Assistant Professor
Department of Management and Technology

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Biographical note

Burak Oc is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the department of Management and Technology and a Research Fellow in Center for Research in Innovation Organization Strategy & Entrepreneurship (CRIOS) at Bocconi University. His current research examines how subordinates (or followers) actively shape powerholder's behavior through a process of social influence, and how different behavioral styles of powerholders, in turn, shape subordinates' perceptions over time. Other research interests include employee voice behavior, organizational justice (in groups and over time) and leader humility. Burak teaches 'Managing Creativity' and 'Organization Theory' in the undergraduate programs.

Prior to joining the faculty at Bocconi University Burak spent three years in Singapore Management University as a visiting scholar and taught an undergraduate leadership course.

Burak earned his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and holds M.Res. in Management and Ph.D. in Management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Academic CV

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in Department of Management and Technology

Research areas

Power  .  Leadership  .  Employee Voice  .  Organizational Justice

Selected publications

Oc, B., Bashshur, M. R., & Moore, C. (In Press). Speaking Truth to Power: The Effect of Candid Feedback on How Individuals with Power Allocate Resources. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Bashshur, M. R., & Oc, B. (Conditional Acceptance). When voice matters: A multi-level review of the impact of voice in organizations. Journal of Management.

equal contribution/authors alphabetical

Oc, B., Bashshur, M. R., Daniels, M. A., Greguras, G. J., & Diefendorff, J. M. (Conditional Acceptance). Leader humility in Singapore. The Leadership Quarterly.

Oc, B., & Bashshur, M. R. (2013). Followership, leadership, and social influence. The Leadership Quarterly, 24(6), 919–934.

Oc, B., & Ceylan, C. (2007). Process management and an application in a warehouse system. In Coskun C. Aktan and Sabah Balta (Eds.), Perspectives on Business and Management (Vol. 2, pp. 53-68). Yasar University: Izmir, Turkey.