Dr Gul Berna Ozcan

Reader in International Business and Entrepreneurship, Royal Holloway

Dr Gül Berna Özcan is a Reader in International Business and Entrepreneurship. She is working for Royal Holloway, University of London (The school of School of Management Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship). She has written extensively on international business, small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurship, political economy of decentralisation, and capital formations, utilising both quantitative and qualitative methods, including ethnographic and sociological techniques. Presently, Dr Özcan research deals with the following themes: i) enterprise governance in oligarchic markets; ii) moral reasoning in entrepreneurship; iii) addressing poverty, exclusion and conflict through business solutions; iv) the political economy of new entrepreneurial classes in Turkey and post-Soviet Central Asia. Dr Özcan has a longstanding interest in policy-oriented research and have received numerous awards including the Robert McNamara Fellowship of the World Bank (1998-1999), a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (2005-2007) and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2008-2009). She was a lead author for the UNDP project on business solutions to poverty reduction in Eastern Europe and the CIS between 2008 and 2010. The project report, launched in March 2011, includes 19 case studies and has been translated into many languages.


LCSS Networking Brunch for Postgraduate Students

Networking brunch for postgraduate students

LCSS Welcome Reception 2010/11

Welcome Reception brought together UK-based Turkish postgraduate students

Forthcoming Events


7th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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