Alumni profile

Dr. Serdar Turkeli

Thesis:
Governance of Innovation Policy: Empirical studies on applied political economy by multi-method analysis

Year: 2016

Promotor(s):
René Kemp

Abstract:

Innovation policy as output is analysed by ordered logit regressions and set-theoretic analyses under neo-positivist policy analysis approach for the case of generic R&I commodities in the EU-28 for the period 2011-2013. The following factors are revealed as positive determinants of effective R&I policy: positive standalone or interactive role for informal coordination among ministerial institutions, societal interest group consultations, paradigmatic/programmatic ideas applied by sustainability impact assessments and media attention. Innovation policy as a process is analysed by comparative case study and evaluative method within a critical-rationalist policy analysis approach for the case of renewable energy technology, solar PV in the EU/Germany and China/Jiangsu during the last decade. Findings indicate that the politics of purpose (sustainability-oriented development vs. export-oriented development) shapes institutional intelligence throughout three activities: i) identifying the types of barriers to innovation (paradigmatic/programmatic ideas), ii) mixing of demand/supply-side policies (interests) and iii) policy coordination (institutional access to/of ideas/interests). Unforeseen meso or macro-crises (e.g. increase in silicon prices, int'l trade disputes) reintroduce the need for a better policy and institutional intelligence by reexamining the politics of purpose within a global context. Innovation policy as structuration is analysed by exploratory descriptive statistics collected by organic photovoltaics global questionnaire, and by investigatory method using media content under forensic policy analysis approach for the case of emerging energy technology, Organic Solar PV in Northern America, Western Europe, and East Asia. Findings indicate that the interests and ideas of OPV researchers in different world regions reflect institutional archetype characteristics of varieties of capitalism under which they operate. It is also believed that the combination of positive elements of these three world regions could foster the development and commercialisation of OPV technology. Innovation policy as organisation is analysed by case study collection and argumentative method for the case of social innovation in the metropolitan areas of the EU. Findings indicate that different innovation systems’ actors (interests) are invited by institutions in the EU to tackle with societal challenges (ideas) that none of which could address them alone. Emerging inter-systemic interactions among different types of innovation systems on this new ideational content can be argued as constructing a new context, a societal kind of innovation system where nodes are the interactions between ideas and interests, and links are the institutions that bring them together.



Selected publications by Serdar Turkeli


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Turkeli, Serdar, 2020, `Complexity and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Computational Intelligence Approach to Support Policy Mix Designs, Journal of Sustainability Research, 2, More information
Kemp, René, Anthony Arundel, Christian Rammer, Michal Miedzinski, Carlos Tapia, Nicolò Barbieri, Serdar Turkeli, Andrea M. Bassi, Massimiliano Mazzanti, Donald Chapman, Fernando J. Díaz López & Will McDowall, 2019, `Measuring Eco-Innovation for a Green Economy, Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, Special Issue on Nachhaltigkeit / Sustainability, 66, More information
Turkeli, Serdar & Martine Schophuizen, 2019, `Decomposing the Complexity of Value: Integration of Digital Transformation of Education with Circular Economy Transition, Social Sciences, 8, More information
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, 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, 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, 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, More information
Kemp, René, Eva Bartekova & Serdar Turkeli, 2017, `The innovation trajectory of eco-cement in the Netherlands, International Economics and Economic Policy, 14, More information
Blohmke, Julian, René Kemp & Serdar Turkeli, 2016, `Disentangling the causal structure behind environmental regulation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 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, More information
Bilman, Asli Seda & Serdar Turkeli, 2013, `Interaction between international trade and economic growth: evidence from qualitative comparative analysis, International Economics Letters, 2, More information


Book chapters
Kemp, René, B Never & Serdar Turkeli, 2020, Fostering Sustainable Development Goals Through an Integrated Approach, in: Ademola A. Adenle, Marian R. Chertow, Ellen H. M. Moors, and David J. Pannell, Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy, Oxford University Press, New York, More information
Kalz, Marco, Martine Schophuizen & Serdar Turkeli, 2020, The Disaggregated, Networked and Open Future of Education for Sustainable Development, in: Humanistic Futures of Learning: Perspectives From UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks, UNESCO, Paris, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, Pui-hang Wong & Eleni Abraham Yitbarek, 2020, 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, 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, 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, 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


External working papers
Sillen, Daan, Pui-hang Wong & Serdar Turkeli, 2019, Community Currency Programmes as a Tool for Sustainable Development: The Cases of Mombasa and Nairobi Counties, Kenya, More information


Research reports
Gagliardi, D., F. Psarra, René Wintjes, K. Trendafili, J. Pineda Mendoza, Kirsten Haaland, Serdar Turkeli, C. Giotitsas, A. Pazaitis & F. Niglia, 2020, New Technologies and Digitisation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises, “New Technologies and Digitisation: Opportunities and Challenges for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises” sets out to explore how the rising importance of the social economy in Europe is facing the challenges of digital transformation, More information
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


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Turkeli, Serdar, 2018, The Lab, UNU-MERIT, Studium Generale Debate Café, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2018, The Lab, UNU-MERIT, The responsibility of universities for sustainable development and case of SITE4Society, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2018, The 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, The Lab, UNU-MERIT, Meet the Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs of Maastricht who are contributing to the SDGs, More information
Ramani, Shyama V. & Serdar Turkeli, 2017, The Lab, UNU-MERIT, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2017, The Lab, UNU-MERIT, More information
Turkeli, Serdar, 2017, The Lab, UNU-MERIT, More information

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