Gokce (Dervisoglu) OkandanCreative Entrepreneurship

Gokce (Dervisoglu) Okandan
Areas of expertise
  • Knowledge management
  • Tacit knowledge
  • Corporate culture conflicts
  • Culture policy
  • Strategic management support
  • Social-cultural-creative entrepreneurship
  • Post Doc, Cultural Policy, Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Management Organization, Istanbul University
  • Design Management, Istanbul Bilgi University
  • MA-Mag, Strategic Management, Istanbul/Inssbruck University
  • B.A., Business Administration, Istanbul University

Gokce (Dervisoglu) Okandan started her academic career at Istanbul University, where she mostly concentrated on strategic management issues related to knowledge management. She continued her studies at Innsbruck University with Prof. Hans Hinterhuber with the support of an Austrian research scholarship and published the result as a on Strategic Knowledge Management in Turkish. During her Ph.D., she worked on the role of Corporate Support on Culture and the Arts and developed a scorecard for these activities, with the support of Copenhagen Business School Art and Leadership Center.

Gokce (Dervisoglu) Okandan has completed her post doctoral research at Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Center for Arts Policy and Research as a Tübitak fellow and appointed as the Director of Cultural Management Graduate Program as well as Vice Director of Work Ethics Research Center and board member of Cultural Policy and Management Research Center.

Her research interest continues in creativity related issues such as art, design, especially in terms of innovation and sustainability as well as strategic thinking.  She also acted as the pioneer academic actor in the foundation of YEKON- Turkey’s Creative Industries Association and has been working especially on creative entrepreneurship within the GEW Executive Committee and Istanbul Chamber of Industry Quality Board.

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    Japan and the Netherlands are expected to join the United States in restricting exports of semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China. Talks between the countries could come to a conclusion as early as Friday. The Netherlands is set to restrict ASML Holding, which will prevent it from selling at least some of its so-called deep ultraviolet lithography machines, crucial to making some types of advanced chips and without which attempts to set up production lines may be impossible. Japan is expected to impose similar restrictions on Nikon. 

    January 27, 2023
  • U.S. Lawmakers Looking to Reverse Solar Panel Tariff Waiver

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives are planning to introduce a resolution to reverse Biden’s suspension of U.S. solar panel import tariffs from four Southeast Asian nations. The Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, which allows Congress to repeal federal rules with a simple majority, is targeted at helping domestic solar panel manufacturers, which have struggled to compete with cheap Chinese products. 

    January 26, 2023
  • European Metal Producers Urge EU Commitment Similar to U.S. IRA

    Eurometaux, the European non-ferrous metals association, has called on the European Union to follow the Biden administration’s example in rolling out financial support to help the bloc control its supply of raw materials critical for energy transition. The association, which represents European majors including Glencore, Boliden and Aurubis, said the EU should implement a similar legislation to the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes billions of dollars of subsidies to ramp up domestic investment in electric vehicles and renewable energy. 

    January 25, 2023

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