10.07.2013: Lecture “Turkish Family Businesses”

Between Rigor and Relevance in Family Business Research


Rigor & RelevanceProf. Dr.  Sibel Yamak Professor of Management and Director of the Social Sciences Graduate School at Galatasaray University. She has a doctorate degree in Organisation Theory from Bogazici University. Her publications which focus on business elites, top management teams, governance and corporate social performance have been published in peer reviewed journals such as British Journal of Management, European Management Journal, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Corporate Governance, Business and Society. In 2007, she received Emerald LiteratiNetwork award. She was a visiting scholar in different universities such as the Panthéon Sorbonne University, Louis Pasteur University, Manchester University among others. She is an editorial board member of British Journal of Management, Society and Business Review and Yönetim Araştırmaları Dergisi.

On the 10th of July Prof. Yamak will hold a lecture about “Turkish Family Businesses Groups; between state dependence and patriarchy” as part of the WIFU lecture series “Rigor and Relevance”. The evidence provided by a series of studies on family businesses will be presented in this seminar.  First, the characteristics of Turkish family business groups will be displayed. The impact of context in terms of state dependence and patriarchy will be portrayed and the repercussions on the structure and internal functioning of family businesses will be assessed. The staffing of upper echelons in family firms, corporate social responsibility practices, networking patterns are some aspects that will be illustrated during the seminar.

The lecture will be held in English and starts at 6 p.m. in room 1.151 at Witten/Herdecke University. The participation is free of charge.