Dr. Irem Demirkan earned her Ph.D. in International Management Studies and M.S. in Administrative Studies at Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. She got her BA in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She worked in the finance and textile industries before joining to academia. Dr. Demirkan has published research in the areas of strategic management and corporate entrepreneurship in journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Management Science, European Journal of Innovation and Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, among others. Dr. Demirkan currently teaches strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD.