Ebru Susur has been working as a PhD Researcher following EDIM programme under supervision of Antonio Hidalgo (UPM-Madrid) and Davide Chiaroni (POLIMI-Milan) since 2015.
Her PhD project is about conceptualisation and analysis of unfolding industrial ecosystems at multiple scales through a socio-technical systems approach with a strategic niche management perspective.
It has been a timely and required project considering the societal grand challenges we face in the (post)modern times, how reluctant we remain as researchers, policy-makers, and managers in taking required actions.
Her research has theoretical start points drawing on founding work on evolutionary economics, and social constructivist accounts of science, technology, innovation and sustainability studies.
Taking the niche emergence and experimentation concepts central to the theorisation, her approach allows for an analysis analysis and interpretation of the evolution of expectations, visioning, networking and learning mechanisms among multiple institutional actors including governmental organisations, private firms, intermediaries, research institutes, universities and non-governmental organisations.
Ebru holds degrees both in Environmental Engineering (BSc) from METU-Turkey and Science and Technologies with a focus on Engineering and Management of Environment and Energy (MSc) from EMNantes-France.
Besides her academic experience, before joining EDIM, she undertook a variety of international projects related to sustainable development during her professional career. She worked as a qualified consultant on European Union environmental approximation studies and environmental management. She was involved in large scale projects for local authorities for more than 6 years.
Susur, E., Hidalgo, A., Chiaroni, D., 2019. A strategic niche management perspective on transitions to eco-industrial park development: A systematic review of case studies. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 140, 338-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.06.002
Susur, E., Hidalgo, A., Chiaroni, D., 2019. The emergence of regional industrial ecosystem niches: A conceptual framework and a case study. Journal of Cleaner Production 208, 1642-1657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.163
Susur, E., Martin-Carillo, D., Chiaroni, D., Hidalgo, A., 2019. Unfolding eco-industrial parks through niche experimentation: Insights from three Italian cases. Journal of Cleaner Production 239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118069
Innovation management, organisation-based sustainability transitions, systems-based sustainability transitions.
Multi-level perspective, sustainability experiments, strategic niche management, technological innovation systems.
Circular economy, industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, eco-industrial parks.