Dr. Mehmet A. Orhan

Associate Professor
Mehmet Orhan
  • Critical Organizational Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Information and Interaction Technology
  • Organizational Behavior

Dr. Mehmet A. Orhan is Associate Professor of Organization Behavior at Nyenrode Business University and a member of the Research Center for Strategy, Organization & Leadership. During his doctoral studies, he primarily focused on virtual teams and remote work, exploring the behavioral processes and organizational outcomes associated with digitalization.

Simultaneously, he developed research interests in the impact and darker aspects of digital media usage in broader social settings. As his research progressed, he became concerned with more profound questions and assumptions of management and psychology literature, as well as social sciences in general. His current interests have expanded to critical perspectives in organizational research, where he aims to address issues related to research inequalities, the dominance of the scientific elite, the sustainability of academic careers, and the challenges faced by academics. Consequently, his recent research topics include the science of science (meso- and meta-science) and research ethics.

Orhan obtained his Ph.D. in Work and Organizational Psychology from Tilburg University. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Policy and Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, an MSc in Management from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, an MBA from DePaul University Chicago, and a BSc in Economics and Management from the University of London (LSE).

Currently, Orhan serves as an Editorial Member at Career Development International journal and as a Senior Editor (Data Ethics and Research Integrity) at Europe’s Journal of Psychology.

Before joining Nyenrode, Orhan was the Academic Director of the Master's Program in Digital Strategy and Innovation at EM Normandie Business School. He boasts extensive teaching, research, and academic leadership experience across various international business schools and universities. Prior to his transition to academia, Mehmet accumulated over 6 years of corporate experience, including managerial roles, in global multinational companies.

International activities

  • EM Normandie Business School, doctoral supervision rights and duties.
  • University of Economics Prague, doctoral supervision rights and duties.

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