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Toktay, Beril

L. Beril Toktay

Professor of Operations Management, Brady Family Chair, and ADVANCE Professor;
Faculty Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
Sustainable Operations
Closed-Loop Supply Chains
Supply Chain Management
PhD, Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
MS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1994
BS, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics, Boğaziçi University, 1992

Beril Toktay holds the Brady Family Chair and is Faculty Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Professor of Operations Management and ADVANCE Professor. Her primary research areas are sustainable operations and supply chain management.  Professor Toktay's research has been funded by several National Science Foundation grants and has received distinctions such as the 2010 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence. Her research articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management and Industrial Ecology.  She was formerly Associate Professor of Operations Management at INSEAD.

Professor Toktay is Area Editor (Environment, Energy and Sustainability) for Operations Research, and co-edited the M&SOM Special Issue on the Environment. She serves as Associate Editor for Management Science and M&SOM. She served as the President of the M&SOM Society and the VP of Finance of the POM Society. At Georgia Tech, she serves as the Scheller College of Business ADVANCE Professor, a role that is focused on supporting the advancement of women in academia. She is also the Executive Co-Director of Georgia Tech's Serve.Learn.Sustain Quality Enhancement Plan.

Professor Toktay has taught Supply Chain Management courses at the PhD, MBA, and Executive Education levels, as well as Operations Management and Operations Research courses at the PhD level. She has developed cases and pedagogical material for MBA and Executive Education audiences. She currently teaches Business Strategies for Sustainability in MBA and executive education programs.

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Published Papers

  • Bellos, I., Ferguson, M. and L.B. Toktay, “The Car Sharing Economy: Interaction of Business Model Choice and Product Line Design,” M&SOM, 19:2 (2017) 185-201.

  • DescriptionMeng, Y. W., Atasu, A., L.B. Toktay and Can Zhang, “Efficient Distribution of Medical Surplus,” Production and Operations Management special issue on “Not-for-Profit Operations Management” 26:6 (2017) 1142-1162

  • Gui, L., Atasu, A., Ergun, O. and L.B. Toktay, “Fair and Efficient Implementation of Collective Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation,” Management Science 62:4 (2016), 1098 - 1123.

  • Agrawal, V., Kavadias, S. and L.B. Toktay, “Design and Introduction of Conspicuous Durable Products,” M&SOM 18:2 (2016), 216 – 226

  • Pince, C., Ferguson, M. and L.B. Toktay, “Extracting maximum value from consumer returns: Allocating between Remarketing and Refurbishing for Warranty Claims,”M&SOM 18:4 (2016), 475 – 492.

  • Boyabatlı, O. and L.B. Toktay, “The Interaction of Technology Choice and Financial Risk Management: An Integrated Risk Management Perspective,” Management Science62:1 (2016), 225-244.

  • Gui, L., Atasu, A., Ergun, O. and L.B. Toktay, “Implementing Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation: A Multi-Stakeholder Case Analysis,” Journal of Industrial Ecology 17:2 (2013), 262-276.

  • Atasu, A., Toktay, L.B. and L.N. Van Wassenhove, “How the Collection Cost Structure Drives the Manufacturer’s Reverse Channel Choice,” Production and Operations Management 22:5 (2013), 1089-1102.

  • Subramanian, R., Ferguson, M. and L.B. Toktay, “Component Commonality Strategies under Remanufacturing,” Production and Operations Management, 22:1 (2013), 36-53.

  • Oraiopoulos, N., Ferguson, M. and L.B. Toktay, “Relicensing Fees as a Secondary Market Strategy,” Management Science, 58:5 (2012), 1022-1037.

  • Agrawal, V., Ferguson, M., Toktay, L.B. and V. Thomas, “Is Leasing Greener than Selling?”, Management Science, 58:3 (2012), 523-533.

  • Kurtuluş, M., L.B. Toktay and S. Ulku, “Investing in Forecast Collaboration,” M&SOM Winter 2012 14:82-98.

  • Boyabatlı, O. and L.B. Toktay, “Stochastic Capacity Investment and Technology Choice in Imperfect Capital Markets,” Management Science, 57:12 (2011), 2163-2179.

  • Toktay, L.B. and D. Wei, “Internal Transfer Pricing for Remanufacturable Products,” Production and Operations Management 20:6 (2011), 841 – 847.

  • Kurtuluş, M. and L.B. Toktay, “Category Captainship: Outsourcing Category Management,” Production and Operations Management, 20:1 (2011), 47 - 56