Gurhan Kok

Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Curriculum Vitae



Professor Kok received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He served as a tenured faculty member at Duke University Fuqua School of Business until 2014. He is on the Editorial Boards of journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing and Operations Management and Production and Operations Management. He is the Academic Director of Koc University-Migros Retail Research Center (KUMPEM).

Working papers

1.     Kök, A.G., A. S. Şimşek. Variety and Inventory Trade-off in Retailing: An Empirical Study.

2.     Kök, A.G., A.K. Mamdouh. An Attribute-based Personalization and Recommendaton System.

Published papers

3.      Kök, A.G., K. Shang. S. Yücel, 2020. Investments in Renewable and Conventional Energy: Role of Operational Flexibility. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 22(5) 47-58

4.     Caro, F., Victor Martinez-de-Albeniz, A.G. Kök, 2020. The Future of Retail Operations. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 22(1) 47-58

5.     Rooderkerk, R.P., A.G. Kök. 2019. Omnichannel Assortment Planning. In Operations in an Omnichannel World (Springer Series in Supply Chain Management, 8) (pp. 51-86). Eds. S. Gallino, A. Moreno. Springer.

6.     Kok, A.G., K. Shang. S. Yucel. 2018. Electricity Pricing Models and Renewable Energy Investment. Management Science. 64 (1) 131–148.  

7.     Bernstein, F., A.G. Kok., L. Xie. 2015. Dynamic assortment customization with limited inventories. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 17 (4) 538–553.

8.     Kok, A.G., M. Fisher, R. Vaidyanathan. 2014. Assortment planning: Review of literature and industry practice. Retail Supply Chain Management, Eds. N. Agrawal, S.A. Smith. Springer

9.     Bernstein, F., A.G. Kok. A. Meca. 2014. Knowledge sharing and cost allocation in assembly networks. European Journal of Operational Research. 240 (1) 160-171.

10.  Kok, A.G., K. Shang. 2014. Evaluation of supply chains with inventory record inaccuracy and implications for RFID investments. European Journal of Operational Research. 237(1) 91-105

11.  Chen, L., A.G. Kok., J. Tong. 2013. The effect of payment timing on inventory decisions in a newsvendor experiment. Management Science. 59(2) 436-451.

12.  Kok, A.G. Y. Xu. 2011. Optimal and competitive assortments with endogenous pricing under hierarchical choice models. Management Science.  57 (9) 1546–1563.

13.  Bernstein, F., A.G. Kok, L.Xie. 2009. Role of component commonality in product assortment decisions. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 13(2) 261-270.

14.  Cachon, G., A.G. Kok. 2010. Competing manufacturers in a retail supply chain: On contractual form and coordination. Management Science. 56 (3) 571–589.

15.  Bernstein, F., A.G. Kok. 2009. Dynamic cost reduction through process improvement in assembly networks. Management Science. 55 (4) 552–567.

16.  Kok, A.G., M. Fisher. 2007. Demand estimation and assortment optimization under substitution: Methodology and application. Operations Research. 55 (6) 1001–1021. This paper received Honorable Mention in INFORMS 2003 MSOM Student Paper Competition.

17.  Cachon, G., A.G. Kok. 2007. Implementation of the newsvendor model with clearance pricing: how to (and how not to) estimate a salvage value. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 9 (3) 276-290.

18.  Cachon, G., A.G. Kok. 2007. Category management and coordination in retail assortment planning in the presence of basket shopping consumers. Management Science. 53 (6) 934-951.

19.  Kok, A.G., K. Shang. 2007. Inspection and replenishment policies for systems with inventory record inaccuracy. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 9(2) 185-205. This paper received Honorable Mention in INFORMS 2005 Junior Faculty Paper Competition.

20.  Kok, A.G., M. Fisher, R. Vaidyanathan. 2008. Assortment planning: Review of literature and industry practice. Retail Supply Chain Management, Eds. N. Agrawal, S.A. Smith. Springer.

21.  Sabuncuoglu, I., E. Erel, A.G. Kok. 2002. Analysis of assembly systems for interdeparture time variability and throughput, IIE Transactions, 34 (1) 23-40.