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Professor Özlem Atay

Professor Özlem Atay is a professor of Management at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey. She is the Head of Management and Organization Chair in the Department of Management.  She was Vice Head of Management Department between 1999 and 2002. She worked at Turkish National Productivity Centre as a specialist between 1988 and 1996. She has led a number of training/consulting/research missions in public and private sector enterprises. She specializes in management, organizational behaviour, productivity improvement techniques, human resources management, strategic management, energy, quality management, gender and women studies. She is the author of five books, chapters in seven books and many academic articles in English and Turkish. She has received research scholarships from the World Bank, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, Ankara University, Curtin University, the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institute, Turkish Higher Education Institution. She was a visiting professor at Curtin University Graduate School of Business, Perth, Australia, in 2006; at Aalborg University College of Business, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2008; at Valparaiso University College of Business Administration, Valparaiso, USA in 2011, and at Northern Illinois University College of Business, Management Department, DeKalb, USA in the 2012-2013 academic years. She is on the editorial board of several international and national peer-reviewed journals Web link:


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