Nakiye A. Boyacigiller

Boyacigiller was a Professor of International Management and a former Dean of the Sabanci School of Business  at Sabanci University. She was appointed emeritus professor upon her retirement from Sabancı.   She was elected a Fellow of the  Academy of International Business (AIB) in 2007. Prior to joining Sabanci as dean she was a professor of international management in the Lucas School of Management at San Jose State University in California for 17 years .

Dr. Boyacigiller has held leadership positions in several professional and academic organizations including most importantly her roles as President of the AIB (2015-16) Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management on (1996-97). She has served the AACSB (The Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business ) as a member of its Board of Directors and European Advisory Councils (2012-2014). I, Proj. Boyacigiller has served on the advisory boards of WU (Vienna University of Economics International Management) and CIIM,the Cyprus International Institute of Management and,GIBS of the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Nakiye Boyacigiller is the proud mother of two daughters and is blessed with two granddaughters.

In 2018,she was made an Emeritus professor by Sabanci University and retired later that year.


Selected Work


Boyacigiller, N.A. “Conversation with Nakiye Boyacigiller”. Barmeyer C., Ruesga Rath C. (Eds). In Key Questions and Inspiring  in Cross-Cultural Management: Conversations with Leading Women. Edgar Elgar. Forthcoming

Boyacigiller,N.  (1990) The role of expatriates in the management of interdependence, complexity and risk in multinational corporations. Journal of International Business Studies, 21(3):357-381.

Boyacigiller, N. & Adler, N.J. (1991) The parochial dinosaur: The organizational sciences in a global context. Academ of Managemenet Rewiew, 16(2):262-291.

Boyacigiller, N.A, Goodman, R.A. and M.E. Phillips (Eds). (2004). Crossing Cultures:Insights from Master Teachers. London: Routledge: 76-88.

Boyacigiller, N., Kleinberg, J., Phillips, M.E. & Sackmann, S. (2003). Conceptualizing culture: Elucidating the streams of research in international cross-cultural management. In B.J. Punnett&O. Shenkar (eds.), Handbook for International Management Research. Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press, pp 99-167.

Levy, O., Beechler, S. Taylor, S.& Boyacigiller, N. (2007). What we talk about when we talk about “Global Mindset”, Journal of International Business Studies, 38:231-258.

Levy, Orly and Taylor, Sully and Boyacigiller, Nakiye A. (2010) ‘On the Rocky Road to Strong Global Culture’. MIT Sloan Management Review, (51) 4, pp 20-22.