Miss Tulin Cengiz


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My Ph.D. develops the notion of sustainable alliance portfolios which include both inter-firm and cross-sector alliance and partnerships with the objective of contributing to social and environmental sustainability. I specifically study how these sustainable alliance portfolios are configured and how they develop in the context of energy and utility sectors, in the UK and Europe. I study the configuration and development of sustainable alliance portfolios with a lens of organizational cognition, or so-called value-frames and evaluate how organizations with different value frames show differences in their partnering patterns. 

During my Ph.D., I also had an opportunity to study the development of environmental capabilities and competencies through an integrated perspective of knowledge management, absorptive capacity, and inter-organizational learning. 

My research interests include partnerships for sustainability and circular economy, sustainable technologies and sustainability-oriented innovations, environmental performance measurement and reporting, corporate sustainability and sustainability issues in SMEs. I also have a great interest in sustainability-oriented entrepreneurship and development of entrepreneurship competences. 


Innovation Management Policy Division

External positions

Center for Creative Leadership

2 Jan 20162 Jun 2016

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

1 Jun 20141 Sep 2014

Eczacibasi Holding Ipek Kagit

15 Jan 20141 Jun 2014

Triumfo International Gmbh

1 Jul 20131 Jan 2014

Areas of expertise


  • sustainability, collaboration, learning, Knowledge Production

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Master in Science, Master in Industrial Management, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (2014 - 2016)
  • 2016 - Master in Science, International Masters in Industrial Management, Politecnico di Milano (2014 - 2016)
  • 2016 - Master in Science, International Masters in Industrial Management, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (2014 - 2016)
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Industrial Engineer, Istanbul Technical University (2010 - 2014)
  • 2013 - Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineer, Istanbul Technical University (2008 - 2013)

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