Dr. Serdar Turkeli PhD, MSc.

Researcher / Coordinator Innovation, Institutions & Development Specialisation

Research group(s):
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations

RESEARCH:

Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts policy research and development at the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He applies quantitative and/or qualitative methods to critical policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology and innovation (STI) and STI policies.

 

His work has appeared in Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Energies, International Economics and Economic Policy, International Economics Letters, Journal Global Policy and Governance, and as book chapters in Springer and Oxford University Press, and as policy research reports for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Turkish Public Enterprises Association, and European Commission Directorates-General.  

TEACHING:

Dr. Türkeli is the coordinator and academic advisor of "Innovation, Institutions and Development" (IID) specialisation track of the Master of Science Programme Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT. He holds University Teacher Qualification Certificate (BKO)

  • Bachelor's Level: Being active at every level of teaching (Bachelor's, Master's and PhD), he developed the bachelor course "Innovation Systems, Policy, and Sustainability Transitions" (UCM3056) in 2018/2019, supervise UM EDLAB Honours+ Assignment on the relation between Eco-innovation and Quality of Life, in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. In 2018/2019, he supervised a UCM MaRBLE assignment on "SDGs and Universities". He also provides supervision for bachelor thesis, and provides guest lectures (e.g. Erasmus University College Rottterdam).
  • Master's Level: Dr. Türkeli is the coordinator and academic advisor of "Innovation, Institutions and Development" (IID) specialisation track of the Master of Science Programme Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT. He holds University Teacher Qualification Certificate (BKO) and lectures in ''Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’’, the final course of this IID specialisation track since 2012/2013 (Evaluation: 8.5/10 (7-year average). He supervises Master's theses. He co-coordinates the elective course "Governance and Institutions in Emerging Markets" in Master's in Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets. He provides guest lectures (e.g. Health Food Innovation Management Master’s Programme, University College Venlo, UM, Venlo).
  • Ph.D. Level: He developed the PhD courses “Economics of Innovation” and "Fuzzy-Sets-Qualitative Comparative Analysis" (GPAC²). He also attends Degree Committees for PhD theses and provides international guest Ph.D. lectures (e.g. Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland).

 

He attends The Advanced University Teacher Training.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER & OUTREACH:

Dr. Türkeli is one of the organisers of Science, Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurial Engagement for Societal Welfare (SITE4Society) initiative.

He engage several levels of knowledge transfer and outreach activities:  

 

He performs reviews for journals, publishers and key conferences (e.g. Science and Public Policy, Edward Elgar, GLOBELICS, APPAM).

TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED RTO INFRASTRUCTURE:

In 2017, he established the Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation Research, Training, Outreach (SDR) Lab at UNU-MERIT/UM.

  • Open Online Educational Resources: consist of research outputs, thematic readers for workgroups on "Social Innovation" and "Migration and Innovation" , guest lecture materials, toolkits such as Litoscope v1.9 – An accelerator for structured entry to a “literature of interest”, outputs of educational innovation projects, such as UM EDLAB Honours+ , UCM MaRBLe, SBE Emerging Markets projects, Master's Thesis Research Booklets...

 

Background:                                                                                           

Serdar obtained his doctor's degree from Maastricht University, United Nations University; research master of science degree in international studies in computer engineering from University of Duisburg-Essen Germany with an A-level research master’s thesis on international engineering, technology management, and enterprise modelling, and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Baskent University (Turkey). Before joining the United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, he worked at Middle East Technical University Science and Technology Policies Research Center (METU-TEKPOL) in several international STI policy research and development initiatives (e.g. EC DG INFSO/Information Communication TechnologiesEU COST STRIKE/Higher Education, Foreign Direct InvestmentsEU FP7/European Research Neighbourhood (ERN)TUBITAK/Machinery and Furniture ClustersTKIB/Strategy for State-owned Enterprises). He completed PhD-level STI policy studies coursework with an assessment of 91/100.

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles (#8); Chapters (#5); Policy Reports (#9); Conference Proceedings/Papers (#5); International Engineering, Technology Management and Entreprise Models (Other conference publications (#4))

For selected publications please see below: 




Selected publications by Serdar Turkeli


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Turkeli, Serdar, Beijia Huang, Agata Stasik & René Kemp, 2019, Circular Economy as a Glocal Business Activity: Mobile Phone Repair in the Netherlands, Poland and China, Energies, 12(3): 498-520, DOI: 10.3390/en12030498, More information
Huang, Beijia, Yanxi Chen, Will McDowall, Serdar Turkeli, Raimund Bleischwitz & Yong Geng, 2018, Embodied GHG emissions of building materials in Shanghai, Journal of Cleaner Production, 210: 777-785, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.030, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, René Kemp, Beijia Huang, Raimund Bleischwitz & Will McDowall, 2018, Circular economy scientific knowledge in the European Union and China: A bibliometric, network and survey analysis (2006–2016), Journal of Cleaner Production, 197(1): 1244-1261, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.118, More information
McDowall, Will, Yong Geng, Beijia Huang, Eva Bartekova, Raimund Bleischwitz, Serdar Turkeli, René Kemp & Teresa Domenech, 2017, Circular Economy Policies in China and Europe, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(3): 651-661, DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12597, More information
Kemp, René, Eva Bartekova & Serdar Turkeli, 2017, The innovation trajectory of eco-cement in the Netherlands: a co-evolution analysis, International Economics and Economic Policy, 14(3): 409-429, DOI: 10.1007/s10368-017-0384-4, More information
Blohmke, Julian, René Kemp & Serdar Turkeli, 2016, Disentangling the causal structure behind environmental regulation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103: 174-190, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.013, More information
Celbis, Mehmet Guney & Serdar Turkeli, 2015, Does Too Much Work Hamper Innovation? Evidence for Diminishing Returns of Work Hours for Patent Grants, Journal Global Policy and Governance, 4(1), More information
Bilman, Asli Seda & Serdar Turkeli, 2013, Interaction between international trade and economic growth: evidence from qualitative comparative analysis, International Economics Letters, 2(4): 5-18, More information


Book chapters
Turkeli, Serdar, Pui-hang Wong & Eleni Abraham Yitbarek, 2019, Multiplex Learning: An Evidence-Based Approach to Design Policy Learning Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa for the SDGs, in: In: Ramutsindela M., Mickler D. (eds), Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, Cham, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020, Sustainable Development Goals Series, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14857-7_26, More information
Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, 2018, Changing Patterns in Eco-Innovation Research: A Bibliometric Analysis, in: In: Horbach J., Reif C. (eds), New Developments in Eco-Innovation Research, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93019-0_2, More information
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
Turkeli, Serdar, 2012, "Lex lata" and "de lege ferenda" for the R&D law of Turkey , in: I. Hakan Yetkiner, M. Teoman Pamukcu, Erkan Erdil (eds), Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy, and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements, IGI Global, Hershey, USA, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1978-4.ch016, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, 2015, Effective research and innovation (R&I) policy in the EU-28: A causal and configurational analysis of political governance determinants, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-023
Celbis, Mehmet Guney & Serdar Turkeli, 2014, Does too much work hamper innovation? Evidence for diminishing returns of work hours for patent grants, Published in the Journal Global Policy and Governance, Vol 4, No 1, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-053
Turkeli, Serdar & René Wintjes, 2014, Towards the societal system of innovation: The case of metropolitan areas in Europe, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-040
Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, 2014, The political economy of research and innovation in organic photovoltaics (OPV) in different world regions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-039


Research reports
Savut, Ipek Peri, Serdar Turkeli & Yelda Erden-Topal, 2019, Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Review: Turkey, Global Map of Eco-innovation Related Policies, European Commission, Ref. Ares (2019) 572347 - 31/01/2019, More information
Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, 2019, How to support eco-innovation in trade policy and in international trade regimes?, Eco-innovation Policy Agendas: Global Knowledge Synthesis of Rationales and Evidence, European Commission Ref. Ares(2019)1009753 - 18/02/2019, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, René Kemp & Jan Janzen, 2019, Scoreboard, Landscape of Eco-innovations, Eco-innovation Policy Agendas: Global Knowledge Synthesis of Rationales and Evidence; European Commission Ref. Ares(2019)571079 - 31/01/2019, More information
Wintjes, René, Serdar Turkeli & Florian Henning, 2013, Innovation Policy in Metropolitan Areas: Addressing Societal Challenges in Functional Regions, Regional Innovation Monitor, Thematic Paper 6, More information
Erdil, Erkan, Serdar Turkeli, Yelda Erden-Topal & Tolga Goksidan, 2011, TURKEY - ICT RTD Technological Audit, European Commission Information Society and Media, Directorate C, Lisbon Strategy and Information Society, More information


Conference contributions
Miedzinski, Michal, Will McDowall, René Kemp & Serdar Turkeli, 2017, An expert-based participatory evaluation of public policies for sustainability transitions, The 8th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (IST 2017), The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, 21 June 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Miedzinski, Michal, Will McDowall, René Kemp & Serdar Turkeli, 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, More information
Turkeli, Serdar & René Kemp, 2016, Changing Patterns in Eco-Innovation Research: A Bibliometric Analysis, ZEW conference, Mannheim (D), Nov 2016
Turkeli, Serdar, 2012, Governance and Entrepreneurship: The Obama Administration, Cleantech Startups and ICT: A Fuzzy-Set/Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Organizations, institutions and innovation in the ICT sector: Where do we stand?, Paris, France, More information


Theses
Turkeli, Serdar, 2016, Governance of Innovation Policy: Empirical studies on applied political economy by multi-method analysis, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University, More information


Data sets
Turkeli, Serdar, René Kemp & Emir Hidovic, 2017, Eco-innovation, Energy, Environment, Ecology (4E) database v1, 4E database integrates 4E-related quantitative data (variables /indicators) from various recognized data sources for all countries and for the entire time-span where and when the data is available in panel data format, made available online for other researchers. Version 1, 2017/3, More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Turkeli, Serdar, 2018, Sustainability – Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, Studium Generale Debate Café, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2018, Maastricht University Opening Academic Year 2018 Symposium, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, The responsibility of universities for sustainable development and case of SITE4Society, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2018, Make the SDGs Yours!, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, Symposium organised by ImpactLab, The InnBetween, NovUM Maastricht, Rhetorica Debating Society and the Green Office/UM, More information
Ramani, Shyama V. & Serdar Turkeli, 2018, SITE4Society Event No: 2,, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, Meet the Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs of Maastricht who are contributing to the SDGs, More information
Ramani, Shyama V. & Serdar Turkeli, 2017, SITE4Society Event No: 1, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2017, Climathon Brussels, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2017, Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Review (STIR) - Turkey, SDR Lab, UNU-MERIT, More information


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