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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    India has laid out an initiative to provide 37.6 billion rupees ($455.2 million) in subsidies to accelerate establishment of battery storage projects, which are expected to produce 400 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy and are part of a broader plan announced earlier this year to boost the nation’s renewable energy capacity to 500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. The Indian government said one of its key targets is to lower cost of battery energy storage from the existing rate of 5.5-6.5 rupees per unit. The program primarily targets large-scale battery energy storage systems to decrease costs through competitive bidding.

    June 7, 2023
  • EU May Ban Huawei from 5G Networks, Citing Security Concerns

    The European Union is considering a mandatory ban on companies that might pose a security risk in member states’ 5G networks, including Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The move comes as Brussels has been increasingly concerned that some national governments are delaying action on the matter. 

    June 7, 2023
  • Germany Launching €50 Billion Plan to Help Industry with High Costs

    Germany is launching a programme to provide around €50 billion over the next 15 years to help its industry with soaring energy and raw material costs, as part of an effort to help the industrial sector fund a shift towards carbon neutral production techniques. The finances will come from a so-called climate and transformations fund, being fed by proceeds from emissions trading and other sources, although the economy and finance ministries both pointed to ongoing talks over Germany’s budget, suggesting details have yet to be hammered out.

    June 6, 2023

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