Ince Yenilmez



Professor Doctor



Meltem INCE YENILMEZ is a Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor at the Department of Economics, Izmir Demokrasi University, Turkey. She also holds a visiting professorship at Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Economics and Management in Japan. Prof. Ince Yenilmez’s career involves work on the effects of various economic and social change forces on the structure of gender relations and women’s empowerment, in addition to her academic posts. Her areas of study include topics on gender and development as well as employment patterns in developing nations, salary disparities to discrimination, and cyclical patterns of female employment. She is the author and editor of fifteen books and also numerous international articles, book chapters, reports, and proceedings on gender wage inequality, the labour market, identity economics, women in sports, and occupational segregation. Furthermore, Prof. Ince Yenilmez’s study explores cutting-edge areas like artificial intelligence and cyberfeminism, going beyond conventional economic borders. She investigates the relationships between gender dynamics and societal institutions and these technical breakthroughs. Her work also tackles urgent global concerns including healthcare costs, climate change, and ageing economies, highlighting the significance of integrating gender views into policy and decision-making processes. Prof. Ince Yenilmez makes a substantial contribution to the conversation around inclusive and sustainable development methods in both academic and practical domains with her diverse approach.



Izmir Democracy University

Tohoku University, Japan

IIM Rohtak, India (IIMR)

Yasar University

University of California at Berkeley (UCB)

University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC)

University of Cambridge (UC)

Eastern Mediterranean University


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Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez & Onur Burak Çelik

The need for the creation of an enabling political, legal and economic environment for women within Turkey is rising. A growing concern is shown at the ethnic divisions and local discrimination against women, which have spilled over into the labor market. This book lends a supporting voice to the economic and social empowerment of women globally, focusing on the real causes and the unpredictable nature of the ongoing conflicts surrounding the issue.

The authors bring to the forefront problems of development within various regions and the implementation of projects, which address the state of women, inequality and risks, that are inimical to their participation in the economy. Emphasis is laid on why women should be permitted access to the many opportunities in information technology and exchange, partnership growth and networking in this digital era. The oppressive policies of Turkey are scrutinized to unravel the dangers they pose to the corporate existence of women in the modern world. Furthermore, this book centers on the deliberation on regional politics and issues on gender and women’s empowerment in modern Turkey whilst comparing with other countries. The work sheds light on salient issues and possible remedies within target countries and the concerted efforts made to create a reliable structure to discuss gender conflicts. Ample contributions from countries such as the US, Germany, Serbia, South Africa and United Kingdom are pivotal to comparing and examining the main debates. Addressing several global gender-related examples as well as Turkey’s national principles, this book encourages full involvement of women and girls in deciding the fate of their country.

This book serves as the rallying point of an array of informative and mind-expanding works of literature in regional studies, gender studies, migration economy, and area studies in countries like Turkey, USA, Serbia, UK, and India. Experts, students, and readers in the academic sphere may find this work educative and intellectually fulfilling.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez & Onur Burak Çelik

Turkey has experienced growth in both the population and the workforce. However, female participation in the workforce in Turkey is extremely low, largely due to financial dependency and lack of higher education. The authors argue that greater research is needed to improve the economic position of women throughout the country, and this remains a challenge that must be fixed both culturally and socioeconomically.

The book explores the significant gap between policy advancements, actual practices, and the impact of regional variety in the cultural structure. The authors suggest that this in turn has affected Turkey’s ability to implement changes and reform. Reform must allow women to pursue changes that will give them greater financial flexibility and freedom within the country. The authors demonstrate the concept and framework for women’s empowerment and explore the need for this. This book seeks to discuss the approaches and strategies for empowering women by outlining the strategies, policies and tools that women are using for their empowerment focusing on Turkey while comparing with other countries worldwide. It also brings several issues to the forefront such as equality treatment, political participation, social issues, the gender pay gap, the glass ceiling and gender (in)equality, the migration effect and education.

Offering a multi-disciplinary exploration of the relationship and connection between employment, national policies, migration economies, entrepreneurialism and gender in present Turkey, this book is an invaluable contribution to the existing literature surrounding Turkish gender studies and will be of interest to both scholars and experts in the field.

Translated by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez & Onur Burak Çelik

Bilgisayar ekranindaki görüntüler gerçek dünyadaki olgularin bire bir temsili midir, yoksa sanal bir dünyada hayal mi görmekteyiz? Sakin evren dedigimiz, muazzam bir bilgisayar ekranindan ibaret olmasin? Bilgisayarlar bilinçlendirilebilir mi? Yani akillanip kendi baslarina düsünebilirler mi? Ama bu tür sorulardan önce, akil nedir veya bilinç nerededir sorularini da sormamiz gerekmez mi?
Roger Penrose, yaniti zor sorulara iliskin görüslerini, bu kitabindan önce felsefenin derin tartismalarindan uzak durmus bir matematikçi ve temel bilimcinin pratik yaklasimiyla savunuyor. Görelilik teorisinden kuantum mekanigine ve kozmolojiye uzanan farkli konularin tartisildigi Kralin Yeni Akli’nin ana düsüncesini felsefecilerin “us-beden problemi” olarak adlandirdigi teori olusturuyor.
Roger Penrose, Oxford Üniversitesi Matematik Enstitüsü’nde onursal profesördür.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Gül Ş. Huyugüzel Kişla

This book evaluates the global labour market in the context of gender equality, and the associated policies and regulations, particularly in developing markets, to recommend measures for encouraging gender equality. It exposes the barriers that women employees encounter as well as some of the societal and workplace policies they, specifically, are subject to. Important themes within this topic include participation rates, the looming gap in hourly pay, availability of part-time and full-time positions, value, and social status associated with jobs held by men and women.

The book examines how global gender policy objectives, such as gender equality in careers, gender balance in decision-making, and gender dimensions in research, can be incorporated into policy frameworks. The book analyzes the gendered nature of assumptions, processes and theories. The juxtaposition between family and work, tradition and modernity, and dependency and autonomy, clearly still seems to be misunderstood. Therefore, the book asks whether work improves women’s positions in society and/or changes their roles in their families. The authors explore and uncover the connections among employment, entrepreneurship, migration economies, and gender global labour markets and provide helpful solutions to the perceptions surrounding women’s status, risks, and inequality that limit their economic participation.

This insightful read provides comprehensive details on a variety of themes and encourages further research on policies that are key to promoting gender equality. The book will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers of labour and feminist economics, the economics of gender, women’s studies and sociology.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Ufuk Bingöl

The woman’s role in society has often been undervalued and relegated to the background. Even though opportunities are increasingly made available for women in society, they are still at a great disadvantage. Years of thorough research have revealed how providing increased job opportunities in the labor market is vital for developing a republic’s economy. Of course, a country with very little participation of the female population in the labor market will have nothing but a stunted economic and social situation seeing that only half the population are actively contributing to its growth. In the light of the knowledge boom in this modern age, policies have to be made, and strategies are drawn to promote gender equality and provide as many opportunities for women as men in the labor market. This book focuses on the global labor market and how the present and future improvements of gender equality reflect upon it. It also contains the strategies and policies created to combat gender discrimination in the labor market to provide equal opportunities to everybody irrespective of the gender or ethnic affiliations.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Burak Darıcı

This book considers the extent to which innovation and entrepreneurship are engines of economic prosperity. It brings together theorists and empiricists from diverse backgrounds to provides a comprehensive overview of the field of entrepreneurship, focusing specifically on entrepreneurial developments within Turkey and the surrounding regions and Europe. It looks at innovation, creativity, economic development and women’s empowerment. This book considers the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors, and examines outcome metrics such as change, sustainability and employment, in addition to economic value.  This book will inspire academics and students to better understand the origins, evolution and impact of new ideas, new organizations, and new industries, and the impact on the economy. 

This book offers an excellent foundation for investigating and questioning current entrepreneurial practices across developed economies. It will also provide the foundations for researching and evaluating new and existing approaches to emerging technologies. Additionally, the book will offer useful insights into the real world, and will appeal to academics in economics and business as well as those studying entrepreneurship on the international scene.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Ufuk Bingöl

In the past few years, one of the most misunderstood concepts is income disparity. Income inequality issues are now a concern for the public. However, it was heightened by the recession in 2008-09, resulting in consequences for the corporate sector, the Occupy Wall Street movement, Covid-19 pandemic and a myriad of other events. This book analyzed how income disparity is rising with higher income distribution margins witnessed among the highest earners. This book has thirteen chapters, eliminating the introductory overview chapter, on income disparity, poverty, and economic well-being. These chapters were authored by academics who publish articles on these issues on a regular basis. The literature on these issues is substantial, and research interest in these topics has a long history. Furthermore, it is fairly unusual for academics’ viewpoints on these subjects to disagree. In light of this, the subjects of the articles may best be regarded as representing the contributors’ different viewpoints. Graduate students and professional researchers will also find these guides an excellent contribution to supplemental teaching in economic fields, especially labor economics, macroeconomics, and economic policies.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez, Gökmen Kantar and Gözde Ersöz

This book investigates how digitalization has affected entrepreneurship, labour markets, financial markets, and women’s empowerment, underlining the opportunity it presents for a more inclusive and equal society. It explores how technology changes and creates gender, and the transformational potential it has for questioning conventional concepts of gender, drawing on the theories and critiques of cyberfeminism. The contributors discuss how women’s agency and power in establishing emancipated cyberspaces are critically impacted by cyberfeminist conceptions of technical growth. Therefore, the volume sheds light on how technology may be a tool for women’s empowerment and emancipation as well as how it might sustain current power imbalances and gender inequities by exploring cyberfeminism. The nexus of gender and technology is explored in depth by examining the connections between gendered, classed, and digital activities. In addition, this book looks at how technology may either support current power relations or provide disadvantaged people with a chance to question and disrupt them.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Ufuk Bingöl

This book covers deep researches from different perspectives and disciplines upon Covid-19 pandemic impacts on social, legal, economic, cultural issues by successful and expert researchers in their field. In this book, different and rigorous analyses of all areas influenced by Covid-19 researches were made in order to be one of the emerging reliable sources about the Covid-19 literature with various dimensions.

Edited by

Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Gözde Ersöz

This book looks at how sport and sports organisations have had to innovate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Against a backdrop of lockdowns, empty stadia and a fast-moving public health crisis, the book presents fascinating case studies of innovation and crisis management in sport, with valuable lessons to be learned for preparedness and resilience in future crises. The book explores how managerial processes have evolved during the pandemic in areas as diverse as sports communication, youth sport, sports events, esports, sports tourism, and physical activity, in both professional and community settings. It considers the fundamental importance of technology as a tool of innovation, and considers how different stakeholder groups, from governing bodies to athletes to fans, have developed new pathways of engagement and what that might mean for the future development of the sport industry.

This book is fascinating reading for any student, researcher, practitioner or policy maker looking to better understand this profound moment in the history of sport and society, and to anybody with an interest in key themes in sport business and management, such as innovation, crisis management or consumer behaviour.

Edited by

Meral Uzunöz Altan, Meltem İnce Yenilmez, Oğuzhan Altınkoz, Sinem Bağçe

Critics contend that identity economics overemphasizes social identities as drivers of economic activity, potentially obscuring other elements including personal preferences, incentives, and market pressures. Identity-related notions are challenging to measure and quantify meaningfully and rigorously, which is one of the most common criticisms. Identity economics has long been debated by economic scientists and practitioners, but it is still considered to be in its infancy, which also draws attention to the absence of a clear consensus and solid empirical support. This book fills that gap by providing an in-depth analysis of the main claims made in favour of identity economics.

It explores the reliability of identity-based explanations, the difficulties with measurement and quantification, concerns about overgeneralization and essentialism, the function of economic institutions, policy implications, a lack of agreement and empirical evidence, and considerations of intersectionality and multidimensionality. The book considers three interrelated aims. Firstly, it familiarizes readers with the concept of Identity Economics. Secondly, and essentially, it persuades a larger audience of the relevance and creativity of this sector, and thirdly, it advocates for the applicability of the approach to the field of knowledge. The focus of the examination centres around these three objectives. Few would argue that identity impacts our decisions but given that solid theory is predicated on good abstraction, the real question is whether we lose anything by excluding identity from the theory.

The book skilfully weaves together the literature from several disciplines including regional, gender, labour, social areas of studies, thus academics, students, and researchers in these fields will find the individual contributions useful for their respective areas of study.