My research focuses on multiple factors that impact capability building and organisational performance in firms from emerging economies.

I primarily analyse the role of market dynamism, organizational strategies, capabilities, innovation and research and development (R&D). I study these factors in different industries such as telecommunications, automotive, textiles, white goods, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and jet fighters.

I am an expert on Turkish firms and on learning firms’ technological, managerial and organisational capabilities in Brazil, India and China.

Research areas

  1. Innovation capability building in firms from emerging economies: firms, states and institutions
  2. Innovation capability renewal in firms that are established market leaders
  3. Competitive strategy and internationalization of firms from emerging economies 

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Research Projects

Current research projects

  • Organizational Innovation for Digital Transformation, the project is supported by Vinnova
  • Competition, collegiality and integrity: A study on norms and scientific ethics at Swedish universities, the project is supported by Forte
  • Rapid innovators in emerging economies”, the project is supported by Swedish Vinnova
  • Micro and macro foundation of capability building in emerging economies’ firms & institutions

Past research projects

  • Innovating firms in emerging economies - a challenge for Swedish technology-based firms and innovation research” the project is supported by Swedish Vinnova
  • “Behavior of Festival Visitors in Institutional Festivals: Case on Çukurova University” supported by Çukurova University Research Center
  • “Effects of Strategy and Industry on Firm Performance: An Examination on Turkish Leading Manufacturing Companies” supported by Çukurova University Research Center
  • Trust and organization behavior on jab satisfaction and organization commitment, supported by Çukurova University Research Center


PhD Courses 

  • Innovation Management (2017, 2019)
  • Innovation in Emerging Economies (2014)
  • Classics in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (2016, 2018, 2020) 
  • Case study Methodology and Writing (2015) 

Master courses

  • TEIO07 Project Based Organization 
  • TEIO41 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • TEIO13 Leadership and Organizational Change 
  • TEIO90 Innovation Management

Undergraduate Course

  • TEIO32 Project Management and Organization
  • Tourism Management 
  • Event and Project Management

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International commitments

  • The chief editor  of Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research
  • Member of EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies)

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