School of Business Faculty

Gülru Özkan-Seely

EDUCATION

2009 Ph.D. in Operations Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

2003 MBA, General Management, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

2001 B.S., Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.

AREAS OF INTEREST

New Product Development, Knowledge Management, Technology Management, Operations Strategy, Organizational and Behavioral Issues in Operations Management, Dynamic Systems, Competition, Design of Cooperation and Coordination Contracts, Signaling games.

POSITIONS HELD

2015-Current Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA.

2014-2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Scheller School of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

2009-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

SELECTED PEER REVIEWER JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Signaling Product Quality Through a Trial Program” with S. Wang. 2018. Operations Research [Lead article] 66(2) 301-312.

The Role of Direct Outsourcing in New Product Manufacturing Strategy” with Q. Chen and A. V. Roth. 2017. Journal of Enterprise Transformation for the Special Issue on Innovation as a Catalyst for Enterprise Transformation.

Dynamic Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Development for Product and Process Design Teams” with C. Gaimon and S. Kavadias. 2015. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) 17 (2) 177-190.

     Managerial insights from this research is featured in the MSOM Review Blog

Strategies for Environmental and Traditional Quality Efforts During New Product Development: Balancing Complementarity and Conflict.” 2014. Quality Management Journal. 21 (4) 23-35.

Dynamic Resource Capabilities: Managing Workforce Knowledge with a Technology Upgrade” with C. Gaimon and K. Napoleon. 2011. Organization Science 22 (6) 1560-1578.

SELECTED WORKING PAPERS

“Search for the Best Alternative: An Experimental Approach,” with D. Hall and J. Hutchison-Krupat.

“Managing New Product Development Knowledge Between Competing Firms,” with C. Gaimon and S. Venkataraman.

“Knowledge-based view of the use of an intermediary in new product manufacturing outsourcing” with Q. Chen, S. Wang, and A. V. Roth.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Requirements Engineering in Business Analytics for Innovation and Product Lifecycle Management” with C. Rohleder, J. Lin, and I. Kusuma. 2014. In Advances in Conceptual Modeling, 8697 51-58, Springer International Publishing.

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

“Sell A Pig in a Poke or Let the Cat out of the Bag: Signaling, Learning and Screening Quality of a New Experience Good through Trial Period” with S. Wang. 2013. Extended abstract, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Conference, Fontainebleau, France, July 2013.

“Requirements Engineering in Business Analytics for Innovation and Product Lifecycle Management” with C. Rohleder, J. Lin, and I. Kusuma. 2013. Proceedings of the RIGiM’13 Workshop, Hong Kong, November 2013.

“Business Analytics in Innovation and Product Lifecycle Management” with C. Rohleder, J. Lin, and I. Kusuma. 2013. Proceedings of the seventh IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, Paris, France, May 2013.

“Knowledge Management in New Product Development” with C. Gaimon and S. Kavadias. Proceedings of the EUROMA Conference, (European Operations Management Association), Amsterdam, NL, July 2012.

“Knowledge Management in the New Product Development Project” with C. Gaimon, Proceedings of the EUROMA Conference, Ankara, Turkey, June 2007.

“Knowledge Management for Technology Acquisition and Implementation” with C. Gaimon and K. Napoleon, Proceedings of the EUROMA Conference, Ankara, Turkey, June 2007.

MEDIA MENTIONS

Featured in article “Three ways to get ahead of technology at work,” Seattle Times, February 9, 2018.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

School of Business, University of Washington Bothell

  • Operations Management (Graduate level and Undergraduate level core courses)

Scheller College Of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Operations Management (Undergraduate level core course)
  • Management of Technology (Undergraduate level emphasis course)
  • Managing Resources of the Technological Firm (Graduate level emphasis course)
  • Management Science (Sophomore level core course)

Department of Management, Clemson University

  • Operations Management (Graduate level core course)
  • Supply Chain Management (Graduate level emphasis course)
  • Operations Management (Junior level core course)

USAC, Imperial College, London, UK

  • Comparative Economic Systems (Undergraduate/Graduate level elective course)

RESEARCH GRANTS

2013 Summer Research Grant, Clemson University $15,000.

2012 Summer Research Grant, Clemson University $15,000.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

August 2017-Current Editorial Review Board Member, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

2014-Current Board Member, Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES), INFORMS.

2014-Current Board Member, College of Product Innovation and Technology Management, POMS.

Reviewer, Management Science (MS), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Journal (MSOM), Production and Operations Management Society Journal (POMS), Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ), National Science Foundation (NSF), Naval Research Logistics (NRL), Journal of Business Research (JBR), International Journal of Operations Management (IJOM), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), International Journal of Production Research (IJPR).

2015-2016 Cluster Chair, Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Track, INFORMS Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2013-2014 Session Chair, New Product Development Track, INFORMS Conferences.

2008-2011 Session Chair, Technology Management Track, INFORMS Conferences.

2010-2011, 2015 Session Chair, Product Innovation and Technology Management Track, POMS Conferences.

2007 Session Chair, EUROMA Conference.

DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

Jaeseok Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology (Graduation: 2018-Expected, Placement upon graduation: University of Auckland, New Zealand).

Qiong Chen, Clemson University (Graduation: 2015, Placement upon graduation: University of Science and Technology of China).

David C. Hall, Clemson University (Graduation: 2012, Placement upon graduation: Wright State University, Dayton, OH).

Tracy Johnson-Hall, Clemson University (Graduation: 2012, Placement upon graduation: The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA).

Enrico Secchi, Clemson University (Graduation: 2012, Placement upon graduation: University of Victoria, BC, Canada).

HONORS AND AWARDS

2012 Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) New Faculty Development Consortium.

2006 Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Doctoral Consortium.

2001-2002 Member of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.

2001 Georgia State University Honor Student.

2001-2002 Georgia Rotary Student Program Scholarship.

Contact Information

gulru@uw.edu
(425) 352-3382
UWBB-107B
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