Forum's President

Nakiye Avdan Boyacıgiller

Dean of Faculty of Management

Dr. Boyacıgiller earned her doctorate at the Haas School at the University of California, Berkeley, her MBA from the Anderson School at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her BA degree from Boğaziçi University. Before joining Sabancı, Dr. Boyacıgiller spent 18 years as Professor of International Management at San Jose State University in California. Her current research funded by the National Science Foundation, is a study of organization culture and human resource management practices in multinational corporations and their influence on corporate performance (with S. Beechler, S. Taylor and O. Levy). She also recently edited a book titled Crossing Cultures: Insights from Master Teachers (with R. Goodman and M. Phillips). Her work has appeared in numerous journals and research compendiums, including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Research in Organizational Behavior, and International Business: An Emerging Vision, among others. An active member of several professional organizations, Boyacıgiller has held leadership positions in both the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business and sits on six editorial boards. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship and teaching including, the San Jose State University College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Professor Award (2001), the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management (1994), and the Dean's Faculty Excellence Award (1989). She has taught at the Anderson School at UCLA, the Haas School at University of California, Berkeley, the Stockholm School of Economics' Institute of International Business, Bilkent University, and Boğaziçi University.