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Professor Ayse Karaevli

Chair of Corporate Management & Change

Chairholder

Contact:

+49 (0)261 6509 331
ayse.karaevli[at]whu.edu

Research Areas

  • Corporate Management & Governance: CEOs, Top Management Teams, and Boards of Directors
  • CEO Successions 
  • Executive Careers 
  • Corporate Changes 

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2003-2005)
  • Doctor of Business Administration, D.B.A. (2003), Questrom School of Business, Boston University 
  • MLIR. Master’s of Industrial and Labor Relations (1998), Michigan State University
  • B.A. in Psychology with High Honors (1995), Bogaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey)

Employment

  • Professor and Chair of Corporate Management & Change, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (2013 - to date)
  • Associate Professor of Strategy, School of Management, Sabancı University, (2009 - 2013)
  • Assistant Professor of Strategy, School of Management, Sabancı University, (2005 - 2009)
  • Strategy Adviser to CEO and Top Management Team & Innovation Coordinator, Sabanci Holding, (2006 - 2007)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, (2003 - 2005)

Teaching

Professor Karaevli currently teaches courses on:

  • Negotiation Strategies & Skills
  • International Business Negotiations
  • Leading Strategic Change

Selected publications of Professor Ayse Karaevli

MIT Sloan Management Review, 65 (2): 54-59

Make better allies of your workforce.

Karaevli, A., Ozcan, S. (2024)
WHU Knowledge

Are European CEOs future-ready? A status report on Europe’s largest 600 corporations.

Ozcan, S., Karaevli, A. (2023)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 63(4): 78-84

Why some CFOs make better deals?

Karaevli, A., Ozcan, S. (2022)
Journal of World Business, 56(6): 101264

Family ownership, market development, and internationalization of Turkish business groups (1925-2017).

Karaevli, A. & Yurtoglu, B. B. (2021)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 62(1): 54-58

The four competencies every IT workforce needs.

Karaevli, A., Ozcan, S., Wintermeyer, A. (2020)
Long Range Planning, 51(6): 831-864

Founding family effects on business group growth: Longitudinal evidence from Turkey (1925-2012).

Karaevli, A. & Yurtoglu, B. B. (2018)
Organizational Dynamics, 45(4): 278-282

The “turnaround trap” of outsider CEOs: Causes and solutions succession planning.

Karaevli, A. (2016)
Journal of Management Studies, 50(7): 1267-1294

When do outsider CEOs generate strategic change? The enabling role of corporate stability.

Karaevli, A. & Zajac E. J. (2013)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(4): 15-17

When is an outsider CEO a good choice?

Karaevli, A & Zajac, E.J. (2012)
Strategic Management Journal, 28(7): 681-706

Performance consequences of new CEO “Outsiderness”: Moderating effects of pre- and post-succession contexts.

Karaevli, A. (2007)
Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69(3): 359-373

How career variety promotes the adaptability of managers: A theoretical model.

Karaevli, A. & Hall, D. T. (2006)
Organizational Dynamics, 32(1): 62-79

Growing leaders for turbulent times: Is succession planning up to the challenge?

Karaevli, A. & Hall, D. T. (2003)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 65 (2): 54-59

Make better allies of your workforce.

Karaevli, A., Ozcan, S. (2024)
WHU Knowledge

Are European CEOs future-ready? A status report on Europe’s largest 600 corporations.

Ozcan, S., Karaevli, A. (2023)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 63(4): 78-84

Why some CFOs make better deals?

Karaevli, A., Ozcan, S. (2022)
Journal of World Business, 56(6): 101264

Family ownership, market development, and internationalization of Turkish business groups (1925-2017).

Karaevli, A. & Yurtoglu, B. B. (2021)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 62(1): 54-58

The four competencies every IT workforce needs.

Karaevli, A., Ozcan, S., Wintermeyer, A. (2020)
Long Range Planning, 51(6): 831-864

Founding family effects on business group growth: Longitudinal evidence from Turkey (1925-2012).

Karaevli, A. & Yurtoglu, B. B. (2018)
Organizational Dynamics, 45(4): 278-282

The “turnaround trap” of outsider CEOs: Causes and solutions succession planning.

Karaevli, A. (2016)
Journal of Management Studies, 50(7): 1267-1294

When do outsider CEOs generate strategic change? The enabling role of corporate stability.

Karaevli, A. & Zajac E. J. (2013)
MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(4): 15-17

When is an outsider CEO a good choice?

Karaevli, A & Zajac, E.J. (2012)
Strategic Management Journal, 28(7): 681-706

Performance consequences of new CEO “Outsiderness”: Moderating effects of pre- and post-succession contexts.

Karaevli, A. (2007)
Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69(3): 359-373

How career variety promotes the adaptability of managers: A theoretical model.

Karaevli, A. & Hall, D. T. (2006)
Organizational Dynamics, 32(1): 62-79

Growing leaders for turbulent times: Is succession planning up to the challenge?

Karaevli, A. & Hall, D. T. (2003)
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