Faculty & Staff

Banu Özkazanç-Pan, PhD

Associate Professor of Management


photo of Banu  Özkazanç-Pan

Areas of Expertise

Gender and Entrepreneurship; International Business, Globalization and Management; Transnationalism


PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
MBA, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
BA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information



Banu Ozkazanc-Pan is an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship fellow at the University of Massachusetts and examines diversity and inclusion in organizations and entrepreneurship. She is the recipient of a 2016 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for her research examining the challenges and opportunities women entrepreneurs face in the St. Louis and Boston entrepreneurial ecosystems. Prof. Ozkazanc-Pan is currently working with the City of Boston's Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) initiative, tech-start-ups, and entrepreneur support organizations to overcome barriers to inclusion. She has convened over one hundred stakeholders in Boston including policy makers, city officials, corporations, entrepreneur support organizations, and entrepreneurs to discuss findings from her research and make recommendations for achieving inclusion. Prof. Ozkazanc-Pan has been featured on local and national media for her work on gender and entrepreneurship and was the recent recipient of the best paper in ethics and entrepreneurship at USASBE 2017 for her research on inclusion in entrepreneurship ecosystems. 



2007-2008, Lecturer, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy
2006-2007, Lecturer, Hofstra University School of Business

Courses Taught

Managing Organizations, Organizational Analysis and Skills, Managing in the Global Economy, Organization Theory, Multicultural Management

Research Interests

Management in a global context, social and economic development and entrepreneurship activities, theorizing management and organization


2009, Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Massachusetts Chapter
2008, First recipient of the Stanley J. Young Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

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