Salih Ozdemir

Associate Professor

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.​

     

     

    Conference Papers
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    Li H; Ozdemir S, 2021, 'Entrepreneurial Intention to Entrepreneurial Behavior: The Role of Growth Mindset on the Conduct and Timing of Entrepreneurial Activities', in Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2021, Gold Coast, presented at Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Gold Coast, 09 February 2021 - 12 February 2021
    2021
    Li H; Ozdemir S, 2020, 'Membership vs. Embeddedness: How involvement in professional associations while overseas influence entrepreneurial intention of returnees', in Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2020, Adelaide, presented at Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Adelaide, 04 February 2020 - 07 February 2020
    2020
    Zan A; Ozdemir S, 2020, 'Role of TMT Attention and Intention in Firms’ Big Data Analytics Capability Development: An Integrative Conceptual Framework', in International Business, Innovation & Governance: Shaping the Futures of Smart Economy, Hong Kong, presented at The Institute of International Business and Governance, 4th Annual Academia-Industry Exchange: International Business, Innovation & Governance: Shaping the Futures of Smart Economy, Hong Kong, 08 December 2020 - 10 December 2020
    2020
    Li H; Ozdemir S, 2019, 'How involvement in professional associations while overseas influence entrepreneurial intention of returnees', in ANZAM 2019 Conference Proceedings, Cairns, Queensland, presented at 33rd Annual ANZAM Conference, Cairns, Queensland, 03 December 2019 - 06 December 2019
    2019
    Vu M; Ozdemir S, 2018, 'Supervisor-Employee Relation Is Not Enough for Positive Employee Perception Of Merger Integration', in Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, USA, presented at Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, USA, 10 August 2018 - 14 August 2018
    2018
    Vu M; Ozdemir S, 2018, 'Dissociating Self-perception from Perceptions of Organization: Effects of Post-Merger Conflicts on Employee Identification During Post-Merge Integration Process', in Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Auckland, New Zealand, 05 December 2018 - 07 December 2018
    2018
    Niu J; Ozdemir S, 2017, 'The Coevolution of firm's Business Model and Enterprise Information System Adoption', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Management and Industrial Engineering, Osaka, Japan, presented at International Conference on Innovation, Management and Industrial Engineering, Osaka, Japan, 08 August 2017 - 10 August 2017
    2017
    Vu M; Ozdemir SZ, 2016, 'Newcomer-Incumbent Relationships During Post-Merger Integration', in Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference Proceedings, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2016, Brisbane, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2016, Brisbane, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016
    2016
    Kim Y; Ozdemir SZ, 2016, 'Market for Corporate Control, Global Integration, and Structuring the Board for Monitoring: A Multi-Country Investigation', in Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference Proceedings, Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference 2016, New Orleans, LA, USA, presented at Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference 2016, New Orleans, LA, USA, 27 June 2016 - 30 June 2016
    2016
    Lui SS; Walker B; Jackson C; Shinkle G; Ozdemir S, 2016, 'Innovation process for small firms: A case of paradox', in Innovation process for small firms: A case of paradox, The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Brisbane, Australia, presented at The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 07 December 2016 - 09 December 2016
    2016
    Vu M; Ozdemir SZ, 2015, 'Acquirer’s Choice of Legal Advisors: The Roles of Own Prior Experience and Broad and Selective Imitation of Others', in Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference Proceedings, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2015, Queenstown, NZ, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2015, Queenstown, NZ, 02 December 2015 - 04 December 2015
    2015
    Ozdemir SZ; Barman S, 2015, 'Prominence Imprinting: The Roles of Individuals’ Pre-merger Centrality and Brokerage on Their Subsequent Performance in Merged Firms', in Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference Proceedings 2015, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2016, Queenstown, NZ, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2016, Queenstown, NZ, 02 December 2015 - 04 December 2015
    2015
    Walker B; Lui SS; Jackson C; Shinkle G; Ozdemir , 2015, 'Characteristics of Innovative Australian Medium-Sized Firms', in Managing for Peak Performance, 29th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at 29th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, 02 December 2015 - 04 December 2015
    2015
    Ozdemir SZ; Kim YU, 2014, 'Market for Corporate Control, Global Integration, and Structuring the Board for Monitoring: A Multi-Country Investigation', in Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference), Australia - New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, presented at Australia - New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, 03 December 2014 - 05 December 2014, http://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/1719_ANZAM-2014-373.PDF
    2014
    Ozdemir SZ, 2014, 'Social Networks Lens on Constructing the Innovative Team: An Exploratory Analysis of Team Innovativeness in the Automobile Manufacturing Industry', in Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference), Australia - New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, presented at Australia - New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, 03 December 2014 - 05 December 2014, http://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/1718_ANZAM-2014-372.PDF
    2014
    Niu J; Ozdemir SZ, 2014, 'How Boards Resolve Information Asymmetry to Execute Their Roles: The Role of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems', in Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference), Australia - New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, presented at Australia - New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Sydney, 03 December 2014 - 05 December 2014, http://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/1644_ANZAM-2014-186.PDF
    2014
    Jackson CJ; Lui S; Shinkle G; Ozdemir S; Sanders K, 2014, 'Microfoundations of team agility.', in ANZAM, ANZAM, UTS, presented at ANZAM, UTS, 03 December 2014 - 05 December 2014, http://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/1631_ANZAM-2014-140.PDF
    2014
    Ozdemir SZ; Moran P; Zhong X; Bliemel MJ, 2014, 'An analytical investigation of the entrepreneur's ability to acquire valued resources from others', in The Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 01 August 2014 - 05 August 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.15188abstract
    2014
    Lui S; Jackson C; Shinkle GA; Ozdemir SZ, 2013, 'Understanding the choice and impact of resources on firm innovation: A managerial cognition perspective.', in Grimmer M; Hecker R (ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart TAS Australia, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart TAS Australia, 04 December 2013 - 06 December 2013
    2013
    Kim YU; Ozdemir SZ, 2012, 'Board Power Vs. Board Experience: An Integrative Framework and Empirical Examination', in Soontiens W (ed.), Board Power Vs. Board Experience: An Integrative Framework and Empirical Examination, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth, Australia, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth, Australia, 05 December 2012 - 07 December 2012
    2012
    Ozdemir SZ, 2012, 'Evolution of Entrepreneurial Social Networks: A Preliminary Analytical Model', in Soontiens W (ed.), Evolution of Entrepreneurial Social Networks: A Preliminary Analytical Model, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth, Australia, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth, Australia, 05 December 2012 - 07 December 2012
    2012
    Moran P; Ozdemir SZ, 2012, 'Social Capital Unpacked: The Mediating Role of Acquired Social Capital', in O'Regan N; Poulis E (ed.), Social Capital Unpacked: The Mediating Role of Acquired Social Capital, British Academy of Management, Cardiff, UK, presented at British Academy of Management, Cardiff, UK, 11 September 2012 - 13 September 2012
    2012
    Stuart TE; Ozdemir SZ; Ding WW, 2011, 'Brokerage in a Vertical Alliance Network', in Brokerage in a Vertical Alliance Network, Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA, USA, presented at Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA, USA
    2011
    Ozdemir SZ, 2011, 'Syndication Behaviors in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry: A Social Capital Perspective', in Proceedings of 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Wellington, presented at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Wellington, 07 December 2011 - 09 December 2011
    2011
    Ozdemir SZ; Moran P; Zhong X; Bliemel M, 2011, 'Brokerage, Cohesive Networks and the Generation of Social Capital', in Proceedings of 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Wellington, presented at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Wellington, 07 December 2011 - 09 December 2011
    2011
    Ozdemir SZ, 2011, 'The first gift: Can I trust you for a relationship? Syndicate formation among VC firms in the US venture capital industry', in The first gift: Can I trust you for a relationship? Syndicate formation among VC firms in the US venture capital industry, European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Gothenburg, SE, presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Gothenburg, SE, 06 July 2011 - 08 July 2011
    2011
    Ozdemir SZ, 2008, 'Building Bridges and Harvesting Holes: Brokerage Performance in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry', in Building Bridges and Harvesting Holes: Brokerage Performance in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA USA, 08 August 2008 - 13 August 2008
    2008
    Zhong X; Ozdemir SZ, 2007, 'Structure, dynamics and the rate of innovation: An agent-based model', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 03 August 2007 - 08 August 2007
    2007
    Ozdemir SZ, 2007, 'Social Balance Sheet, Social Capital, and Reciprocation', in Social Balance Sheet, Social Capital, and Reciprocation, Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, presented at Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 03 August 2007 - 08 August 2007
    2007
    Ozdemir SZ; Dobrev SD, 2006, 'Legitimation, Agglomeration and Focused Identities in the Creation of New U.S. Venture Capital Firms', in Legitimation, Agglomeration and Focused Identities in the Creation of New U.S. Venture Capital Firms, Breaking Boundaries – Next Generation Entrepreneurship Conference, London, UK, presented at Breaking Boundaries – Next Generation Entrepreneurship Conference, London, UK
    2006
    Ozdemir SZ, 2006, 'Can I Trust You For A Relation? Social Assets and Social Liabilities on Selecting Recipient of First Co-investment in the US VC Industry', in Can I Trust You For A Relation? Social Assets and Social Liabilities on Selecting Recipient of First Co-investment in the US VC Industry, Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 11 August 2006 - 16 August 2006
    2006
    Dobrev SD; Ozdemir SZ; Teo AC, 2005, 'The Ecological Interdependence of Emergent and Established Organizational Populations: Financial Cooperatives and Commercial Banks in Singapore, 1925-1995', in The Ecological Interdependence of Emergent and Established Organizational Populations: Financial Cooperatives and Commercial Banks in Singapore, 1925-1995, American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, USA, presented at American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, USA, 14 August 2005
    2005
    Ozdemir SZ, 2005, 'To Go Solo or to Syndicate: Determinants of Network Tie Formation in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry', in To Go Solo or to Syndicate: Determinants of Network Tie Formation in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry, Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 05 August 2005 - 10 August 2005
    2005
    Ozdemir SZ; Bothner MS; Meadow SF, 2004, 'Social Constraint and the Rate of Reciprocal Exchange Among Venture Capital Firms', in Social Constraint and the Rate of Reciprocal Exchange Among Venture Capital Firms, American Sociological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, presented at American Sociological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 14 August 2004 - 17 August 2004
    2004
    Ozdemir SZ, 2004, 'Need to Construct, Able to Harvest?: Contingent Character of Brokerage Performance in US Venture Capital Industry', in Need to Construct, Able to Harvest?: Contingent Character of Brokerage Performance in US Venture Capital Industry, American Sociological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, presented at American Sociological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 14 August 2004 - 17 August 2004
    2004
    Book Chapters
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    Vu MTT; Ozdemir S, 2020, 'How Acquirers Choose Legal Advisors: The Roles of Own Prior Experience and Broad and Selective Imitation of Others', in Finkelstein S; Cooper CL (ed.), Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 33 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1479-361X20200000019005
    2020
    Journal articles
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    Ozdemir SZ; Moran P; Zhong X; Bliemel MJ, 2016, 'Reaching and Acquiring Valuable Resources: The Entrepreneur’s Use of Brokerage, Cohesion, and Embeddedness', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, vol. 40, pp. 49 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12103
    2016
    Murmann JP; Ozdemir SZ; Sardana D, 2015, 'The role of home country demand in the internationalization of new ventures', Research Policy, vol. 44, pp. 1207 - 1225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2015.03.002
    2015
    Kim YU; Ozdemir SZ, 2014, 'Structuring Corporate Boards for Wealth-Protection and/or Wealth-Creation: The Effects of National Institutional Characteristics', Corporate Governance: An International Review, vol. 22, pp. 266 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/corg.12062
    2014
    Zhong X; Ozdemir SZ, 2010, 'Structure, Learning and the Speed of Innovating: A Two Phase Model of Collective Innovation Using Agent Based Modeling', Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 19, pp. 1459 - 1492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtq020
    2010
    Stuart T; Ozdemir SZ; Ding WW, 2007, 'Vertical alliance networks: The case of university-biotechnology-pharmaceutical alliance chains', Research Policy, vol. 36, pp. 477 - 498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2007.02.016
    2007
    Dobrev SD; Ozdemir SZ; Teo AC, 2006, 'The Ecological Interdependence of Emergent and Established Organizational Populations: Legitimacy Transfer, Violation by Comparison, and Unstable Identities', Organisation Science, vol. 17, pp. 577 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1060.0209
    2006
    Conference Presentations
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    Ozdemir SZ; Kim Y, 2012, 'Board Monitoring Power vs. Board Experience: A Taxonomy of National Governance Bundles According to a Role-Based Typology of Corporate Boards', presented at Corporate Governance - An International Review Special Issue Conference, Cambridge, UK, 28 September 2012 - 29 September 2012
    2012
    Ozdemir SZ, 2012, 'Evolution of Social Networks and the Agency of Brokers', presented at Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 03 August 2012 - 07 August 2012
    2012
    Moran P; Ozdemir SZ; Hsieh KY, 2012, 'Stimulating Flow of Resources: A Test of the Role of Embeddedness', presented at Strategic Management Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 06 October 2012 - 09 October 2012
    2012
    Ozdemir SZ; Moran P; Zhong X, 2011, 'Maximizing Social Capital: The Roles of Brokerage, Cohesion, and Embeddedness Revisited', presented at Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA
    2011
    Conference Posters
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    Ozdemir SZ; Zhong X, 2005, 'Emergence of Innovation in Social Structure', Honolulu, HI, USA, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 05 August 2005 - 10 August 2005
    2005

    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)

    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
    • 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

    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