Mesut Akdere is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Currently, he is a research fellow at the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, and Research. As the director of the Purdue HRD Virtual Lab and Purdue Human Analytics Lab, Dr. Akdere’s research focuses on simulated training in augmented reality and virtual reality platforms, workforce development in STEM fields, human resource analytics in the age of big data, and leadership through training and organization development. He published in business, management, human resources, technology, training, organization development, and education journals. He teaches courses in human resource development, leadership, training, organization development, cross-cultural management, and strategic planning. Dr. Akdere is the faculty champion and coordinator of the Future Work & Learning Research Impact Area at Purdue Polytechnic Institute and he is serving on the editorial boards of several international journals including Human Resource Development Quarterly and Total Quality Management & Business Excellence.
Dr. Mesut Akdere is actively seeking motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in human resource development, simulated training, leadership, talent development, organization development, strategic planning, and performance improvement.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator
Global Competence Certificate, AFS Sentio Network
- (2018-2021). Archives Leadership Institute @ Purdue. The National Archives and Records Administration. PI. $250,000.
- (2018-2019). Faculty Research Fellowship. Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, Research, Purdue University. PI. $40,000.
- (2017-2018). Inaugural Faculty Research Fellowship. Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, Research, Purdue University. PI. $100,000.
- (2017-2018). Research on Testing and Validating Utility of HoloLens Technology in STEM Social Science Research. Purdue University, Office of the Provost, Major Scientific Equipment Program. PI. $148,500.
- (2017-2018). Acquisition of 360-degree Video Camera, Playback, and Data Collection and Analysis Devices for Intercultural Leadership Simulation Modules: Developing a New Frontier in Social Science Research. Purdue University, Office of the Provost, Laboratory & University Core Facility Research Equipment Program. PI. $90,000.
- (2016-2018). Establishing Purdue Human Analytics Lab. Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation Faculty Development Funds. PI. $31,800.
- (2016-2019). Developing Leadership Skills for the 21st Century STEM Workforce: The Case of Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Eli Lilly Foundation. PI. $75,000.
SELECT HONORS & AWARDS
2018, Faculty Research Fellow, Purdue University, Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, Research.
2018, Best Paper Award in Human Resource Management Track, Eastern Academy of Management Conference.
2017, Inaugural Research Faculty Fellow, Purdue University, Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, Research.
2017, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, Outstanding Faculty in Engagement Award.
2017, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Faculty Good to Great Award.
2016, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Faculty Bravo Award.
2016, Purdue Institute for Civic Communication, Faculty Fellowship.
SELECT REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Gider, O., Akdere, M., & Top, M. (In Press). Investigating the interplay of organizational dynamics of trust, commitment, and satisfaction: The case of Turkish healthcare system. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.
Akdere, M., Top., M., & Tekingündüz, S. (In Press). An empirical investigation of patient perceptions on service quality: The case of Turkish hospitals. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence.
Jones, K., & Akdere, M. (In Press). A comparison of learning style models and implications to training and development. Quality Approaches in Education.
Hickman, L. & Akdere, M. (2018). Effective leadership development in information technology: Building transformational and emergent leaders. Industrial and Commercial Training, 50(1), 1-9.
Lowenberg-DeBoer, K., & Akdere, M. (2018). Integrated Review of Volunteer Retention and Implications for Training. International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 33(2), 19-38.
SELECT REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS
Coskun, A. & Akdere, M. (2017). Exploring leadership development in Turkey: Implications for technology & innovation. In Alexandre Ardichvili & Khalil Dirani (eds.). Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies, pp. 261-280. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Coskun, A. & Akdere, M. (Accepted). Turkey. Ethical business culture in Turkey: Implications for leadership in a Global Economy. In Douglas J Jondle & Alexandre Ardichvili (eds). Ethical Business Cultures in Emerging Markets, pp. xx-xx. Cambridge University Press.
Garavan, T. N., & Akdere, M. (2016). Human resource development in CIVETS. In Thomas N. Garavan, Alma Mc Carthy, & Michael Morley (eds.). Global Human Resource Development: Regional and Country Perspectives, pp. 393-415. New York: Routledge.
Akdere, M. (2015). Knowledge management. In S. M. Dahlgaard-Park (Ed.). The Sage Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy, pp. 360-362. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Akdere, M. (2015). Transformational leadership. In S. M. Dahlgaard-Park (Ed.). The Sage Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy, pp. 819-822. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
SELECT REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Akdere, M. & Hickman, L. (2018). My kingdom for time to reflect: Developing global leaders through critical self-reflection. Refereed Annual Proceedings of the Academy of Management.
Hickman, L. & Akdere, M. (2018). Organizational socialization and demographic imbalances: The effects of cultural dissimilarity. Refereed Proceedings of the 2018 Eastern Academy of Management Conference. Providence, RI. [Best Paper Award in Human Resource Management Track]
Dalal, R. & Akdere, M. (2018). Talent development: What we know and where are we headed. Refereed Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas. St. Paul, MN: Academy of Human Resource Development.
Kirchner, M., & Akdere, M. (2017). Exploring the U.S. Army Leader Development program in private sector: A new frontier for leadership development. Refereed Proceedings of the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas. St. Paul, MN: Academy of Human Resource Development.
Akdere, M. (2016). Developing Human resources in the CIVETS countries: Implications for leadership and innovation. In T. Bentley (Ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the 2016 Australian New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
SELECT INVITED KEYNOTE SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS
Akdere, M. & Acheson-Clair, K. (2018, June). Developing Intercultural Leadership Competency through Virtual Reality: Design, Innovation & Transdisciplinarity. Polytechnic Summit, Lima, Peru.
Akdere, M. & Hickman, L. (2018, January). An Adaptable Model Self-Reflection Model for Motivation STEM Students and Developing Soft-Skills. Indiana STEM Education Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Akdere, M. (2017, October). Exploring mixed reality for developing intercultural team skills: Implications for space exploration teams. NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality Workshop Program. Huntsville, Alabama.
Akdere, M., Hickman, L., Lowenberg-DeBoer, K., & Karduss, A. (2017, October). Purdue Polytechnic Leadership Academy: A model for developing intercultural leadership competencies for STEM students. National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit. West Lafayette, Indiana.
Akdere, M., Bartlett, K. R., Hawley, J., Jacobs, R. L., Johnson, K., & Russ-Eft, D. (2017, March). The changing nature of work: Implications of knowledge work for HRD research. Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas, San Antonio, Texas.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
The Higher Learning Commission—Academic Quality Improvement Program Review
The Higher Learning Commission—Academic Quality Improvement Program Consultancy
The Higher Learning Commission—Program to Evaluate & Advance Quality
Clabber Girl Corporation, Terre Haute, IN
Satellite Industries, Bristol, IN
Trane Company, Indianapolis, IN
Smoker Craft, Inc., New Paris, IN
Mitchell Industries Inc., Mitchell, IN
Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Corporation, Frankfort, IN
Mossberg & Company, Inc., South Bend, IN
Poseidon Barge Ltd., Fort Wayne, IN
Harley‑Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee, WI
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Minneapolis, MN
FIPECAFI Foundation, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Rixos Group, Istanbul, Turkey
Academy of Human Resource Development
Academy of Management
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
American Society for Quality
Society for Human Resource Management
Association for Talent Development
The International Society for Performance Improvement