Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Furkan Amil Gur is an associate professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at Northern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. in management from Louisiana State University, Department of Management. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in production management and marketing at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Furkan had entrepreneurial experiences and worked in the advertising industry before his academic career. Furkan currently teaches courses on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurship and business model designs at Northern Illinois University. His research interests center on entrepreneurship and interorganizational relationships. Specifically, he has interests in entrepreneurial ecosystems and intermediaries, inter-startup competition, cooperation and coopetition, competitor identification and geographic industry clusters. His work has been published in the Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Journal of Service Management, and Journal of Management History, among others. Furkan was recently selected to receive NIU’s 2021 Excellence in Online Teaching Award.