Ramazan Uctu, Associate Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Ramazan Uctu, Associate Professor

Email: ramazan.uctu [at] auis.edu.krd
Office: B-B2-10
Dr. Uctu received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. While earning his Ph.D., he served as an Associate Postgraduate Student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, through the university's exchange program.
His scholarly activity and research focus on innovation systems, biotechnology of developing countries, university-industry links, technology transfer and commercialization, industrial cluster research, and local economic development. His Ph.D. research sought to understand the reconstruction of the regional innovation system in the Western Cape region of South Africa to enhance the biotechnology sector, including legislation altering the role of universities in bridging the gap between research outputs and commercialization through licensing and spin-offs.
Along with his Ph.D. research, he was awarded a prize as one of the best Ph.D. students in South Africa in 2013. In addition to authoring various publications, he also reviews articles for international journals including Industry and Higher Education, and African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. Moreover, he is an active external examiner for master's and Ph.D. students at the UKH Business School in Erbil.

Google Scholar Profile 


Uctu, R. and R. Al-Silefanee (2023), “Uncovering the Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Intentions of University Students: An Application of Shapero's Model”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge (IJEK), Volume 11, No: 1, pp 35-50 (July 2023)
Uctu, R., “Innovation Ecosystems and Biotechnology Industry: Case analysis”, Journal of Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Management, (“İnovasyon Ekosistemleri ve Biyoteknoloji Endüstrisi: Vaka Analizi Çalısması”, Bilgi Ekonomisi ve Yönetimi Dergisi), Volume 17, Issue 2, pp.91-105 (December 2022)
Uctu, R. and H. Essop, “Technology transfer models of universities and public research organisations in South Africa: changes before and after the IPR-PFRD Act of 2008”, Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, Volume 17, No. 1, pp.71-83 (April 2022)
Uctu, R., and K. Eksteen, “Covid-19 Pandemic and Importance of Financing the Biotechnology Industry in South Africa”, the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Volume 24, No. 1, pp. 69-94 (February 2022)
Uctu, R., “Use of Generic Medicines in the Middle East: knowledge, perceptions and experiences of the Sulaimani population in Iraq” Journal of Generic Medicines, Vol.17, Issue. 4, pp. 206-213 (December 2021)
Uctu, O., C. Karaca, and R. Uctu, “An Evaluation of Investment Project in Gaziantep Province Footwear Industry: A NPV and IRR Approach”, The Journal of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 89, Issue: 1, pp.251-272, (January 2021)
Uctu, R. and Essop, H., “Identifying the strength and weaknesses of the South African tech-based industries: Insights from the Swiss South African Business Development programme”, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Vol. 12, issue. 4, pp. 517-528, (July 2020)
Uctu, R., Essop, H. and Jafta, R., “Evaluating South Africa’s Tech-entrepreneurship Programme for Venture Creation through the eyes of the Participants”, Industry and Higher Education, ‘Entrepreneurship process’ special issue, Vol. 34, Issue.3, pp.203-218 (April 2020)
Uctu, R., “Generic Drugs in the Middle East: A case study in Sulaimani city, Iraq”, Journal of Generic Medicines (Online first-April 2020)