Rasim Serdar Kurdoğlu
Assistant Professor
r.s.kurdoglu@bilkent.edu.tr | HomePage

Academic Specialization:
Organizational Behavior, Business Ethics, Strategic Management
Research interests: Moral and strategic reasoning, heuristic decision-making, rationality and irrationality, argumentation, entrepreneurial cognition and innovation

Rasim Serdar Kurdoglu received his Ph.D. degree from University of Leicester School of Business (graduated in Nov 2018). While doing his PhD, he worked as a teaching assistant (associate tutor) at the same institution. Dr. Kurdoglu’s academic qualifications also include MSc Engineering Management/Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University,  MSc (Distinction) Management and International Business from Nottingham Business School, MBA from Yeditepe University, and BSc Economics from Hacettepe University. Prior to his academic career, he had 10 years of business experience in banking and national defence industries.
Dr. Kurdoglu’s research broadly aims to explore how different types of reasoning and argumentation can shape managerial and entrepreneurial decision-making. In his research, he often brings together elements of cognitive and moral psychology, decision sciences, and ethics. 

Selected Publications :

Kurdoglu, R.S. and Islam, G. (2023), Eristic Legitimation of Controversial Managerial Decisions. Journal of Management Studies https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.13008

Kurdoglu, R.S., 2023. Puritanical moral rules as moral heuristics coping with uncertainties. Behavioral and Brain Sciences46, p.e309. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X23000341

Kurdoglu, R.S., Ates, N.Y. and Jekel, M., 2023. Eristic Reasoning: Adaptation to Extreme Uncertainty. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, p.400. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1004031/full 

Kurdoglu, R.S., Ates, N.Y. and Lerner, D.A., 2023. Decision-making under extreme uncertainty: eristic rather than heuristic. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, (ahead-of-print).  https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-07-2022-0587 

Kurdoglu, R.S., Lerner, D. and Ates, N.Y., (2022). “Unsticking the rationality stalemate: Motivated reasoning, reality, and irrationality”. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 18, p.e00336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2022.e00336 

Kurdoglu, R. S. & Ateş, N. Y. (2022). “Arguing to defeat: Eristic argumentation and irrationality in resolving moral concerns”. Journal of Business Ethics, 175, 519–535. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04659-2

Kurdoglu, R. S. (2020). “The mirage of procedural justice and the primacy of interactional justice in organizations”. Journal of Business Ethics, 167(3): 495-512. 

Kurdoglu, R.S. (2019). “An inquiry into pseudo-legitimations: A framework to investigate the clash of managerial legitimations and employees’ unfairness claims”. Business Ethics: A European Review, 28(1): 129–138.