Yasin Alan

Yasin Alan

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Supply chain management, retail operations, airline operations, empirical operations management

Subject Areas

Operations Management & Quantitative Methods

Biography

Professor Alan's research focuses on operations-finance interface, retail operations, airline operations, and supply chain management. 

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Alan earned the Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards from Management Science and the Meritorious Service Award from M&SOM. He was also named one of "The 40 Best Business Professors Under 40" by Poets & Quants in 2018.

Publications

Professor Alan's research has appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and the Journal of Marketing.

Teaching

Professor Alan teaches Operations Management and Supply Chain Management in the MBA program.

Research Interests

In the operations-finance interface domain, Professor Alan conducts analytical research to study the relationship between operational decisions and financial considerations, such as capital structure, growth, and bankruptcy risk. He also performs empirical research to link operations to profitability, stock performance, and financial distress. In the retail operations domain, he performs both analytical and empirical research to shed light on the collaborative and competitive implications of various category management practices.

Education

Ph.D., Production and Operations Management, Cornell University, 2012

M.Sc., Management, Cornell University, 2012

M.Sc., Operations Research, Cornell University, 2008

B.Sc., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2006

Select Publications

Articles

Investigating operational predictors of future financial distress in the US airline industry

Alan, Y., M.A. Lapré. 2018. Investigating operational predictors of future financial distress in the US airline industry. Production and Operations Management 27(4) 734-755.

The Role of Store Brand Spillover in a Retailer's Category Management Strategy

Alan, Y., M. Kurtulus, C. Wang. (2018) The Role of Store Brand Spillover in a Retailer's Category Management Strategy. Forthcoming in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.