Ipek Koparan

  • Assistant Professor, Management
  • Ph.D. Kent State University
  • Master of International Business Tufts University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Middle East Technical University

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.

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).

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. She received a distinguished paper award from the Academy of Management's Strategy Division (STR) in 2021.

Before Bentley, during her last year as a PhD student at Kent State University, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University (August 2019- May 2020). She also worked for 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).

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2021, Distinguished Paper Award, Academy of Management
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • 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. .

    Conference Proceedings


  • 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. (2019). How Are Unique Resources Priced Without Any Complementarities? An Experimental Study of Pricing 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.Arikan, A.Arikan, I.Yang, S. (2019). Valuation of Resources Under Risk and Uncertainty Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Koparan, I.Arikan, I. (2017). Where Do Heterogeneous Expectations Come From? Misvaluation Curse of Unique Resources Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Koparan, I.Aksaray, G. (). Dynamic Capabilities in Strategic Factor Markets: The Effect of Resource Rarity Academy of Management Proceedings, (Vol. 2021) No. 1 p. 14035. Forthcoming.
  • Koparan, I.Aime, F. (). Psychology of Resource Pricing Decisions in Strategic Factor Markets Academy of Management Proceedings, (Vol. 2021) No. 1 p. 11945. Forthcoming.

  • Other(s)


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

  • Koparan, I., Aksaray, G. (2021). “Dynamic Capabilities in Strategic Factor Markets: The Effect of Resource Rarity” Presented at theStrategic Management Society Annual Conference 2021 Virtual
  • Koparan, I. (2021). “Psychology of Resource Pricing Decisions in Strategic Factor Markets.” Presented at theStrategic Management Society Annual Conference 2021 Virtual
  • Koparan, I., Aksaray, G. (2021). “Dynamic Capabilities in Strategic Factor Markets: The Effect of Resource Rarity” Presented at theAcademy of Management Annual Conference 2021 Virtual
  • Koparan, I., Aime, F. (2021). “Psychology of Resource Pricing Decisions in Strategic Factor Markets.” Presented at theAcademy of Management Annual Conference 2021 Virtual
  • Koparan, I., Arikan, I., Arikan, A. (2020). “How Do Firm's Dynamic Capabilities Impact their Activities in Strategic Factor Markets?” Presented at theAcademy 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 theStrategic Management Society Annual Conference 2019 Minneapolis, MN
  • Koparan, I., Arikan, A., Arikan, I. (2019). “Unique Resource Pricing in Strategic Factor Markets” Presented at theStrategic 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 theAcademy 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 theAcademy of Management Annual Conference 2019 Boston, MA
  • Koparan, I. (2018). “Internationalization of Authentic Firms Using Preservation Capabilities” Presented at theMidwest Academy of Management Annual Conference St. Lois, MO
  • Koparan, I. (2018). “Micro-Foundations for Valuation in Strategic Factor Markets under Knightian Uncertainty” Presented at theMidwest 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 the48th 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 theMidwest 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 theStrategic 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 theAcademy of Management Annual Conference 2017 Atlanta, GA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Departmental Social Committee 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Departmental Social Committee 2020 - Present