Completed MS Theses



YAVUZ, Hasan “The Critical Success Factors for Manufactoring Execution Systems (mes) adoption in Turkey Defense Industry: An Industrial Case Study” (Advisor : Assist. Prof. Dr. İ. Semih AKÇOMAK)



ÇİFTÇİ, Fatih Mert “Measuring The Performance Of Techology Transfer Offices (Ttos): The Case Of Turkey” (Advisor : Assist. Prof. Dr. İ. Semih AKÇOMAK)



UYGUN, Zafer “Science Diplomacy: A Proactive Policy Approach for International Cooperation in Science and Technology and an Alternative Model for Turkey” (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Seven AĞIR)



DEMİREZEN, Emre “Cooperation Among Metu Technopolis Firms with Regard to Their Sectoral Distribution” (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Seven AĞIR)

ASLAN, Duygu “ Sources and Benefits of Social Capital for Technology Based Firms in STPs: A Case of METU” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nazlı Wasti PAMUKSUZ) 

HACIBAYRAMOĞLU, Merve Gül “The Impact of Succession on Family Bussiness Innovation: A Case Study on Manufacturing Sector in Ankara” (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İ.Semih AKÇOMAK)



DÖNMEZ, Pınar “Use of Technology in Non-Profit Organizations and A Model for Efficient Technology Management in These Organizations” (Advisor: Prof.Dr. Erkan ERDİL)



YASAN, Nehir “Exploring the Research Assistants’ Opinion Regardling the Effects of Graduate Course on Their Research Skills and Science Perceptions”   (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Soner Yıldırım)

BOZTAŞ, Ömer “Determining a strategy for favorable acquisition and utilization of complex technologies: flight simulation training devices (FSTD)” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL).

DURTAŞ BAŞPINAR, Canan Pelin “Financial Strategic Planning and Knowledge Management: A Comparative Case Study on Turkish Banking Sector” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nusret GÜÇLÜ).

EVSEL, Gülsevim “Controversial Issues Related to Reproductive Biotechnology: An Empirical study” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Hayriye ERBAŞ).

EMİROĞLU, Sinem “Information Society: National Science and Technology Policies in Turkey and South Korea” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, co-advisor, Doç. Prof. Dr. Funda Başaran ÖZDEMİR).

KARAOĞUZ, Hüseyin Emre “Varieties of Capitalism and National Systems of Innovation : A New Perspective on the Convergence Debate” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Eyüp ÖZVEREN).

ÖZTÜRK, Ayşen “Structural Analysis and Functional Dynamics of National Innovation System in Turkey and Germany: Lessons for Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL).

SARBAY, Zeynep Saygın “The CE Marking and the Implementation in Turkey: the Challenges and the Complexities” (Advisor: Sevilay KAHRAMAN)



SARIOĞLU İŞLER, Ayşen ‘My Faithful Machine: The Role of Technology in Daily Life: The Case of Singer Sewing Machine in Turkey’   (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Onur Yıldırım)




CEYHUN, Murat  “Dynamics of knowledge production and the social formation of the university”(Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Çağatay TOPAL)

ÇOLAK, Erdem “Software size estimation performance of small and middle size firms in Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

EREN, İlke “An Analysis of Innovation and R&D Activities of Firms in Turkish Medical Devices Sector”   (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman PAMUKÇU)

KAHRAMAN, Ömer Ersin “Growth of Capitalism: How Does Innovation Reinforce Capitalism in the Progress of Its Authority?”   (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

KARAKUZU, Miray “Determinants of Innovation Behavior: Analysis of 2004 – 2006 Technological Innovation Survey of Turkey”   (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman PAMUKÇU)

KURT, Evren “Surveillance and Control in the Age of Information: A Critical Analysis of the Technology-Power Relationship”   (Advisor: Dr. Barış ÇAKMUR)

KÜRKÇÜ, Esin Aytaç “Examination of Lean Production with Regards to Occupational Health and Safety: A Case Study in an Automotive Plant”  (Advisor: Dr. Burçak ÖZOĞLU POÇAN)

ÖZDEMİR TUNCER, Elif “Patents and Innovation in Pharmaceutical Industry in Turkey: The Comparison of Patent System with Some Selected Countries”   (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

TÜRKCAN, Seçkin “Use of ICT for Energy in Turkish Consumer Electronics Sector” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

YAPAR, Osman Oğuz “International Knowledge Transfer in European Research and Development Programmes: Turkish Case”   (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)




ÇETİN, Can “Determinations of Technology Transfer in Developing Economies: The Case of Turkish Manufacturing Industries”   (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Teoman PAMUKÇU)

GÜNEL, Ayşegül “Evaluation of Innovation Indicators: The Turkish Case as A Developing Country” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman PAMUKÇU)

SAKINÇ, Mustafa Erdem “Finance of the Software Industry in Turkey”   (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Funda BAŞARAN ÖZDEMİR)

VUCIC, Irena “Cooperation and Cluster Strategies within and between Technology-Intensive Organisations: How to Enhance Linkages among Firms in the Techno-Parks”, (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)




GÖREN, Hüseyin “Testing Additionality Effect of TÜBİTAK’s Industrial R&D Projects Funding Programme: Pilot Study on Software Development Sector in Ankara” (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

KIRCI, N. Berkay “Unfair Usage of Trademarks via Internet” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)




BÜRKEN, Serkan “An Assessment of Turkish Science and Technology Policies, 1983-2005: A Sectoral Analysis” (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

EMİROĞLU, A. Ulaş “A Comparative Analysis of Software Industry Development Strategies: India, Ireland and Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY)

FINDIK, Derya “Turkish Women’s NGOs: A Social Network Analysis”  (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Müge ÖZMAN)

SAKARYA, Başak “From Delphi to Scenario by Using Cluster Analysis: Turkish Foresight Case” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY)

TERZİ, Filiz “Comparision of information and communication policies of Ireland and Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY) 

ÜZELGÜN, Mehmet Ali “Expert Discourse on Turkish Climate Policy”(Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Helga RITTERSBERGER TILIÇ)




AKKERMAN, Lütfiye Ziya “VİZYON 2023: Technology Foresight for Turkey” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL).

ATMACA, Serkan “Adaptation of Turkey to the European Union research innovation policies during the accession period” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Aylin EGE.)

ÇALIŞIR, İBRAHİM “Analyzing foresight studies in converging technologies of EU, USA and Turkey” ( Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY)

GÖK, Abdullah “The Concept of Behavioural Additionality of Public Support for Private R&D and a Methodological Proposal for an Evaluation Framework in Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY)

GÖZÜKELEŞ, İbrahim İzlem “Free and Open Source Software in Turkey” (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Belkız TARHAN)

KAVAS, Nihan (Dülger). “Interfirm relations and innovative capacity in Adana organized industry zone : a case study on textile firms” (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

ORCAN, Serkan ”Reseach and education networks within the context of innovation systems : the case of ULAKNET in Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

ORHAN, Berfu “Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation: Case Studies of Turkish Companies Which Use Oracle ERP  Software”  (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tayyar D. ŞEN)

ÖZALP Didem, “Small and medium-sized enterpises and banking sector in Turkey” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol SAYIN)

SÖZER, Fehime Şebnem “The contribution of intellectual property rights obtained by small and medium-sized enterprises to economic and technological development: policies to be implemented”  (Advisor: Dr. Uğur YALÇINER)

TAŞKIN, Ekin “ICT Utilization of Exporter Enterprises A Case Study of Aegean Region Exporters”  (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

UĞURBAŞ, Suat Hayri “Evaluation of an electronic medical record system: Zonguldak Karaelmas University Hospital survey” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)




BÜKÜLMEZ, Evren “Technological Change and Metrology Services: Medical Metrology and its Effects on Society”   (Advisor: Prof.  Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

GÖKSİDAN, Hadi Tolga “Inter-Organizational Relations in an Organized Industrial District: Ostim Case”   (Advisor: Ass.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

UZUNER, Demet “An interdisciplinary approach in understanding internet as a practice : A case study of internet cafes in a small town (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Belkız Ayhan TARHAN)




AKTALAY, Banu “Intellectual property management strategy in new technology-based start-up companies” (Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

BOZKIRLIOĞLU, Ali “Cluster potential in industrial sectors in Samsun : Kutlukent furniture cluster study”(Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin DURGUT).

FURAT, Mina “Deregulation in telecommunications sectors of Mexico and Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY.)

GÜRKAN, Ceyhun “Institutional Economic Approaches to Technology (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Eyüp ÖZVEREN)

KENAROĞLU, Bahar “Enterprise resource planning systems selection process”” (Advisor: Ass.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

ÖZAYGEN, Altay Ş. “Diffusion of free and open source software as innovation : a case study of METU”(Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY.)

ÜNER, Özge “A study on social and affective dimensions of the use of assisted               reproduction technology (art) by women in Turkey (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bahattin AKŞİT)

TUNCER, Şeniz “ Project management and use of information technology for project communication management in Turkish electronic sector” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

YAZAN, Abdurrahman Mete. “Military innovation critical and dual use technologies (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin DURGUT)




ABAY, Tezcan Eralp “New global governance regime on ICTS and its effects on turkish telecommunications industry a case study on Alcatel-Teletaş”(Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haluk GERAY)

ÇATAK, Melek “Investigation of effects of school type, gender and grade level on students' attitudies toward technology” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Safure BULUT)

DELİ, Fatma “A technostructure proposal for online delivery of stps graduate              program” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol SAYIN)

GENÇAY, Mehmet “The determinants of international competitiveness: the case of Turkish manifacturing sector” (Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

GÜRSOY, Serkan “ Information technology, workplace organization and the case of Şişecam (Advisor: Ass.Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

KESKİN, Ekin “Information technology: analysis of its effects in selected Turkish companies” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nesim ERKİP)

TEZEL, Nezahat “Policy implications in the 'learning economy' a study on learning process model of Aselsan” (Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

YEŞİLTAŞ, Yalın “ Development of an intelligent tutoring system for distance education at master's level” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferda Nur ALPASLAN.)

YUMURTACI, Egemen Nilüfer. “Social political discourse of the surveillance society” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet OKYAYUZ)




AKDOĞAN, Kurmaş  “R & D and Finance: An Empirical Study on Turkish Manufacturing Firms  (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

ALPARSLAN, Oğuzhan “Research Networks: The Case of Turkish Innovator” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

DURMAZ, Güçlü Tolga “A Case Based Comparative Evaluation of Internet Adoption of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Turkey”  (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol SAYIN)

ERTEN (NAR), Ayşen “The Analysis of Research and Development Structure of Turkish Mining Sector”  (Advisor: Asist. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

GÖKTEPE, Devrim “Triple Helix Model and the Israeli Magnet Program: A Comparative Approach to National Innovation Programs With Implications For Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin DURGUT)

GÜNDÜZ, Yalın “Analysis of the Effects of Research and Development Expenditures on Stock Prices: The Turkish Case”  (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sibel GÜVEN; Co Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nesim Erkip)

HOŞADAM, Haydar Sinan “The Case of the “White-Collar” in the Actuality of the “New-Economy” in Turkey ( Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hasan Ünal NALBANTOĞLU)

TEK, Özgür “Production of an Electronic Environment Cyberspace as a Difference” (Advisor: Prof Dr. Ahmet İNAM; Co-Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kenneth BARR)

ÖZMEN (ERTEN, Işık “Technology foresight: The experience of USA, Japan and UK” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)




CILGA, Volkan “Utilization of information systems and technologies in foodservive sector.”  (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sayın)

DURGUN, Serdar M.”System dynamics approach for technology improvement policy analysis: the case of Turkey.” (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol SAYIN)

HOŞGÖR, Evren A. “The Role of information and communication technologies on community organisation: the case of 1999 Kocaeli earthquake” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Raşit KAYA)

GÜVENÇ, Sanem “ Interdisciplinary practices in Turkish universities: a case study on the study of the graduate programs in social sciences (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hasan Ünal NALBANTOĞLU)

KEPENEK, Emek Barış  “How does technological changes affect Turkish trade unions (Advisor: Ass. Prof.Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

ONGAN, Meltem Gülenay ”The Effects of electronic commerce and information technologies in OECD countries.” (Advisor: Ass. Prof.Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

TOPALOĞLU, Belma “Vertical integration and profitability a case study: Arçelik A.Ş. (Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDİL)

YILMAZ, Ayşegül “Regional innovation sytems: literature review and the picture for Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin DURGUT)




BERKMEN, Pelin “A cross country empirical analysis of the technology intensive trade with a special emphasis on Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yakup KEPENEK)

ÇELİK, Aysegül “Technical change and efficiency in Turkish thermal power plants (1983-1996)”  (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

KURT, Aygen Sibel “An introduction to technology foresight: the case of United Kingdom” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin DURGUT)

OĞUZ, Eser Deniz “A proposal for an electronic commerce model for Turkey-organisational approach” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nesim ERKİP and Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Murat AŞKAR)




DÖNMEZ, Ferda “The role of high technology using sectors in promoting the export performance of Turkey” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yakup KEPENEK)

ELÇİ, Şirin “Innovation management in Turkish industrial companies” (Advisor: Prof Dr. Nesim ERKİP and Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol TAYMAZ)

TUTAN, Mehmet Ufuk “Technological learning: special emphasis to firms” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yakup KEPENEK)