Dr. Omer Genc

Associate Professor
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Dr. Omer Genc

Associate Professor

Management & Marketing

ofgenc@ysu.edu

Bio

Omer Genc is currently an Associate Professor at the Department Management and Marketing of Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University (YSU). Before joining YSU, he worked at Abdullah Gul University in Turkey, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Temple University. Dr. Genc received his Ph.D. in International Business / Strategy 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. Genc’s current research interests include cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), competitiveness of companies, internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporate governance, innovation and relationship marketing. Dr. Genc has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work at several conferences. He has received several awards in research including the Best Paper Award Nominee at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Chapter Meeting in 2022, Research Professorship and Distinguished Professorship Award in Scholarship at YSU in 2021, Distinguished Scholar Award at AGBA in 2021, 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.

Omer Genc has been teaching since 2011 and he taught several courses at various institutions including Youngstown State University, Abdullah Gul University, Minnesota State University and Temple University. Dr. Genc’s teaching portfolio includes Principals of International Business, Strategic Management and Leadership (Business Capstone), Global Business Policies (Strategy Capstone), Global Strategic Management, International Marketing, Global Business (MBA Course), Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance, Business Model Planning, and Export Administration. In addition to those courses, he developed a study Abroad program to Italy and lead it in 2019. He has received Distinguished Professorship Award in Teaching and Innovation in International Business Education Award at Youngstown State University, and the Best Instructor Award from X-Culture.

Research Interests

mergers and acquisitions
internationalization of firms
relationship marketing
corporate governance
innovation

Teaching Interests

International Business
Strategic Management
Global Strategy
International Marketing
Export/Import
Entrepreneurship

  • 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
    • October 2022

      Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Chapter Conference

      Best Paper Award Nominee (Finalist)

    • May 2022

      X-Culture

      Best Educator

    • April 2022

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professorship Award in Scholarship

    • 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 - Teaching

    • 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

      X-Culture

      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

      Instructor

    • 2008

      Temple University

      Research Assistant

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2024

      "The Effect of Institutional Voids, Informal Institutions, and Institutional Tension on Escaped-based Internationalization from Developed Countries"

      Taylor & Francis

    • 2023

      "INTERNATIONAL ENTRY STRATEGIES – A TACTICAL APPROACH"

      Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, volume 23, issue No 3, 2023, p. 42 - 59

    • 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
    • 2022 - present

      Editor, Associate Editor
      Multinational Business Review

    • 2021 - present

      Editor, Journal Editor
      Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

    • 2021 - present

      Conference-Related
      AGBA Global Annual Conference

    • 2018 - present

      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of International Management

    • 2018 - present

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal for Global Business Advancement

    • 2018 - present

      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics

    • 2013 - present

      Member
      Academy of International Business (AIB)

    • 2013 - present

      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Academy of International Business Annual Conference