- Leadership Development,
- Organisational Behaviour,
- Employee Engagement,
Dr Sinem Bulkan is a Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at Henley Business School. She is also the Programme Director for the Improvement Leader Apprenticeship and Henley Executive Diploma in Managing Business Transformation.
She researches destructive leadership at group-level and dark leadership (psychopathic manager behaviour, narcissistic leadership, abusive supervision etc) on employee behaviours and attitudes, plus person-supervisor fit and group-level perceptions within relationships. She is a member of the Henley Centre for Leadership and the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability.
She has a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from Marmara University, Turkey, and an MA in Finance and Accounting from Kingston University. Her PhD research was on psychopathic manager behaviour on employee deviant behaviours through the mediating effect of revenge motive and moderating roles of attitude importance and core self-evaluations. She has 12 years' experience in regional sales and finance management in the automotive and education sectors in Istanbul, Turkey.
She has presented at conferences such as the British Academy of Management (BAM) 2018, the European Academy of Management 2018 and 2019 and the Irish Academy of Management 2019, winning the Best Paper Award. In 2018 she was chosen for a Researchers Links Workshop on 'Advancing Work, Health and Well-Being in Rural and Urban Malaysia', jointly led by the Global Asia in the 21st Century Research Platform, the School of Business of Monash University, Australia, and Warwick Business School Malaysia. She presented at the BAM webinar 'Moving to the "Dark Side": an Exploration of Bad Leadership and the Measurement of Psychopathy in Managers'.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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