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Professor Mustafa Ozbilgin

Eastern Gateway 202G


Mustafa F. Özbilgin is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Brunel Business School, London. His research focuses on workplace equality, diversity and inclusion from comparative and relational perspectives.  He has conducted field studies in the UK and internationally. Supported by international and national grants from the ESRC,  EPSRC, EU Horizon2020, CIPD, ACE, ACCA, and British Academy. he studied changing policies and practices of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. He is an engaged scholar, driven by values of workplace democracy, equality for all, and humanisation of work. 
He has authored and edited more than 20 books and published over 200 papers in academic journals such as the British Medical Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Gender Work and Organization, and Social Science and Medicine, among others. 
He has conducted research, consultancy and training at a large number of organisations, including the House of Commons, Barclays Bank, The Bank West Australia, Google, Halifax, the CIPD, the National Health Service, the NHS Employers, L'Oreal, Tesco, the Probation Services, The UK Fire Service, the Economist Research Unit, the OECD, the WRVS, DTI, Rio Tinto, PwC, Linklaters and ACCA.
He served as the editor-in-chief of the journal, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: an international journal (Emerald Press) between 2006 and 2010. He served as the editor-in-chief of the European Management Review (EMR), the official journal of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), from 2014 to 2018 and as the editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Management, the official journal of the British Academy of Management, for four years from 2010 to 2014. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of over 20 journals internationally. 
He currently holds the following editorial roles:
Book Series Editor:
Equality Diversity and Inclusion: international perspectives (Emerald Press)
Associate editor:
Frontiers in Psychology
Frontiers in Sociology
Member of the Editorial Board:
Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE)
British Journal of Management
Journal of Management Studies
Equality Diversity and Inclusion: an International Journal (Emerald Press)
He is the founder of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: an international conference (EDI). The EDI conference was established in 2008 and has travelled to 14 different countries to date across four continents:
Mustafa Ozbilgin is a member of the Reform Club: 
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Newest selected publications

Gaur, AS., Fitzsimmons, S., Lu, J., Minbaeva, DB. and Ozbilgin, M. (2023) 'Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in International Business'.The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Seattle, WA, USA / Virtual. 6 - 9 August. Academy of Management. ISSN: 0065-0668

Conference paper

Meliou, E. and Özbilgin, M. (2023) 'How is the illusio of gender equality in entrepreneurship sustained? A Bourdieusian Perspective'. Journal of Management Studies, 0 (ahead-of-print). pp. 1 - 26. ISSN: 0022-2380 Open Access Link

Journal article

Yavuz Sercekman, M. and Ceviker, G. (Accepted) 'The new brave world of the neoliberal market: Mindfulness as a VIP product (or not)?', in Yalkin, C. and Özbilgin, M. (eds.) Care and Compassion in Capitalism. Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing.

Book chapter

Kamasak, R., Özbilgin, M., April, K., Yavuz Sercekman, M. and Vassilopoulou, J. (2023) '‘We Can’t Go Back to Normal’: Global Value Chain Approach to Diversity Management in Multinational Enterprises', in Maheshkar, C. and Sharma, V. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Cross-cultural Business and Management. Wilmington, Delaware : Vernon Press. pp. 229 - 263. ISBN 13: 978-1-64889-601-9.

Book chapter

Özbilgin, M. and Erbil, C. (2023) 'Worker silence in a turbulent neoliberal context: the case of mass privatisation of sugar factories in Turkey'. Human Resource Management Journal, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 0954-5395 Open Access Link

Journal article
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