Ahmet Demir

Ahmet Demir

Ahmet Demir

Business and management 

Position: Assoc. Prof. Dr., Business and Management Department of Sulaymaniyah

Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
Teaching philosophy

. My philosophy of teaching evolved from many years of teaching experience. As I reflect on my beliefs regarding teaching and learning, I find that my mission as a teacher is threefold:
• to promote positive learning;
• to spark learner enthusiasm for learning;
• to direct students for project based learning.
To accomplish this, I enjoy applying a wide variety of strategies based on essential management principles.
Cognitive functioning level(s) of the learner: Considering the cognitive functioning of learners is essential in order to implement and apply strategies that are appropriate for either concrete operational and/or formal operational learners. I routinely plan activities, such as brief writings, that can help me determine the cognitive levels of my students and tailor my instruction accordingly. Without this consideration, I would risk the possibility of my students experiencing ‘hit or miss’ learning.
Learning theory: I have valued many years of opportunities to apply significant contributions from various learning theories. Behavioral theory offers a wealth of principles that, when used appropriately, can benefit classroom learning and management at all levels. In concert with this, cognitive learning principles offer significant contributions from the state-of-the-art neurosciences, particularly in brain-based research regarding memory systems and active processing of intellectual operations. Some of my favorites that are well received by students include: think-pair-share, classroom jigsaw activities, constructive controversies, and interactive lectures.
Cultural diversity, group culture and learning style: Understanding both the learning style of individual learners and the cultural diversity of the class/group helps me both design and tailor effective instruction by implementing appropriate global and/or concrete strategies. Although a variety of learning styles are likely represented by learners in any large class/group setting, I routinely design my instruction using the research-based learning cycle; this cycle provides the framework for me to encompass a repertoire of effective strategies, which can both accommodate individual preferences, engage diverse learners, and help establish a respect for differing preferences and perspectives.
Curriculum and Instructional Planning: An essential consideration for teachers pertains to overall curriculum and instructional planning. Whether the instructional approach is based on a behavioral model (direct instruction, mastery learning), a cognitive model (exposition/presentation), or a constructivist model (inquiry-based/Socratic methods, cooperative learning), I plan and implement lessons that clearly identify the lesson objective, anticipatory set, strategies for effective student engagement, and assessment options to measure student mastery. This helps me teach with both clarity and focus.
Assessment: I strongly believe that one can employ numerous options to accurately assess understanding of course content among diverse groups of learners. To this end, I have developed (and continually use!) a firm foundation in assessment basics, from alternative types of assessment (rubrics, checklists, projects, portfolios, performance/diagnostic checks, presentations, etc.) to traditional exams/test construction. On this field, I have written an article about continues assessment of students in order to motivate them to study. I strongly support the project based assessment and I believe it accelerates students’ learning and success. However, I have performed above 50 great projects with bachelor students and evaluated their successes based on their teamwork, enthusiasm in the project, practical knowledge, and theoretical knowledge. I have seen that student, who were anxious about my class, has loved it and learned.

Previous positions
  • Total Quality Management Coordinator
  • Head of Business and Management Department
  • Head of Quality Assurance
Research interests
  1. Operations Management
  2. Knowledge Management
  3. Service quality,
  4. Product Quality

Understanding The Impact of Trust, Perceived Risk, and Perceived Technology on the Online Shopping Intentions: Case Study in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Shewa Yasin Ahmed
Tishk International University, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq

Elaborating the Antecedents of Purchase Intentions in Second-Hand Car Industry: Case Study in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Safeen Rafiq Talim
Business and Management Department, Tishk International University, Sulaimani, Iraq

  1. Demir, A., & Bulut, I. (2018). A New Model for Respected Meetings. Procedia Computer Science, 126, 1637-1655.
  2. Demir, A., Muhlis, M. (2017). An Evaluation of Gated Communities as a Product: An Empirical Study in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Volume 12, Issue 3, p.p. 63-84
  3. Ahmet Demir, Cumhur, Aydinli, Exploring the Quality Dimensions of Mobile Instant Messaging Applications and Effects of Them on Customer Satisfaction”, International Journal of Computer Theory and Applications, 9(22), pp1-15, 2016
  4. Demir, A., & Fakhir, N. (2017). Elaborating the Adaptation of Customers to Internet Banking: Case of Kurdistan Region of Iraq. International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research. Volume (15), Issue (18). p.p. 1-23
  5. Demir, A., & Guven, S. (2017). The Influence Of ISO Certificate On Quality Evaluation Of Students: A Case Study At Ishik University. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(3).
  6. Demir, A., (2017). Importance of Data Analysis on Achieving the Organizational Goals: Case of Ishik University, International Journal of Social Sciences& Educational
  7. Ahmet Demir, Atabek Shadmanov, Cumhur Aydinli, Okan Eray, " Designing a forecast model for economic growth of Japan using competitive (hybrid ANN vs multiple regression) models", International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 6, Jan. 2015
  8. Ahmet Demir, Cumhur Aydinli, Karwan Talaat, "Optimizing Human Resources Capacity and Performance of Newroz Telecom Company by Proposing Queuing Theory", International Journal of Social Sciences and Educational Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 2015
  9. Ahmet Demir, Irakli Rodonaia, Irina Milnikova, "Evaluation of quality level and selection of relevant parameters’ values in manufacturing, business and education", International Journal of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 3, Jan. 2015, pp. 59-64
  10. Ahmet Demir, "The method of selection of parameters’ values in the problem of determining the quality level in manufacturing, business and education", International Journal of Social Sciences and Educational Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec. 2014
  11. Ahmet Demir, Salih Ozsoy, "Forecasting the Monthly Electricity Demand of Georgia using Competitive Models and Advices for the Strategic Planning ", International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management Sciences , Vol. 3, No. 5, Nov. 2014, pp. 90-103
  12. Ahmet Demir, Behcet Celik, Mustafa Bingol, "Optimizing assessment of students for quality learning", International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 9, Oct. 2014, pp. 265-274
  13. Ahmet Demir, "Elaboration of Electricity for Production-Consumption Relation of Northern-Iraq for the Future Expectations", International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 5, Sep. 2014, pp. 101-106
  14. Ahmet Demir, Ahmet Dinc, Devlet Odabas, "Historical ties between Turkey and Iraq: patterns of effects of recent global crisis on economic relationship
  15. between them", International Journal of Social Sciences and Educational Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sep. 2014, pp. 75-94
  16. Ahmet Demir, Irakli Rodonaia, "The Generalized Technique for Evaluation of Quality Level of Manufacturing, Business and Educational Processes", Journal of Business, Vol. 3, No. 1, Sep. 2014, pp. 33-36
  17. Ahmet Demir, Okan Eray “Effect of Non-Technical Dimensions of Service Quality on “Satisfaction”, “Loyalty”, and “Willingness to Pay More” of the Customers: the Case of Georgian Internet Service Providing Companies Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management November 2015
  18. Ahmet Demir, Okan Eray, Murat Erguvan “HOW NON-TECHNICAL DIMENSIONS OF SERVICE QUALITY EFFECTS SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY OF COSTOMERS AT GSM SERVICE SECTOR IN GEORGIA? International Journal of Engineering Technology and Scientific Innovation, November, 2015
  19. Cumhur Aydin, Ahmet Demir “Impact of Non-Technical Dimensions of Service Quality on the Satisfaction, Loyalty, and the Willingness to Pay More: A Cross-National Research on GSM Operators” International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, November 2015
  20. Ahmet Demir, Karwan Talaat, Cumhur Aydinli “The Relations among Dimensions of Service Quality, Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Willingness to pay more: Case of GSM Operators Service at Northern-Iraq” International Academic Journal of Accounting, Finance, and Management Sciences. November, 2015
  21. Demir, A., Budur, T., & Heshmati, A. (2021). Antecedents of trust, corporate image, and switching costs: a case in telecommunication services in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. International Journal of Mobile Communications, 19(1), 53-74.
  22. Demir, A., Budur, T., Omer, H. M., & Heshmati, A. (2021). Links between knowledge management and organisational sustainability: does the ISO 9001 certification have an effect?. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 1-14.
  23. Torlak, N. G., Demir, A., & Budur, T. (2021). Using VIKOR with structural equation modeling for constructing benchmarks in the Internet industry. Benchmarking: An International Journal.
  24. Demir, A., Maroof, L., Khan, N. U. S., & Ali, B. J. (2020). The role of E-service quality in shaping online meeting platforms: a case study from higher education sector. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.
  25. Torlak, N. G., Demir, A., & Budur, T. (2021). Decision-making, leadership and performance links in private education institutes. Rajagiri Management Journal.
  26. Zaim, H., Demir, A., & Budur, T. (2021). Ethical leadership, effectiveness and team performance: An Islamic perspective. Middle East Journal of Management, 8(1), 42-66.
  27. Demir, A. (2020). Impact of internal marketing on the customer perceptions in SMEs. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 10.
  28. Demir, A. (2020). Inter-continental review for diffusion rate and internal-external benefits of ISO 9000 QMS. International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 10.
  • Ahmet Demir, Cumhur Aydinli, “Exploring the Quality Dimensions of Mobile Instant Messaging Applications and Effects of Them on Customer Satisfaction”, International Conference on Sustainable Computing Techniques in Engineering, Management and Science, 9th-10th September, Nodia, Delhi
  • Ahmet Demir, Irakli Rodonaia, Irina Milnikova, "On One Approach to Evaluation of Quality Level in Manufacturing, Business and Education", MCSI 14, Varna,Bulgaria, Sep. 2014, IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services,
  • Ahmet Demir, Ozgur Ozmen, Areej Rashid, "An estimation of Turkey’s export loss to Iraq", 10th International Strategic Management Conference, Roma,Italy, Jun. 2014, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 150, C,pp. 1240-124
  • Ahmet Demir, "Forecasting the Electricity Demand of Georgia", 9th Silk Road International Conference on Business, Economics, International Relations and Education, Tbilisi-Batumi,Georgia, May. 2014,
  • Ozgur Ozmen, Ahmet Demir, Semih Ozel, "EFQM excellence model as a basis for self-assessment: a study of electromechanical sector in Turkey", 6th Annual EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Busienss, Lizbon, Portugal, Sep. 2013,
  • Ozgur Ozmen, Ahmet Demir, Miray Celepli, "An analysis of Iraq's pre-import inspection, testing and certification program: A'WOT analysis", 9th International Strategic Management Conference, Riga, Latvia, Jun. 2013, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 99,
  • Ahmet Demir, "Continues Measurement and Evaluation of Students' Performance within a Semester for a Quality Learning in Ishik University", 9th Annual Education and Development Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2013
  1. Statistics
  2. Operations Management
  3. Performance Management
  4. Quantitative Methods and Decision Making Analysis for Business Marketing
  1. - Statistics
  2. - Operations Management
  3. - Quantitative Methods and Decision-Making Analysis for Business
  4. - Total Quality Management
  1. Statistics I
  2. Statistics II
  3. Production Management
  4. Quantitative Methods and Decision-Making Analysis in Business
  5. Total Quality Management
  6. Research Methodology
  1. - Statistics
  2. - Operations Management
  3. - Quantitative Methods and Decision-Making Analysis for Business
  4. - Total Quality Management