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Toktay, Beril

L. Beril Toktay

Brady Family Chair in Management;
Faculty Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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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 is Professor of Operations Management, Brady Family Chairholder. 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 and the MSOM Society's 2015 Management Science Best Paper in Operations Management Award. Her research articles have appeared in Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management and Industrial Ecology. She became a Distinguished Fellow of the MSOM Society in 2017. 

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 and co-curricular educational initiatives at the undergraduate level. She currently teaches Business Strategies for Sustainability in MBA and Executive Education programs. She's a recipient of the 2016 Ernest Scheller Jr. Award for Service Excellence and the Georgia Tech 2015 Women of Distinction Award. 

Professor Toktay served as Associate Editor for M&SOM (2007-2018), POM (2009-2013), and Management Science (2011-2017), and Area Editor (Environment, Energy and Sustainability) for Operations Research (2012-2018). She co-edited the M&SOM Special Issue on the Environment. She was the President of the MSOM Society and 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 and underrepresented minorities in academia. She is the founding Faculty Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and the co-architect and Executive Co-Director of Georgia Tech's Serve.Learn.Sustain Quality Enhancement Plan.

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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.

  • Meng, 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 Science 62:1 (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
Practitioner Publications

  • Atasu, A. and L.B. Toktay, "3 Ways to Fix E-Waste Regulations", Huffington Post (2016).

  • Atasu, A., Ayer, T., Toktay, L.B., and C. Zhang. "Bridging Surplus with Need: Improving Healthcare in the Developing World," Huffington Post (2017).