Aycan, Zeynep

Zeynep Aycan is a professor of industrial and organizational psychology at Koç University. She is also the director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Aycan completed her doctoral studies at Queen’s University, Canada, and conducted postdoctoral studies at McGill University. Trained as a cross-cultural psychologist, Aycan’s research focuses on the impact of culture on various aspects of organizational processes, including leadership, human resource management, women’s career development, and work-life balance.

She has published three books-Expatriate Management: Theory and Research; Leadership, Management, Human Resource Practices in Turkey; and Life Balance-and is currently preparing a textbook for publication: Cross-Cultural Approaches to Organizational Behavior. In addition, she has written more than 50 book chapters and research articles in a variety of journals, including Annual Review of Psychology, Group and Organization Management, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Human Relations, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

She is the co-founder and the co-editor (with Terence Jackson) of the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management.

Aycan is the past president of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV). She is also the president of the Turkish Psychological Association, Istanbul Branch. She has been invited as a research fellow and guest lecturer to the Aston Business School and the European School of Management in the UK, the Bordeaux School of Management in France, and the Tartu School of Economics in Estonia.

Aycan was accepted in the Turkish Academy of Sciences as an associate member in 2008. Prior to that, she received two awards (the Recognition Award and the Outstanding Young Scholar Award) from the Turkish Academy of Sciences. She was also nominated for the Caroline Dexter Best Research Award at the 2004 Academy of Management Meeting and the Research of Excellence Award at the 2007 Academy of Management Meeting.

Most recently, Aycan has been selected as an Outstanding Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum’s Inter Academy Panel. She has also been selected as the Research Fellow to the Center for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Aycan is married with a son.

Expertise: Impact of culture on various aspects of organizational processes, including Leadership, Human Resource Management, Women’s Career Development, and Work-Life Balance

Rank: 
Professor
Email: 
zaycan@ku.edu.tr
Phone: 
(90)(212) 338 13

Koç University
Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450
Sarõyer
Istanbul
Turkey