Cem Şen

Cem Şen
Turkish Military Representation to NATO

Associate Prof. (Doçent Dr.)

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Introduction
In a broad sense, the big picture of my research reflects and highlights a match between a professional career and academic interests. I believe the diversity of theoretical and empirical approaches of a faculty member is a trademark of the department’s research ethos. With this perspective, my research includes a wide range of topics pertaining to organizational behavior, human resources, organizational theory, strategic management, cross-cultural and international business.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
Turkish Military Representation to NATO
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Along with my academic career, I worked as a CIS Platoon, Company, Battalion, and Regiment Commander in various units of the Turkish Armed Forces for 10 years; and as Planning/Project Officer, Division Chief, and Branch Manager in the Land Forces Command HQs and the General Staff HQs for 15 years. I served at NATO and the EU HQs in Kosovo, and Bosnia-Herzegovina for a period of two and a half years as a planning officer, military advisor, branch head, and Commandant of Turkish Contingent.
Education
October 2013 - February 2018
Baskent University
Field of study
  • Management and Organization
September 1998 - September 2000
Naval Postgraduate School
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
July 1989 - August 1993
National Defense University Military Academy
Field of study
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Publications

Publications (38)
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Workplace social courage is a courageous behavior that can damage the actor’s social relationships, social image, and accrue face-loss costs. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate courageous behavior from incivility that predicts higher levels of psychological distress. While workplace social courage is widely discussed in the management liter...
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Binlerce yıldır filozoflar hayatın anlamını idrak etmede, cesareti anlamanın önemine dikkat çekmişlerdir. Bu çabanın modern bir uzantısı olarak, günümüz bazı sosyal bilim araştırmacıları da, cesareti anlama gayretine girmişleridir. Son yıllarda yapılan bazı çalışmaların, özellikle cesaretin öncüllerine odaklanarak, adeta bu eski erdemi yeniden keşf...
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In the organizational behavior literature, organizational cynicism, because of its detrimental effects, is generally considered to be conceptually distinct from the other organizational outcomes. In recent years, organizational cynicism, for its negative effects on human resources and capital, has become very popular. Despite such popularity, there...
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Purpose This paper articulates a multi-contextual and dynamic system for memory research in relation to multi-cultural organizations (MCOs) by a qualitative research method. Design/methodology/approach Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted with representatives of 30 national officers in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to...
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Motivating employee work engagement, which has emerged as one of the most significant drivers of high performance and achievement in today's dynamic environment, has become essential in gaining a sustainable competitive advantage. As widely known, leadership is a primary factor affecting work engagement. This is also directly related to a specific...
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The use of big data and data governance in contemporary organizations has been characterized by business value and returns. Despite the importance of big data and its governance, little research has focused on its effectiveness in helping and developing employees. Based on these arguments, we examine a model scrutinizing the impact of big data gove...
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The Ottoman Empire built, trained, organized, led, and sustained her army over a period of more than 600 years, during which had a significant effect on the history of the modern world. It underwent several transformations. In this context, the Mekteb-i Fünûn-ı Harbiyye-i Şâhâne (Turkish Military Academy) was established in 1834 in İstanbul to prov...
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Purpose-A traditional view of an ideal workplace is an organization with a justice climate and a supportive atmosphere. Over the past years, justice and support practices in the workplace have received significant scholarly, practical, and even political attention. Unfortunately, theoretical underpinnings and literature associated with these themes...
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Toplumdan topluma değişen ve her topluma özgü olan kültürün yansımaları, kendisini o toplumdaki örgütlerde de göstermektedir. Kültür ve örgüt kuramının kesişim noktasında örgüt kültürünü görmek mümkündür (Smircich, 1983). Bu bağlamda toplumsal kültürün etkisindeki her örgüt, taşıdığı kendisine has özellikleri ile diğer örgütlerden farklılaşmaktadır...
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Örgüt teorisindeki klasik yaklaşımlar, çoğunlukla bireylerin ilişkilerini toplumun diğer bireylerinden bağımsız ele almış ve incelemiştir. Oysa ki insan ilişkilerini sosyal yaşam ve ilişkilerden bağımsız ele almak yapılan analizin eksik kalmasına neden olmaktadır. Özellikle globalleşme ve teknolojik gelişmeler neticesinde hayatımıza giren modern il...
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Courage has been regarded as one of the basic virtues throughout history. Although the topic of social courage in the workplace has recently become very popular in international management literature, less is known about the conditions under which individuals exhibit courageous behaviors and how this affects what. To fill the gap between theory and...
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Courage, beyond being seen as one of the basic virtues, has been accepted by some philosophers as the protector or even a prerequisite of all other virtues. While workplace social courage is widely discussed in the international management literature, less is known about the conditions under which individuals are more or less likely to exhibit cour...
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Purpose This paper researches the effects of the cultural context from values' ground on leadership roles and the effects of roles on styles. The idea behind this study is to show that cultural communities have different cultural models regarding the kinds of roles leaders should or should not play. Design/methodology/approach The sample was chose...
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The purpose of this study is to analyze conceptually the roles of actors who can change institutional logics by increasing their social capitals. With this respect, it has been tried to explain which positions of the actors are more efficient to accomplish this change; the ones at central or periphery, the ones who have strong-ties or weak-ties, or...
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İnsani yardım lojistiğinde stratejik yönetim anlayışı; zarar görmüş kişilerin acılarını hafifletmek amacıyla yardım malzemeleri ve hizmetleri ile bu malzemelerin ve bunlarla ilgili bilginin, üretim noktasından afet bölgesindeki talep noktasına zaman ve maliyet açısından etkin ve verimli olarak, tüm afet çevrimi boyunca akışını ve depolanmasını plan...
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The purpose of this chapter is to draw attention to the importance of courage in the management process, especially the role of courage which makes personal vision and values real, and to be sensitive about how it can emerge in this process. Courage has a complex nature. Its complex nature makes courage sensitive to misunderstandings and uses. Inve...
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Son yıllarda büyük verinin çalışanların, bir başka ifadeyle beşeri sermayenin geliştirilmesine katkı sağlaması, özellikle veriye dayanan bir yaklaşımla stratejik kararların alınması ve organizasyonların rekabet üstünlüğünü devam ettirebilmesi hususları, büyük veri ve büyük veri yönetişimini oldukça popüler hale getirmiştir. Gerçekten de büyük verin...
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Current emphasis in culture research focuses on how leaders might change the culture to improve organizational performance. However, how culture affects organizational performance under active leadership relations research has resulted in conceptual ambiguities, as well as contradictory empirical findings. We argue that organizational culture moder...
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Organizational and management researches have been conducted for many years in the shadow of positivism and postmodernist debates. The acceptance of such research as a social science basically depends on its proof of its scientific legitimacy. It is seen that positivism’s plain sense of causality and its stance against meta-physics and postmodernis...
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Migration movements transform business life because they have more social aspects than geographic or numerical interactions. This paper reviews empirical research better to understand the effect of leadership in the process of xenophobia in the work environment from social identity theory perspective. Leadership as a social contextual factor is cri...
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The psychological capital subject is an important area in the field of organizational behavior in which crucial works have been carried out recently. The psychological capital subject analyzed with hope, optimism, endurance, and self-efficacy dimensions in literature has been analyzed with the same dimensions in this study too. The aim of the study...
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Cultural research focuses on how leaders might change the culture to improve organizational performance(OP). However, culture is also changing the leadership process. Cultural tightness or looseness(CTL) dimension is a relatively new concept in the literature and has primarily been considered in the North American cultural context, which differs fr...
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The purpose of this study is to analyze conceptually the efforts to establish social capital via social networks. The aim of these efforts is to establish and develop relations that will help to gain legitimation, to access, and to share of rare resources, knowledge and, technological innovations, and hence to minimize the transaction costs. The in...
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Psychological capital has recently been a highly discussed variable in business literature. The number of studies that has examined the effects of psychological capital on the organizational outcome variables has been increased in the native and international literature. In this study, the effect of psychological capital on job satisfaction, organi...
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By this study the perceived organizational support, the perception of organizational justice, and the self-evaluation are expected as the antecedents of psychological capital. In this context, the effects of the employees’ organizational support, organizational justice perception, and the self-evaluations on their psychological capital are question...
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In this study, although the concepts of gaining legitimacy and isomorphism are the concepts of institutional theory, the problem arises from the dilemma that the meaning of these concepts for local companies may have different effects on multi-national corporations and may vary according to the contingency theory factors. In this regard, the questi...
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The purpose of the study is to examine the intercultural integration mechanisms that can be used to be successful at international peacekeeping operations. Peacekeeping operations have potential for culture-based problems. In order to prevent such problems, it is necessary to develop a holistic approach to culture, cross-cultural relations, and the...
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In this study, it is aimed to determine the impact of psychological capital, which brings a new perspective and a new breathe into empowering the development of the strengths of the employees, on job performance and cynicism, and the moderator effect of perceived cultural tightness-looseness within the organizational culture on the relationship bet...
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Bu çalışma ile işgörenlerin güçlü yönlerinin geliştirilmesinde değişik bir bakış açısı ve soluk getiren psikolojik sermayenin iş performansı ve sinizm üzerindeki etkileri ile örgüt kültürü içerisinde algılanan kültürel sıkılık-esnekliğin söz konusu etkiler üzerindeki rolünü tespit etmek ve söz konusu değişkenlerin birbirleriyle olan etkileşimlerini...
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In this study, it is aimed to determine the impact of psychological capital, which brings a new perspective and a new breath into empowering the development of the strengths of the employees, on job performance and cynicism, and the moderator effect of perceived cultural tightness-looseness within the organizational culture on the relationship betw...
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The aim of this study is to explore the effects of organizational psychological capital on the main organizational result variables such as job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and ability coping with stress. Data were collected from 298 employees of a governmental organization and connected institutions in Ankara and Malatya/Turkey. The su...
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The purpose of this thesis is to model coherently detected BFSK, BPSK and QPSK, and noncoherently detected BFSK communications systems in the presence of additive white Gaussian Noise (AWGN) and different types of jamming signals by using MATLAB Communications Toolbox and Simulink. The theoretical results are available for the effect of AWGN on the...

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There are three virtues that philosophers throughout history have focused on, strive to understand, and try to discover the purpose of life in a sense by understanding the relationship among them: justice, courage, and happiness. Courage, beyond being seen as one of the basic virtues, has been accepted by some philosophers as the protector or even a prerequisite of all other virtues. Studies on courage, seen as the rediscovery of an old virtue, continue with increasing popularity in recent years, particularly in management, and industrial-organizational psychology (Howard and Holmes, 2020). However, it seems that there is a gap between theory and practice in the area of courage, and although its importance is accepted by everyone, there is a great need for empirical and practice-oriented courage studies. To widen the discussion I have two questions:
What is the most intriguing aspect of workplace social courage?
Which ways can be used to cultivate courage in the workplace?

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Although face-to-face training is essentially indispensable, the inevitable, necessities of the pandemic have made online education compulsory. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of technostress on online teaching exhaustion and teaching staff productivity of faculty members.