientific Research Board, under the project "Analysis of Competitiveness Level of the Turkish Air Transportation Industry", Project No: 1605E232.


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