Prof. Dr. Özlem Yıldırım Öktem


2001-2005: Ph.D. in Business Administration Bocconi University, Milan, Italy                                                                                      

2000-2001: Master in International Economics and Management Bocconi Business School, Milan, Italy                                      

1996-2000: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Koç 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

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.