Researcher

Associate Professor Salih Zeki Ozdemir

My Expertise

  • Inter- and Intra-organizational Relationships
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Network Analysis and Theory
  • Evolution of Networks and Network Dynamics
  • Organizational Ecology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Business and Corporate Strategy

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Dr. Salih Zeki Ozdemir is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management & Governance and an AGSM Fellow in UNSW Business School. He received his PhD from Chicago Booth School of Business in Organizations and Markets with support areas in Economics and Econometrics.

In his research, Salih is specifically interested in the role of social network relationships. He investigates how the overall...view more

Dr. Salih Zeki Ozdemir is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management & Governance and an AGSM Fellow in UNSW Business School. He received his PhD from Chicago Booth School of Business in Organizations and Markets with support areas in Economics and Econometrics.

In his research, Salih is specifically interested in the role of social network relationships. He investigates how the overall structure of social networks and individuals', teams', or organizations' positions within these networks affect the strategic decisions they undertake and the performance they achieve. He also researches the evolution of these networks based on the actions individuals and organizations perform.

Salih has widely published research that investigates innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalization, corporate governance, and emergence of new organizational forms through the lenses of sociology and social network theory. His research on social structures and innovation performance received 2007 Academy of Management Best Paper Award from Technology and Innovation Management Division of AOM for his research. He also received 2011 Best Paper Award from Strategy Stream of ANZAM for his research on how entrepreneurs can design better social networks, 2014 Corporate Governance – An International Review Best Paper Published award for his research on board composition, governance bundles, and national institutional structures, and 2020 Best Paper Award (Empirical) from ACERE for his research on impact on overseas social network experiences on returnees' intentions to become entrepreneurs.

As an AGSM Fellow, Salih is engaged with various AGSM MBA programs. He is the recipient of 2008 and 2011 AGSM MBA Teaching Excellence in a Core Course Award at the UNSW Business School.​

 

 


My Grants

Research Grants:

  • 2014-2017: ARC Linkage Grant (together with A/Prof Lui, Prof. Jackson, A/Prof Shinkle, GE Capital, and Pitcher Partners) (AUD $339,784)
  • 2015: UNSW Business School Research Grant (AUD $20,000)
  • 2014: ASB Research Grant (AUD $25,000)
  • 2009: UNSW Goldstar Research Grant, $30,000

My Awards

2020                Winner of Best Paper: Entrepreneurship & Context Award, Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) 2020 Conference

2017                AGSM Bluestar Award

2015                2014 Corporate Governance – An International Review Best Paper Published in 2014 Award

2012                2011 AGSM MBA Teaching Excellence in a Core Course Award

2011                Winner of Best Paper Award, Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2011 Conference, Strategic Management Stream

2009                2008 AGSM MBA Teaching Excellence in a Core Course Award

2007                Winner of Stephan Schrader Best Paper Award from Technology and Innovation Management Division of Academy of Management (during the Academy of Management Conference, 2007)


My Research Activities

Research Interests:

  • Inter- and Intra-organizational Relationships
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Network Analysis and Theory
  • Evolution of Networks and Network Dynamics
  • Organizational Ecology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Business and Corporate Strategy

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

  • Inter- and Intra-organizational Relationships
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Network Analysis and Theory
  • Evolution of Networks and Network Dynamics
  • Organizational Ecology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Business and Corporate Strategy

Currently supervising

 

 


My Engagement

  • 2018 and 2019: Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick - Design Thinking Innovation Project Collaboration for MNGT 7496
  • 2018 and 2019: City of Sydney & Kings Cross - Design Thinking Innovation Project Collaboration for MNGT 7496
  • 2014-2017: ARC Linkage Grant (together with A/Prof Lui, Prof. Jackson, A/Prof Shinkle, GE Capital, and Pitcher Partners)

My Teaching

Course Coordinator: MNGT 7496 - Innovation

Course Coordinator: MNGT 6275, MBAX 9125 - Managing People and Organisations

Course Designer and Facilitator: COMM 8002 - Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Course Designer and Facilitator: COMM 8103 - Business Research Project Seminar

Course Facilitator: MGMT 5983 - Management Theory - Macro Perspectives

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Location

Room 504, UNSW Business School building

Contact

02 9065 1102
02 9385 5722