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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 from METU in Business Administration. She graduated, summa cum
laude, as the Valedictorian of METU.

Ph D, University of Minnesota

MS, Middle East Technical University

BS, Middle East Technical University

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