Ekrem Tatoglu

Ekrem Tatoglu

Business Administration Dept

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About the Faculty Member

Ekrem Tatoglu is a distinguished professor in the field of International Business at Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait. He holds an MBA from the esteemed University of Nottingham, U.K., and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, U.K. Throughout his career, Professor Tatoglu has excelled in research and teaching, specializing in International Business and International Strategic Management. His expertise extends to undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive-level education, where he nurtures the intellectual growth of students. Beyond academia, Professor Tatoglu has made significant contributions to policy development and strategic planning, particularly in the realm of foreign direct investment (FDI). He served as the head of the strategic planning unit in the then Turkish Prime Ministry and as a principal advisor for the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey. His research interests encompass global management strategies, FDI in emerging countries, international entry mode strategies, and operations management. He has published over 120 scholarly articles in esteemed international journals, including the British Journal of Management, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Marketing Review, Omega, International Journal of Production Research, Industrial Marketing Management, among other distinguished publications. Notably, he co-authored two seminal books, namely "Dimensions of Western Foreign Direct Investment in Turkey" published by Quorum Books, and "Turkish Multinationals" published by Palgrave Macmillan. Professor Tatoglu's scholarly endeavors have garnered significant acclaim at the international level, exemplified by a cumulative Google Scholar citation count surpassing 14,600, coupled with an impressive H-index score of 62, which speaks to the impact and reach of his research.

Teaching Interest(s)

Strategic Management, Internationational Business, Contemporary Management, Organizational Behavior, History of Management Thought, International Business Strategy

Expertise Area(s)

International Business, Strategic Management, Contemporary Management, Emerging Markets, Research Methods