Dr Fahri Karakas

Dr Fahri Karakas is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Leadership at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. He previously worked at the Open University Business School (UK), McGill University (Canada), and Bogazici University (Turkey). His 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.

Dr Karakas has been teaching self-marketing, creativity, design thinking, leadership, employability and career management for the last 15 years. He is a member of the positive organizational scholarship (POS) network based at the University of Michigan; where scholars aim to understand, explain and create the best of the human condition, positive deviance and flourishing in organizations. His 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.

Dr Karakas published more than 30 articles in leading international management journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Journal of Management Education and the Journal of Management Development. Dr Karakas has worked as a consultant and executive trainer for a number of international organizations including the Albanian Chamber of International Trade and Development (Albania), the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (Turkey), the London Centre for Social Studies (UK), the Association of British Turkish Academics (UK), the Quebec Horizon Foundation (Canada) and Dogus Automotive (Turkey).