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Faculty and Staff Profile

Ahmet Colak

Assistant Professor of Management


Office: 120C Sirrine Hall
Phone: (864) 656-0591
Email: ACOLAK@clemson.edu
Vita: https://tinyurl.com/colakvita
 

 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

MGT 3170 Logistics Management
(Teaching Scores: 4.80, 4.58, 4.93, 5.00 out of 5)

MGT 4120 Sourcing Management
(Teaching Scores: 4.41, 4.52, 4.48, 4.81 out of 5)

Industry Guests: Amazon, BMW, DHL, Ferguson, and Samsung

 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, sourcing, and shipment decisions in the auto and retail industries---studying novel data sets from public agents, marketplace companies, consumer reports, and online reviews. Ahmet has held research presentations at prestigious business schools, companies, and conferences, including INFORMS, MSOM, and POMS. Ahmet serves as a reviewer for Management Science, MSOM, Decision Sciences, NBER, NSF, and POM. He 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

- Supply chain innovation
- AI, data analytics and machine learning
- Sustainable and scalable operations
- Online retail & sourcing
- Regulation and quality improvement

 Research Publications

1. "Empirical Studies on Auto Recalls"
PhD Dissertation, 2017
Northwestern University

2. "Supply Chain Proximity and Product Quality"
Management Science, 2019, 65(9), 4079-4099
With Robert Bray and Juan Camilo Serpa

3. "Why Do Automakers Initiate Recalls? A Structural Econometric Game"
Under Revision at Management Science
With Robert Bray

4. "Bilateral R&D Productivity and Supply Chain Networks"
R&R at Management Science
Honorable Mention at 2020 POMS SCM Student Paper Competition
With Yuqi Peng, Yan Dong, Sriram Venkataraman

 Links

LinkedIn
SSRN
Recalls
Proximity
Productivity