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Irem Demirkan

(...)Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Management
Irem Demirkan


Dr. Irem Demirkan is an Associate 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

Journal Articles:

Açıkgöz, A., Demirkan, I., Latham, G.P. et al. The Relationship Between Unlearning and Innovation Ambidexterity with the Performance of New Product Development Teams. Group Decis Negot 30, 945–982 (2021). Journal Article Link.

Demirkan, I., Demirkan, S., and Kiessling, T. S. (2020) Predicting Unethical Actions by Top Management: Development of an Antecedent Measure, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Demirkan S, Demirkan I, McKee A. Blockchain technology in the future of business cyber security and accounting. Journal of Management Analytics. 2020 Feb 26:1-20.

Demirkan, I., Yang, Q., and Jiang, C. (2019) “Corporate Entrepreneurship of Emerging Market Firms: Current research and future directions”, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22 (1), pp. 5-30.

Demirkan, I. (2018) “The impact of firm resources on innovation”, European Journal of Innovation Management, 21 (4): 672-694.

Demirkan, S. and Demirkan, I. (2017) “The strategic role of non-audit services on audit market”, Journal of Accounting and Finance , 17(3): 42-53.

Demirkan, I. (2015) “Resource diversity in cross-border joint ventures and performance implications” International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 4 (4): 221-243.

Demirkan, S. and Demirkan, I. (2014) “Implications of strategic alliances for earnings quality and capital market investors” Journal of Business Research, 67: 1806-1816.

Ozer, M., Demirkan, I., and Gokalp, O. (2013). “Collaboration networks and innovation:  Does corporate lobbying matter?” Journal of Strategy and Management, 6(3): 286-308.

Demirkan, I., David L. Deeds, and Demirkan, S. (2013). “Exploring the role of network characteristics, knowledge quality, and inertia on the evolution of scientific networks”, Journal of Management, 39(6): 1462-1489.

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

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

Conference Proceedings

Demirkan, I., Srinivasan, R., and Nand, A. (2018) Innovation in SMEs: The Role of Effective Resource and Knowledge Management Capabilities, 2018 Academy of Management Proceedings, (1), 15436.

Demirkan, I, Demirkan, S. (2018) Predicting Unethical Actions of Managers: The Case of Corporate Asset Purchases, Academy of Management Proceedings (1), 15412

Acikgoz, A, Demirkan, I, and Kuzey, C. (2018) Team Unlearning, Innovation Ambidexterity, and New Product Development Performance, Academy of Management Proceedings (1), 11373

Demirkan, I.. (2015) Which Resources Matter the Most to Firm Innovation? A Study of the US Biotechnology Industry, Academy of Management Proceedings (1), 14746

Demirkan, I., & Deeds, D. L. (2009). When Metworks Matter: Network Content and Innovation Output (Summary) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 29(15), 2.

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

Book Chapters

Demirkan, I., 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.

Research papers are available