Dr. Serdar Turkeli

Researcher / Coordinator Innovation, Institutions & Development Specialisation

Research group(s):
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions


Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts post-doctoral policy research and development at the United Nations University-MERIT. He applies critical political economy perspectives to the policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology and innovation (STI), STI policies, emerging technologies and societal transitions. He uses multi-method analysis in order to provide critical policy options and recommendations. "Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency", and "European Global Transition Network on Eco-Innovation, Green Economy and Sustainable Development” constitute his primary contexts. Methods include i) Econometrics, ii) Structural Equation Modeling/Partial Least Squares Path Modeling (Smart PLS, WarpPLS) , iii) Bibliometrics/Scientometrics (HistCite, CiteNetExplorer, CiteSpace), iv) Network analysis (Pajek, SocNetV, Gephi), v) Text/Content Analysis (VosViewer), vi) Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA, Tosmana), vii) Q-methodology (PQMethod), viii) Discourse Analysis, ix) Survey research and x) Qualitative research.


Dr. Türkeli holds University Teacher Qualification Certificate (BKO) and participates in teaching at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT. He is the academic advisor and coordinator for "Innovation, Institutions and Development" specialisation track of the Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) Masters programme . He lectures in the final course: ''Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’’ of this specialisation track since 2012/2013 (Evaluations: 8.6; 8.5; 8.6; 9.0; 9.0). He provides supervision for bachelor (UCM Capstone) and masters (MPP) theses. In 2017/2018, he supervises an Honours+ Assignment on the relation between Eco-innovation and Quality of Life. He also attends Degree Committees for PhD theses.

Sustainable Development Research e-Lab:

He established Sustainable Development Research, SDR Lab in 2017 for Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions research theme at UNU-MERIT/UM.

Other activities:

He performs reviews for journals and conferences (e.g. Science and Public Policy, GLOBELICS , APPAM ) , attends panels as a speaker upon invitation (e.g. Amnesty International SA/refugee crisis; Open Source Circular Economy Days/circular economy , Green Office / Sustain+GO lectures) and chairs educational events (e.g. MPP Thesis Elevator Pitch / Chair; Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) Innovation-related topics / Chair).


Previously, he worked on several international STI policy research and development initiatives (e.g. EC DG INFSO/Information Communication Technologies; EU COST STRIKE/Higher Education, Foreign Direct Investments; EU FP7/European Research Neighbourhood (ERN); TUBITAK/Machinery and Furniture Clusters; TKIB/Strategy for State-owned Enterprises) at the Middle East Technical University-TEKPOL Science and Technology Policies Research Center between 2006 and 2010, with a completed coursework in PhD-level STI policy studies (Assessment: 91/100). He also holds a M.Sc. degree in International Studies in Engineering, from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, with an A-level research master’s thesis on international engineering and technology management.

Selected Publications:

Chapters (2):         

Blohmke, Julian, René Kemp & Serdar Turkeli, 2016, Disentangling the causal structure underlying environmental Regulation, in: Cörvers, R., de Kraker, J., Kemp, R., Martens, P. & van Lente, H, Sustainability Development Research at ICIS. Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht, Maastricht, 225-238

Türkeli, S. (2013). “Lex Lata” and “de lege Ferenda” for the R&D Law of Turkey. In I. Yetkiner, M. Pamukcu, & E. Erdil (Eds.) Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy, and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements (pp. 307-331). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1978-4.ch016

Journal Articles (5) :

Kemp R., Barteková, E., Türkeli, S. (2017) The innovation trajectory of eco-cement in the Netherlands: a co-evolution analysis, International Economics and Economic Policy ( 384 ) doi : 10.1007/s10368-017-0384-4

McDowall, W., Geng, Y., Huang, B., Barteková, E., Bleischwitz, R., Türkeli, S., Kemp, R. and Doménech, T. (2017), Circular Economy Policies in China and Europe.  Journal of Industrial Ecology. doi:10.1111/jiec.12597

Blohmke, J., Kemp, R., & Türkeli, S. (2016). Disentangling the causal structure behind environmental regulation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 174-190.

Celbis M.G. and S. Türkeli, (2015). Does too much work hamper innovation? Evidence for diminishing returns of work hours for patent grants, Journal Global Policy and Governance, Vol 4, No 1.

Bilman A.S. and S. Türkeli, (2013). Interaction between International Trade and Economic Growth: Evidence from  Qualitative Comparative Analysis, International Economics Letters, Vol. 2, No 4.

Policy Reports (2): 

Wintjes, R., S. Türkeli and F. Henning (2013), Innovation Policy in Metropolitan Areas: Addressing Societal Challenges in Functional Regions, Thematic Paper 6, Regional Innovation Monitor, in association with Fraunhofer ISI & Technopolis Group, to the European Commission Enterprise and Industry Directorate - General Directorate D – Industrial Innovation and Mobility Industries, March 2013

Barca M., Erdil E., Akdeve E, Türkeli S. (2015), State-owned Enterprises in Turkey, OECD and BRICS countries: A Comparative Research and Evaluation Report and Policy Recommendations, TKIB Nobel (In Turkish)

Conference Proceedings/Papers (5):

Michal Miedzinski, Will McDowall, René Kemp, Serdar Türkeli (2017), An expert-based participatory evaluation of public policies for sustainability transitions , European Forum for Studies of Policies fo Research and Innovation (EU-SPRI), June, 2017, Vienna, Austria

Türkeli, Serdar & René Kemp (2016), Changing Patterns in Eco-Innovation Research: A Bibliometric Analysis, ZEW conference, Nov 2016, Mannheim, Germany

Serdar Türkeli (2013). Governing Faces of Capitalism: A Q-Methodological Analysis, the 29th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, September 5-7, 2013, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Serdar Türkeli (2012). Governance and Entrepreneurship: The Obama Administration, Cleantech Startups and ICT: A Fuzzy-Set/QCA Analysis, International Conference “Organizations, Institutions and Innovation in the ICT sector: where do we stand?” by Institut-Mines Telecom, Telecom Ecole de Management, June 25-26, 2012,  Paris, France

Erik Baark, René Kemp, Serdar Türkeli, (2012). The Political Economy of Eco-innovation Governance in China and Europe: A Comparative Perspective, The 10th GLOBELICS International Conference, GLOBELICS Hangzhou 2012: Innovation and Development, Opportunities and Challenges in Globalization, November 9-11 2012, Hangzhou, China

.../International Engineering and Technology Management (Other conference publications)

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Selected publications by Serdar Turkeli