Dr. Omer Genc

Associate Professor
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Dr. Omer F Genc

Assistant Professor

Management & Marketing

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Omer F. Genc is currently an Assistant Professor of at the Department of Marketing of Youngstown State University (YSU). Before joining the YSU he worked at Abdullah Gül University in Turkey and the Minnesota State University, Mankato as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Genc received his PhD in International Business from Temple University, holds a Master’s degree in Finance (MSF) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
Dr. Genç’s current research interests include cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), competitiveness of companies, internationalization of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), CEO compensation and relationship marketing. Dr. Genc has presented at several conferences and he is the recipient of “Best Paper Award in The Strategic Management Track” at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Chapter and the “Best Student Paper Award” at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB) Northeast Chapter.
Ömer F Genç has been teaching since 2011 and he taught several courses at varous institutions including Temple University and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Genç’s teaching portfolio includes Global Business Policies (Strategy Capstone), Global Strategic Management, Fundamentals of International Business, International Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance and Export Administration. He received the Graduate Assistant Innovation in Teaching Award at Temple University in 2012. He is currently a member of Academy of Management (AOM) and Academy of International Business (AIB).

Research Interests

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As)
Internationalization of Firms
Relationship Marketing

Teaching Interests

International Business
Global Strategy
International Marketing

  • Education
    • 2013

      Ph D, International Business

      Temple University

    • 2008

      MS, Finance

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • 2005

      BS, Business Administration

      Middle East Technical University

  • Awards and Honors
    • August 2021

      Academy for Global Business Advancement

      Distinguished Scholar Award

      The award is given to the presenter of the best papers at the Annual conference

    • March 2020

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professorship Award

    • January 2020

      Youngstown State University

      Research Professorship

    • July 2018

      Academy for Global Business Advancement

      Distinguished Scholar Award

    • April 2018

      Williamson College of Business Administration

      Innovation in International Business Education Award

    • May 2014


      Best Instructor Award

    • March 2014

      Academy of International Business-Southwest Conference

      Best Paper Award

      Best Paper Award in Strategic Management Track

    • May 2012

      Temple University

      Graduate Assistant Innovation in Teaching Award

    • October 2010

      Academy of International Business (AIB) Northeast Chapter

      Best Student Paper Award

  • Past History
    • 2015

      Abdullah Gul University

      Assistant Professor

    • 2013

      Minnesota State University, Mankato

      Assistant Professor

    • 2011

      Temple University


    • 2008

      Temple University

      Research Assistant

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2021

      "Long-term orientation and the passage of time: Is it time to revisit Hofstede’s cultural dimensions?"

      International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, volume 21, issue 1, p. 353-371

    • 2021

      "The Effects of the Pandemic on Globalization and Firm Strategies"

      IJOPEC Publication

    • 2020

      "Poison or antidote: How subnational informal institutions exacerbate and ameliorate institutional voids"

      Journal of International Management, volume 27, issue 1

    • 2020

      "Is an M&A Self-Dealing? Evidence on International and Domestic Acquisitions and CEO Compensation"

      Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, volume 47, issue 9-10, p. 1290–1315

    • 2020

      "Which Is More Important to The Success of An Acquisition, Acquirer or Target Resources"

      Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, volume 8, issue 3, p. 2572-2599

    • 2020

      "An Empirical Analysis of Financial Performance and Indicators of Acquisitions"

      International Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, volume 2020, issue 27, p. 1-14

    • 2019

      "Can Differences be Turned to Positive? An Empirical Investigation of Psychic Distance, Trust and Commitment for Malaysian Exporters"

      Journal of Transnational Management, volume 25, issue 1, p. 71-98

    • 2019

      "Operating in a Virtual Optimum Currency Area (VOCA) as a Hedging Strategy"

      McGraw Hill Education

    • 2019

      "Exploring the Interface of Relationship Marketing and Export Performance: A Conceptual Perspective"

      Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, volume 21, issue 2, p. 126-148

    • 2019

      "What are the outcomes of emerging markets' mergers and acquisitions? Evidence from Turkey"

      Journal for Global Business Advancement, volume 12, issue 1, p. 51-69

    • 2019

      "The impact of SME Internationalization on Innovation: The Mediating Role of Market and Entrepreneurial Orientation"

      Industrial Marketing Management, volume 82, issue October, p. 253-264

    • 2018

      "How do Relational Variables Affect Export Performance?: Evidence from Malaysian Exporters"

      Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, volume 31, issue 1, p. 128-156

    • 2018

      "Turkish Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As): A Historical View of Characteristics, Trends, and Directions"

      International Journal of Management Economics and Business, volume 14, issue 3, p. 791 - 805

    • 2017

      "From Alliances to Acquisitions: A Road Map to Advance the Field of Strategy"

      Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, volume 16, p. 1-20

    • 2017

      "Comparative Analysis of International and Domestic Acquisitions: What Drives Acquirer Competitiveness?"

      Journal for Global Business Advancement, volume 10, issue 5, p. 589-609

    • 2016

      "The Role of NGO–SME Cooperation in Internationalization Process and Performance of SMEs"

      International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, volume 7, issue 6, p. 224-228

    • 2016

      "Comparison of International and Domestic Acquisitions: A Review and Future Directions"

      Journal of Management and Economics Research, volume 14, issue 4, p. 128-149

  • Professional Service
    • 2013 - present

      Academy of International Business (AIB)