Date: October 19, 2007
Present rank: Assistant Professor of Management
Faculty of Management - Sabancı University
Office: FMAN 1015
Phone: (0216) 483 97 12
Fax: (0216) 483 96 99
1991 Ph.D. (Organization and Strategy) : Istanbul University, Istanbul
2. WORK EXPERIENCE
Academic Work Experience:
Non-academic Work Experience:
2000-2002 Director of Global Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Member of Executive Committee,
Courses Taught at Sabancı University:
2007-2008 Strategic Management, MBA
Administrative Positions within University:
Professional and Public Services outside University:
Editor/Editorial board memberships in scientific journals:
2006 Guest Editor of Corporate Governance, an International Review, Vol. 14, No.4
2007 Thunderbird International Business Review
Organizer/Coordinator of Academic Conferences:
2007 Chair and coordinator of International Conference on Corporate Governance in
Session Chair/ Program Committee Member in Academic Conferences:
2000 Member, European Corporate Governance Institute
- Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies, relationship between corporate governance attributes and economic development, competitiveness and firm performance
Ararat, Melsa, (2007); Drivers for CSR, The Case for Turkey, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, forthcoming
Ararat, Melsa; Uğur, Mehmet (2006): Does macroeconomic performance affect corporate governance. In: Corporate Governance, Vol.14 (4): 325-339.
Ararat, Melsa; Yurtoğlu, B. Burçin (2006): Corporate governance in Turkey: An introduction to the special issue 1. In: Corporate Governance, Vol.14 (4): 201-206.
Ararat, Melsa; Ugur, Mehmet, (2004), Imperfect Information and Corporate Governance: Some Policy Implications, Global Business and Economics Review, Anthology 2003, pp. 192-203
Ararat, Melsa; Ugur, Mehmet (2004), Corporate Governance in Turkey: An Overview and Some Policy Recommendations. In: Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Vol 3(1): 58-75,
Chapters in Books:
Ararat, Melsa; Uğur Mehmet (2007): Turkey, Corporate Governance at the
Ararat, Melsa (2006): La gouvernance corporative en Turquie. In : Naciri, Ahmed Naciri:
Ararat, Melsa; Yurtoglu, B.Burcin (2006):Corporate Governance and Competitiveness.
Ararat, Melsa; Taboğlu, Esin; Şener, Burcu (2006): v-NET: a Case of Family Owned
Ararat, Melsa (2005): Social Responsibility in a State-Dependent Business System. In Habishch, Jonker, Wegner, Schmidpeter (eds.): Corporate Social Responsibility across Europe, Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, Chap. 19, 247-61
Ararat, Melsa (2004): Turkey. In Chris Pierce (ed.): International Corporate Governance, a Definite Guide, IOD Publications, London
Ararat, Melsa (2004): Turkey. In George Dallas (ed.), Governance and Risk, London and New York: McGraw Hill, Chap. 18-6, 511-16
Ararat, Melsa; Ugur, Mehmet (2005): Corporate Governance at Crossroads. In
Ararat, Melsa (2004): Seffaflik ve Kurumsal Yonetim. In ISSMMO Accounting Audit Symposium on Impact of Globalisation on the Profession of Accounting , and Protection of Society's Interests Antalya, Turkey
Papers Submitted and Under Review:
Ararat, Melsa; Yurtoglu,Burcin (2007): Different approaches to differentiating better governed Firms in BOVESPA and ISE
Ararat, Melsa (2006): Corporate social responsibility across Middle East and North Africa.
Research in Progress
Ararat, Melsa; Orbay, Hakan, Yurtoglu, B.Burcin (2007): Board composition of listed Firms in ISE and firm performance
Ararat, Melsa; Bayazit, Mahmut (2007): From Social Compliance to Corporate Social Responsibility; the Case of Social Standards Roundtable in Ready Made Clothing Sector
Ararat, Melsa, Orbay, Hakan (2006): Corporate Governance in Turkey, implications for growth and investments. In World Bank Investment Climate Assessment Report Survey
Ararat, Melsa ; Balic, Amra (2007). Corporate Governance: Turkish Transparency and Disclosure Survey Report, Standard and Poor's, forthcoming
Ararat, Melsa; Balic, Amra (2006). Corporate Governance: Turkish Transparency and Disclosure Survey Report, Standard and Poor's, available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org and accessible via www.governance.standardandpoors.com
Ararat, Melsa; IIF Task Force (2005). Corporate Governance in Turkey, an Investor Perspective, International Institute of Finance, Washington D.C.
Ararat, Melsa; Balic, Amra; Bradley, Nick (2005). Transparency and Disclosure of Turkish Firms, Survey Report, Standard and Poor's, accessible via www.governance.standardandpoors.com
Ararat, Melsa (2006); Emerging Markets, 2006 Yearbook of ICGN, Washington D.C.
Ararat, Melsa (2005); Turkey, 2005 yearbook of ICGN, London
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Controlling Shareholders and Allocation of Power. 4th International Conference on Corporate Governance, Birmingham, 3 July 2006.
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Owner Dominated Boards and Allocation of Power; Affect on Corporate Governance. 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economic, Izmir, June 2006.
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Corporate Social Responsibility across MENA Region. Middle East and North Africa Development Forum - 5, Beirut, April 2006.
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Social Responsibility in Turkey. Middle East and North Africa Development Forum 5, Beirut, April 2006.
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. EU's corporate governance action plan and implications for Turkey. Turkey Internal Auditors Institute's Annual Conference, Istanbul, October 2006.
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation. 2nd Corporate Governance Conference, Istanbul, 9th May 2006.
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Corporate Governance at Crossroads. 1st International Conference on Business, Management and Economics , Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey, 16-19 June 2005
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Regulatory Corporate Governance Reforms and Corporate Response. Inaugural Conference of Moroccan Corporate Governance Centre, University of Business, Casablanca, Morocco, 8th April 2005
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Opportunities and Constrains in CG Reforms. World Corporate Governance Council's 6th International Conference, London, UK, 12-13th May 2005
Ararat, Melsa, Assistant Professor. Emerging Markets and Corporate Governance
Industry Relations/Consulting Projects:
Ararat, Melsa (2006): Moderator for Textile Sector Round Table on Social Standards
Ararat, Melsa (2006): Management Development Program for Arkas
Ararat, Melsa (2004): Corporate Governance Review and Assessment for Sabanci Holding
4. AWARDS/ HONORS/ RESEARCH GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIP
Year Name of the institution, "Name of the honor/grant/award", City, Country
Euro 2,000,000 (157,000 Euro for Sabanci University) - Steering Committee Member, European Commission, 2005- 2008
Euro 7,000 - Team Member, "Transparency and Disclosure Study and assessment of Turkcell" , Turkcell, 2006
USD 10,000 - Member of OC, " International Conference on Family Firm and Corporate Governance", World Bank, 2003
Euro 80,000 - Project director. "Corporate Governance Forum", TUSIAD, 2002-2003