Fatma Küskü

Fatma Küskü
Istanbul Technical University · Department of Management Engineering

Ph.D. in Management Eng.

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Introduction
My research interest are different aspects of human resource management such as organizational trust, satisfaction of employees, employment interview process, career choice and social responsibility subjects including corporate citizenship, corporate environmental citizenship, and crises management.
Additional affiliations
September 2000 - present
Istanbul Technical University
Position
  • corporate social and environmental responsibility, employee satisfaction, career choice, engineering choice of woman, organizational trust
November 1989 - present
Istanbul Technical University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
January 1988 - December 2012
İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
Education
September 1990 - May 1996
Istanbul Technical University
Field of study
  • Management Engineering

Publications

Publications (49)
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Merger and Acquisitions bring together organizational change. Adapting to this change is essential to be successful. Organizations need to harmonize their structures, processes and human resources in order to successfully adapt to this change. The current study aims to explore the post-integration mechanisms carried out after a multinational acquis...
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With liberalization, the responsibility for the management of diversity has shifted internationally from the state to organizations. Countries that are prepared for this transition have developed legal measures and supportive discourses to hold organizations responsible for diversity. We provide evidence from a country that has not undertaken such...
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In recent years, technological changes and new paradigms, emerging countries such as Turkey, where micro and small scale organizations dominated is also crucial. If so, organizations must be ready for both opportunities and threats in the face of these developments. The study focused on the questions that "What will the impact of collective leaders...
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Although there are numerous studies on how to establish a safety-climate within organizations, knowledge about how distrust, as a distinct factor, develops and can be best managed in the occupational safety context is limited. Instead of taking a normative perspective of how distrust is developed in Individualist-Western cultures, and using it as t...
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PURPOSE - Although the concept of Sustainable Human Resource Management (HRM) has been frequently discussed in recently, the measurement and dimensions of the concept are still vague. This study aims to explore Sustainable HRM practices and provide a guide to facilitate Sustainable HRM implementations and to measure its pertinent practices. METHODO...
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Instead of adopting the current understanding of organizational distrust, we performed an exploratory qualitative analysis to understand the antecedents of organizational distrust in occupational safety context in Turkey, and how to deal with its consequences. In line with this goal, we collected data from occupational health and safety specialists...
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Çalışmanın temel amacı “KSS kapsamında gerçekleştirilen faaliyetler Türkiye’de kâr veya kârlılığa yol açacak beklentilerle mi yapılıyor, yoksa bu faaliyetlerin arka planında başka unsurlar mı var” sorusuna yanıt aramaktır. Bu amaçla “KSS bileşenlerinin geçerliliği” sınanmaya, “isteğe bağlı gerçekleştirilen faaliyetlerin olası getirileri” belirlenme...
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The study primarily aims to find an answer to the question, “Are the CSR activities in Turkey carried out for profitability purposes with a narrow point of view, or are there other motives behind such activities?” To this end, the “validity of CSR components” was tested, “potential premiums of voluntary activities” were attempted to be identified,...
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This paper develops a deeper understanding of applicant interview satisfaction by examining the construct of ‘applicant satisfaction’, and then by using a presented model, exploring whether some individual-level factors might affect the level of applicant interview satisfaction and whether applicant satisfaction influences the results of interviews...
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Yazışmaların yapılacağı yazar: Mehmet ERÇEK. ercekme@itu.edu.tr; Tel: (212) 293 13 00 dahili: 2006. Bu makale İTÜ Bilimsel Araştırma Projeleri Birimi tarafından desteklenen "İşgören tatmini ve kuruma bağlılık etkile-şimi: Türkiye kamu kesimi örneği" başlıklı araştırma projesinden hazırlanmıştır. Makale metni 09.06.2008 tarihinde dergiye ulaşmış, 25...
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This study focuses on why some companies in developing countries go beyond environmental regulations when implementing their corporate environmental social responsibilities or citizenship behavior. Drawing mainly upon the new institutional theory, this study develops a conceptual framework to explain three institutional factors: companies’ market o...
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This study focuses on why some companies in developing countries go beyond environmental regulations when implementing their corporate environmental social responsibilities or citizenship behavior. Drawing mainly upon the new institutional theory, this study develops a conceptual framework to explain three institutional factors: companies’ market o...
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Turkey presents a two-track and polarised profile in terms of gender equality in occupational choices and outcomes. While the proportion of women in higher education, including technical and scientific subjects, and professional work stands well to comparative analysis in Europe, the same pattern of favourable representation is not evident in lowly...
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This chapter examines gendered occupational outcomes in the field of professional training and work in Turkey. The results of three empirical studies (the case of engineering students, the case of professorial workers and the case of banking sector employees) inform the discussion in this chapter. In line with our critical realist perspective, we u...
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Although a balance has been achieved in the overall numbers of female and male students in higher education in the industrialized countries, vertical sex segregation has remained high as male academics and students continued to outnumber their female counterparts internationally. Gender representation is only one façade of gendered disadvantage in...
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The objective of this study is to focus on corporate activities conducted to protect and preserve the environment, and to evaluate these activities with respect to social responsibility in a developing country setting. This study also tries to find out whether corporations take part in these activities due to social expectations and legal obligatio...
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The objective of this study is to focus on corporate activities conducted to protect and preserve the environment, and to evaluate these activities with respect to social responsibility in a developing country setting. This study also tries to find out whether corporations take part in these activities due to social expectations and legal obligatio...
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Although a balance has been achieved in the overall numbers of female and male students in higher education in the industrialized countries, vertical sex segregation has remained high as male academics and students continued to outnumber their female counterparts internationally. Gender representation is only one façade of gendered disadvantage in...
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Although a balance has been achieved in the overall numbers of female and male students in higher education in the industrialized countries, vertical sex segregation has remained high as male academics and students continued to outnumber their female counterparts internationally. Gender representation is only one façade of gendered disadvantage in...
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Abstract This study explores the micro-individual, meso-institutional and relational and macro-structural level influences on career choices of MBA students from three countries, questioning the apparent dominance of ‘free choice’ in the context of persistent forms of structural constraints in career markets. The paper takes a critical perspective...
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This paper describes a study of corporate citizenship practices and its relationship to dimensions of internal and external corporate culture, customer loyalty and organizational commitment. Empirical data was collected from a cross-industry sample in Turkey and Australia using a questionnaire form developed and validated for other cultures. It was...
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The purpose of this paper is to test the belief on gender and professional choice of the engineering students. 603 students' reply, 133 female and 470 male, from a wide range of engineering disciplines in ITU were analysed for testing the research questions. The factor analysis on beliefs about gender and professional choice has identified statisti...
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This paper describes a study of corporate citizenship practices and its relationship to dimensions of internal and external corporate culture, customer loyalty and organizational commitment. Empirical data was collected from a cross-industry sample in Turkey and Australia using a questionnaire form developed and validated for other cultures. It was...
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This study explores the micro-individual, meso-institutional and relational and macro-structural level influences on career choices of MBA students from three countries, questioning the apparent dominance of ‘free choice’ in the context of persistent forms of structural constraints in career markets. The paper takes a critical perspective on career...
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The factors influencing the female participation in engineering education in Turkey are discussed. One of the main factors found out to affect the choice of engineering as a profession, is the interest in engineering. The role of the leading people to have its own influences on the decision regarding the engineering profession. It is suggested that...
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The main purpose of this research is to explore the differences in satisfaction dimensions between the academic and administrative employees in higher education institutions in a developing country, Turkey. In this research, a state university in Istanbul was selected as the case. A total of 291 academic and administrative employees of the institut...
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The main purpose of this research is to explore the satisfaction level of the academic staff of state universities. In this research, a state university in Istanbul, one of the oldest and most institutionalised among state universities of Turkey, was selected as an example. 191 academic staff members answered an original questionnaire. According to...
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Bu araştırmanın amacı, Türk Tekstil Sektörü’nde, Uzak Doğu’da yaşanan mali krizin yansıması ile sorunlar oluştuğu için kriz dönemi olarak adlandırılan son yıllarda uygulanan İnsan Kaynakları politikalarını saptayabilmek ve bu politikaların sektörün geleceğine yönelik bir değerlendirmesini yapabilmektir. Niteliksel ve niceliksel olmak üzere iki aşam...
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Vatandaş kuruluş kavramı, toplumsal açıdan değişen değer ve standartların bir sonucu olarak kuruluşların topluma karşı olan sorumluluklarını gösterebilmek amacıyla, 1990’ların başından itibaren işletme yönetimi alanında yeni bir düşünce olarak kullanılmaya başlandı Kuruluşlar, kendilerine bağlı kişilerin ahlaki seviyelerine paralel olarak farklı ah...
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The purpose of this research is to determine the perceptions of the employees in the Turkish Manufacturing Industries about organizational trust, and to find out the factors affecting it. Using a questionnaire survey the data reported in this paper were collected from employees working in the 105 firms from the list of the 500 largests companies in...
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The principal purpose of this study is to determine and evaluate the human resources practices of corporations that faced problems in the crisis, which was developed in recent years as a result of the financial crisis. This study concentrates on "human resources practices" because of the common opinion that "human resources" play a helping role in...
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This study explores the influences on career choices of the MBA students from three countries at micro-individual, meso-institutional and relational and macro-structural levels, questioning the apparent dominance of ‘free choice’ in the context of persistent forms of structural constraints in career markets. The paper takes a critical perspective o...

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