Şükrü Özen received his bachelor degree in business administration (BA), master degree in BA, master degree in public administration, and PhD degree in BA from Erciyes University, Middle East Technical University, Erasmus University, and Gazi University, respectively. He was a visiting scholar in Business School at University of Illinois in 2008, 2011 and 2012. Özen has worked for various universities and institutions throughout his career such as Erciyes University, Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East (TODAIE), Başkent University, and Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University. His main research interests are organization theories, new institutional theory, cross-national diffusion of management knowledge, national business systems, inter-organizational relationships, corporate social responsibility and environmental conflicts between MNCs and local communities. He published in various international journals such as Organization Studies, Organization, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization & Environment, European Management Review, and World Development. He also authored several chapters in edited books published by Routledge and Palgrave publishing. He also published in national journals such as Amme İdaresi Dergisi, Yönetim Araştırmaları Dergisi, Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi Dergisi, Akdeniz Üniversitesi İİBF Dergisi, and Yönetim ve Organizasyon Araştırmaları Dergisi.