Senem Yazici completed her BA(Hons) in Tourism and Hotel Management at Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998 and her MSc in Tourism Management at the University of Surrey in 1999.
Yazici received a Ph.D. in Management (Tourism and Entrepreneurship) at the University of Surrey in 2010. Her research area covers entrepreneurship, cultural intelligence, innovation, hospitality management and intrapreneurship in tourism.
She has started her career by opening up her own travel agency in 2000.
She has more than ten years of work experiences professionally in UK, Turkey and Northern Cyprus. She has worked at Lastminute.com; First Choice Holidays in UK and Holiday Inn; Merit Antique Hotel in Istanbul.
She has previously worked as head of the tourism department at the University of Yeditepe in Istanbul-Turkey.
She also worked as lecturer at Near East University, Eastern Mediterranean University, Antalya Bilim University. She was co-author of `lastminute.com` teaching case study which Best-selling cases in 2010 by published European Case Centre. Dr. Yazici published several articles in academic journals related strategic management and entrepreneurship.
Dr Senem Yazıcı is an Assistant Professor in Tourism Management at the Faculty of Tourism, University of Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey. She currently acts as a Chair of the Tourism Management Department and Vice Dean of the Tourism Faculty.