Ph.D. Ergün Özgür

Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ergün Özgür graduated from the Public Administration Department (M.E.T.U., Ankara) in 1988. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Banking in 1992 (Marmara University, Istanbul) as well as one in Global Politics and International Relations in 2007 (Bahçeşehir University, Instanbul). She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (Business Administration) in 2011 (Marmara University). Her dissertation title is “The Intervening Role of Work Values Between the Personal Values and Work Engagement (Cross-cultural Research: Abkhazia - Turkey)”.
Dr. Ergün Özgür has taught courses at Cyprus International University, Nicosia (2012-2015). Some of her offered courses included “the European Union’s Mediterranean policy”, “current world events”, “the Caucasus in the post-cold war era”, “culture and leadership” and “conflict management and organizational behavior”. Dr. Özgür received a post-doc fellowship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tübitak) from October 2015 to September 2016. She completed a research project on Muslim immigrants from Turkey at the Institut de sciences politiques Louvain – Europe (ISPOLE), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (UCL), which was entitled “Host Country’s Adaptation-Integration Policies and the Values of Immigrants (Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey)”. She currently holds a visiting professorship at UCL until August 31st, 2017.

From November 2016 to July 2017 Dr. Ergün Özgür was fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

Research Interests

Dr. Özgür’s research interests center on ‘culture, gender, identity, immigration, integration, multiculturalism and area studies’ (the Caucasus, Europe and the Middle East).

Research Project

Integration of minorities from Turkey and  the Multicultural Policy Implementations in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

Dr. Özgur will research the “Integration of minorities from Turkey and  the Multicultural Policy Implementations in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.” This cross-cultural research project will be done with non-Muslim immigrants (Assyrian, Armenian, Greek and Jewish) from Turkey in these three European countries, all of which have different styles of implementing multicultural policy. A qualitative research methodology will be used by conducting in-depth interviews.

Publications (selected)

  • Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance and Satisfaction:  Evidence from Northern Cyprus Universities (Proceedings of the 27th IBIMA Conference May 4-5, Milan). In K. S. Soliman (Ed.) Innovation Management and Education Excellence Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth, pp. 3336-3349 (ISBN:  978-0-9860419-6-9-T) (With Mujahed, F. and Abu Alrub, A.), 2016.         
  • An Examination of Challenges and Opportunities behind Succession in Family Businesses in North Cyprus. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 3 (4), pp. 1-28. (Online) Available at volume-iii-issue-4/ (ISSN: 2348-0386) (with Moyo, Z.), 2015.
  • Core Factors Influencing the Perceptions of Adolescences in Higher Education Relating to the Impact of Technological Innovations on Human Interaction. Journal of Information Technology Applications & Management, 21 (1), pp. 69-84 (ISSN: 1598-6284) (with Gürol, M.A), 2014.
  • “Türkiye’deki Kuzey Kafkas Diaspora Kurumları ve Lobi Faaliyetleri (The North Caucasian Diaspora Organizations in Turkey and Their Lobbying Activities)”. In M. Hacısalihoğlu (Ed.) 1864 Kafkas Tehciri: Kafkasya’da Rus Kolonizasyonu, Savaş ve Sürgün (The Caucasian Exodus of 1964: Russian Colonization of Caucasia, War and Exodus), pp. 549-590. Istanbul: Balkar & IRCICA. ISBN: 978-975-461-508-1, 2014.
  • “Abhaz, Abaza, Çerkes ve Ermeni Etnik Grupları Değerler ve Kültürlenme (The Abkhaz, Abaza, Circassian and Armenian Ethnic Groups: Values and Acculturation)”. In S. Alankuş ve E. Oktay Arı (Eds.) Geçmişten Geleceğe Çerkesler: Kültür, Kimlik ve Siyaset (Circassians from Past to Future: Culture, Identity and Politics), pp. 379-400. Ankara: Kaf-Dav, 2014.
  • “The North Caucasian and Abkhazian Diasporas and Their Lobbying Activities. In Turkey”. In K. Vamling (Ed.) Caucasus Studies 4: Migration, Society and Language (Papers from the Conference on November 28-30, 2008), pp. 80-87. Malmö: Malmö University, 2012.
  • Ergün Özgür (Ed.) The North Caucasus, Histories, Diasporas and Current Challenges. Ankara: Kaf-Dav (A publication of the S.S.R.C., New York, 2009.