Mesut Akdere is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Dr. Akdere is the founding faculty of the Human Resource Development undergraduate program at Purdue University. As the director of the Purdue HRD Virtual Lab and Purdue HR Analytics Interactive Learning Lab, Dr. Akdere’s research focuses on leadership development through simulated training in augmented reality and virtual reality platforms, workforce development in STEM fields, and human resource analytics in the age of big data. 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 fellow of Future Work & Learning Research Impact Area at Purdue Polytechnic and he is serving on the editorial boards of several international journals including Human Resource Development Quarterly and Human Resource Development Review.
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.
Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator
Global Competence Certificate, AFS Sentio Network
(2019-2024). Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program. U.S. Department of Labor. Co-PI. $16,300,000.
(2018-2021). Archives Leadership Institute @ Purdue. The National Archives and Records Administration. PI. $250,000.
(2019-2020). Developing a Virtual Reality Simulation Program for Intercultural Learning and Training. Purdue University, Provost Instructional Innovation Program. PI. $50,000.
(2018-2019). Effectiveness of VR for Developing Interpersonal Skills. The Purdue Research Foundation Research Grants. PI. $30,144.
(2018-2019). Enhancing Research Capacity through Biometrics: Purdue HRD Virtual Lab. Purdue University, The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, Non-Laboratory Equipment Program. PI. $20,000.
(2017-2019). 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.
(2017-2019). 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.
SELECT HONORS & AWARDS
2019, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, Outstanding Faculty in Discovery Award.
2019, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Faculty Bravo Award.
2018, Best Paper Award in Human Resource Management Track, Eastern Academy of Management Conference.
2017-2019, Faculty Research Fellow, Purdue University, Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, Research.
2017, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, Outstanding Faculty in Engagement Award.
SELECT REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Kirchner, M., & Akdere, M. (In Press). Exploring inclusion of leadership development into new employee orientations: A proposed approach from Army Leader Development. Organization Management Journal.
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.
Miller, K. E., & Akdere, M. (In Press). Advancing corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda in the organization: Implications for training and development. European Journal of Training and Development.
Kirchner, M., & Akdere, M. (2019). An empirical investigation of the acquisition of leadership KSAs in the U.S. Army: Implications for veterans’ career transitions. Journal of Veterans Studies, 4(1), 110-127.
Kirchner, M., & Akdere, M. (2019). Exploring the applications of U.S. Army Leader Development model in non-military organizations: Implications for training. The Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 19(3), 59-77.
Akdere, M., Hickman, L., Kirchner, M. (2019). Developing leadership competencies for STEM fields: The case of Purdue Polytechnic Leadership Academy. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 21(1), 49-71.
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., Top, M., Tarcan, M. (2019). Exploring interactions of organizational dynamics among nurses in Turkey: Implications for healthcare administration. Refereed proceedings of the 18th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development. Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hickman, L., Acheson-Clair, K., & Akdere, M. (2019). Implicit theory of cultural controllability: Scale development and evidence of convergent/discriminant validity. Refereed proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas. Louisville, KY.
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.
SELECT INVITED KEYNOTE SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS
Akdere, M. (2019, October). Technological Innovations Shaping the Workplace: Developing Intercultural Competency through Adaptive Virtual Reality Simulations. Future Work Live HR Conference, New York City, NY.
Akdere, M. (2019, May). Exploring the Workplace of the Future: Implications of Technology on Human Resources. Human Resources Leadership Forum, Chicago, IL.
Akdere, M. (2019, July). Impact of technology on training and development: Implications for workplace learning. The Euro-Asia Forum in Politics, Economics and Business. Istanbul, Turkey.
Akdere, M. (2019, April). Impact of Future Technologies to Work & Learning: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality. The First International Symposium on Education and Change, Istanbul, Turkey.
Akdere, M. (2018, October). Virtual reality training simulations: Assessment of talent development through HR analytics. HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit, Chicago, IL.
Akdere, M. (2018, September). Exploring Augmented Reality for Developing Workplace Talent in the Age of Big Data. The Fifth Annual Indy Big Data Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Akdere, M. & Acheson-Clair, K. (2018, June). Developing Intercultural Leadership Competency through Virtual Reality: Design, Innovation & Transdisciplinarity. Polytechnic Summit, Lima, Peru.