Zeynep Aycan

Professor

Koç Holding Chair of Management and Strategy

  • Koc University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
  • zaycan@ku.edu.tr
  • 90(212) 338 1353
  • 90(212) 338 3760

Education

Academic and Administrative Positions

Visiting Researcher

  • Bordeaux School of Management, France2002

  • Tartu School of Economics, Estonia2004

  • Aston Business School, UK2005

  • IESE Business School, Spain2005

  • Renmin University of China, Department of Psychology2012-2013

  • Harvard University2014

Awards & Recognitions

  • Management and Leadership Book of the Year Award, Chartered Management Institute2015

    http://zeynepaycan.net/doc/zeynep_aycan_award.pdf

    Awarded to a book for excellence in writing in management and leadership. “Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context” (Aycan, Kanungo, Mendonca) was the receipient of this award in 2015.

  • TUBITAK Science Award2014

    http://oduller.tubitak.gov.tr/

    Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. The highest recognition of scientific achievements in Turkey awarded to scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of universal science.

  • Elected Fellow, Association for Psychological Sciences (APS)2013

    http://www.siop.org/siop_fellows.aspx

    Fellow status is awarded to APS Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions. However, Fellow status may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

  • Elected Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)2013

    http://www.siop.org/siop_fellows.aspx

    Society Fellows are distinguished industrial and organizational psychologists who have made an unusual and outstanding contribution to the field (SIOP Bylaws, Article II 3).

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Renmin University of China2013

  • 2012 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize by Study of Social Issues2012

    Gelfand, M.J., Raver, J.L., Nishii, L., Leslie, L.M., Lun, J., Lim, B.C., Duan, L., Almaliach, A., Ang,
    S., Arnadottir, J., Aycan, et al. (2011). Differences between tight and loose cultures: A 33-Nation Study. Science, May, 332, 1100-1104.

  • Koc Holding Chair of Management & Strategy2012

  • Elected Member of the Science Academy, Turkey2012

    http://bilimakademisi.org/

  • Oustanding Faculty Award, Koc University2011

  • Global Young Academy, Member 2008

    http://www.globalyoungacademy.net/

    The GYA provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance. Our 172 current members include leading young scientists (defined as an average age of 35 years and at the beginning of their independent academic career) from 54 countries and all continents…The members are selected for the excellence of their science and their commitment to service

  • Oustanding Young Scholar, World Economic Forum Inter-Academy Panel 2008

  • Academy of Management, Caroline Dexter Best Paper Award Nomination 2004

    Aycan, Z. & Eskin, M. (2004). Relative Contribution of Childcare, Spousal, and Organizational Support in Reducing Work-Family Conflict for Males and Females: The Case of Turkey. Paper presented at the Annual Academy of Management Conference, August, New Orleans.

  • Turkish Academy of Sciences Outsanding Young Scientists Award 2003

  • Turkish Academy of Sciences Recognition Award2001

    Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Advancement of Social Sciences at the National and International Level

  • Best Paper Award2000

    Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N., Mendonca, M.; Yu, K., Deller, J.; Stahl, G.; Khursid, A. (2000). Impact of culture on human resource management practices: A ten country comparison. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49(1), 192-220.

  • FIAT Research Award1999

  • Dissertation Award, Queen's University1995

  • Dean's Award, Queen’s University1993

Grants & Funded Research

  • FP7 European Council POCARIM Research Grant2011

    Career projectories and mobility of Social Science Graduates
    (Amount for Turkey: 65,000 Euros)

  • Education Reform Platform Research Fund 2011

    Best practices in collaboration between vocational schools and industry
    (Amount: 45,000 TL; PI: Zeynep Aycan)

  • Koc University Center for Gender Studies Research Fund2011

    Key Success Factors for Entrepreneurial Success: Male-Female Comparison
    (Amount: 63,105 TL.; PIs: Hayat Kabasakal & Zeynep Aycan)

  • Sabanci Foundation2010

    Grant to Disability employment project
    6 Nokta Körler Vakfı ve Turkish Psychological Association Joint Project
    (Amount: 130, 400 TL; PI: Prof. Zeynep Aycan)

  • Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program (MURI) 2008

    Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant to the Research on Dynamic Models of the Effect of Culture on Collaboration and Negotiation (Amount: 500,000 USD; PI: Prof. Michele J. Gelfand)

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)2004

    Grant to the International Work-Family Conflict Research (Amount: 120,000 Can$; PI: Prof. Karen Korabik)

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)2004

    Grant to the Cultural Intelligence Research Project (Amount: 114,000 Can$; PI: Prof. David Thomas)

  • Corporate Sponsorship to the Work-Family Conflict Project2001

    (Türk Ekonomi Bankası, Garanti Bankası, Pamukbank)

  • Turkish Council of Science and Technology Research Grant 2001

    Individual, organizational and societal factors affecting disability employment in Turkey

Books

  • Korabik, K., Aycan, Z., & Ayman, R. (in press). Work-family interface in global context. New York: Routledge.

  • Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R.N., & Mendonca, M. (2014). Organizations and management in cross-cultural context. London: Sage Inc.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2010). Hayat Dengesi (Life Balance). Ankara: Türkish Academy of Sciences Publications, Forum, no: 61.
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  • Aycan, Z., Eskin, M., & Yavuz, S. (2007). Hayat dengesi: İş, aile ve kişisel hayatı dengeleme sanatı (Life Balance: The art of balancing work, family and personal life). Istanbul: Sistem Press.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2004) (Ed.). Ethical work values and behavior for global competition (9th Bi-Annual Conference of Work Values and Behavior Proceedings). CD-ROM. USA: New Orleans.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2000) (Ed.). Management, Leadership and Human Resource Practices in Turkey. Ankara: Turkish Psychological Association Press.
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  • Aycan, Z. (1997)(Ed.). Expatriate management: Theory and research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press Inc.
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Book Chapters

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  • Aycan, Z. (2015). Paternalistic Leadership. In Cooper, C. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Management. NJ: Wiley & Sons.
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  • Aycan, Z. (in press). Paternalistic Leadership. In M. Maznevski, M., & M. Vodasek (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Management. NJ: Wiley & Sons.

  • Aycan, Z. & Gelfand, M.J. (2012). Cross-Cultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In S. Koslowski & K. Klein (Eds.). Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New Jersey: Blackwell.
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  • Thomas, D.C., Stahl, G., Ravlin, E.C., Pekerti, A., Maznevski, M., Lazarova, M.B., Jackson, D.J.R., Elron, E., Ekelud, B.Z., Cerdin, J-L., Brislin, R., Aycan, Z., & Au, K. (2012). Development of a Cultural Intelligence Assessment. In W.H. Mobley, Y. Wang, & M. Li (Eds). Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 216-254). UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

  • Kabasakal, H., Aycan, Z., Karakas, F., Maden, C. (2010). Women in Management in Turkey. In M.J. Davidson & R. Burke (Eds.). Women in Management Worldwide: Progress and Prospects. UK: Ashgate.
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  • Dağlı, T. & Aycan, Z. (2010). Nepotism in HRM practices. In R. Erdem (Eds.). Nepotism in Management and Organizations (pp. 167-179). Istanbul: Beta Press.

  • Aycan, Z. (2009). Perspectives on human development, family and culture: Career development of women in Turkey. In S. Bekman, & A. Koc (Eds.)Perspectives in human development, family, and culture (pp. 284-299). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Aycan, Z. & Yavuz, S. (2008). Performance management in Turkey. In A.Varma, P.S. Budhwar, A. DeNisi (Eds.) Performance management in emerging economies (pp. 168-180). London: Routledge.

  • Aycan, Z. (2008). Cross-cultural perspectives in Work-family conflict. In K. Korabik, D. S. Lero, & D. L. Whitehead (Eds.) Handbook of Work-Family Conflict (pp. 353-371). London, Academic Press.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2008). Leadership in cultural context. In P. Smith, M. Peterson, & D.T. Thomas (Eds.). Handbook of cross-cultural management (pp. 219-239). London, Sage Publication.
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  • Aycan, Z., Kabasakal, H, Erkovan, H. (2009). The strategic role of HRM in coping with economic crisis. In H. Sümer (Eds.) Kriz yönetimi: Araştırma ve Uygulamalar (pp. 615-639), Istanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari

  • Aycan, Z. (2007). İnsan kaynakları yönetiminde kültürün ve kurumsal yapının etkileşimi. (Interaction of culture and institutional structure in human resources management). In R. Erdem (Ed.). Kültür ve Yönetim (Culture and Management) (pp. 305-346). İstanbul: Turkish Psychological Association Press.

  • Aycan, Z. (2006). Human resource management in Turkey. In P.Budhwar & K. Mellahi (Eds.). Managing human resources in the Middle East (pp. 160-180). New Jersey: Routledge.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2006). Paternalism: Towards Conceptual refinement and operationalization. In Yang, K.S., Hwang, K.K., & Kim, U. (Eds.). Scientific Advances in Indigenous Psychologies: Empirical, Philosophical, and Cultural Contributions (pp. 445-466). London: Cambridge University Press.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2004). Leadership and teamwork in developing countries: Challenges and opportunities. In Lonner, W. Dinnel, D.L., Hayes, S.A., & Sattler, D.N. (Eds.). On-line Readings in Psychology and Culture (http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~culture/readings.htm).
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  • Aycan, Z. (2004). Cross-Cultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In Spielberger, C.D. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (pp. 271-285). New York: Academic Press.

  • Kabasakal, H., Aycan, Z., & Karakas, F. (2004). Women in management in Turkey. In M.J. Davidson & R. Burke (Eds.). Women in Management Worldwide: Progress and Prospects (pp. 273-294). UK: Ashgate.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2004). Managing Inequalities: Leadership and teamwork in developing country context. In Lane, H., Mendenhall, M. & Maznevski, M. International Handbook of Management (pp. 406-423). NY: Blackwell.

  • Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N. (2001). Cross-Cultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology: A Critical Appraisal of the Field and Future Directions. In N.Anderson, D.S.Ones, H.Kepir-Sinangil, Viswesvaran, C. (Eds.). International Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol.1 (pp. 285-409). London: Sage.

  • Aycan, Z. (2000). Expatriation: A critical stage towards developing global leaders. In M.Mendenhall, T.M.Kuhlmann, & G. Stahl (Eds.). Developing global business leaders: Policies, processes and innovations (pp. 119-137). Connecticut: Quorum Books.

  • Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N. (2000). Toplumsal kulturun, kurumsal kultur ve IK uygulamalari uzerine etkileri (Effects of societal culture on institutional culture and HR practices). In Z. Aycan (Ed.). Turkiye’de yonetim, liderlik ve insan kaynaklari uygulamalari (Management, leadership and human resources practices in Turkey; pp.25-57). Ankara: Turk Psikologlar Dernegi.

  • Kanungo, R., Aycan, Z., & Sinha, J.B.P. (1999). Socio-Cultural Environment, Work Culture and HRM Practices: The Model of Culture Fit. In J.C.Lasry (Ed.). Latest contributions to cross-cultural psychology (pp.269-286). Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger.

  • Aycan, Z. (1998). Cross-cultural perspectives to Industrial and Organizational psychology. In S.Tevruz (Ed.), Endustri ve Orgut Psikolojisi (Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Ankara: Turkish Psychology Association Press.

  • Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N. (1997). Current issues and future challenges in expatriate management. In Z. Aycan (Ed.), Expatriate management: Theory and research (pp. 245-260). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

  • Aycan, Z. (1997). Acculturation of expatriate managers: A process model of adjustment and performance. In Z. Aycan (Ed.), Expatriate management: Theory and research (pp. 1-41). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

Journal Articles

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  • Thomas, D., Liao, Y., Aycan, Z., Cerdin, J-J., Pekerti, A.A., Ravlin, E.C., Stahl, G.K., Lazarova, M.B., Fock, H., Arli, D., Moeller, M., Okimoto, T.G., van de Vijver, F. (2015). Cultural intelligence: A theory-based short form measure. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(9), 1099-1118.
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  • Goncu, A., Aycan, Z., & Johnson, R.E. (2014). Effects of paternalistic leadership and transformational leadership on follower outcomes. International Journal of Management and Business, 5(1), 36-51.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2014). “Houston, we do have a problem!”: Why should Industrial-Organizational Psychologists be pulled by Psychology departments? Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(3), 333-384.

  • Aycan, Z., Shyncs, B., Sun, J., Felfe, J., & Saher, N. (2013). Convergence and divergence of paternalistic leadership: A cross-cultural investigation of prototypes. International Journal of Business Studies, 44, 962-969.
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  • Arman, G. & Aycan, Z. (2013). Host country nationals' attitudes towards expatriates: Development and validation of a measure. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (15), pp. 2927 – 2947.
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  • Ertureten, A., Cemalcilar, Z., & Aycan, Z. (2013). The Relationship of Downward Mobbing with Leadership Style and Organizational Attitudes. Journal of Business Ethics, 116 (1), 205-216.
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  • Gelfand, M.J., Shteynberg, G., Lee, T., Lun, J., Lyons, S., Bell, S., Chiao, J.Y., Bruss, J.B., Al Dubbagh, M., Aycan, Z., Abdel-Latif, A.H., Dagher, M., Khashan, H., & Soomro, S. (2012). The Cultural Transmission of Intergroup Conflict. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B Biological Sciences, 367 (1589), 692-703.
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  • Gelfand, M.J., Raver, J.L., Nishii, L., Leslie, L.M., Lun, J., Lim, B.C., Duan, L., Almaliach, A., Ang, S., Arnadottir, J., Aycan, Z., Boehnke, K., Boski, P., Cabecinhas, R., Chan, D., Chhokar, J., D'Amato, A., Ferrer, M., Fischlmayr, I., Fischer, R., Fulop, M., Georgas, J., Kashima, E.S., Kashima, Y., Kim, K., Lempereur, A., Marquez, P., Othman, R., Overlaet, B., Panagiotopoulou, P., Peltzer, K., Perez-Florizno, L.R., Petrovna, L., Realo, A., Schei, V., Schmitt, M., Smith, P.B., Soomro, N., Szabo, E., Taveesin, E., Toyama, M., Van de Vliert, E., Vohra, N., Ward, C., Yamaguchi, S. (2011). Differences between tight and loose cultures: A 33-Nation Study. Science, May, 332, 1100-1104.
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  • Yavuz, S., & Aycan, Z. (2011). The Relationship of Managerial Values and Assumptions with Performance Management: Understanding within Culture Variability. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(15), 3080-3098.
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  • Aycan, Z., Bayazit, M., Berkman, Y., & Boratav, H.B. (2011). Attitudes towards women managers: Development of a new measure. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
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  • Jonsen, K., Aycan, Z., Berdrow, I., Boyacigiller, A.N., Brannen, M.Y., Davison, S.C., Dietz, J., Gluesing, J., Kwantes, C.T., Lazarova, M., Madzar, S., Maloney, M.M., Maznevski, M., McDonough, E., Taylor, S., Thomas, D.T., Weber, T.J. (2010). Scientific mindfulness: A foundation for future themes in International Business. Advances in International Management, 23, 43-73.
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  • Yildirim, D., & Aycan, Z. (2008). Work-family conflict of nurses: A comparison between academic and clinical nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(6), 1366 – 1378.
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  • Thomas, D.C., Stahl, G., Ravlin, E.C., Pekerti, A., Maznevski, M., Lazarova, M.B., Jackson, D.J.R., Elron, E., Ekelud, B.Z., Cerdin, J-L., Brislin, R., Aycan, Z., & Au, K. (2008). Cultural Intelligence: Domain and Assessment. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Vol.:8 (2), pp. 123-143.
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  • Tung, R. & Aycan, Z. (2008). Key success factors and indigenous management practices in SMEs in emerging economies. Journal of World Business, 43, 381-384.
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  • Eskin, M. & Aycan, Z. (2008). Gözden Geçirilmiş Sosyal Sorun Çözme Envanteri’nin Türkçe’ye (Tr-SSÇE-G) Uyarlanması: Güvenirlik ve Geçerlik Analizi. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 12 (23), 1-10.
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  • Gelfand, M.J., Erez, M., & Aycan, Z. (2007). Cross-Cultural approaches to organizational behavior. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 479-515.
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  • Aycan, Z., Al-Hamadi, A.B., Davis, A., Budhwar, P. (2007). Cultural Orientations and Preference for HRM Policies and Practices: The case of Oman. International Journal of Human Resource Management,18(1), 11-33.
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  • Aycan, Z., & Kirmanoglu, H. (2007). Managerial Subcultures in Turkey: How does membership to business associations impact managerial values and assumptions. European Journal of International Management,1(1/2), 111-128.
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  • Mohr, G., Rigotti, T., & Aycan, Z. (2006). The cross-cultural assessment of psychological strain in work contexts: Concerning the measurement equivalency of 11 adaptations of the Irritation-scale. Europen Journal of Psychological Assessment, 22(3), 198-206.
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  • Metcalf, L.E., Bird, A, Shankarmahesh, M., Aycan, Z., Larimo, J., Valdelamar, D.D. (2006). Cultural tendencies in negotiation: A comparison of Finland, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. Journal of World Business, 41(4), 382-394.
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  • Aycan, Z., & Kabasakal, H. (2006). Social Contract and Perceived Justice of Workplace Practices to Cope with Financial Crises. Group and Organization Management, 31(4), 469-503.
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  • Aycan, Z., & Eskin, M. (2005). Childcare, Spousal, and Organizational Support in Predicting Work-Family Conflict for Females and Males in Dual-Earner Families with Preschool Children. Sex Roles, 53(7), 453-471.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2005). The interface between cultural and institutional / structural contingencies in human resource management. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(7), 1083-1120.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2004). Key success factors for women in management in Turkey. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 53(3), 453-477.
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  • Aycan, Z., & Fikret-Pasa, S. (2003). Career Choices, Job Selection Criteria and Leadership Preferences in a Transitional Nation: The Case of Turkey. Journal of Career Development, 30(2), 129-144.
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  • Sagie, R., & Aycan, Z. (2003). A cross-Cultural Analysis of Participative Decision Making in Organizations. Human Relations, 56(4), 453-473.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2001). Whatever happened to individual-level studies of work motivation? Cross-Cultural Bulletin, 35(2), 6-13.

  • Aycan, Z. (2001). Paternalizm: Liderlik anlayisina iliskin uc gorgul calisma (Paternalistic leadership). Yönetim Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal of Management Studies), 1(1), 11-33.

  • Aycan, Z. & Balci, H. (2001). Egitimin etkinligini belirleyen bireysel ve kurumsal faktorler (Indiviual and organizational factors facilitating training effectiveness). Turk Psikoloji Dergisi (Turkish Journal of Psychology),16(48), 13-31.

  • Aycan, Z. & Jackson, T. (2001). International journal of cross-cultural management: Towards the future. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management,1(1), 5-9.

  • Aycan, Z. (2001). Human Resource Management in Turkey: Current Challenges and Future Trends. International Journal of Manpower, 22(3), 252-261.

  • Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N., Mendonca, M.; Yu, K., Deller, J.; Stahl, G.; Khursid, A. (2000). Impact of culture on human resource management practices: A ten country comparison. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49(1), 192-220.
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  • Aycan, Z. (2000). Cross-cultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Contributions, Past developments and Future Directions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 31(1), 110-128.
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  • Aycan, Z. (1999). Ekonomik hayata katilimda yasanan sorunlarin gocmenlerin psikolojik sagligi ve ulkeye uyumu uzerine etkileri ( Effects of problems with participation in economic life on the psychological health and adaptation to the county for expatriates). Turk Psikoloji Dergisi (Turkish Journal of Psychology), 14(43), 17-35.

  • Mendonca, M., Kanungo, R.N., & Aycan, Z. (1999). Culture: The forgotten factor in human resource management. Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, 3(2), 1-8.

  • Wang, X., Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R.N., & Yu, K.C. (1999). Cultural and Human Resource Management Practices: A Comparison Between China and India. Indian Psychological Review, 52(2).

  • Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R.N. & Sinha, J.B.P. (1999). Organizational culture and human resource management practices: The Model of Culture Fit. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 30(4), 501-527.
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  • Aycan, Z. (1999). Predicting psychological, socio-cultural and economic adaptation. The Social Engineer, 8(1), 51-78.

  • Aycan, Z. (1998). Endüstri ve Örgüt Psikolojisi Alanında Etik Uygulamalar Üzerine Tartışma. (A discussion on ethical practices in Industrial and Organizational Psychology). Turk Psikoloji Dergisi (Turkish Journal of Psychology), 13(42), 47-50.

  • Kanungo, R.N. & Aycan, Z. (1998). The issue of culture fit in human resource management practices.Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, 2(1), 5-12.

  • Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N. (1998). Impact of acculturation on socialization beliefs and behavioral occurrences among Indo-Canadian immigrants. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 29(3).
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  • Aycan, Z. (1997). Expatriate adjustment as a multifaceted phenomenon: Individual and organizational level predictors. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 8(4), 434-456.
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  • Mathur, P., Aycan, Z., & Kanungo, R.N. (1996). Work cultures in Indian organizations: A comparison between public and private sector. Psychology and Developing Societies, 8(2), 199-223.

  • Aycan, Z. & Kanungo, R.N. (1996). Immigration and its impacts on second-generation Indo-Canadian adolescents. Social Engineering: A Journal of International Perspective on Development, 5(1), 30-38.

  • Aycan, Z. & Berry, J.W. (1996). Impact of employment-related experiences on psychological well-being of and adaptation of immigrants. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 28(3), 240-251.
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Ongoing Projects

  • International Study of Work-Family Interface (Project 3535):

    http://www.workfamilyconflict.ca/

    This 10-country study initiated by Zeynep Aycan investigates cross-cultural similarities and differences in work-family interface experiences of employees in dual-earner families with at least one child living at home.

  • What do social scientists do? Mapping careers, mobilities, and impacts in the social sciences:

    http://www.liv.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/research/pocarim/

    This EU project explores career paths and projectories of graduates in social sciences and humanities (SSH) in several European countries. This policy-capturing project is hoped to contribute to make positive impact on govermental and institutional decisions regarding funding to SSH.

  • Leadership Lab

    Several experimental and field projects are underway in the Leadership Lab to tacke the following questions: (i) what is the role of leadership in the innovation process happening in high power-distance cultures? Case of China and Turkey, (ii) do women and men differ in fear of success in relation to leadership roles? (iii) what are the employee- and task-related contingencies under which paternalistic leadership is effective and ineffective?

    Aycan, Z. (2015). Keynote address. Leadership: Cultural Perspectives & new directions. European Association for Work and Organizational Psychology Congress, Norway.
    See the video (hyperlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s68B8P4CjeU)

Measures

Trainings

Voluntary trainings I offer to are about ‘empowerment’ of: (i) disabled, (ii) women, and (iii) young academics. Motivating those who have the potential to contribute to science and practice is the goal of my trainings.

All of the below training slides and videos are based on my original ideas. Please give due recognition and cite this webpage as a source.

Service Leadership

  • Young Science Academy of Turkey

    Leadership of the initiative to form the Young Science Academy of Turkey: (http://bilimakademisi.org/genc-ba/) Organizing regular meetings with outstanding young scientists of Turkey across disciplines towards to goal of establishing “Genc Bilim Akademisi”.

  • International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management(IJCCM) – Sage Inc.

    Terrence Jackson and I found IJCCM with the vision that it would be a welcoming home for authors around the world working on innovative research projects exploring the role of culture in a wide array of organizational phenomena. (http://home.ku.edu.tr/~ijccm/)

    Served as the co-Editor of the Journal with Terry for 13 years. (http://ccm.sagepub.com/)

  • Turkish Psychological Association

    Served as the President of the Turkish Psychological Association’s Istanbul Branch for 4 years.

    Click here to see the summary of our projects.

    One of the projects we completed aimed at introducing different fields of psychology from the practitioners’ perspective. Click here for the video prepared for Forensic Psychology.

  • Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF)http://kusif.ku.edu.tr

    The aim of KUSIF is to translate cutting-edge science produced at Koc University into projects with high social impact. KUSIF also aims at becoming an agent to counsel project developers to measure the social impact.

    I am one of the founding members of KUSIF in 2012 and currently the Academic and Executive Director.

  • Academic and Life Skills (ALIS)http://dos.ku.edu.tr/tr/ALIS

    ALIS is a unique program born out of the need to prepare students for the college life and beyond. The topics covered are self-awareness and goal setting; time management; stress management; and communication. All KU students have to take this course and pass it before continuing in their degree program. It is an experiential course with lots of activities and self-reflexive exercises.

    I am the founder of ALIS in 2010; I am also the Academic Director of the program (click here for the video)

  • Engelsiz Show (No-Disability Show)

    I initiated this project in 2002 to raise awareness in college students about the fact that disability does not mean ‘lack of ability’. Every year I invite extraordinary individuals with disabilities to our campus and let them interact with our students (i.e., future leaders in organizations and society) in a lively and fun show! The moderators of the ‘show’ have been celebrities in Turkey. Some students come to the show just to see those celebrities, but they leave the show being ‘enlightened’ about disabled individuals (click here for posters).

    The show idea has been suggested by my dear friend Serkan Erol who has supports it in any way possible. Engelsiz Show has been organized in collaboration with KU Gönüllüleri team (Koc University Volunteers) (click here for more information).

Contact info

  • Koc University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Email: zaycan@ku.edu.tr
  • Phone: 90(212) 338 1353
  • Website: 90(212) 338 3760

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