Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Ugur Uygur

Title/s: Assistant Professor

Office #: Schreiber 618

Phone: 312.915.6077

E-mail: uuygur@luc.edu


  • PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2009
  • MS in Strategic Management, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2006
  • MBA, Bilkent University, 1998
  • BS in Computer Science, Middle East Technical University, 1996

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial cognition
  • Judgment of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Knowledge-based theory of the firm
  • Philosophy of science

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 481. Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 483. Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • MGMT 484. Recognizing Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Uygur, U. & Kim, S.M. “Evolution of Entrepreneurial Judgment with Venture-Specific Experience,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming

Uygur, U. “A Cognitive Explanation of Entrepreneurial Judgment: Opportunity as Analogy,” Journal of Small Business Management, in press 

Varma, A., Aycan, Z., Budhwar, P., Pichler, S., Uygur, U., & Paluch, R. “Host country national willingness to support expatriates: An investigation in Turkey,” European Journal of International Management, in press

Uygur, U. & Kim, S.M. “Evolution of Entrepreneurial Judgment: Effects of Experience, Uncertainty, and Cognition,” in Gnan, Lundberg, Pellegrini, and Songini (eds.): Advancing European Entrepreneurship Research, Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC, 2014

Harris, D., Derdak, T., Lash N., Uygur U., Welch, M. & Tuncay Zayer, L. “Alliance for Social Enterprise: A Framework to Develop Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies,” Journal of Strategic Management Education, 9(4): 113-132, 2013

Uygur, U. “Determinants of Causal Ambiguity and Difficulty of Knowledge Transfer within the Firm,” Journal of Management & Organization, 19(6): 742-755, 2013 

Uygur, U., A.M. Marcoux. "The Added Complexity of Social Entrepreneurship: A Knowledge-Based Approach." Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. 4.2 (2013). 132-152.