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Dr Ozgur Dedehayir
Senior Lecturer
QUT Business School,
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Business and Management
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Doctor of Philosophy (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

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Academic appointment:

  • Lecturer, QUT School of Management (Jan. 2019 – )


Previous academic employment:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, QUT (Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2018)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QUT School of Management (Feb. 2015 – Dec. 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Aug. 2013 – Jan. 2015)
  • Research Fellow, CITER (Center for Innovation and Technology Research), Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Jan. 2011 – Jul. 2013)
  • Researcher, CITER, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Nov. 2006 – Dec. 2010)


Industry employment:

  • Production Engineer, Robert Bosch, Australia (Jan. 1998 – Jul. 2003)


Educational background:

  • Ph.D., Technology Strategy (Distinction), Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 2010
  • M.Sc., Industrial Management (Distinction), Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 2006
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1997
  • Secondary, Melbourne High School, Australia, 1993


Research interests:

  • entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation ecosystems, disruptive innovations, retro-tech innovations, vegan food innovations, cancer drug innovations
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


My research focuses on the strategic implications of technological evolution, disruptive innovations, and the diffusion of innovations, studying various empirical settings including the computer gaming industry, copper production industry, cancer drug innovations, and most recently vegan food innovations. Over the past couple of years, I have broadened my research scope, and directed a focal lens on the emergence of innovation ecosystems and entrepreneurial ecosystems. These interests are fuelled by the impact such research can have on the formulation of effective policy strategies for economic growth, while guiding the strategic actions of new and established firms.

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I have a broad teaching portfolio, having designed, coordinated, and lectured a variety of units in the management discipline since 2005, including those centring on strategy, innovation management, and entrepreneurship.

This information has been contributed by Dr Ozgur Dedehayir.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.