Yağız Talay

Yağız Talay


Yagiz is a postgraduate researcher at Leeds University Business School since February 2024. He studied Politics and gained industry experience during and after his studies in Turkey. Shortly after his graduation, he was rewarded with a scholarship for his Master's degree.Having obtained a Master's degree in Management Consulting from Leeds University Business School, he initiated his Ph.D. project within the same institution. His research focuses on investigating the factors that influence acceptance and resistance towards Generative AI technologies in the workplace.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2022-2023 CMI Winner of the Best Management Consulting Project Prize

Research interests

Yagiz is interested in the complex dynamics of Generative AI acceptance and avoidance behaviours within organisational contexts. By focusing on the interplay between employees and artificial intelligence systems, Yagiz seeks to unravel the factors that influence the acceptance or resistance towards Generative AI technologies in the workplace. By understanding the motivations and concerns that drive AI acceptance and avoidance behaviours, Yagiz endeavours to provide practical recommendations for fostering a harmonious coexistence between human workers and AI technologies within the rapidly evolving landscape of modern workplaces.


  • MSc Management Consulting
  • BA Politics and International Relations

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre