Department of Management
2005 May-2013 January Associate Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of Management
1997 December-2005 May Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of Management
1988-1991 Research Assistant, Boğaziçi University, Department of Management
2006-2010 Graduate level courses/seminars on Critical Studies in Management, Qualitative Methods in Organization Studies, Contemporary Approaches to Organizations, Institutional Governance, Boğaziçi University
2006 fall Lecturer in special topics course on Risk Perception and Disasters, undergraduate project based class, Boğaziçi University
2002 spring Lecturer in Global Aspects of Management module in Executive MBA Program, Boğaziçi University; advisor to Executive MBA term projects in management and organization
2001 fall-2005 Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and Design module in Executive MBA Program, Boğaziçi University
2000 fall- Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour in MBA at
2001 spring Management Department, Bilgi University
2001 spring Lecturer in Professional Services Management at Management Department, Bilgi University
2000 fall Lecturer in Managing Globalization and Knowledge in Engineering and Technology Management Master’s Program, Industrial Engineering Department, Boğaziçi University
1998-2008 Advisor to Master’s degree term projects in management and organization, Boğaziçi University
1998 fall Lecturer in International Marketing in MBA Program, Yeditepe University
1996-current Lecturer in Management and Organization, Organization Theory and Behaviour, Business Policy at undergraduate and graduate programs, Boğaziçi University
1996 summer Lecturer in Business Organization and Management for the International Business Degree of Berkeley College, NY., Distance Learning Program
1994 spring/fall Lecturer for tutorial groups in the course “Managing Organizations”, University of Bradford Management Centre, England
1993 spring/fall Lecturer for tutorial groups in the course 'Understanding Organizations', University of Bradford Management Centre, England
(Çağdaş Organizasyon Analizi: Aktörler ve Kurumlar) Executive MBA Program, Boğaziçi University
ADEX 527 Knowledge Based Management and Organizations
(Bilgiye Dayalı Yönetim ve Örgütler)
ADEX 528 Global Aspects of Management
(Yönetimde Küresel Boyutlar) Engineering and Technology Management Graduate Program, Boğaziçi University
ETM 588 Special Topics in ETM: Management of Globalization and Knowledge
(Küreselleşme ve Bilginin Yönetimi)
2012-current Committee member for revision of Management Department Graduate programs
2004-2008 Committee member for evaluating Management Department Doctoral Degree applicants
2002-2004 Vice-chair, Institute of the Social Sciences, Boğaziçi University
2001-current Founding committee member for the Centre for Disaster Management (CENDIM)
2006-2008 Associate professors’ representative on the Executive Board of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
2001-2004 Assistant professors’ representative on the Board of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
2000-2006 Economics and Administrative Sciences faculty representative on the Board of the Institute of the Social Sciences
2000-2005 Member of University Scholarship Policy Board
1998-2000 Founding committee member for the Centre for European Studies,
1998-2004 Committee member for evaluating Management Department Master’s Degree applicants
1998-2000 Committee member for evaluating and developing Undergraduate management degree program
1996-2008 Advisor to Management Department Master’s Degree entrants
1997 & 2001 Committee member for evaluating research assistantship applicants
1997-2005 Appointed as the Economics and Administrative Sciences faculty representative at the University Scholarship Committee
1997 November Appointed interview committee member for AISEC exchange program
Organization theory, critical management studies, storytelling perspective of organizing, organizational sensemaking in disaster management, risk perception in organizations, innovative management research methods.
1997 "Managerial Interpretation of Decision Opportunities: A Study of its Consequences for the Momentum of Action in Contrasting Organizations", Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bradford Management Centre, England.
Kantur, D. and İşeri Say, A. (forthcoming) (accepted for publication in 2012) “Organizational context and firm-level entrepreneurship: A multiple-case analysis”, Journal of Organizational Change Management. (SSCI)
Kantur, D. and İşeri Say, A. (forthcoming) (accepted for publication in 2012) “Organizational resilience: An integrative framework”, Journal of Management and Organization. (SSCI)
İşeri Say, A., Toker, A. and Kantur, D. (2008), “Do popular management techniques improve performance? Evidence from large businesses in Turkey”, Journal of Management Development, Special Issue “Transition in the age of anxiety: The Turkish case”, M. Demirbağ and E. Tatoğlu (eds) vol. 27, no. 7: 660-677. (Citations: Google Scholar 2)
Erçek, M. and İşeri Say A. (2008) “Discursive ambiguity, professional networks, and peripheral contexts: The translation of Total Quality Management in Turkey, 1991-2002”, International Studies of Management and Organization, Winter 2008-2009 issue vol. 38, no.4: 78-99. (Citations: Google Scholar 2)
İşeri Say, A., İnelmen, K. and Kabasakal, H. (2005) “Örgütlü katılım ve afet yönetimi etkileşimi” (Interaction between organized participation and disaster management), Marmara Üniversitesi SBE “Öneri” Dergisi, vol. 6, no. 23: 9-18. (Citations: SCIE 1)
İnelmen, K., İşeri Say, A. and Kabasakal, H. (2004) “Participation lethargy in disaster preparedness organizations within the framework of a Turkish CBO”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 24, no. 10/11: 130-158. (Citations: SSCI 1, Google Scholar 4)
Karabatı, S. and İşeri Say, A. (2005) “Relating work values to societal values: Evidence from the Turkish business context”, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol.12, no. 2: 85-108. (SSCI) (Citations: SSCI 4, Google Scholar 3)
Aleskerov, F., İşeri Say, A., Toker, A., Akın, H. L. and Altay, G. (2005) “A cluster based decision support system for estimating earthquake damage and casualties”, Disasters, vol.29, no. 3: 255-276. (SSCI) (Citations: SSCI 5, SCI 3, SCIE 2, CPCI-SSH 1, CPCI-S 1, Google Scholar 9)
Asugman, G. and İşeri Say, A. (2002) “Relating cultural value dimensions to consumer power: The case of Turkey’s transition”, Journal of Euromarketing, vol.12, no. 2: 29-53. (Citations: Google Scholar 1)
İşeri, A. and Demirbağ, M. (1999) “Overcoming stereotyping: Beyond the cultural approach”, Middle East Business Review, vol. 3, no. 1:1-21. (Citations: SSCI 4)
(A total of 14 SSCI, 3 SCI, 3 SCI-Expanded, 1 CPCI-SSH, 1 CPCI-S, and 21 Google Scholar citations, listed without overlap, that is, 43 citations in separate works. No self-citations have been included. A detailed list of citations is provided on page 8.)
Toker, A., İşeri Say, A., Çolak-Erol, N. (2008) “Cember.Net” in Cases on information technology entrepreneurship, (Editors): Jose A. Medina-Garrido, Salustiano Martinez-Fierro, and Jose Ruiz-Navarro, IGI Publishing, Hershey PA: 206-222. ISBN: 978-1-59904-612-9
Kabasakal, H., İşeri Say, A., İnelmen, K. (2008) “Türkiye’de afet yönetiminin yapısı” (Bölüm 7) Afet ve İnsan: 1999 Marmara depreminin yansımaları, G. Okman Fişek ve H. Kabasakal (derleyen), Boğaziçi University Press., Istanbul: 127-135. ISBN: 978-975-6193-87-7
Kabasakal, H., İşeri Say, A., İnelmen, K. (2008) “Özet, sonuçlar ve uygulamalar” (Bölüm 11) Afet ve İnsan: 1999 Marmara depreminin yansımaları, G. Okman Fişek ve H. Kabasakal (derleyen), Boğaziçi University Press, Istanbul: 199-216. ISBN: 978-975-6193-87-7
İşeri, A. (2001) “Translating globalization: Minding the minds”, IABD Business Research Yearbook – Global Business Perspectives, J. Biberman and A. Alkhafaji (eds.), McNaughton & Gunn Inc.: Saline, Michigan, vol. 8: 573-576. ISBN: 1-889754-05-6
İşeri, A. (2000) “A story: of banks and nomads”, IABD Business Research Yearbook – Global Business Perspectives, J. Biberman and A. Alkhafaji (eds.), McNaughton & Gunn Inc.: Saline, Michigan, vol. 7 : 619-623. ISBN: 1-889754-04-8
Publications In Proceedings
İşeri, A. and Furman B. (2000) “From intangibility to fictionalisation: Tales of the consultancy world and work”, in Proceedings of the Conference on Organizational Discourse:Word-views, Work-views, World-views, 26-28 July, London, C. Combes, D. Grant, T. Keenoy, and C. Oswick (eds.): 121. ISBN 1 900089 04 1
İşeri A. (1998) “Ruptures and overlaps in interpretation”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Organizational Discourse: Pretexts, Subtexts, Contexts, 29-31 July, London, C. Combes, D. Grant, T. Keenoy, and C. Oswick (eds.): 159. ISBN 1-900089-03-3
Publications In Proceedings
Kantur, D. and İşeri Say, A. (2012), “Örgütsel girişimcilik: Dönüşümcü lider ve örgütsel mimarinin rolü” Proceedings of the 20th National Management and Organization Congress, 24-26 May, İzmir: 319-323. ISBN: 978-975-441-367-0
Kantur, D. and İşeri Say, A. (2011) “Örgütsel girişimcilik: Kavramın anlamlandırılması ve örgütsel etkenler ile olan ilişkisi üzerine bir çalışma”, in Proceedings of the 19th National Management and Organization Congress, 26-28 May, Çanakkale: 29-33. ISBN: 978-9944-769-67-9
Kantur, D. and İşeri Say, A. (2010), “1980 sonrası örgütsel girişimcilik alanı ve yaklaşımları: Ayrışan içerikler ve örtüşen kavramlar”, in Proceedings of the 18th National Management and Organization Congress, 20-22 May, Adana: 473-480. ISBN: 978-975-487-169-2
Kantur, D., Toker, A. and İşeri Say, A. (2006) “Türk iş dünyasında kullanılan yönetim tekniklerinin örgüt performansına etkileri” (The effect of management tools and techniques on organizational performance in the Turkish business environment), in Proceedings of the 14th National Management and Organization Congress, 25-27 May, Erzurum: 149-157. ISBN: 975-442-123-4
İşeri A. (1997) “Liderliğin örgütsel değişimi yönlendirmeye etkileri” (The influence of leadership on organizational change processes), Leadership in the 21st Century Symposium Proceedings, 5-6 June, Istanbul, volume 1: 53-57. ISBN 975-409-110-2
2007 “Organizational resilience: A conceptual integrative framework”, D. Kantur, A. İşeri Say, Institute of Social Sciences Research Paper Series, No: ISS-AD07-01, Boğaziçi University.
2003 “Afetlere hazırlık çalışmalarında durum tespiti: İstanbul-Batıköy örneği”, A. İşeri Say, K. İnelmen, H. Kabasakal, Institute of Social Sciences Research Paper Series, ISS-AD-2003/01, Boğaziçi University.
2003 “Participation lethargy in disaster preparedness organizations within the framework of an active CBO: The case of Gayrettepe-İstanbul”, K. İnelmen, A. İşeri Say, H. Kabasakal, L. Akarun, CENDIM Research Paper Series, CENDIM 2003-07, Boğaziçi Unv.
2002 “An investigation of low levels of participation in CBOs and NGOs for disaster preparedness and mitigation: The case of Mimarsinan-İstanbul”, A. İşeri Say, K. İnelmen, H. Kabasakal, L. Akarun, CENDIM Research Paper Series, CENDIM 2002-02, Boğaziçi University.
2000 “Afet yönetimi karar destek sistemi: Çeşitli deprem senaryoları kullanarak insan kaybı ve yaralanmalarının tahmin alt-sistemi”, F. Aleskerov, L. Akın, G. Altay, A. İşeri, A. Toker, Y. Şatır, B. Başaran, C. Kurtul, Institute of Social Sciences Research Paper Series, ISS-EC-00/06, Boğaziçi University. (published both in English and Turkish)
1999 “The evolution of consumer power based on cultural behavioral patterns: The case of Turkey”, G. Asugman, A. İşeri, Institute of Social Sciences Research Paper Series, ISS-AD-99/02, Boğaziçi University.
1999 “The extent of use and the influence of management ‘fashion’ techniques and concepts”, A. Toker, A. İşeri, Institute of Social Sciences Research Paper Series, ISS-AD-99/03, Boğaziçi University.
1993 "Deciding to venture into the organizational unknown", University of Bradford Management Centre Discussion Paper Series, Wilson N. (ed.), paper no: 9311.
2004 "Developing Civil Society: A Corporate Social Responsibility Project, ARGE Consulting", European Case Clearing House Collection, A. İşeri Say, H. Ener, Ö. Akkentli, S. Aras, no: 704-010-1.
2003 “Istanbul için Deprem Master Planı” (Earthquake Masterplan for Istanbul), prepared for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; Research team: Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University, Yıldız Technical University
2001 July “Osmaniye Earthquake Field Research Report”, prepared for American Red Cross by CENDIM (Center for Disaster Management) at Boğaziçi University; Research Team: G. Barbarosoğlu, G. Fişek, H. Kabasakal, A. İşeri, K. İnelmen, M. Aydoğdu
2000 September “Türkiye’de Yönetim Danışmanlığı Sektöründe Bir İnceleme: Danışman ve Müşteri Perspektifleri”, prepared for Yönetim Danışmanları Derneği by B. Furman, A. İşeri
2001 September “Yöneticinin yaşam stili”, Capital Dergisi. (interview)
2000 October “Yöneten ve yönetilene dair”, www.yenibir.com/danışman/şirketinizi tanıyın.
A total of 14 SSCI, 3 SCI, 3 SCI-Expanded, 1 CPCI-SSH, 1 CPCI-S, and 21 Google Scholar citations, listed without overlap, that is, 43 citations in separate works. No self-citations have been included.
Total number of citations : 43
ISI-Web of Knowledge citations : 22
Google Scholar citations : 21
ISI-Web of Knowledge
İşeri Say, Toker and Kantur (2008)
Erçek and İşeri Say (2008)
İşeri Say, İnelmen and Kabasakal (2005)
İnelmen, İşeri Say and Kabasakal (2004)
Karabatı and İşeri Say (2005)
Aleskerov, İşeri Say, Toker, Akın and Altay (2005)
Asugman and İşeri Say (2002)
İşeri and Demirbağ (1999)
2011 June 33th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, New York, USA, 8-11 June 2011, paper submitted “Understanding firm-level entrepreneurship:A study of exploring the construct and its relationship with contextual factors”, D. Kantur, A. İşeri Say (presented by D. Kantur)
2005 July 21st European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Berlin, 30 June-2 July 2005, paper submitted “Effects of discursive interactions and propagator networks on cross-border diffusion of management knowledge: Qualitative evidence from Turkish HRM and TQM discourses, 1991-2002” M. Erçek, A. İşeri Say (presented by M. Erçek)
2002 November INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Annual Meeting, November 2002, San Jose, USA.,Contributed Paper Session 24-S01 - Decision Support Systems, paper submitted “Decision support system for disaster management: A scenario approach for estimating earthquake casualties” F. Aleskerov, L. Akın, G. Altay, A. İşeri Say, A. Toker (presented by A. Toker)
2001 October Urban Risk Management for Natural Disasters, 25-26 October, 2001, Boğaziçi University, Workshop organized by Center for Disaster Management (CENDIM), Boğaziçi University, and Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR), Columbia University, paper submitted “Organization and communication systems for disaster management” K. İnelmen, H. Kabasakal, A. İşeri, L. Akarun
2000 December Conference on the Role of Media in the Consumption of Management Ideas in Europe, 1-3 December, 2000, Barcelona, paper submitted “Mediators of meaning: Role of popular media in promoting and managerial ideas and life styles” A. Süerdem, B. Furman, A. İşeri
2000 July 4th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, London, 26-28 July 2000; paper submitted “From intangibility to fictionalisation: Tales of the consultancy world and work” A. İşeri, B. Furman
2000 July 16th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Helsinki, 2-4 July 2000, paper submitted “Consultant – client interaction as precarious networking” A. İşeri, B. Furman and S. Karabatı, Subtheme: Dynamics of Profession-Dominated Organizational Fields.
2000 July 16th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Helsinki, 2-4 July 2000, paper submitted “Reconstructing the consultancy work: Clients’ interpretations” B. Furman, A. İşeri and S. Karabatı, Subtheme: The Impact of Managerial Knowledge on the Convergence of European Practices.
2000 July 18th SCOS Conference, 5-7 July 2000, Athens, Pre-Modern Legacies for a Postmodern Millenium, paper submitted “Akhi-ism: A critical perspective” S. Yardımcı, A. İşeri
2000 March 12th Annual IABD Conference, Critical Postmodern Organization Theory Track, Las Vegas, 30 March-2 April 2000, paper submitted “A story of banks and nomads”
1999 September Conference and Workshop on Knowledge and Professional Firms, University of Alberta (joined international research group studying Global Business Advisory Firms) (attendance only)
1999 July 15th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Warwick, paper submitted “Improvising on improvisation as ego-enhancing tool”, and Co-convenor of Subtheme on “Improvisation and Creativity in Organizations”
1998 July 3rd International Conference on Organizational Discourse, London, paper submitted “Ruptures and overlaps in interpretation”
1998 July 14th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Maastricht, paper submitted "Top managers' interpretive dispositions as determinants of strategic choice"
1997 July 13th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Budapest, paper submitted "Contrasting interpretations of opportunities for change"
1997 June Symposium on "Leadership in the 21st Century", Istanbul, paper submitted "The influence of leadership on organizational change processes" (Liderliğin örgütsel değişimi yönlendirmeye etkileri)
1996 August XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montréal, paper submitted "Personality and written communication in changing organizations" A. Broadfield, A. İşeri (published as meeting abstract in International Journal of Psychology, 1996, vol.31(3-4): 24133-24133, (SSCI)
1995 July 12th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Istanbul, paper submitted "Avoiding uncertainty avoidance: Interpreting the timing of organizational actions"
1993 July 11th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Paris, paper submitted "Deciding to venture into the organizational unknown"
1992 September British Academy of Management (BAM), Bradford, paper submitted "Overcoming stereotyping: Beyond the cultural approach" A. İşeri, M. Demirbağ
1991 September British Academy of Management (BAM), Bath, doctoral workshop presentation "Managerial interpretation in top management teams"
1991 June Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS), Copenhagen (attendance only)
2009-2011 Firm level entrepreneurial process: The analysis of corporate culture and leadership (BAP 09HC103) (project leader) (A. İşeri Say, D. Kantur)
2002-2005 Principles and models of dynamic systems complexity across disciplinary boundaries (BAP 02R102) (project team member)
2001-2003 Authority and communication systems for disaster management: An integrated model (BAP 01R105) (project team member) (L. Akarun, H. Kabasakal, A. İşeri)
1999-2003 The extent of use and the influence of management “fashion” techniques and concepts (BAP 99C203) (project team member) (A. Toker, A. İşeri)
2002-2003 Disaster management plan for istanbul (prepared jointly by BÜ-YTÜ-İTÜ-ODTÜ for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) (project team member)
Ph.D. Theses, Boğaziçi University
(in progress) The Role of Investor Firms (with an emphasis on Private Equity Funds) on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Turkey (by Zeren Oray)
2010 A Method of Evaluation of the Relationship between Safety Management and Overall Safety Performance in the Construction Industry (by Tamer Metinsoy) (co-supervisor Professor Gülay Altay, Civil Engineering)
2010 Understanding Firm-Level Entrepreneurship: A Study of Exploring the Construct and Its Relationship with Contextual Factors (by Deniz Kantur) (Received Best Dissertation Award )
2004 The Influence of Individual Values on Managerial Practices: Implications for the Turkish Business Context (by Serdar Karabatı)
2004 The Diffusion and Institutionalization of Professional Personnel/Human Resources Management Discourse in Turkey: A Narrative Approach, 1900-1999 (by Mehmet Erçek)
Master Theses*, Boğaziçi University
(*BU Management Department has Master Degree Term Projects) 2008 A Comparative Analysis of Management/HR Practices Reflected as Media Discourse
2005 State of the Art in Management Technologies in Large Organizations
2005 Appropriateness and Feasibility of Computer Based Testing in Turkey
2003 Use of Management Technologies in Service Organizations –Financial Sector
2002 Comprehensive Review of Organizational Change Models
2000 Pre-modern Organizational Models: Akhi-ism
1999 Influence of Use of Electronic Mail on Distribution of Power in Organizations
Executive MBA Term Projects Supervision, Boğaziçi University
2001-2007 Various practice oriented term projects in areas of organizational change, design, decision making
Academy of Management
European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS)
Standing Conference for Organizational Symbolism (SCOS)
Center for Disaster Management (CENDIM), Boğaziçi University (founding member)
Journal of Organizational Change Management (SSCI) 2000-
Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science – TAMARA 2000-
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi İİBF Dergisi 2006
Journal of Organizational Change Management (SSCI)
Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science – TAMARA
Human Relations (SSCI)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi İİBF Dergisi
Yönetim Araştırmaları Dergisi
Co-convenor for Subtheme on “Improvisation and Creativity in Organizations” at 15th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, 1999, Warwick, U.K. (with M. Wood)
Co-convenor for Subtheme on “Organization Operating at the Extreme ” at 25th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, 2009, Barcelona, Spain. (with B. Sullivan-Taylor and P. Véry)
1990-2000 Executive Training programs in areas of organizational behaviour and design, and Executive Training seminars at various corporate levels in managerial and organizational topics (leadership, communication, executive skills), and restructuring design consultancy projects at organizations such as banks, local authorities, foreign high schools.
1994 May Seminar on 'how to handle difficult people', Bradford, England (participated)
1993 February Residential workshop on 'group skills', Borwick Hall, England (participated)
1999-2000 academic year Ranked in the top three for the Teacher Award in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Boğaziçi University
1993-1995 Doctoral scholarship from The Higher Education Council (YÖK)
1990-1991 academic year FCO award from The British Council
1989-1990 academic year Scholarship from Koç Education Foundation
1988-1989 academic year Scholarship from Koç Education Foundation
1985-1986 academic year Scholarship from Uni-Lever
1987-1988 academic year Completed Master's program coursework with G.P.A. 3.81, ranking first in class and transferred to Ph.D. program
1986-1987 academic year Graduated as High Honour student with G.P.A. 3.58, ranking second in class