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R. Isil Yavuz

R. Işıl Yavuz is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Braynt University. She
teaches entrepreneurship, international business and international entrepreneurship at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Yavuz’s research investigates the interactive role of cognition and context in the early internationalization, innovation and performance of high technology new ventures. Her work has so far been published in Journal of Business of Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. She has also written a book, titled “Outsider Entrepreneurs.” Işıl received her PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Yavuz was awarded a Kaufmann Dissertation Fellowship Award and Kauffman Firm Survey Best Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation. She holds a master’s degree in Social Psychology from Middle East Technical University (METU). Her master’s thesis received the Best M.S. Thesis of the Year Award from the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the Middle East Technical University. Dr. Yavuz received her bachelor’s degree (as valedictorian) from METU in Business Administration.

Ph D, University of Minnesota

MS, Middle East Technical University

BS, Middle East Technical University

Yavuz, R., A Theoretical Model on the Role of Aspirations in the Internationalization of Born Global Companies, Academy of International Business, 2022.

Yavuz, R., Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the Muslim World, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2022.

Yavuz, R., A Theoretical Model on the Role of Aspirations in the Internationalization of Born Global Companies, Hacettepe University Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, 2022.

Yavuz, R.,Bahadir, B., "Remittances, Ethnic Diversity, and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries, Small Business Economics, 2022.

Yavuz, R., Founders’ Education, Social Capital, and Their Interplay in the Intensity of New Venture Internationalization, Journal of Small Business Management, 2021.

Yavuz, R.,Dutta, D.,Soytas, M., Optimistic Entrepreneurs and New Product Introductions in High-tech New Ventures: An Examination Based on the Behavioral Theory of the Firm, Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2018.

Dutta, D.,Yavuz, R., Survived but Cannot Prosper! Examining the Impact of Gender Inequality on Success of Women-owned Entrepreneurial Ventures through a Liberal Feminist Lens, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

Yavuz, R.,Sapienza, H., Resource Mobility, Early Internationalization and Performance, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.

Yavuz, R., The Outsider Entrepreneurs, LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2013.

De Clercq, D.,Sapienza, H.,Yavuz, R.,Zhou, L., Learning and Knowledge in Early Internationalization Research: Past Accomplishments and Future Directions, Journal of Business Venturing, 2012.

Yavuz, R.,Sapienza, H.,Zaheer, S., Founders’ Immigrant Status, Early Internationalization and Performance in High Technology Industries , Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2012.

Zahra, S.,Yavuz, R., Competing at the Intersection: Entrepreneurialism, Agility and Organizational Resilience, Sage Publication, 2008.

Zahra, S.,Yavuz, R.,Ucbasaran, D., How Much Do You Trust Me? The Dark Side of Relational Trust in New Business Creation in Established Companies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2006.

Faculty Merit Award, 2022

College of Business Outstanding Service Award, 2022

Best Paper Prize Nominee, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, 2020

Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management (AOM) Conference , 2018

Best Paper Proceedings, Babson Entrepreneurship Research (BERC) Conference , 2012

Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) Best Dissertation Award , USA , 2012

Doris McNamara's Women Dissertation Fellowship Award, U of Minnesota, USA , 2010

Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award, USA , 2010

M.S., Best Master Thesis of the Year Award in Social Sciences, METU, Turkey, 2005

B.S., Valedictorian with the CGPA of 4.0/4.0, METU, Turkey, 2002

Entrepreneurship, International Business

International entrepreneurship, high-tech immigrant entrepreneurship, woman entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial financing, entrepreneurship in developing countries, new venture innovation and performance

Strategic Management Society

Academy of International Business

Academy of Management