O. Volkan Ozbek, a former officer in the Turkish Navy, earned his PhD in strategic management from the University of Texas—Arlington. His primary research interests are corporate spin-offs including their governance structures (board of directors, compensation, ownership), the upper echelons perspective that includes top management team (TMT) demographics as well as behavioral and cognitive characteristics, strategic decision-making processes, and foreign entry modes. He has gotten published in the Academy of Management Review twice with his co-author Dr. Chad Navis. In addition to his doctorate degree, he holds three master's and one bachelor's degrees. His teaching interests are primarily in the areas of Strategic Management and International Business.
Ph.D. in Management, UT-Arlington
M.S. in Business, UW-Madison
M.B.A. Saginaw Valley State University
M.S. in Management Science, Naval Science and Engineering Institute
B.S. in Computer Engineering, Turkish Naval Academy
Ozbek, O. V. 2019. The influence of CEO duality and board size on the market value of spun-off subsidiaries: The contingency effect of firm size. (submitted to Journal of Strategy and Management & received an R&R)
Ozbek, O. V. 2019. Effects of external directorships and age of the CEO and board members on the market valuation of spun-off subsidiaries. (submitted to Baltic Journal of Management & received an R&R)
Navis, C., & Ozbek, O. V. 2017. Why context matters: Overconfidence, narcissism, and the role of objective uncertainty in entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Review, 42(1): 148-153.
Navis, C., & Ozbek, O. V. 2016. The right people in the wrong places: The paradox of entrepreneurial entry and successful opportunity realization. Academy of Management Review, 41(1):109-129.