Dr. Murat Arik

Director Business and Economic Research Center| Assistant Professor

Dr. Murat Arik
615-898-5424
Room N240, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 102, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut (2001)
  • M.A., Syracuse University (1994)

Areas of Expertise

Regional Economic Analysis - Business Climate, Economic Conditions, Wage and Benefit Surveys, Cluster Analysis, STEM Workforce        

Industry Outlook and impact Assessments - Health Care, Non-profit, Higher Education, Advanced Manufacturing, Housing Market        

Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Studies - Mixed-use Development, Infrastructure Improvement, Higher Education Degree Feasibility Assessme...

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Regional Economic Analysis - Business Climate, Economic Conditions, Wage and Benefit Surveys, Cluster Analysis, STEM Workforce        

Industry Outlook and impact Assessments - Health Care, Non-profit, Higher Education, Advanced Manufacturing, Housing Market        

Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Studies - Mixed-use Development, Infrastructure Improvement, Higher Education Degree Feasibility Assessments      

Management and Entrepreneurship - Strategic Management, Management of Innovation, Innovation and Creativity

 

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Biography

 

After nearly two decades serving communities across Connecticut and Tennessee as an economic research professional, Murat is currently the director of the Business and Economic Research Center in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He has consulted extensively with local and state government agencies, chambers of commerce, and private businesses. His research focuses on regional economic trends, international business dynamics, strategic manageme...

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After nearly two decades serving communities across Connecticut and Tennessee as an economic research professional, Murat is currently the director of the Business and Economic Research Center in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. He has consulted extensively with local and state government agencies, chambers of commerce, and private businesses. His research focuses on regional economic trends, international business dynamics, strategic management, and management of innovation. He teaches strategic management, management of innovation, and innovation acceleration to undergraduates. Throughout his career, Murat has conducted more than 100 consulting projects and published in academic journals including Global Journal of Management and Marketing (GJMM), The Journal of Developing Areas (JDA), and Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship (JAME).  He serves currently on the board of directors of Leadership Middle Tennessee (www.leadmt.org), Mind2Marketplace (www.mind2marketplace.com), and the Institute for Global Business Research (www.igbr.org). He is also the associate editor of the Global Journal of Management and Marketing (GJMM). Murat lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, Hulya, and their two sons, Berat and Batu.

 

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