Dr Mustafa Kavas is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London. His main research interests lie in the nexus of spirituality and strategy practices within family firms. His research particularly focuses on how religious beliefs inform and shape the strategizing processes of family firms operating in the Anatolian part of Turkey, where religion permeates the society. Mustafa holds a PhD in Strategy from Cass Business School, City, University of London. Mustafa's research has been published in various journals and outlets, including Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Proceedings, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. In his current Postdoctoral Research Fellow position, Mustafa works with a team leading by Paula Jarzabkowski on a research project that explores the market mechanisms that transfer uninsured risk into global financial markets to bridge the global protection gap and the strategic implications that this has in market functioning.
- Associate Fellowship, The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, May 2017
- PhD in Strategic Management, Cass Business School, United Kingdom, Sep 2014 – Dec 2019
- MRes in Management, Cass Business School, United Kingdom, Sep 2014 – Sep 2015
- Master of International Business, Queen's University, Canada, Aug 2009 – Dec 2010
- Bachelor of Arts in International Trade, Bogazici University, Turkey, Aug 2002 – Jul 2007
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Full-time), Cass Business School, Dec 2019 – present
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Part-time), Cass Business School, Mar – Nov 2019
- Research Assistant, Cass Business School, May 2018 – Feb 2019
English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Turkish (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).
- Family Businesses
- Organization Theory
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Strategic Management
- Kavas, M., Jarzabkowski, P. and Nigam, A. (2017). Islamic family business: The constitutive role of religion on business.
Journal articles (4)
- Kavas, M., Jarzabkowski, P. and Nigam, A. (2019). Islamic Family Business: The Constitutive Role of Religion in Business. Journal of Business Ethics. doi:10.1007/s10551-019-04384-5.
- Karakas, F., Sarigollu, E. and Kavas, M. (2015). Discourses of Collective Spirituality and Turkish Islamic Ethics: An Inquiry into Transcendence, Connectedness, and Virtuousness in Anatolian Tigers. Journal of Business Ethics, 129(4), pp. 811–822. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2135-6.
- Karakas, F. and Kavas, M. (2009). Service-learning 2.0 for the twenty-first century: Towards a holistic model for global social positive change. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 17(1), pp. 40–59. doi:10.1108/19348830910948896.
- Karakas, F. and Kavas, M. (2008). Creative brainstorming and integrative thinking: Skills for twenty-first century managers. Development and Learning in Organisations, 22(2), pp. 8–11. doi:10.1108/14777280810850660.