About Asli Colpan

Asli M. Colpan is Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Graduate School of Management and Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University. She held the Alfred Chandler Visiting Scholar position at the Harvard Business School. Previously, she was also a visiting scholar at Harvard University and MIT, and visiting professor at Koc University’s College of Administrative Science and Economics.

Her research interests include corporate strategy, corporate governance, business history, and especially the evolution of large enterprises in developed and emerging economies. Her work has been published in such journals as Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, Business History and Corporate Governance: An International Review. She is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010; Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018; and Business, Ethics and Institutions: The Evolution of Turkish Capitalism in Global Perspectives, 2020.

She was awarded the Tachibana Prize for the most outstanding female scholar at Kyoto University. She is currently the Area Editor of Journal of International Business Studies and Senior Editor of Management and Organizational History. She also sits on the boards of Sumitomo Rubber Industries and NISSHA as an external director.