Dr Selen Kars

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  • Qualifications:PhD, SFHEA, MBA, BA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer Organisation Studies
  • Department:FBL - Business and Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 82167
  • Email:Selen.Kars@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I joined the Organisation Studies Group in September 2014. Prior to UWE Bristol, I was at the Faculty of Business at Izmir University of Economics (Turkey). My earlier academic career had been at Lancaster University Management School (UK), where I undertook research on dynamic capabilities and organisational learning for my PhD, and at Sabanc─▒ University (Turkey).  Simultaneously, I worked as a Consultant on various projects ranging from organisational development to strategic planning.

At UWE Brsitol, I teach and module lead introductory modules to organisation and management, as well as at the Chartered Managers Degree Apprenticship programme. I contribute to the executive education programmes offered at Bristol Business Engagement Centre, in particular on Intitute of Leadership & Management's certified courses on developing teams and leading change. I am also the Programme Tutor for Business and Management undergraduate programmes offered at Bristol Business School assissting new students with their transitioning to the university. 

Area of expertise

As a researcher, I am passionate about understanding the ways organisations develop and deploy their intangible resources, such as knowledge, capabilities, and networks to generate growth and achieve organisational learning. From this respect, I can say that my research interests lie on the crossroads of several disciplines, including organisational learning, knowledge management, dynamic capabilities and surrounding issues in organisation theory. These areas are directly yet ambiguously connected by my interest in the micro-level aspects and processes of organisational development. My research has been supported by national and international grants, including a prestigious award from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. 

I have a curiosity for the application of academic knowledge and academia-industry partnerships. I am particularly interested offering organisations practices, approaches or tools that they can choose to try or adopt to their organisation in their pursuit of learning. I welcome practice driven projects that involves collaboration with practitioners and theorists in both spheres. 


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