Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation
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Erden Özkol, Zeynep, Dr.

Zeynep Erden Özkol

ETH Zürich
Dr. Zeynep Erden Özkol
Strategisches Management & Innovation
WEV H 308
Weinbergstrasse 56-58
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 89 91


Since Dec 2010: ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Post Doc at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, Prof. Georg von Krogh
July 2006-Dec 2010: ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Research Assistant and Doctoral Student at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, Prof. Georg von Krogh, research focus: Organizational knowledge creation
October 2003-June 2006: RWTH Aachen, Aachen/Germany
Master of Science in Production Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
September 1998-June 2003: Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Major)
Psychology (Minor)
September 1997-June 1998: Süleymançakır High School, Eskişehir, Turkey
September 1995-June 1997: Eskişehir Fatih Science High School, Eskişehir, Turkey
September 1991-June 1995: Eskişehir Anadolu High School, Eskişehir, Turkey

Practical Experience

November 2005-May 2006: Laboratory for Machine Tools of RWTH Aachen (WZL), Germany
Student Assistant in the Department of Production Systematic
February 2003-June 2003: Efes Pilsen Beverage Group, Ankara/Turkey
Project: Optimization of the inventory layout and the shipment of the products
Simulation of the inventory material flow with ARENA
July 2002-August 2002: DaimlerChrysler AG, Kassel/Germany
Internship in the Production Department of Axle Transmission
July 2001-Aug. 2001: FORD OTOSAN, Eskişehir/Turkey
Internship in Production Planning and Axle Production Departments


Academic Talks and Conferences


"Perspectives on Organizational Knowledge", PhD Theory Course at D-MTEC. (2011-...)

"Strategic Management", Master Core Course at D-MTEC (2010-..)

"Basics of Scientific Work", Master Elective Course at D-MTEC master students. (2012-...)


Coaching and supervising master thesis at ETH-Zurich.

Spyridon Thomas, who was tutored by Zeynep Erden received the Student Prize 2009 from the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation due to his outstanding master thesis.

Roshan Tantirimudalige, who was tutored by Zeynep Erden received the ETH Medal Award 2010 for his outstanding Master Thesis


The article "The quality of group tacit knowledge" written by Zeynep Erden, Georg von Krogh, and Ikujiro Nonaka received JSIS Best Paper Award 2008.

The article "Knowledge Sharing in an Online Community of Volunteers: The Role of Community Munificence" written by Zeynep Erden, Georg von Krogh, and Seonwoo Kim received EMR Best Paper Award 2012.

The article "Knowledge-Flows and Firm Performance" written by Z. Erden, D. Klang, R. Sydler, G. von Krogh received Collaboration Best Paper Award 2012, D-MTEC, ETH Zurich


Chair of session, "Organising Creativity For Innovation: Organisational Climate" at EURAM Conference 2013, Istanbul

Extra-curricular Activities

Jury in TIMES Local Qualifications Zurich, December 2010.


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