Dr Esra Aydogdu

  • Adam Smith Career Development Fellow (Management)

email: Esra.Aydogdu@glasgow.ac.uk

Adam Smith Business School, 2 Discovery Place, G11 6EY

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Dr Esra Aydogdu is a Career Development Fellow at the Adam Smith Business School. She holds a PhD in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Strathclyde, along with an MSc in Science and Technology Policies from the Middle East Technical University, and a BSc in Mathematics.

Previously, Esra accumulated 14 years of experience at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye, a prestigious institution within the country. Her responsibilities there primarily revolved around implementing comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes tailored for technology entrepreneurs. During her time there, she also actively participated international programmes including the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme, implemented collaboratively by UNIDO and her institution, aimed at supporting cleantech innovations and entrepreneurship in developing economies.

Research interests

Esra is a member of the School's Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Empowerment
  • Social Capital and Human Emotions
  • Social Change
  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Community Development


  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship for Societal Challenges