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Dr Sinem Bulkan

Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Programme Director for the Improvement Leader Apprenticeship
Fellow, UK HEA

Sinem Bulkan Photo

Specialisms

  • Leadership, 
  • Leadership Development, 
  • Organisational Behaviour, 
  • Employee Engagement, 
  • Coaching

Location

Henley Business School building room 225, Whiteknights campus

Dr Sinem Bulkan is a Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour and Programme Director for the Improvement Leader Apprenticeship and Henley Executive Diploma in Managing Business Transformation at Henley Business School.

Sinem holds a PhD (Eng) in Organisational Behaviour from Marmara University, Istanbul, and an MA in Finance and Accounting from Kingston University, London. Her PhD research explored the effects of psychopathic manager behaviour on employee deviant behaviours through the mediating effect of revenge motive and moderating roles of attitude importance and core self-evaluations.

Before her academic career, Sinem gained 12 years of work experience as a regional sales manager and finance manager in the automotive and education sectors in Istanbul.

Her research interests lie in the area of the impact of dark leadership (psychopathic manager behaviour, narcissistic leadership, abusive supervision etc) on employee behaviours and attitudes. She is also interested in investigating the impacts of destructive leadership at group-level as well as exploring the roles of person-supervisor fit and group level perceptions within the relationships.

Sinem has presented her research at academic conferences such as the British Academy of Management (BAM) 2018, the European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2018 and 2019 and Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 2019, where she received the Best Paper Award. She was also selected for attending Researchers Links Workshop on 'Advancing Work, Health and Well-Being in Rural and Urban Malaysia', jointly organised by Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform and School of Business, Monash University and Warwick Business School Malaysia, 2018.

Experimentation and optimisation

The module aims to expand the knowledge and understanding of design and application of experimentation, optimisation and simulations to deliver business benefits. It also aims to develop the learner’s approach...

Module code: MQM3IL09

Improvement methods and strategies

The module covers the principles of Lean, Six Sigma and other improvement methodologies and strategies to enable continuous improvement and support business transformation. The module will equip the learners with...

Module code: MQM3IL08

Project and change management

The module covers project and change management principles as part of the organisation’s long-term strategy for business transformation. The module will equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to...

Module code: MQM3IL07

Data analysis

The module covers key data analysis and statistical methods, statistical and graphical analysis, and statistical process control to build the organisation's knowledge and skills and make recommendations for improvement that...

Module code: MQM2IL06

Problem solving methods

The module primarily focuses on developing learners’ skills to implement, coach, and benchmark approaches to problem-solving methods, to enhance the business improvement strategy. ...

Module code: MQM2IL05

Teams and leadership

The module covers the leadership concepts and theories, team formation techniques and tools to support the improvement strategy of the organisation. The module is designed around several interrelated topics, including...

Module code: MQM2IL04

Measurement systems

The module covers measurement systems analysis and business benefits (net present value, activity-based costing). It aims to develop the learner’s approach to building the organisation’s knowledge and skills in measurement...

Module code: MQM1IL03

Process management

The module covers the application of process thinking and the selection of tools and metrics for process capability analysis. It aims to develop the learner’s approach to identify opportunities to...

Module code: MQM1IL02

Strategic thinking

This first module covers the strategic management and planning theories, concepts and techniques applied to support the organisation's strategy development. It aims to develop the learner's approach to leading strategic...

Module code: MQM1IL01

Bulkan, S., and Higgs, M., (2019), Psychopathic Manager Behaviour and Workplace Deviance: Moderated Mediation Model with Revenge Motive and Attitude Importance, In European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2019 Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bulkan, S., and Higgs, M., (2019), The Effect of Psychopathic Manager Behaviour on Supervisor and Organisation-Directed Deviance: The Mediating Role of Revenge Motive and the Moderating Role of Core Self-Evaluations, In Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 2019 Conference, Dublin, Ireland (Best Paper Award at Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Track).

Bulkan, S., Turgut, T., and Higgs, M., (2018), Psychopathic Manager Behaviour: The Development and Validation of a Scale, In European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2018 Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Bulkan, S., and Higgs, M., (2018), Psychopathic Manager Behaviour and Workplace Deviance: Moderated Mediation Model, In British Academy of Management (BAM) 2018 Conference, Bristol, UK.