Academic Staff

cem-beharProf. Cem Behar
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Professor Cem Behar received his B.A., M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in Economics and Demography for the University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He has taught in the University of Paris, at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) the University of Washington (Seattle) and Northwestern University. He has served as Head of the Economics Dept. for long years and also as Vice-Rector (Provost) at Boğaziçi University. His areas of specialization are the Economics of Population and Historical Demography. His secondary interest area is Ottoman/Turkish Classical music, also an area in which he has very widely published.

Affiliated Prof. Hüseyin Leblebici
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Hüseyin Leblebici is Merle H. and Virginia Downs Boren Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Business Administration.  He received his MBA and PhD in organizational behavior from University of Illinois.  He teaches courses and conducts research dealing with macro organizational behavior, particularly with organizational design, inter-organizational relations, and organizational forms.

ozlem-sandikciProf. Özlem Sandıkcı Türkdoğan (Department Chair, Management)                    School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Özlem Sandıkcı Türkdoğan received a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University and an MBA degree from Birmingham University, UK. She completed her Ph.D. in Marketing at the Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1999. From 2000 to 2013 she worked at the Faculty of Business Administration, Bilkent University. Her research addresses religion-consumption-markets interaction, modernity-identity-consumption dynamics, and branding strategies in emerging markets. Her work is published in journals including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Business Research, Marketing Theory, Business History Review, Journal of Consumer Behavior, and Fashion Theory and in several books. In 2003, she received the Franco Nicosia ACR Competitive Paper Award and in 2012 the Emerald Literati Network “Highly Commended Paper” Award. She was a visiting professor at York University, Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada and Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

nihat-erdogmusProf. Nihat Erdoğmuş
Graduate School of Business

He graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Psychology in 1992. He earned MS degree in Organizational Behavior from İstanbul University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree in Management and Organization from Sakarya University in 1998. His academic interests are career planning and development, cognitive mapping, developmental experiences for managers and entrepreneurs, management development, succession planning, dual ladder careers.

aslihan-nasirProf. Aslıhan Nasır
Graduate School of Business

Aslıhan Nasır graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Economics(in English) and earned her MBA degree from Istanbul University in International Management. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Marketing from Bogazici University, Department of Management, in 2004. Her academic interests are consumer behavior, brand management, marketing of high-tech products & innovations, and e-marketing.

Prof. Türker BaşTürker Baş
Graduate School of Business

Türker Baş who was born in 1971 has worked at various institutions of the public sector both as a manager and a consultant. He has taught at Galatasaray University and Strategic Research Institute for long years. Now he serves as head of Health Administration Department at Sakarya University.  His research and teaching interests focus on organizational behavior and human resource management.

enes-eryarsoyAssoc. Prof. Enes Eryarsoy (Department Chair, Management Information Systems)
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Enes Eryarsoy received his Ph.D. degree from Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in 2005, and his B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from ITU in 2001. Before joining İstanbul Şehir University he worked as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Florida, and as assistant professor at Sabanci University. He also spent 6 months as a visiting researcher at MIT, and earned Associate Professor title from Turkish Higher Educational Council in 2012.

Research interests: Information sciences, business analytics, and operations research.

mehmet-ercekAssoc. Prof. Mehmet Erçek
Graduate School of Business

Mehmet Erçek holds a BSc degree(summa cum laude) in Management Engineering  from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), as well as an MBA from Bogaziçi University. He obtained his PhD degree from  Bogazici University in 2004 on Management Studies. In his thesis he examined historical evolution of HRM discourse and practices in Turkey. He is currently an associate professor of Management & Organizations at the Department of Management Engineering, ITU. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, CA and State University of New York, NY.  He taught for various undergraduate and graduate programs of ITU Management Engineering Department, for ITU Executive MBA program and MBA programs of Kadir Has University and Bahcesehir University. His reserach interests include organizational change and design, governance systems and strategic management practices of business groups, adoption and diffusion of management innovations and comparative institutional analysis. He led two-year nation-wide research project on the adoption and use of management innovations, including TQM, Lean Manufacturing, Balanced Scorecard and Six Sigma initiatives. His publications appeared in various international and national academic outlets.

Apart from his academic career, Mehmet Erçek has participated in various consultancy and training projects, conducted for a numerous public and private organizations. He also participated in various industrial training programs, usually for strategic planning and management topics. He also held various administrative positions in the ITU, such as leading the Executive MBA program, carrying out the role of vice department head (responsible for accreditation and academic affairs), and membership to the executive board of Management Faculty. Mehmet is married with two children.

nagihan_comez_sonAssoc. Prof. Nagihan Çömez Dolgan
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Nagihan Çömez Dolgan completed her B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering at Bogazici University. She received an M.S. degree in Supply Chain Management in 2005 and a Ph.D. degree in Management Science in 2007 from The University of Texas at Dallas.  Between 2007 and 2014 she worked as a faculty member at Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration. Her research work focuses mainly within the supply chain coordination framework. Within this framework, particularly she has been working on inventory transshipment policies, joint inventory-pricing decisions, inventory planning coordination in mergers, and rent contract policies between co-stores. Her work have been published in international journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics, and European Journal of Operational Research. She a recipient of Prof. Dr. Orhan Karacadağ Junior Faculty Award in 2003 at Bilkent University Faculty of Business Administration. She is offering courses on operations management, supply chain management, management science, business consulting models, and statistics in undergraduate and graduate levels.

mustafa-ozelAssist. Prof. Mustafa Özel
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University in 1980 and his graduate and doctoral studies at the Department of Economics at Marmara University. He is one of the founders of the Foundation for Sciences and Arts and is currently the Chairman of the foundation. He has worked extensively as an executive and consultant in the banking, foreign trade and industrial sectors.

gokcen-olcayAssist. Prof. Gökçen Arkalı Olcay
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Completed undergraduate and graduate educations in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University and Southern Illinois University, respectively. She obtained her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2009. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Management at Prairie View A&M University in 2009 and 2010. Her research interests lie in the areas of R&D and IT Management and Technology Management.

abdullah-sahinAssist. Prof. Muhammed Abdullah Şahin
Graduate School of Business

He earned a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.A. degree in Management from Boğaziçi University. He returned to the Academia after working as a mechanical engineer in the private sector in Turkey. He earned an M.A. degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut. He is currently working on derivatives pricing, asset pricing and Islamic finance.

erkan-erdemirAssist. Prof. Erkan Erdemir (Department Chair, Entrepreneurship)
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Erkan Erdemir graduated from the Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in 1996. He received his master’s degree in organization theory from the Osmangazi University in 2000, and his Ph.D. degree in human resource management from the Anadolu University in 2007. He spent a year at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business as a visiting researcher for his post-doctoral project on neo-institutional theory between 2010 and 2011. Dr. Erdemir’s research and teaching interests focus on organization theory and human resource management.

funda_ozer_Assist. Prof. Funda Özer
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Funda Özer received her BA degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University. She worked at Financial Times, Turkey as project coordinator between 1997-1998. From 1998 to 2006 she worked in the managerial positions of retail banking sales departments of leading banks in Turkey. She received her Masters degree in Organizational Behavior from Marmara University in 2011. Since 2014, she has been working as consultant&trainee for private and public institutions in Tubitak-Tüsside. She received her PhD degree in Management and Organization from Marmara University in 2016. Her research interests are social capital, network theory, corporate culture and social idendity.

Assist. Prof. Mustafa Sayımmustafa_sayim_r
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Mustafa Sayım completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Hacettepe University. He had a DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration) in finance, a MBA in finance and a MIBA (Masters of International Business) in international business. He taught finance classes since 2009 online and onsite at Colorado States University-Global Campus, Webster University and others. His teaching assignments over the past couple years have been a combination of Financial Management, International Financial Management, Investments, International Banking, and Financial and Managerial Accounting courses at undergraduate and graduate level.

In addition, he has an experience working at public and private organizations.  He established two LLCs (Limited Liability Company) operating in the high-tech industry and food. He had performed the job as a partner/CFO for those entities.

His primary research interest is in behavioral finance. The biggest challenge the scholars and practitioners facing is how to price financial assets. The traditional financial theories failed to explain why the fundamental value deviates from market prices. Significant advances have taken place in the understanding of the return generating process during the last two decades. In particular, the notion of the rational investor on which much of modern finance theory rests is no longer sacrosanct, therefore, behavioral approaches are now considered legitimate in explaining asset pricing. His work has been published in international journals such as Review of Behavioral Finance, Global Finance Journal and International Journal of Emerging Markets.

ali-coskunAssist. Prof. Ali Çoşkun
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Ali Coşkun graduated from İstanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1997. He attended the MBA Program in Bogazici University. In Fall 2004, he was accepted to Ph.D. Program in Management Science with Accounting and Information Management concentration at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He received his Master of Science degree in Accounting and Information Management in 2006 and his Ph.D. degree in Accounting and Information Management in 2009 from UTD.

Assist. Prof. Candan Karlıtekincandan-karlitekin
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

He graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics. He then, completed his graduate studies in The State University of New York at Albany culminating to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. He chaired the boards of Development Bank of Turkey and Turkish Airlines. International finance, business administration, corporate law and corporate governance are main areas of his interest.

talat-icozInst. Talat İçöz
Graduate School of Business

He graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Business Administration Department. He completed his MA in the City and Regional Planning Department of the same University. His areas of interest are local and international business circles.

yuce-zereyInst. Yüce Zerey
Graduate School of Business

He obtained his B.A. in Economics from İstanbul Bilgi University and his B.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics. He completed his graduate studies at the Department of Economics of Marmara University and completed his MBA at İstanbul Bilgi University. He worked at Ülker, Turkish Airlines and Coca-Cola Company in Turkey. His work particularly focuses on Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Marketing Trends.