Mahmut N. Ozdemir is assistant professor at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He teaches entrepreneurship and strategic management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. He received his PhD from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands. His research interest lies at the intersection of strategic management, innovation management and entrepreneurship. In particular, his research focuses on the governance of strategic R&D alliances. His research papers are under review at top peer-review management journals. During his stay in the Netherlands, he also developed several managerial tools that can be used for the governance and management of strategic alliances.