Dr Rifat Kamasak

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  • Qualifications:Having completed my bachelor’s degree in economics and a postgraduate diploma in international management at the University of Istanbul, I received my MA in marketing from Middlesex University London, MA in management from Durham University and MSc in applied linguistics from the University of Oxford. I also have two individual PhD degrees: PhD in management studies from the University of Exeter (2014) and PhD in organisation theory from the University of Istanbul (2004).
  • Position:Reader in Strategic Management
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81488
  • Email:Rifat.Kamasak@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am Reader in the Bristol Business School`s Strategy and Operations Management Department. I also hold board membership positions in several companies listed on Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST – 100). I worked for twenty years in the food, confectionery, carpet, textile, aluminium, metal, retailing, trading, and consulting industries. I have done research, consultancy and training at many organisations and run my family's traditional hand-made carpet business for five years simultaneously. I have conducted field studies in Turkey and internationally, and my work is empirically grounded. My research is supported by international as well as national grants. I have published over 100 conference papers and over 60 papers in academic journals such as Business Ethics: A European Review, Gender, Work and Organization, International Journal of Production Research, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, European Business Review, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, System, Management Research Review, Journal of Organizational Change Management and Gender in Management, among others. My book chapters have been published by Emerald, Cambridge University Press, Springer International Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan, Edward Elgar, and Information Age Publishing. I served as chair, academic committee member and keynote speaker at several conferences. I supervised over 10 PhD students and 20 master's students. I hold memberships in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Institute of Administration Management, and the Research Quality Association and act as an honorary board member in the European Marketing and Management Association.

Area of expertise

My primary interest areas are strategic management, knowledge and innovation and equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at work. My work has focused on increasing firm performance, facilitating firms' innovativeness, and changing policy and practice in equality and diversity at work. I have a special interest in English medium instruction in university settings and sociolinguistics and carry out field research in these areas. I am happy to receive PhD applications from candidates with shared research interests.


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