Yeditepe University

 Management Application and Research Center


Yeditepe University

Department of Business Administration

YIRCoF ’11

Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight and Futures

August 24 - 26, 2011, Istanbul

"Theory Building in Foresight and Futures Studies"


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Executive Committee 

Conference Venue



Larespark Taksim


 M. Atilla Öner  Yeditepe University  Conference Co-Chair

 Özcan Sarıtaş  University of Manchester  Conference Co-Chair

 Senem Göl Beşer Yeditepe University  Vice Chair - Academic Programme

 Fatih Karaca  Yeditepe University  Vice Chair - Business Programme

 Alper Alsan  Siemens Turkey  Chair - Corporate Relations Committee

 Jack Smith  Telfer Business School, Canada  

 Jay E. Gary  School of Blobal Leadreship and  Entrepreneurship, USA

 Alexander Sokolov Higher School of Economics, Russia

 Nares Damrongchai APEC Centre for Technology Foresight, Thailand 

 Fernando Ortega  National Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Peru  

 Nik Ahmad Faizuk AbdMalek Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

 Geci Karuri-Sabina Foresight for Development, South Africa 


Academic Programme Committee 

Yeditepe University 26 August Campus

TuğrulDaim   Portland State University, USA 

Senem Göl Beşer Yeditepe University, Turkey                  Chair

Olli-Pekka Hilmola   Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Robert H. Samet   Institution of Civil Engineers, UK

Özcan Sarıtaş   University of Manchester, UK

Wendy L. Schultz   Infinite Futures, USA

Tony Stevenson   World Futures Studies Federation, USA

Bruce E. Tonn   University of Tennessee , USA

Heiko von der Gracht   Center for Futures Studies and Knowledge Management , Germany