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Öner Tulum

Öner Tulum Research Associate

Research Interest

Innovation and technological change, medical technologies, science technology & innovation policy, finance and technology entrepreneurship, strategy and competitiveness.

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Candidate in Business Studies - Univerza v Ljubljani
Graduate Certificate in Finance - Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 
Master of Arts in Regional Economics & Social Development (in innovation, technology, and policy) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
Bachelor of Arts in Economics - Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences, Anadolu University


Öner Tulum is a research associate at the Centre for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC). As an affiliate of various different academic research institutes and centers, his current research efforts have been geared toward studying the role of finance in the operation and performance of the U.S. and European biotechnology industries, and has been supported in part under Professor William Lazonick's projects on Impatient Capital in High-Tech Industries, funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and on Financial Institutions for Innovation and Development, funded by the Ford Foundation.

Öner is a former graduate of the Regional Economic and Social Development (RESD) department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he also worked as a research assistant and economic researcher during his graduate studies. Upon his graduation, Öner Tulum was selected as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow for scientific research funded through the European Commission 7th framework under the Marie Curie Action Fellowship Programme for Transfer of Knowledge (TOK) hosted by the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change (formerly Center for Innovation and Structural Change-CISC) at the National University of Ireland Galway. The research project, Lucerna, aimed to identify emerging high technology clusters as well as study the evolutionary process of those clusters in the Republic of Ireland.  Prior to his research career, he worked as a securities analyst, stock trader and financial advisor, and he has been trained in corporate planning and financial reporting at various holding companies in Turkey. 

Currently Öner serves as general secretary and on the Board of Directors at The Academic-Industry Research Network, a Cambridge-based not-for-profit research organization that conducts in-depth research on industrial innovation and sustainable economic development. He holds a master’s degree from the department of Regional Economic and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a graduate certificate in finance from the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Anadolu University. Öner is also the author/co-author of various papers, articles and reports.