Dr Fahri Karakas

Fellow at LCSS & Researcher and Lecturer, University of East Anglia

I am Lecturer in Business and Leadership at Norwich Business School.  I joined UEA in July 2012 having previously worked at Open University Business School as Research Fellow in International Management Practice, Education, and Learning (IMPEL). 

I hold three degrees in Management: BA (Koc University), MBA (Bogazici University), PhD in Organizational Behaviour (McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management).  My PhD thesis on benevolent leadership was selected as the winner of 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Leadership and Organization Development category. 

My research aims to build new ways of understanding how we can nurture the human spirit and build a collective sense of creativity and vitality in organizations. My research interests include spirituality at work, benevolent leadership, positive management education, creativity, design thinking, and social innovation. I am a member of the positive organizational scholarship (POS) network based at the University of Michigan; where we aim to understand, explain, and create the best of the human condition, positive deviance, and flourishing in organizations.  I have published more than 20 articles in leading international management journals such as Journal of Business EthicsJournal of Management Education, and Journal of Management Development

I have worked as a consultant and executive trainer for a number of organizations including Albanian Chamber of International Trade and Development (Albania), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (Turkey), London Centre for Social Studies (UK), Association of British Turkish Academics (UK), Dialog Foundation (Canada), Dogus Automotive (Turkey), and Ulker Holding (Turkey).


Academic Writing Workshop

A 3-day hands-on workshop aimed at improving participants' skills in research, writing and presenting with guidance on how to succeed within the academic world.

Academic Writing Workshop

A 5-day hands-on workshop aimed at improving participants' skills in research, writing and presenting with guidance on how to succeed within the academic world.

2nd LCSS PhD Methodology Conference 2014: Mixed Methods in Social Sciences

22 Feruary 2014 - London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

LCSS Welcome Reception 2012/13

A Welcome Reception at the University of Westminster for Turkish postgraduate students.

Latest News

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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