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Faculty and Staff Profile

Ahmet Colak

Assistant Professor of Management

Office: 123 Sirrine Hall
Phone: (864) 656-0591

 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
MGT 4120 Sourcing and Supplier Management


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, and consumer reports & reviews. Ahmet has held research presentations at prestigious business schools, companies, and conferences, including INFORMS, MSOM, and POMS. Ahmet teaches operations management with a particular emphasis on both upstream and downstream supply chains and services. His teaching areas cover operational, financial, and behavioral aspects of quality, inventory, cost, capacity, demand, risk, coordination, sourcing, information, sustainability, and innovation management practices (and strategies) across industries.

 Research Interests

- Quality Management
- Service Operations
- Supply Chain Management
- Empirical Operations Management


Link to LinkedIn Profile Page
Link to SSRN Researcher Profile
Link to Auto Recalls Paper
Link to Supply Chain Quality Paper