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

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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