Yunus Isik

Doctoral Candidate

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Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Yunus Isik is a Doctoral Candidate in Management Studies at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is supervised jointly by Pinar Ozcan and Eero Vaara.

He is also a researcher at Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative.

Yunus’ research focuses on social business hybrids that simultaneously create social and economic value. His work has been featured internationally at Strategic Management Society’s annual conferences.

Yunus joined Saïd Business School in 2020 after completing his Research Master in Business and Management at Rotterdam School of Management. He holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Management from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.



Yunus’ research interests include:

  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Social ventures

He is researching ventures that combine business and social logics. Although their dual logic fosters innovation, it also creates entrepreneurial challenges. In his current work, Yunus investigates early-stage strategies to overcome these challenges.

Yunus regularly reviews for Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society’s conferences.

His doctoral research is funded by the Saïd Business School Foundation, and he is a member of Green Templeton College.


Foundations of Strategy doctoral course as a teaching assistant (2021/2022)

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