Özgecan Koçak (pronounced as ohz-gay-john ko-chuck) is associate professor of Organization & Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Koçak held positions at Columbia Business School and Sabancı University (in Istanbul, Turkey). She does research in the fields of organization theory and strategy, focusing on how shared understandings (such as communication codes, categorization systems, and identity schema) emerge and shape behavior in organizations and markets. Her work has been published in American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Journal of Organization Design, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy and Organization, and Strategy Science. She serves on the board of Organization Design Community and on the editorial review boards of Corporate Reputation Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Organization Design, and Organization Science.


  • PhD in Organizational Behavior
    Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • MA in Sociology
    Stanford University
  • BA in Economics & Sociology
    Boğaziçi University