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Nakiye Boyacigiller

Nakiye Boyacigiller

Nakiye Boyacigiller

She is Dean of the Sabanci School of Management at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey. Born in the US and educated in Turkey, France and the US, her research, teaching and leadership activities all reflect her interests in enhancing the effectiveness of multicultural work.

Professor Boyacıgiller’s research on cross cultural management has appeared in leading academic journals and research compendiums such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, Research in Organizational Behavior, Handbook of Global Management, International Business: An Emerging Vision and The Global Mindset. An award winning teacher, Boyacıgiller edited Crossing Cultures: Insights from Master Teachers (with R. Goodman and M. Phillips). In 2007 Boyacıgiller was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) in recognition for her contributions to the development of the field of international business.

Dr. Boyacıgiller received her doctorate from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, her MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her BA degree from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to Sabancı University she has taught at San Jose State University, 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.

Dean Boyacıgiller has held leadership positions in several professional and academic organizations including most significantly her role as VP Programs for AIB (2002-04) and the International Management Division Chair of the Academy of Management (1996-97). She holds Advisory Board memberships at the Cyprus International Institute of Management, the European Advisory Council of the AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), KAGİDER (Women Entrepreneur’s Association of Turkey), the Istanbul Policy Center and Make a Wish Foundation, Turkey.