This article was undertaken to examine the impact of investment performance in developing industrial zones on people's livelihoods. 230 selected households were interviewed to collect data. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) method was chosen to study the subject matter with the help of SPSS 20.0 software. The research results indicated that several factors uncovering the results of investment activities in industrial zones have a positive influence on people's livelihoods, such as the number of increased jobs, non-agricultural investments, land loss due to the construction of industrial parks, transportation... However, these investment activities also lead to the unemployment among households. These factors have opposite effects on the livelihoods of people. From the research findings, the authors also propose a number of measures to enhance the positive effect and limit the negative impact of investment activities on people’s livelihoods through investment performance.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN