Multi-National Work-Family Research Project
(Project 3535)

Dr. Zeynep Aycan

E-mail: [email protected]

Zeynep Aycan is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Koç University. She received her Doctoral Degree from Queen's University, Canada and worked under the supervision of John W. Berry on cross-cultural psychology. She conducted post-doctoral studies at McGill University, Faculty of Management where she worked with Rabindra N.Kanungo and taught cross- cultural management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 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 authored five books: Expatriate Management: Theory and Research (Ed.; JAI Press, 1997), Leadership, Management, Human Resource Practices in Turkey (Ed.; Turkish Psychological Association, 2000); Frontiers of Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior (with Michele Gelfand & Miriam Erez; Sage Inc, forthcoming); Life Balance (with Mehmet Eskin & Serap Yavuz; Sistem Press; forthcoming); Cross-Cultural Approaches to Organizational Behavior (with Rabindra N. Kanungo and Manuel Mendonca;Sage Inc., forthcoming) and 50 book chapters and research articles in 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 an cademic Journal: International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management Sage Publishing). She serves on the Editorial Boards of Applied Psychology: An International Review, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, and reviews for journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Aycan is the President of the International Society for the Study of work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV). She has been invited as a research fellow and guest lecturer to Aston Business School, UK; European School of Management, Oxford; Bordeaux School of management, France, and Tartu School of Economics, Estonia. Aycan served as a consultant or trainer to companies including Bechtel-Enka, Phillip-Morris, Migros, Alcatel, Efes, Pfizer, Finansbank, and GlaxoSmithKlein.

She is the recipient of two awards (Recognition Award and Outstanding oung Scholar award) from the Turkish Academy of Sciences for her ontributions to management sciences at the national and international levels. She was also nominated for the Caroline Dexter Best Paper Award at the 2004 Academy of Management Meeting for her paper (co-authored with Mehmet Eskin) on the role of social support in work-family conflict, and for the Paper of Excellent Award in 2007 by the Academy of Management for her paper on the role of culture on HRM.

Aycan is married with a son.