About Zeynep Aycan

Prof. Zeynep Aycan holds Koc Holding Chair in Management and Strategy at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has dual-appointment in the Department of Psychology and Faculty of Management. She is the founder and academic director of the Leadership Lab. Aycan received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada and conducted postdoctoral studies at McGill University. Her research interests include the impact of culture on HRM practices, leadership, and work-life balance.

Aycan published 5 books and numerous book chapters and research articles published in journals including Journal of Applied Psychology;Annual Review of Psychology; Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior; Human Relations; Journal of International Business Studies.  Her book Management and Organizations in Cross-Cultural Context (Sage Inc., 2014) received two awards: Best Leadership Book of the Year Award from Chartered Management Institute (London) and American Psychological Association Ursula Gielens Book Award.

Other awards Aycan received in recognitions of her work include TUBITAK Science Award (the highest distinction in Turkey), Academy of Management Caroline Dexter Award, World Economic Forum Outstanding Young Scientist Award. Aycan was a visiting scholar to Harvard University, Aston University (UK), ESCP-EAP European School of Management Oxford (UK), Bordeaux University (France), Tartu School of Management (Estonia), and Renmin University of China. She is the Fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Association for Psychological Sciences (APS). She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Workforce Strategy, Simon Fraser University.