Hayat Kabasakal is Professor of Management and Organization Studies at the Management Department of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She received her PhD in 1984 in strategic management and organizational behavior from the University of Minnesota. In 1984 she joined the Bogazici University faculty, where she teaches management and organizational behavior courses to undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. She has served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department Chair of the Management Department and co-director of the Center for Disaster Management.
She was the editor of Bogazici Journal: Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies and was on the editorial boards of several international and national journals focusing on management and organization studies. Her research interests centre on organizational behavior, with a focus on leadership, culture, employee attitudes, and gender in organizations. Some of her research was published in the Journal of Strategic Management, Journal of Applied Psychology: An International Journal, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Social Economics, and International Journal of Human Resource Management.