Dr Çilem Selin HAZIR

Associate Professor

Department: Strategy and Innovation



  • Ph.D. in Economics, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France (2014)
  • Master’s in Technology Management, Turkish Military Academy, Ankara, Turkey (2010)
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, The Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2004)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Strategy and Innovation Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September 2020 – Present)
  • Senior Researcher, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden, Germany (Nov. 2017 – Aug. 2020)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE), Nice, France (2016)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion (CNRS – UMR 7321), Nice, France (2015)
  • Ph.D Researcher, Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon-St Etienne (CNRS-UMR 5824),  Saint Etienne, France (2010-2014)
  • Assistant Expert, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Ankara, Turkey (2004-2010)

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Networks and Innovation
  • Geography of Innovation
  • Spatial Dimension of Firm Dynamics
  • Sustainability Transition

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles Discipline-Based Scholarship

  • Bellone, Flora, Cilem S. Hazir, and Toshiyuki Matsuura. (2021). Adjusting to China competition: Evidence from Japanese plant-product-level data. Review of International Economics https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12585
  • Hazır C. S., Bellone F., Gaglio C. (2019), Local Product Space and Firm Level Churning in Exported Products, Industrial and Corporate Change (SSCI), 28(6):1473–1496.
  • Hazır C. S., LeSage J., Autant-Bernard C. (2018), The Role of R&D Collaboration Networks on Regional Knowledge Creation: Evidence from Information and Communication Technologies, Papers in Regional Science (SSCI), 97(3):549–567.
  • Hazır C. S. and Autant-Bernard C. (2016), Determinants of Cross-Regional R&D Collaboration: Some Empirical Evidence from Europe in Biotechnology, The Annals of Regional Science (SSCI), 53(2):369–393.

Presentations of Refereed Papers


  • Hazir, Cilem and Corinne Autant-Bernard. Structural Holes in Temporary Team Networks in Clusters: origins and impact on team’s innovation performance.  5th Geography of Innovation Conference, Stavanger, Norway, January 2020.
  • Hazir, Cilem S. Multilateral R&D Project Networks in High-Tech Clusters: which teams span structural holes?  59th European Congress of the Regional Science Association ERSA, Lyon, France, August 2019.
  • Hazir, Cilem, James LeSage, and Corinne Autant-Bernard. The Effects of EU Framework PRograms on Regional Innovation Perfromance.  3rd Geography of Innovation Conference, Toulouse, France, January 2016.
  • Hazir, Cilem, Flora Bellone, and Cyrielle Gaglio. The Impact of Local Product Relatedness on Firm Export Perfromances: Evidence from France.  3rd Geography of Innovation Conference, Toulouse, France, 2016.

Books, Monographs, Compilations, Chapters

  • Autant-Bernard C. and Hazır C.S. Network formation and geography: Modelling approaches, underlying conceptions, recent and promising extensions. In T. Scherngell, editor, The geography of networks and R&D collaborations, Advances in Spatial Science. Springer, 2013.
  • Hazır C.S. Multilateral R&D collaboration: An ERGM application on biotechnology. In T. Scherngell, editor, The geography of networks and R&D collaborations, Advances in Spatial Science. Springer, 2013.
  • Cornilleau  G.,  Creel J.,  Ducoudré B.,  Hazir C.S. ,  Hubert P.,  Landa G.,  Le   Garrec G.,   Madec P.,  Nesta L., Plane M.,   Saraceno  F. (dir),   Saussay A.,   Touzé  V. and Ragot X. (dir),  «Investissement  public,  capital  public  et croissance», OFCE, 130 pages, 2016.

Discussion Papers

  • Bellone F., Hazır C. S. and Matsuura T. (2019) Import Competition and Product Churning: Evidence from Japanese Plant-product-level Data. RIETI Discussion Paper Series 19-E-074. Tokyo: Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry.