My CV

Işın GÜLER

Associate Professor of Strategy
School of  Management
Sabancı University, Orhanlı Tuzla İSTANBUL
Office: +90 (216) 483 9670

Education

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
PhD in Management
M.A. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Master of Business Administration
B.Sc. in Management

Areas of Interest

Innovation strategy, venture capital and entrepreneurship, social networks.

Publications

Khanna, R., Guler, I., Nerkar, A. (forthcoming) Fail Often, Fail Big, and Fail Fast? Learning from Small Failures and R&D Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Academy of Management Journal.

Ozmel, U., Guler, I. (forthcoming) Small Fish, Big Fish: The Impact of Venture Capital Portfolio Composition on Affiliation Benefits, Strategic Management Journal.

Guler, I., Nerkar, A. (2012) The Impact of Global and Local Cohesion on Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Strategic Management Journal, 33(5): 535-549.

Guler, I., Guillen, M.F. (2010) Home-Country Networks and Foreign Expansion, Academy of Management Journal, 53(2): 390-410.

Guler, I., Guillen, M.F. (2010) Knowledge, Institutions and Organizational Growth: The Internationalization of U.S. Venture Capital Firms, Journal of International Business Studies, 41: 185-205.

Guler, I. (2007) Throwing Good Money After Bad? A Multi-Level Study of Sequential Decision Making in the Venture Capital Industry.  Administrative Science Quarterly, 52: 248-285.

Guler, I. (2007) An Empirical Examination of Management of Real Options in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry,  Advances in Strategic Management, 24: 485-506.

Guler, I., Guillen, M., MacPherson, J.M. (2002) Global Competition, Institutions, and the Diffusion of Organizational Practices: The International Spread of the ISO 9000 Quality Certificates. Administrative Science Quarterly, 47: 207-232.

Proceedings

Zhang, L. & Guler, I. (2015) Evolution Of Venture Capital Syndicates over Rounds: Who May Be The New Comer? Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Alvarez-Garrido, E. & Guler, I. (2014) Transferability of Status and Experience Advantages in International Venture Capital Investments. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Guler, I. (2012) Uluslararası Statü Transferinde Mesafenin Rolü, 20. Ulusal Yonetim Organizasyon Kongresi

Guler, I. (2011) Türk Akademik İşbirligi Ağında Yapısal Fayda, 19. Ulusal Yonetim Organizasyon Kongresi

Guler, I. and Guillen, M. (2008) Transnational Connections and Strategic Choice: Venture Capital Firms’ Entry into Foreign Markets (Summary), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: 28(3): Article 8.

Guler, I., Guillen, M. (2005) The Internationalization of US Venture Capital Firms: An Empirical Examination. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 

Guler, I. (2003) Throwing Good Money After Bad? Sequential Decision Making in the Venture Capital Industry. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Selected Teaching

Sabancı University: MGMT 602 Ph.D. Seminar in Strategic Management, MGMT 510 Strategic Management (MBA), MGMT401 Business Strategy (undergraduate), MGMT 413/522 Strategic Innovation (undergraduate/MBA), ORG 628 – Ph.D Seminar: A Dynamic View of Organizations and Strategy: Perspectives on Change, Adaptation, and Learning, MGMT 592-593 CAP Project (MBA)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: MBA828c – Strategic Innovation (MBA, evening & weekend MBA elective), BUSI 698 – Strategic Management (undergraduate capstone course)

Boston University: MG 422 – Strategy and Policy (undergraduate capstone course)

Executive Education and Consulting

Girişimci Geliştirme Programı (Entrepreneur Development Program), Borusan Akademi, Duke Energy Strategy Leadership Program, Department of Defense Joint Executive Management Program, NC Army National Guard Program, Water and Wastewater Leadership Center, Railinc

Awards and Grants

TUBA Gebip Award 2013, Bilim Akademisi BAGEP Award 2014, European Union Marie Curie CIG Grant Recipient, 2011-2015, Academy of International Business Haynes Prize Finalist, 2014, Thought Leader Award, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, 2008, Carolyn Dexter Award Entrepreneurship Division Nominee, Academy of Management 2005, American Sociological Association’s Richard W. Scott Award for Best Paper 2003, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award in New Enterprise Development  2004, Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Best Dissertation Award Finalist 2004, SMS/Booz Allen & Hamilton Best Student Paper Prize 2002, McKinsey/SMS Best Conference Paper Prize Finalist 2002

Selected Presentations

Keynote Speech: Cross-Border Venture Capital. DRUID 2015, Rome

Newcomer Familiarity, Relational Heterogeneity, and Entry into Multi-Firm Partnerships, INSEAD, Singapore Management University (2015)

Limits to the Transfer of Status across Borders, Aalto University (2014), National University of Singapore (2015), Strategic Management Society Meetings, Prague (2012)

Fail Often, Fail Big, and Fail Fast? Learning from Small Failures and R&D Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Cass Business School (2014)

Small Fish, Big Fish: The Impact of Venture Capital Portfolio Composition on Affiliation Benefits, University of Warwick (2011), University of Pittsburgh Katz Strategy and Organization Seminar; Israel Strategy Conference, Tel Aviv (2010); Duke University Fuqua Strategy Seminar (2009)

Home-Country Networks, Intangible Assets, and Foreign Expansion, University of Michigan Ross Strategy Seminar; Sabanci University, Istanbul; Koc University, Istanbul; Bilkent University, Ankara; McGill-Cornell Institutions and Entrepreneurship Conference, Montreal (2008)

Intra-Organizational Network Configuration and Value of Firms? Innovations, Strategic Research Forum, Asheville (2008)

Transnational Connections and Strategic Choice: Venture Capital Firms? Entry into Foreign Markets, Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, University of North Carolina (2008),Academy of International Business Meeting, Milan (2008),University of Maryland Entrepreneurship Conference (2007)

Home-Country Networks, Intangible Assets, and Foreign Expansion, London Business School (2007), Academy of Management Meetings, Philadelphia (2007)

Throwing Good Money after Bad? A Multi-Level Study of Sequential Decision Making in the Venture  Capital Industry, University of North Carolina   (2007)

Pulling the Plug: The Capability to Manage Unsuccessful Investments and Firm Performance, BYU Winter Strategy Conference, Utah (2008), Mid-Atlantic Strategy Colloquium, University of Virginia (2007), Real Options in Entrepreneurship and Strategy Workshop, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006), Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference (2004), Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans (2004), Knowledge, Institutions, and the Internationalization of the U.S. Venture Capital Industry, McGill-Cornell Institutions and Entrepreneurship Conference (2007), Smith Entrepreneurship Conference, University of Maryland (2005), Academy of Management Meetings, Honolulu (2005)

Syndication in Venture Investing, SMS Special Entrepreneurship Conference, Catania (2007)

An Empirical Examination of Aggregate Patterns in U.S. Venture Capital Investment Decision Making, Sabanci University (2004), Boston University, London Business School, Georgia State University, Toronto University, University of Minnesota, University of Washington at Seattle, Academy of Management Meetings, Seattle (2003),The Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation, Boston University (2002), Academy of Management Meetings, Denver (2002)

Selected Professional Service and Memberships

Editorial Board Member: Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal (2010-2013), Journal of International Business Studies (2006)

Representative-at-Large, Strategic Management Society Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group (2010-2012), Elected Member of the Research Committee (2007-2009) of the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division

Faculty Participant: SMS IACMENA Cambridge Workshop, 2015, Academy of Management International Management Doctoral Consortium, 2015, Academy of Management OMT Junior Faculty Consortium 2015, Doctoral Student Consortium, Babson Entrepreneurship Conference, 2008, Managing Your Dissertation Workshop, Academy of Management Meetings, 2005

Ad Hoc Reviewer: NSF, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, American Journal of Sociology, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing

Member: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business