Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Demirkan earned his PhD in Accounting at Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2007 where he got his MS in Accounting, MSA and MBA degrees too. His dissertation was on the topic of strategic alliances and their information environments. He became interested in becoming an academic shortly after completing his BA at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Bogazici University, Istanbul. He worked at Koc Holding and a private venture capital firm after graduation. He established his own firms too. He worked at the University of California, Berkeley for a book project before starting graduate school. His research interests include empirical and analytical capital markets research, financial accounting and reporting issues, disclosures and regulations, corporate governance, auditing and strategic management areas. His recent work focuses on strategic alliances and audit pricing which is under review at Contemporary Accounting Research. He taught at Northeastern University, Binghamton University, Bentley University, ISCTE-Business School, Lisbon, Suffolk University and Bilkent University, Ankara. He has published in several academic journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Accounting Research Journal, Current Issues in Auditing and Research in Accounting Regulation. He teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, financial statement analysis, accounting information systems and research methods in capital markets and accounting classes for both graduate and undergraduate classes. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and American Finance Association.