Rıdvan Çınar

Practices and Governance

RUNIN research:

Ridvan will explore changes taking place in nature and process of innovation and map out how universities adapt to these changes.

Host institution

University of Aveiro & Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Secondment institution

Universiteit Twente

Supervisory team

Journal articles

Cinar, Ridvan (2020). Structuration of Natural Resource-Based Innovations in Universities: How Do They Get Institutionalized?

Sustainability, 12(5), 1834

Keywords: bioeconomy; universities; natural resources; innovation; institutionalization; level of structuration

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051834

Cinar, Ridvan (2019). Delving into social entrepreneurship in universities: is it legitimate yet?

Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6:1, 217-232

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; universities; new institutionalism; legitimacy; place-based belonging; third mission

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2019.1583602

Book chapters

Benneworth, Paul, Cunha, Jorge & Cinar, Ridvan. Between Good Intentions and Enthusiastic Professors: The Missing Middle of University Social Innovation Structures in the Quadruple Helix.

In: Farinha L., Santos D., Ferreira J., Ranga M. (eds) Regional Helix Ecosystems and Sustainable Growth. Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics. Springer, Cham.

Keywords: Universities and social innovation; Universities’ third mission; Institutional logics; Quadruple Helix; Social innovation upscaling; Entrepreneurial universities

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47697-7_3


MSc in educational administration and planning from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey with a thesis titled “Hiding in the shadow of centralised education system: An exploratory analysis of instructional leadership with respect to socioeconomic status”.B.A in English Studies from Akdeniz University, Turkey. Work experience as a research assistant in universities in Turkey, Germany and Slovakia in the areas of leadership and change in educational organizations.

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