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Chair of Corporate Management and Change
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Expertise

  • Leading Strategic Change
  • Negotiations
  • Top Management Teams: Succession Planning and Executive Careers

Professor Dr. Ayse Karaevli is a Full Professor and Chair of Corporate Management & Change. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Boston University, and completed her post-doctoral studies at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

She has been teaching courses and executive education programs on Negotiations, Strategic Management, and Strategic and Organizational Change at different levels for many years in U.S.A., Germany, and Turkey.

Professor Karaevli’s research is in the broad area of strategy with a focus on strategic and organizational change, board of directors, CEO successions, and top management teams. She is the author and co-author of several research articles published in top tier international peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Sloan Management Review, and Organizational Dynamics. She also co-authored book chapters published by top international publishing houses. She is a recipient of Turkish Science and Technology Institute’s career award.

She also served as a strategic change and innovation coordinator and CEO/ Top Management Team strategy advisor to Sabanci Holding, the second largest conglomerate of Turkey, and as an executive board member of the Turkish Industry & Business Association-Sabanci Forum.

During her work in the USA, she gave consultancy services and served as a research associate of Boston University Executive Development Roundtable in developing executive education programs for large U.S. corporations on strategic leadership, organizational development and change, and performance issues.

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