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
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Research:

Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts policy research and development at the United Nations University-MERIT. He applies quantitative and qualitative methods to critical policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology, innovation (STI), STI policies, such as entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, digital and societal transformations, sustainable development, sustainability and political economy.

His work has appeared in Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Industrial Ecology, International Economics and Economic Policy, International Economics Letters, Journal Global Policy and Governance, and as book chapters in Springer.

He uses multi-method analysis to provide critical policy options, recommendations and ideas. Methods include: i) Econometrics (e.g. Celbis and Türkeli, 2015); ii) Structural Equation Modelling/Partial Least Squares Path Modelling (e.g. Blohmke, Kemp and Türkeli, 2016); Life Cycle Assessment/Decoupling Analysis (e.g. Huang et al. , 2018);  iv) Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (e.g. Türkeli, 2012; Bilman and Türkeli, 2013); v) Scientometrics/Bibliometrics (e.g. Türkeli and Kemp, 2018; Türkeli et al., 2018); vi) Network analysis (e.g. Türkeli et al., 2018); vii) Cluster analysis (e.g. Türkeli et al., 2018); viii) Text/Content Analysis (e.g. McDowall et al. 2017; Türkeli et al., 2018); ix) Q-methodology (e.g. Türkeli, 2013); x) Discourse Analysis (e.g. Türkeli, 2013); xi) Survey research and analysis (e.g. Türkeli et al., 2018), and xii) Qualitative research (e.g. Kemp, Barteková, Türkeli, 2017).

"Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency", "European Global Transition Network on Eco-Innovation, Green Economy and Sustainable Development”, "New Technologies and Digitization: Opportunities  and Challenges for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises" constitute his primary contexts.

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) and lectures in ''Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’’, the final course of this IID specialisation track since 2012/2013 (Evaluation: 8.6/10 (6-year average). He supervises Masters theses. 

Being active at every level of teaching (Bachelor, Masters and PhD), he developed the bachelor course "Innovation Systems, Policy, and Sustainability Transitions" (UCM3056), 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 supervises a UCM MaRBLE assignment on SDGs and Universities. He also provides supervision for bachelor thesis.  

He developed the PhD courses “Economics of Innovation” and "Fuzzy-SetsQualitative Comparative Analysis" (GPAC²). He also attends Degree Committees for PhD theses.

Outreach:

He is one of the organisers of Science, Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurial Engagement for Societal Welfare (SITE4Society) events.

He engaged several local (e.g. Make the SDGs Yours!, OSCE Maastricht, Maastricht University Opening Ceremony Symposium 2018/2019) and international (e.g. Climathon Brussels; Sustainability Transitions and Innovation Review (STIR) Turkey) outreach activities as moderator, panelist, jury, entrepreneurial academic. He performs reviews for journals, publishers and key conferences (e.g. Science and Public Policy, Edward Elgar, GLOBELICS, APPAM).

ICT:

In 2017, he established the Sustainable Development Research, Training, Outreach, SDR e-Lab  for Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions research theme at UNU-MERIT/UM.

Online resources also consists of reading materials for  workgroups on "Social Innovation" and "Migration and Innovation" , toolkits such as Litoscope v1.9 – An accelerator for structured entry to a “literature of interest”, output of educational innovation UM EDLAB Honors+ projects.

Background:                                                                                           

Serdar obtained his doctor's degree from Maastricht University,United Nations University; 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, 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 (7) :

Türkeli, S., Kemp, R., Huang, B., Bleischwitz, R., McDowall, W. (2018) Circular economy scientific knowledge in the European Union and China: A bibliometric, network and survey analysis (2006–2016), Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Cleaner Production, 197(1): 1244-1261

Huang, B., Chen, Y., McDowall, W., Türkeli, S., Bleischwitz, R., & Geng, Y. (2018). Embodied GHG emissions of building materials in Shanghai. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.030

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.

 

Chapters (5) (2 in press)

Serdar Türkeli, Pui-Hang Wong and Eleni Yitbarek. Forthcoming. Multiplex learning: An evidence-based approach to design policy learning networks in Sub-Saharan Africa for Sustainable Development Goals. In M. Ramutsindela and D. Mickler (eds.) Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals. Springer. (In Press)

Türkeli, S., & Kemp, R. (2018). Changing Patterns in Eco-Innovation Research: A Bibliometric Analysis. In New Developments in Eco-Innovation Research (pp. 13-54). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93019-0_2

Blohmke, Julian, René Kemp & Serdar Türkeli, (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

Policy Reports (5) (3 in press): 

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, Technology Management and Entreprise Models (Other conference publications)

Link: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/pers/hn/t/Turkeli:Serdar.html




Selected publications by Serdar Turkeli


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
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, 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, 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, More information
Blohmke, Julian, René Kemp & Serdar Turkeli, 2016, Disentangling the causal structure behind environmental regulation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103: 174-190, 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


Book chapters
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, 13-54, 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, 225-238
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, 307-331, 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
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.)
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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