Salih Zeki Ozdemir

AGSM Fellow, Associate Professor of Strategic Management

School of Management - PhD in Organizations and Markets, Chicago GSB | MBA in Strategy, Middle East Technical University METU | BSc (Hons), MSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering METU | BSc Double Major (Hons) Mathematics, METU

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About Salih Zeki

Dr. Salih Zeki Ozdemir is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the School of Management, an AGSM Fellow and the Director of Doctoral Studies in UNSW Australia 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 organisations' 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 organisations perform.

Salih has widely published research that investigates innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalization, corporate governance, corporate strategy, and emergence of new organisational 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 (Entrepreneurship & Context) from ACERE Conference for his research on returnee 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 Australia Business School.​