Beckwith Professor of Management Studies
Director of the MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations Programme
Head of the Strategy and International Business Subject Group
BS (Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi), MBA, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
My research focuses on the intersections of strategy formulation and renewal, executive team competencies, and board governance effectiveness. I have conducted research on companies in the medical devices industry and food sector, as well as on professional service firms and entrepreneurial firms. Lately I have been studying sustainable food systems (entry into organic food market) and the global food waste problem. I served as a US Fulbright Research Scholar, an Associate Editor of Journal of Management, and participate in Cambridge Global Food Security Research Centre.
News and insights
Internal candidates with versatile management experience are more likely to pursue new growth opportunities when promoted to CEO than hiring outside the firm, finds new study co-authored by Professor Yasemin Kor of Cambridge Judge Business School.
The Conversation | 29 June 2021
Yasemin Kor, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses food wastage problem in the UK and how we can change that.
“I thought that such an empirical study was a great idea: most companies ignore this issue because they don’t know how to approach it scientifically as intangibles are hard to quantify,” says Professor Kor, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge. “It’s better to run a study to diagnose the cultural attributes in both companies, map these, and see the diverging and converging points, rather than to make superficial assumptions about the fit.”
A study co-authored by Yasemin Kor, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, on how CEOs receive advice regarding their businesses is featured in the Chinese-language edition of Harvard Business Review. The study is based on a review of 65 studies in high-impact academic journals or which have been heavily cited. (subs)
Cambridge Independent, 28 February 2020
From Hollywood ‘logic’ to ‘highly institutionalised myths’ of the workplace
Management Today, 29 January 2020
Why your turnaround is failing
The Economic Times, 16 January 2020
How CEOs can seek advice: Avoid internal advisors, surround themselves with diverse ideas
The Conversation, 29 April 2019
Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury’s-Asda merger may not protect customers
IEDP Developing Leaders, 21 February 2018
Lessons in strategic change
The Future Leadership Institute, 28 December 2017
Reducing food waste
SmartBrief on Sustainability, 26 December 2017
Retailers can take strategic steps to reduce food waste
Harvard Business Review, 19 December 2017
How large food retailers can help solve the food waste crisis
FoodBusiness360, 19 December 2017
Big grocery chains can do a lot to reduce food waste
Cambridge Business Magazine, 1 August 2017
Are you experienced?
Cambridge Business Magazine, 1 October 2016
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