Dr Sinem Bulkan is a Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the 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.
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.
- Leadership Development
- Organisational Behaviour
- Employee Engagement