Dr Celal Cahit Agar

Dr Celal Cahit Agar


Researcher profile

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Dr Agar is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity at the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. He completed a PhD entitled 'Capital, state, grassroots movements and the reproduction of space in Turkey: A contribution to the critique of spatial political economy' at the University of Exeter Business School, UK. 


  • MN4311 Dynamic Strategic Management
  • MN5514 Managing Natural Resources

Research areas

Dr Agar's research focuses on spatial political economies and ecologies of organisation and management, splitting into the following four interrelated areas.

  • International business and employment relations: Exploring the working life conditions, self-reproduction problems and survival strategies of the unorganised, temporary, migrant and disadvantaged segments of the labouring classes.
  • Economic geography and the political economy of systemic crises: Developing an interdisciplinary economic geography approach to critically examining the interlinked processes of crisis-production and crisis-displacement at local, regional, national and international scales.
  • Sustainability, climate policy and carbon markets: Analysing the actors, dynamics and processes of sustainable development, climate change mitigation and its socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental consequences.
  • Emerging economies and social movements: Examining the contestations and confrontations within and between businesses, governments, labour and grassroots social movements in the context of emerging economies.

Aiming at the wider public, Dr Agar also publishes short articles in various media outlets, including The Conversation, The Canary, The Wire, Scroll.in, EconoTimes, Bianet and Gaia.

PhD supervision

  • Withanalage Dona Withanage

Selected publications


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