The Management Research Center is currently working on the CRANET project. The project is part of a larger project called "Cranfield Network on European and Global Human Resource Management" (CRANET) project which was established in 1989 with five of the founder countries involved in this unique and important research project in human resource management. It is coordinated by the Centre for European Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management. The Cranet survey is now the largest (34 countries are participating) and most representative independent survey of HRM policies and practices in the world. The Network members carry out a regular international comparative survey of organizational policies and practices in comparative Human Resource Management (HRM) across Europe and provide benchmarks for comparing Europe with developments elsewhere in the world. This allows a systematic comparative analysis of trends in Human Resource Management policies and practices within employing organizations. Further information on CRANET can be found on .


Suggested Readings in the Field:

Brewster, C., Mahrhofer, W. and Morley, M. (eds) (2005) Human Resource Management in Europe: Convergence, Divergence or Statis? London: Butterworth-Heinemann.


Mayrhofer W.(1998). Between market, bureaucracy and clan: Coordination and control mechanisms in the Cranfield Network on European Human Resource Management (Cranet-E), Journal of Managerial Psychology, Volume 13, Number 34, pp. 241-258.


Sparrow, P. and Hiltrop, J-M. (1994) European Human Resource Management in Transition, London, Prentice Hall.


Tanova, C, Nadiri, H. (2005) Recruitment and training policies and practices: The case of Turkey as an EU candidate, Journal of European Industrial Training Volume 29   Issue: 9


Tanova, C. (2003) Firm size and recruitment: staffing practices in small and large organisations in north Cyprus, Career Development International; Volume: 8   Issue: 2


Van Ruysseveldt Joris, Harzing Anne-Wil K  (2003) International Human Resource Mangement, Sage Publications



The Management Research Center is also working on a Career Choice Among Managers Project.  This undertaking involves an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who joined forces to create a new multifaceted vision of management in the 21st century. The scholars, both young and senior, come from Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, the UK and Israel, and represent different disciplines including Business Management, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, Sociology, Clinical, Social and Organizational Psychology. However, they all share an interest in the multi-faceted relationship between the antecedents of career choice in management (e.g. the environmental, sociological, familial and psychological influences propelling some people to become managers); (e.g. management training and education, as well as cultural values such as individualism vs. collectivism, and democracy) and a variety of outcome variables (e.g. national indicators of economic success, and citizenship, and personal indicators of job satisfaction, stress and burnout).  The cross-cultural interdisciplinary perspective enables an examination of the role culture plays in young peoples' path to become managers including identification of certain groups (e.g. women) who do not reach their full potential in certain cultures.


Suggested Readings in the Field:

Ginzberg, E. (1951). Occupational Choice. New York: Columbia University Press.


Gysbers, N. C., Heppner, M., & Johnson, J. A.  (1998). Career Counseling.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.


Hall, D. T. (1996).  Long live the career. In D. T. Hall & Associates (Eds.) The Career is Dead - Long Live The Career. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Hazan, C., & Shaver, P. (1987). Romantic love conceptualized as an attachment process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 511-524.


Kets de Vries, M.F. R. (1991). Organizations on the Couch. San Francisco: Jossey Bass

Obholzer, A. & Roberts, V. Z. (1997). The Unconscious at Work.  London/New York: Routledge.


Ozbilgin, M. (2004, August). Influences on Career Choice. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Parsons, F. (1909/1989). Choosing a Vocation. Garrett Park, MD: Garrett Park Press.


Pines, A. M. (2005). The Burnout Measure Short Version (BMS). International Journal of Stress Management. February Issue.


Pines, A.  M., & Yanai O. (2000). Unconscious Influences on the choice of a career: Implications for organizational consultation. Journal of Health and Human Services  Administration, 21, 502-511.


Pruyser, P. W. (1980). Work: Curse or Blessing? Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 44, 59-73.


Super, D. E. (1957). Vocational Development. New York: Columbia University Bureau of Publications.


Swanson, J. (1996). The theory is the practice: Trait and factor/person-environment fit counseling. In Savickas, M. L.,  & Walsh, B. W. (Eds.). Handbook of Career Counseling: Theory and Practice. Palo Alto, California: Davies-Black Publishing, 93-108.


Vigoda, E., (2002). Administrative agents of democracy? A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) of the relationship between public sector performance and citizenship involvement. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 12, 2, 241-272.




Other Research


Mustafa Tümer


Current Research/Thesis:

1)      An Empirical Study on Consumer Ethnocentrism: North Cyprus Case

2)      The Effects of Interpersonal Communication on Consumer Behavior in Service Sector

3)      Measuring the competitiveness of the North Cyprus Manufacturing Industry

4)      Re-engineering Process (transformation) in the Health sector