Director of Innovation and Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Turkama is Abu Dhabi University’s Director of Innovation and Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business. She teaches courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology management at undergraduate through to doctorate and executive education levels.
An active contributor to international innovation and technology management conferences, publications, committees and boards, Dr. Turkama’s areas of specialization are innovation management, technology management, entrepreneurship, institutional change management, international public/private partnerships, university/corporate knowledge transfer, service science and innovation ecosystem business models.
Dr. Turkama worked in academic institutions across Singapore and the UAE before joining Abu Dhabi University in 2016. Prior to joining academia, she spent over a decade working in industry in technology management, marketing, and business development in the telecommunications industry, primarily with the Nokia corporation.
She has a PhD in Computer Science from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Technology Management, Finland.