Asim Erdilek - , 

Faculty – Asim Erdilek
Peter B. Lewis Building 268

Multinational corporations are the driving force in economic globalization. Asim Erdilek’s studies reveal the impact of foreign direct investment by these corporations. One line of research has studied outward investment from Turkey, examining drivers, strategies, trends, and impact, with special emphasis on the differences between large, mid-size and small enterprises. Asim has also researched inward foreign direct investment in Ohio and the 50 states, examining how it changes a region’s economic and social character and government policies.

MA, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
PhD, Harvard University, 1971
MA, Harvard University, 1969
BA, Brandeis University, 1967

Initially Appointed: 1971

Interests and Courses


Foreign direct investment and the Turkish economy.


International economics, finance, and business.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Erdilek, A. (2008).
    Internationalization of Turkish MNEs   (vol. 27, issue 7, pp. 744-760). Bingley, United Kingdom: Journal of Management Development/Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Erdilek, A.
    Weekly Business Column   Istanbul, Feza Publishing: Today's Zaman English-language daily newspaper in Turkey.

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Journal Article, International Marketing Review, 2008 - Present