Dr. Irem Demirkan

Irem Demirkan

Assistant Professor of International Business


Sellinger Hall 419


Dr. Irem Demirkan  is an Assistant Professor of  International Business in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland. Before joining Sellinger School of Business and Management, Dr. Demirkan held faculty positions in International Business and Strategic Management at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), Suffolk University (Boston, MA), and James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA).  In 2007, Dr. Demirkan  received her Ph.D. in International Management Studies and M.A. in Management and Administrative Sciences from Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX. She received her B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

To date, Dr. Demirkan taught various courses including strategic management, international business, global strategic management, small business management, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills at both graduate and undergraduate levels. She has published articles in prestigious management journals including  Management Science, Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Research. Her current research interests include inter-organizational relationships, strategic alliances,  innovation, exploration and exploitation frameworks, international business and family businesses.


Ph.D. in International Management Studies, Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas, Dallas
M.A. in Management and Administrative Sciences, Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas, Dallas
B.A. in Economics, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul-Turkey

Research Interests

Inter-organizational relationships, networks, strategic alliances, strategy,  innovation, exploration, and exploitation framework, family businesses, and entrepreneurship.

Courses Taught:
International Business, Strategic Management, Global Strategic Management, Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship

Key Publications

Book Chapters:
Demirkan, İ., Deeds, D. L. (2013). “The Evolution of Research Collaboration Networks and Their Impact on Firm Innovation Output”. In Barak S. Aharonson, Shmuel Ellis, Israel Drori, Terry L. Amburgey, Uriel Stettner (Ed.),  Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy (2013th ed., vol. 13). Emerald Publishing.

Journal Articles:
S.Demirkan and Demirkan, İ.   (2014)"Implications of Strategic Alliances for Earnings Quality and Capital Market Investors" Journal of Business Research, Also presented at AAA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA.

Ozer, M., Demirkan, İ., and Gokalp, O. (2013). “Collaboration Networks and Innovation: Does Corporate Lobbying Matter?” Journal of Strategy and Management.

Demirkan, İ., David L. Deeds, and Demirkan, S. (2013). “Longitudinal Analysis of the Co-authorship Networks in U.S. Biotechnology Organizations”,  Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1177/0149206312453739

Demirkan, İ. and Demirkan, S. (2012). “Network Characteristics and Patenting in Biotechnology, 1990-2006”, Journal of Management, 38(6): 1892-1927.

Demirkan, İ. and Demirkan, S. (2010). “The effect of industry life cycles and strategic alliances on employment contract modeling”, Global Economics and Management Review, 16: 115-129.

Lin, Z.J., Yang, H. and Demirkan, İ. (2007). “The performance consequences of ambidexterity in strategic alliance formations: Empirical investigation and computational theorizing”, Management Science, 53: 1645-1658.

Demirkan, İ. and Deeds, D.L. (2007). “Research collaboration networks and innovation output” Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, p1-p6.

Research papers are available at https://loyola.academia.edu/IremDemirkan