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Ipek Koparan

Assistant Professor, Management
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2020
Master of International Business, Tufts University, 2010
Bachelor of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University, 2004
Office: Jennison Hall 228 | ikoparan@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Ipek Koparan is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Bentley University. She holds a Ph.D. in management from Kent State University (May 2020). She has a master of international business degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (August 2010).<br><br>Ipek's research focuses on the psychology and physiology of decision-making under the conditions of uncertainty as well as strategic factor markets and dynamic capabilities. She has published in the Journal of International Business Studies and Academy of Management Review. In addition, her work has been presented at several Academic Conferences including the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.<br><br>Before Bentley, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University (August 2019- May 2020). She also worked for the Turkish Government for more than a decade in several positions including the chief of department, counselor to Deputy Undersecretary, and foreign trade specialist (2004-2015).

Teaching Interests

Business and Corporate Strategy, International Business, and Management

Research Interests

Decision-making under risk and uncertainty, Strategic factor markets, Dynamic capabilities, and Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and creation.

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Arikan, A., Arikan, I., Koparan, I. (2020). Creation opportunities: Entrepreneurial curiosity, generative cognition, and knightian uncertainty. Academy of Management Review, 45 (4), 808-824.

Arikan, I., Koparan, I., Arikan, A., Shenkar, O. (2019). Dynamic capabilities and internationalization of authentic firms: Role of heritage assets, administrative heritage, and signature processes. Journal of International Business Studies.

Datta, P., Peck, J. A., Koparan, I., Nieuwenhuizen , C. (2018). Entrepreneurial continuance logic. Forthcoming

Conference Proceeding(s)
Koparan, I., Arikan, I., Arikan, A. (2020). How Do Firms’ Dynamic Capabilities Impact their Activities in Strategic Factor Markets? Academy of Management Proceedings.

Koparan, I., Arikan, A., Arikan, I., Yang, S. (2019). Valuation of Resources Under Risk and Uncertainty. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Yang, S., Arikan, I., Arikan, A., Koparan, I. (2019). The Dilemma of Staying or Leaving: Senior Executives’ Career Planning Under Knightian Uncertainty.. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Koparan, I. (2019). How Are Unique Resources Priced Without Any Complementarities? An Experimental Study of Pricing Academy of Management Proceedings.

Koparan, I., Arikan, I. (2017). Where Do Heterogeneous Expectations Come From? Misvaluation Curse of Unique Resources Academy of Management Proceedings.

Other(s)
Koparan, I. (2020). An Integrated Approach to Development of Dynamic Capabilities and Investments in Strategic Factor Markets.

Conference Presentations

Koparan, I., Arikan, I., Arikan, A. (2020). "How Do Firm's Dynamic Capabilities Impact their Activities in Strategic Factor Markets?" Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference 2020, Virtual.

Koparan, I., Arikan, I., Arikan, A. (2019). "Knightian Risk and Uncertainty in Strategic Factor Market Valuation Decisions." Presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2019, Minneapolis, MN .

Koparan, I., Arikan, A., Arikan, I. (2019). "Unique Resource Pricing in Strategic Factor Markets." Presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2019, Minneapolis, MN.

Koparan, I. (2019). "How are unique resources without any complementarities priced? An experimental study of pricing" Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference 2019, Boston, MA.

Koparan, I., Arikan, A., Arikan, I., Yang, S. (2019). "Valuation of Resources under Risk and Uncertainty." Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference 2019, Boston, MA.

Koparan, I. (2018). "Internationalization of Authentic Firms Using Preservation Capabilities." Presented at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, St. Lois, MO .

Koparan, I. (2018). "Micro-Foundations for Valuation in Strategic Factor Markets under Knightian Uncertainty." Presented at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018, St. Lois, MO .

Koparan, I., Datta, P., Peck, J., Nieuwenhuizen, C. (2017). "Is entrepreneurial opportunism the missing link? The interplay of entrepreneurial climate, commitment, and opportunism on entrepreneurial continuance intentions." Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute., Washington D.C.

Koparan, I. (2017). "Where do heterogeneous expectations come from? The misvaluation curse of unique resources." Presented at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL .

Koparan, I., Arikan, I. (2017). "Where do heterogeneous expectations come from? The misvaluation curse of unique resources." Presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2017, Houston, TX.

Koparan, I., Arikan, I. (2017). "Where do heterogeneous expectations come from? The misvaluation curse of unique resources." Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for Departmental Social Committee, 2020 - Present