Ugur Uygur

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 728

Phone: 312.915.6077

Email: uuygur@luc.edu


Uğur Uygur is the Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Quinlan School of Business. His research and teaching revolve around judgment of new ideas. Recently his work has appeared in Journal of Small Business Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to his academic life, he worked at software start-ups and consulted with entrepreneurial ventures.


  • PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2009
  • MS in Strategic Management, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 2006
  • MBA, Bilkent University, 1998
  • BS in Computer Science, Middle East Technical University, 1996

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial cognition
  • Judgment of entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Knowledge-based theory of the firm
  • Philosophy of science

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Uygur, U & Ferrera, J “Starting a Student-Run Business at Loyola University Chicago,” Case Research Journal, 42(2), 2022

Uygur, U “An Analogy Explanation for the Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Opportunities,” Journal of Small Business Management, 57(3): 757-779, 2019

Uygur, U & Kim, SM “Evolution of Entrepreneurial Judgment with Venture-Specific Experience,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 10(2): 169-193, 2016

Lee, IH, Paik, Y & Uygur, U “International New Ventures, Gender, and Export Performance,” Journal of International Management, 22(4): 365-379, 2016

Varma, A, Aycan, Z, Budhwar, P, Pichler, S, Uygur, U, & Paluch, R “Host country nationals’ support to expatriates: An investigation in Turkey,” European Journal of International Management, 10(6): 605-623, 2016