Prof. Dr. Özlem Yıldırım Öktem


2001–2005: Ph.D. in Business Administration Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly                                                                                      

2000-2001: Master in International Economics and Management Bocconi Business SchoolMilanItaly                                      

1996-2000: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Koc University, Istanbul


2018- ...                Professor

                                Bogazici University, Department of International Trade

2012-2018 Associate Professor

                Bogazici University, Department of International Trade

2009-2012        Assistant Professor

               Bogazici University, Department of International Trade 


2007-2009         Full-time faculty member

                        Bogazici University, Department of International Trade

2004-2006           Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Organization Studies

                        Sabanci University, Faculty of Management, Istanbul



Corporate Governance, Family Businesses, Business Groups, Internationalization Strategy



Management and Organizations, Business Strategy, Research Methods

SPRING 2017-18

INTT 132 Management and Organizations

INTT 323 Research Methods for Business

INCT 536 Competition and Strategy


Üsdiken, B. and Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. (forthcoming).  “Multiple Board Memberships and the Inner Circle in Family Business Groups” in Khlif, W., Gabrielson, J, Yamak, S. (Eds).  Handbook of Research on Board of Directors. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. and Selekler-Goksen, S. (2018). “Internationalization of Family Business Groups: Content Analysis of the Literature and a Synthesis Model”, European Journal of Family Business, 8(1), 45-68.  Econlit


Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. (2018). “Family Involvement in Governance of Family Business Groups”, European Journal of Family Business, 8(1), 5-15. Econlit

Memili, E., Fang, H. C., Koç, B., Yildirim-Öktem, Ö., & Sonmez, S. (2018). Sustainability practices of family firms: the interplay between family ownership and long-term orientation. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26 (1), pp. 9-28. SSCI

Inelmen, K., Selekler-Göksen, N., Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. (2017). “Understanding citizenship behavior of academics in American- versus Continental European-modeled universities in Turkey”, Personnel Review, 46/6, 1142-1164. SSCI


Selekler-Goksen, N., Yildirim-Öktem, Ö., Inelmen, K. (2016), “The Impact of Organizational Justice on the Quality of Leader-Member Relationship in Public versus Foundation Universities”, Education and Science, 41(184), 383-398. SSCI


Üsdiken, Ü., Yildirim-Öktem, Ö., Senol, F.N. (2015) " Getting into the inner circle: Professional managers in Turkish family business groups", METU Studies in Development, 42 (3).  Econlit


Sakarya, S., Bodur, M., Yildirim-Öktem, Ö., Selekler-Goksen, N. (2012). Social Alliances: Business and Social Enterprise Collaboration for Social Transformation" Journal of Business Research, 65(12), 1710-1720. SSCI


Yildirim -Öktem, Ö. and Üsdiken, B. (2010). “Contingencies versus external pressure: Board composition in firms affiliated to diversified family business groups in late-industrializing countries”, British Journal of Management, 21(1), 115-130. SSCI


Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. (2010) “Generational differences in involvement of family members in governance and management of Turkish family business groups and background characteristics of family members”, Bogazici Journal, 24 (1-2), 41-66.


Selekler-Gökşen, N. and Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. (2009). “Countervailing institutional works: Corporate governance in Turkish Family Business Groups”, Journal of Management and Governance, 13 (3), 193-213.  Econlit


Usdiken, B., & Oktem-Yıldırım, O. (2008). Changes in the institutional environment and “non-executive” and “independent” members of the boards of directors of firms affiliated to large family business groups. Review of Public Administration, 4(1), 43-71. SSCI


Selekler-Gökşen, N. and Yildirim-Öktem, Ö. (2008) “Impact of board characteristics on internationalization of business group affiliates”, Bogazici Journal, 22 (1-2), 53-71.

Yildirim, Ö. (2005). Theoretical drivers of divisionalization. In De Laurentis, G. (Ed.), Corporate Banking: Evolutions in Strategy and Structure. Springer-Verlag.