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Faculty and Staff Profile

Ahmet Colak

Assistant Professor of Management


Office: 123 Sirrine Hall
Phone: (864) 656-0591
Email: ACOLAK@clemson.edu
Vita: https://tinyurl.com/yb7qrlgr
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Operations Management
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University 2017

M.A. Economics
Northwestern University 2013

B.S. Industrial Engineering
Bilkent University 2011

 Courses Taught

Clemson College of Business:

MGT 3170 Logistics Management

MGT 4120 Sourcing and Supplier Management

 Profile

Ahmet is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Clemson College of Business. His research and teaching areas lie in the Operations and Supply Chain Management area. Prior to Clemson, he obtained his doctoral degree in Operations Management from Kellogg School of Management and his master’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University. His research studies service and supply chain operations from a strategic view and addresses both theory and practice. Methodologically, he uses empirical frameworks such as structural econometrics and machine learning. His current research focuses on strategic recall and sourcing decisions in the auto industry – studying novel data sets from public agents, private companies, consumer reports, and online reviews. Ahmet has held research presentations at prestigious business schools, companies, and conferences, including INFORMS, MSOM, and POMS. Ahmet teaches operations management with an emphasis on supply chains and services. His applied teaching areas cover a rich domain of practice-driven operational strategies across industries.

 Research Interests

- Research Fields: Quality Management, Service Operations, Supply Chain Management, Empirical Operations Management, and Empirical IO

- Research Applications: Auto Recalls, Global Sourcing, Online Reviews, Auto Industry, and Consumer Complaints

- Research Methodology: Structural Estimation, Microeconometrics, Machine Learning, Dynamic Discrete Choice, and Dynamic Games

 Research Publications

- "Empirical Studies on Auto Recalls," PhD Dissertation. Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, September 2017.

 Links

Link to LinkedIn Profile
Link to SSRN Profile
Link to Auto Recalls Paper
Link to Supply Chain Paper
Link to Doctoral Thesis