O. Volkan Ozbek

O. Volkan Ozbek
Phone: (619) 260-4885
Office: Olin Hall 334

Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. O. Volkan Ozbek received his PhD in strategy at 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.

His first article titled “The Right People in the Wrong Places: The Paradox of Entrepreneurial Entry and Successful Opportunity Realization” (with C. Navis) is published in the Academy of Management Review in 2016. His second article titled “Why Context Matters: Overconfidence, Narcissism and the Role of Objective Uncertainty in Entrepreneurship” (with C. Navis) is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Review. A former officer in the Turkish Navy, he earned his a master’s in business from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, an MBA from the Saginaw Valley State University, a master’s in management science from the Naval Science and Engineering Institute and a bachelor’s in computer engineering from the Turkish Naval Academy.

Selected Publications

  • Ozbek, O., Navis, C. (2017) Why context matters: Overconfidence, narcissism, and the role of objective uncertainty in entrepreneurship, Academy of Management Review, 42(3), 148-153.
  • Ozbek, O., Navis, C. (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.

Conferences and Presentations

  • The Impacts of Proactiveness, Risk Taking and Industry Characteristics on the Performance of Greenfield Investments. Academy of International Business-Midwest (AIB-Widwest), Chicago, Illinois, 2014.
  • The Impacts of Firm Entrepreneurial Orientation and Executive Overconfidence on the Speed of Internationalization. Academy of International Business-Southeast (AIB-SE), Miami, Florida, 2014.
  • The Selection of High-risk Foreign Entry Modes: The Effects of CEO Hubris and TMT Behavioral Integration. Academy of International Business (AIB), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2014.
  • The Critical Linkages Among Board Heterogeneity, Environment and Firm’s Strategic Aggressiveness. Southern Management Association (SMA), New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013.
  • The Right People in the Wrong Places: Executive Founders and the Survival of Their Ventures. Academy of Management (AOM), (with C. Navis), Orlando, Florida, 2013.