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EIU MBA Online


Dr. Gurkan I Akalin, Assistant Chair of Administration, Associate Professor

Office: 4008 - Lumpkin Hall
Phone: 217-581-6919

Frequently Taught Courses

MBA 5660  - MBA Operations Management

MBA 5500  - MBA Quantitative Modeling

OSC 4820 - Business Analytics and Data Mining

OSC 4810 - Supply Chain and Logistics Management

BUS 3950 - Operations Management


University of Texas at Arlington, College of Business  

Ph.D. Business Administration in Management Science                           

            Minor in Finance

Georgia Institute of Technology                                                                  

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering                                                                   

            Specialization in Manufacturing and Logistics

University of Southern California                                                               

BSc. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Information Systems Engineering 

            Minor in Economics           

Selected Publications

Akalin, G. I. , Corredor. F, Karpak. B., Illia A. (2022). Impacts and Implications of Digital Technology Use in Supply Chain Preparedness and Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management.

Illia, A., Lawson-Body, A., Akalin, G.I. ,White, L. (2022). The impact of innovation resistance, trust, and risk propensity on the use of investment apps. Issues in Information Systems

Akalin, G. I. (2020). How to Merge Business Analytics and Information Systems Curriculum. Western Decision Science Conference Proceedings p. 209,

Abdiev, J. & Akalin, G. I. (2019). A Close Look Into Supplier Policy Changes in Response to Their Buyers’ Financial Stress, Studies in Business and Economics14(1), 5-16.

Illia, A., Lowson-Body, A., Lee, S. & Akalin, G. I. (2018) The Moderating Effect of Motivation to Comply and Perceived Critical Mass in Smartphones' Adoption. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Article 2.

Akalin, G. I. (2017). Are Decision Sciences Incorporated Sufficiently into Business School Program Designs in the Recent Surge of Business Analytics Field? Management Research in Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 22-37.

Akalin, G. I. & Prater, E. L. (2017) The Impact of the Late 2000s Global Financial Crisis on Trade Credit in Eastern Europe. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference. Springfield, MA. 2017. Proceedings pp. 1024-1049.

Akalin, G. I., Huang, Z. & Willems, J. R. (2016). Is Supply Chain Management Replacing Operations Management in the Business Core Curriculum? Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (OSCM Journal), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 119-130.

Akalin, G. I. & Prater, E. L. (2015). The Global Crisis of the Late 2000s and Currency Substitution: A Study of Three Eastern European Economies Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, 4(2), 5-22.

Akalin, G. I. (2013). Allocating Marketing and Quality Spending in the Presence of Word-of-Mouth Effects. The Service Management and Science Forum Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2013 Proceedings (Reviewed Conference Proceedings).

Akalin, G. I. & Prater, E. L. (2010). 529 Plans During the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, a Condensed Study on Returns and Volatilities of 529 Plans. Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Dallas, TX. Proceedings.

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