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Prof.Ekrem Tatoglu Professor Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • International Business

Research Interests:

  • International Business, Strategic Management, Emerging Markets, Multinational Enterprises

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Ph.D. (Leeds University Business School, Leeds, United Kingdom) MBA (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom) BSc (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)
2019 to present-Professor, University of Sharjah, College of Business Administration, Sharjah, PO Box 27272, United Arab Emirates. 2017 to 2019-Professor, Ibn Haldun University, School of Business, Basaksehir, Istanbul, Turkey. 2017 to 2018-Vice-President for Academic Affairs Ibn Haldun University, Basaksehir, Istanbul, Turkey. 2008 to 2017-Professor, Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey. 2010 to 2011-Advisor, Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, Prime Ministry of Turkey, Çankaya, Ankara. 2006 to 2008-Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey 2006 to 2006-Head of Strategy Development Unit, Prime Ministry of Turkey, Bakanliklar, Ankara, Turkey 2005 to 2005-Director, Graduate School of Social Sciences Bahçeşehir University, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey 2004 to 2006-Associate Professor, Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey 2003 to 2004-Associate Professor, Beykent University (BEYU), Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Beylikduzu, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, 34900 Turkey 1999 to 2003-Assistant Professor, Beykent University (BEYU), Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Beylikduzu, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, 34900 Turkey 1993 to 1998-Research Assistant, Adnan Menderes University (ADU) Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Nazilli, 09800 Turkey. 1992 to 1993-Assistant Specialist, the Budget and Planning Committee, Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ankara, Turkey. 1991 to 1991-Assistant Auditor, Deloitte-Touche-Tohmatsu (DTT), Ankara, Turkey.
Apart from formal business education to company managers from all levels, I also provided a good deal of consultancy/training services to private and public companies in Turkey (i.e., Turkish Airlines, Aydinli Corporation, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Health Administration and Turkish Small Business Administration). These services were centered mainly in the areas of setting key performance indicators, strategy development, leadership, and joint venturing. I taught at Bahcesehir University and Ibn Haldun University Executive MBA programs and contributed to curriculum development of Ibn Haldun MBA and MA programs. In addition to academic and consultancy services, I also served some critical governmental services. In 2005, I was appointed to the head of the Strategy Development Unit within the office of Turkish Prime Ministry to plan and coordinate the activities concerning the Government’s ambitious strategic management initiative in the area of public services. I also acted as Chief Advisor to Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey within the Prime Ministry of Turkey.
Academy of International Business Academy of Management Decision Sciences Institute International Management Development Association.
•Internationalization Strategies of Turkish Business Groups: The Effect of Entry Mode, Board Composition and Economic-Institutional Environments. •Comparison of High Performance Work Systems between Developed Country and Emerging Country MNEs. •Organizational Career Management and Employees’ Career Outcomes. •Business Analytics and Firm Performance in Emerging Countries. •Use of Voluntary Environmental Management Practices in Emerging Country Firms. •Assessing the Role of Environmental Management Practices on Firm Performance.
•“Why Do Emerging Market Firms Engage in Voluntary Environmental Management Practices? A Strategic Choice Perspective” (with J.G. Frynas, E. Bayraktar, M. Demirbag, S. Sahadev, J. Doh and S.C.L. Koh), British Journal of Management, in press, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.123512019, 2019. •“Using a Hybrid Analytics Approach to Measure the Efficiency of Deposit Banks” (with H. Dincer, U. Hacioglu and D. Delen), Journal of Business Research, 104, 131-145, 2019. •“Environmental Practices and Firm Performance in Emerging Markets: The Mediating Role of Product Quality” (with U. Ahmed, I. Golgeci and E. Bayraktar), Production Planning and Control, 30(4), 315-328, 2019. •“Using Machine Learning Tools for Forecasting Natural Gas Consumption in the Province of Istanbul” (with O.F. Beyca, B.C. Ervural, P. Ozuyar, S. Zaim), Energy Economics, 80, 937-949, 2019. •“Information System Capabilities and Firm Performance: Opening the Black Box through Decision-Making Performance and Business Process Performance” (with A.S. Aydiner, E. Bayraktar and S. Zaim), International Journal of Information Management, 47, 168-182, 2019. •“How Do Integrated Quality and Environmental Management Practices Affect Firm Performance? Mediating Roles of Quality Performance and Environmental Proactivity” (O.A. Arda and E. Bayraktar), Business Strategy and the Environment, 28(1), 64-78, 2019. •“Understanding Demand and Supply Paradoxes and their Role in Business-to-Business Firms”, (with I. Golgeci and F. Karakas), Industrial Marketing Management, 76, 169-180, 2019. •“Business Analytics and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Business Process Performance” (with A.S. Aydiner, E. Bayraktar, D. Delen and S. Zaim), Journal of Business Research, 96, 228-237, 2019. •“A Relational View of Environmental Performance: What Role Do Environmental Collaboration and Cross-Functional Alignment Play?” (with I. Golgeci, D. Gligor and O.A. Arda), Journal of Business Research, 96, 35-46, 2019. •“Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Turkey” (with I. Ciftci, M. Demirbag, G. Woods and S. Zaim), International Business Review, 28(1), 90-103, 2019. •“Brand Management Practices in Emerging Country Firms: Exploring the Patterns of Variation and Their Impact on Firm Performance” (with S. Sahadev and M. Demirbag), Journal for East European Management Studies, 23(3), 447-473, 2018. •“The Effects of Ownership Concentration and Institutional Distance on the Foreign Equity Ownership Strategy of Turkish MNEs” (with T. Ilhan-Nas, T. Okan, M. Demirbag and K.W. Glaister), Journal of Business Research, 93, 173-183, 2018. •“Board Composition, Family Ownership, Institutional Distance and the Foreign Equity Ownership Strategies of Turkish MNEs” (with T. Ilhan-Nas, T. Okan, M. Demirbag and K.W. Glaister), Journal of World Business, 53(6), 862-879, 2018. •“HRM and Performance – The Role of Talent Management as a Transmission Mechanism in an Emerging Market Context” (with A.J. Glaister, M. Demirbag and G.K. Aydin), Human Resource Management Journal, 28(1), 148-166, 2018. •“An Analytic Approach to Assessing Organizational Citizenship Behavior” (with O.A. Arda, D. Delen and S. Zaim), Decision Support Systems, 103, 9-23, 2017. •“Adoption of High Performance Work Systems by Local Subsidiaries of Developed Country and Turkish MNEs and Indigenous Firms in Turkey” (with M. Demirbag and A. Wilkinson), Human Resource Management, 55(6), 1001-1024, 2016. •“Adoption of High Performance Work Systems by Local Subsidiaries of Developed Country and Turkish MNEs and Indigenous Firms in Turkey” (with M. Demirbag and A. Wilkinson), Human Resource Management, 55(6), 1001-1024, 2016. •“An Instrument for Measuring the Effects of Heuristics on Investment Decisions of Individual Investors” (K.C. Yalcin and S. Zaim), Kybernetes, 45(7), 1052-1071, 2016. •“A Fuzzy-Hybrid Analytic Model to Assess Investors’ Perceptions for Industry Selection” (with H. Dincer, U. Hacioglu and D. Delen), Decision Support Systems, 86, 24-34, 2016. •“How do Supply Chain Management and Information Systems Practices Influence Operational Performance? Evidence from Emerging Country SMEs” (with E. Bayraktar, I. Golgeci, S.C.L. Koh, M. Demirbag and S. Zaim), International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications, 19(3), 181-199, 2016. •“Talent Management Motives and Practices in an Emerging Market: A Comparison between MNEs and Local Firms” (with A.J. Glaister and M. Demirbag), Journal of World Business, 51(2), 278-293, 2016. •“Linking Operations Strategy, Environmental Dynamism and Firm Performance: Evidence from Turkish Manufacturing Companies” (with A.K. Akgul and S. Gozlu), Kybernetes, 44(3), 406-422, 2015. •“Adoption of Corporate Environmental Policies in Turkey” (with E. Bayraktar and O.A. Arda), Journal of Cleaner Production, 91, 313-326, 2015. •“The Intention to Become an Expatriate: A Multinational Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior” (with R.L. Engle, C. Schlägel, N. Dimitriadi and J. Ljubica), European Journal of International Management, 9(1), 108-137, 2015. •“Ownership and Market Entry Mode Choices of Emerging Country Multinationals in a Transition Country: Evidence from Turkish Multinationals in Romania” (with I. Anil and G. Ozkasap), Journal for East European Management Studies, 19(4), 413-452, 2014. •“Determinants of Voluntary Environmental Management Practices by MNE Subsidiaries” (with E. Bayraktar, S. Sahadev, M. Demirbag and K.W. Glaister) Journal of World Business, 49(4), 536-548, 2014. •“High-Performance Work Systems and Organizational Performance in Emerging Economies: Evidence from MNEs in Turkey” (with M. Demirbag, D. Collings, K. Mellahi and G. Wood), Management International Review, 54(3), 325-359, 2014. •“Measuring the Relative Efficiency of Quality Management Practices in Turkish Public and Private Universities” (with E. Bayraktar and S. Zaim), Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64(12), 1810-1830, 2013. •“Antecedents of Problem-Solving Cross-Cultural Negotitation Style: Some Preliminary Evidence”, (with R.L. Engle and M.N. Elahee), Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 18(2), 83-102, 2013. •“Similarly Different: A Comparison of HRM Practices in MNE Subsidiaries and Local Firms in Turkey” (with M. Demirbag, K. Mellahi, D. Collings and M. Hughes), International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(12), 2339-2368, 2013. •“Ethics and Taxation: A Cross Cultural Comparison” (with M. Demirbag, K.W. Glaister and J.F. Hughes), International Business Review, 22(1), 100-111, 2013. •“Measuring the Efficiency of Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty for Mobile Phone Brands: Evidence from an Emerging Market” (with E. Bayraktar, A. Turkyilmaz, D. Delen and S. Zaim), Expert Systems with Applications, 39(1), 99-106, 2012. •“Survival of Japanese Subsidiaries in the Middle East and North Africa” (with M. Demirbag and M. Apaydin), Journal of World Business, 46(4), 411-425, 2011. •“Institutional and Transaction Cost Influences on Partnership Structure of Foreign Affiliates” (with M. Demirbag and K.W. Glaister), Management International Review, 50(6), 709-745, 2010. •“Strategic Orientation, Human Resource Management Practices and Organizational Outcomes: Evidence from Turkey” (with D. Collings, M. Demirbag and K. Mellahi), International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(14), 2589-2613, 2010. •“An Evaluation of Servqual and Patient Loyalty in an Emerging Country Context”, (with S. Lonial, D. Menezes, S. Zaim and M. Tarim), Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 21(8), 813-827, 2010. •“International Market Entry Strategies of Emerging Market MNEs: A Case Study of Qatar Telecom” (with M. Al-Kaabi and M. Demirbag) Journal of East-West Business, 16(2), 146-170, 2010. •“Institutional and Transaction Cost Determinants of Turkish MNEs’ Location Choice” (with M. Demirbag and K.W. Glaister), International Marketing Review, 27(3), 272-294, 2010. •“Information System Design for a Hospital Emergency Department: A Usability Analysis of Software Prototypes” (with A. Karahoca, E. Bayraktar and D. Karahoca), Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 43(2), 224-232, 2010. •“Measuring Strategic Decision Making Efficiency in Different Country Contexts: A Comparison of U.K. and Turkish Firms” (with M. Demirbag, K.W. Glaister and S. Zaim), Omega, 38(1/2), 95-104, 2010. •“An Efficiency Comparison of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems Practices: A Study of Turkish and Bulgarian SMEs in Food Products and Beverages” (with A. Gunasekaran, E. Bayraktar, S.C.L. Koh, M. Demirbag and S. Zaim), International Journal of Production Research, 48(2), 425-451, 2010.
•The most ‘Outstanding Paper’ award by MCB University Press for “Western Joint Ventures in Turkey: Strategic Motives and Partner Selection Criteria” published in European Business Review in the 2000 volume. •The “Outstanding Academic Performance” award by Bahçeşehir University for the 2009-2010 academic calendar. •The best track paper award by Joint Conference of the 4th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management and the 15th Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Hong Kong, Shunde and Guangzhou (China), 2010. •The SSE/WAIB (Women in AIB) award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research Awarded at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 1, 2012. •Academy of Management 2013 Annual Conference, Operations Management Division, Best Papers, “Prioritizing the Factors Affecting the Retailer’s Supply Chain Performance”, Orlando, USA, 2013. •Academy of Management 2013 Annual Conference, International Management Division, Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management Best Paper in International Ethics, Social Responsibility, and/or Sustainability for the paper titled “Antecedents of Voluntary Environmental Management Practices by MNEs in an Emerging Market,” Orlando, USA, 2013. •The “Outstanding Academic Performance” award by Ibn Haldun University for the 2018-2019 academic calendar.
•Editor of Afro Eurasian Studies published by MUSIAD. Area editor of the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations published by the Information Resources Management Association. Editorial Board Members of the Employee Relations and International Journal of Emerging Markets published by Emerald, European Journal of International Management and the International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy published by Inderscience Publishers and the International Journal of R&D Innovation Strategy published by IGI Global. •Ad-hoc reviewer for the International Business Review, British Journal of Management, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Employee Relations, Journal of Teaching in International Business, Journal of Global Marketing, International Marketing Review, European Management Journal, Journal of Systems Science, Journal of Euromarketing, Journal of East-West Business, Management Research News, Corporate Governance, Journal of Economic and Social Geography, Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Multinational Business Review, European Journal of International Management, Kybernetes, METU Studies in Development, Review of Managerial Science, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance and Tourism Management. •Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue of Journal of Management Development on Transition in the Age of Anxiety: The Turkish Case. •Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue of Journal of East-West Business on Market Entry and Operational Strategies of MNEs in Transition and Emerging Economies.
My research philosophy underpins the effectiveness of both my research leadership and my teaching, as I firmly believe in and deliver research-led teaching. I have a rather focused educational and research background. I have developed an integrated and well-diversified portfolio of education and training. I have taught courses at the Ph.D., MBA, and undergraduate levels for over 20 years in the areas of International Business/Management, Strategy and Organization. I would describe my teaching as research-led and innovative. I extensively use my research findings in my courses. To exemplify, Ph.D. and MBA students use my articles on a wide variety of areas ranging from international business, strategy, operations, and supply chain management to human resources. As a teacher, my philosophy of teaching international business and strategic management has three primary dimensions. These are: using real-world examples (published or unpublished), or in some cases, my own or other researchers’ findings, seem to increase students’ engagement with the subject. As for the innovative techniques dimension, from the first lecture, I encourage my students to think beyond existing theories and use a critical approach at all levels (i.e., theoretical, methodological, operational). I also encourage students to develop innovative research proposals which will be their dissertation topics. This, in many cases, leads management students to look at research problems from a more interdisciplinary perspective. The third dimension is to create a closely-knit community spirit via small groups. Through this closely-knit community spirit, my understanding and application of, for instance, the making strategy has been continually enhanced, and my students (or MBA delegates) have developed more critical and reflexive thinking. I use a variety of teaching methods both for postgraduate and undergraduate students. For the postgraduate project research methods module, I have a reasonably flexible tutorial structure. Instead of regular tutorial sessions, I encourage students to discuss their own research problems and the methodology they plan to employ for their projects. I also try to accommodate active learning techniques such as debate, small group discussions, and class presentations. I believe these active learning techniques prepare my students to think deeply about methodological issues and make them more capable of understanding strategic issues in and around organizations. To improve learning in my small groups, I always try to create a community spirit through which students may develop as whole persons. I believe a combination of short lectures and subsequent workshops offer students a better understanding of the main theoretical perspectives behind the managerial practice. In my undergraduate classes, I strive to provide an example of what it means to utilize “best practices” and facilitate an optimal learning environment for students. I do this by giving specific learning outcomes with a structured framework that enables student choice in determining how they will achieve these outcomes.
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