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 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-making, 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 Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Education and Journal of Management Development. Dr Karakas have worked as a consultant and executive trainer for a number of international 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), Quebec Horizon Foundation (Canada) and Dogus Automotive (Turkey).