Mine Karatas-Ozkan is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton (UK).
She is currently the Head of Research for the Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Previously, she held various leadership roles including Associate Dean Research (for the Faculty of Business, Law and Art); Director of the Faculty Graduate School and Founding Director of the Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Southampton.
She is committed to developing and mentoring doctoral students and early career colleagues further in their career path. PhD supervision and early career researcher development have always been very close to her heart and mind, which has recently led her take on the role of Vice-President Talent Development at the European Academy of Management (EURAM), building on her roles as the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium Lead Chair and Mentor over the years. In 2019, she was awarded EURAM Fellowship status for her extra-ordinary contributions to her research community and to the EURAM community.
Drawing on her experience of founding our research centre, Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CISEI) and her collaborative approach to research on diversity, sustainability and entrepreneurship, her ambition is to establish a transnational research centre on women in leadership and entrepreneurship, with a mission to bring about transformational change, generate sustainable solutions to women’s issues in the context of leadership and entrepreneurship and influence regional, national and international policy in this field. She is interested in recruiting doctoral students in these domains.
Her research focuses on sustainability and diversity dimensions of entrepreneurship from social inclusion and relational perspectives. Underpinned by a community-based approach and human-centred design techniques, her research aims to make an impact in addressing grand societal challenges by offering concrete solutions and intervention programmes. Her strong ideological conviction in the values and principles of equality, diversity, inclusion, thoughtful and engaged scholarship, and emphasis on relevance with rigour underpins all her academic practice.
Current PhD Students
Mine teaches Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Leadership on MSc programmes and Research Methods on PhD/DBA programmes.
Previously, Mine taught the following courses at the University of Southampton:
- Social Entrepreneurship (MSc).
- Preparing for your viva (PhD).
- Strategy and Leadership in Entrepreneurial Ventures (MSc).
- Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing (MSc).
- Corporate Venturing (MSc).
- Creating Entrepreneurial Ventures (MSc).
- International Entrepreneurship (BSc-Third year).
- Entrepreneurial Management (BSc-Second year).
- Small Business Management (BSc-Second Year).
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship (BSc-First Year).
External roles and responsibilities
Mine has had 17 PhD completions. She supervises and mentors a cohort of doctoral candidates pursuing programmes of research on sustainability, inclusive entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems and digital entrepreneurship, diversity management, gender studies and entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and SMEs, non-governmental organizations and institutional change, and strategy and institutional change in higher education, taking mainly critical approaches i.e. Bourdieusian and institutional theory perspectives to inclusive entrepreneurship. Some of her PhD students were internationally funded/co-supervised by colleagues in institutions such as University of Alberta (Canada), Jonkoping International Business School (Sweden), Institute of Management Sciences (IMS-Pakistan) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA-Pakistan).
She has (1) co-authored and (6) edited several books, which were published by highly prestigious international publishers (Routledge and Edward Elgar Publishing). Her (32) journal articles have appeared in leading academic outlets, such as Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society; European Management Review; Entrepreneurship and Regional Development; Journal of Small Business Management; British Journal of Management; Small Business Economics; R&D Management; Corporate Governance; International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management; Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Management Reviews. She has also published (18) book chapters.