Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Murat Sakir Erogul

Murat Sakir Erogul

Murat Sakir Erogul

Name: Dr Murat Sakir Erogul
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 778-471-8466

Research Interests

Micro and meso level forces influencing entrepreneurial and organizational behavior; Entrepreneurial networking, learning and strategy formulation; Entrepreneurship development in regional and social context; Entrepreneurship and gender; Internationalization, strategic alliances and organizational learning in family business; Cross-cultural aspects of expatriation in organizations


Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship), The University of Lincoln
M.I.B (International Business), Wollongong University
M.Ed (Educational Psychology), University of Alberta
B.A. (Linguistics), Hacettepe University


Erogul, M.S., Rod, M. & Barragan, S. (Online, forthcoming). Contextualizing Arab Female Entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates. Culture and Organization. DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2016.1244824

Erogul, M.S. & Alyami, M.M. (2017). Construction Site Safety in Small Construction Companies in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Management Practice, 10(4): 406-421. DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2017.10005857

Gonzalez, S., Erogul, M.S. & Barragan, S. (2017). Benchmarking Corporate Social Responsibility Against the Principles for Responsible Management Education. International Journal of Management in Education, 11(3): 330-346.

Erogul, M.S., Salamanca-Pacheco, E. & Barragan, S. (2016). Developing a Pro-Learning Culture through International Strategic Alliances. International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 5(3/4): 205-223.

Gonzalez, S., Erogul, M.S. & Barragan, S. (2016). Similarities and Differences in Teaching Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Mexico and Canada. Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 9(3): 70-80. DOI: 10.7160/eriesj.2016.090303.

Erogul, M.S. (2014). Entrepreneurial Activity and Attitude in the United Arab Emirates. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 16(2): 196-212. DOI: 10.5172/impp.2013.2159

Erogul, M.S. & Van Horne, C. (2014). Entrepreneurial Innovation and Policy Implications in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 22(2): 185-208. DOI: 10.1142/S0218495814500083

Tong, Q., McCrohan, D., & Erogul, M.S. (2012). An Analysis of Entrepreneurship Across Five Major Nationality Groups in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 17(2): 4-21. DOI: 10.1142/s1084946712500070

Erogul, M.S. (2011). Social Capital Impediments in the United Arab Emirates: A Case of Emirati Female Entrepreneurs. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 19(3): 315-339. DOI: 10.1142/s0218495811000829

Goby, V. & Erogul, M.S. (2011). Female Entrepreneurship in the UAE: Legislative Encouragements and Cultural Constraints. Women's Studies International Forum, 34(4): 329-334. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2011.04.006

Erogul, M.S. & McCrohan, D. (2008). Preliminary Investigation of Emirati Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE. African Journal of Business Management, 2(10): 177-185.

Conference Proceedings

Erogul, M.S., Barragan, S. & Essers, C. (2017). Entrepreneurial Motivation and Self-Identity: Moving Beyond Dichotomy and Continuum. The Tenth International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference, Liverpool, UK, July 3-5.

Barragan, S., Pacheco, S.E. & Erogul, M.S. (2017). HR Executives as Agents of Change: Glocalizing a Family Business Culture. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 29-June1.

Duhamel, M., Erogul, M.S., Greidanus, N.S & Etienne, SJ. (2016). Senior Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Age in the Entrepreneurial Attitude-Intent Linkage. 61st Annual International Council of Small Business, World Conference Proceedings. ISBN-13:978-0-9819028-9-0

Barragan, S., Erogul, M.S. & Essers, C. (2015). Alternate-Feminine Entrepreneurial Identity: Explaining, Persuading, Convincing, and Adapting. Academy of Management Proceedings. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2015.18093

Research Grant and Awards

2016 Best Paper in International Business by the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship: Duhamel, M., Erogul, M.S., Greidanus, N.S & Etienne, SJ. Senior Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Age in the Entrepreneurial Attitude-Intent Linkage. 61st Annual International Council of Small Business, World Conference Proceedings.

2016 SOBE Decanal Scholarship. Grant $5,000. Enhancing Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Identity.

2016 Thompson Rivers University Internal Research Fund. Grant $5,000. Preliminary Investigation of Middle Eastern Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs in Interior British Columbia.

Courses Taught

ENTR 3710 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
ENTR 4750 New Venture Creation
ENTR 4760 Small Business Management
IBUS 4540 Global Entrepreneurship
MKTG 4470 International Marketing
MNGT 4780 Strategic Management
BUSN 5050 Marketing Management
BUSN 6310 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Professional Affiliations

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Canada National Team Member since 2014
Management and Organizational Studies Editorial Team Member
Gender and Diversity in Organizations: Administrative Science Association of Canada Editorial Reviewer
Commerce and Economics Review International Editorial Board Member
PRIX Index on Political Risk and Oil Exports Country Analyst
Entrepreneurship Specialist Track fo Academy of International Business MENA Chapter Coordinator and Reviewer

External Service and Assignments:

2014 to Cont. ENACTUS Business Board Advisor
2013 to 2014 Dubai Properties, Executive Development Training Services.
2012 to 2014 INJAZ UAE Academic Volunteer.
2012 to 2014 Junior Achievement Worldwide Academic Volunteer.
2012 to 2013 WASL Properties, Leadership and Management Training Services.
2009 to 2014 Institute of Leadership and Management External Assessor.
2009 to 2014 Emirates National Oil Company, Leadership and Management Services.
2009 to 2014 Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Entrepreneurship Development and Education Services.
2007 to 2014 The Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Young Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship Development and Education Services.
2006 to 2014 Institute for Community Engagement Facilitator and Coach.
2006 to 2008 Emirates National Bank of Dubai, Team Leadership Training Services.