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 the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Leadership and Organisation Development category.

Dr Karakas has been teaching self-marketing, creativity, design thinking, leadership, employability and career management for the last fifteen years. He is a member of the Positive Organisational 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 organisations. 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 organisations.

Dr Karakas has published more than thirty 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 organisations including the Albanian Chamber of International Trade and Development (Albania), the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation (Turkey), the London Centre for Social Studies (UK), the Association of British Turkish Academics (UK), the Quebec Horizon Foundation (Canada) and Dogus Automotive (Turkey).