Özalp Özer

Özalp Özer
Ashbel Smith Professor of Management Science
Jindal School of Management,
University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Özalp Özer is Ashbel Smith Chair Professor of Management Science at The University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management. He spent his 2013-14 sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management. Previously he was a faculty member at Columbia University and Stanford University. His areas of specialty include end-to-end management and coordination of global supply chains, strategic investment decisions, capacity and inventory planning, market timing, distribution channel management, procurement contract design, retail and pricing management. Besides scuba diving, he is passionate about working with researchers and practitioners on the next new ‘think’ that calls for the exciting opportunity to explore, learn, define, solve, and contribute. Professor Özer is a recipient of the Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishment Award from POM Society, the Hellman faculty fellowship, the Morgenthaler II faculty fellowship, and the Eugene Grant Teaching Award at Stanford by vote of students in 2003 and 2004 and teaching awards at Columbia in 2009 and at MIT in 2014. PoetsandQuants.com recently announced him to be named as a Favorite Professor by Top Executive MBA program students. Professor Özer is also an editor of The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management published by OUP in 2012. His articles have appeared in journals such as Management Science, and Operations Research. He is currently serving as an associate editor for Management Science, M&SOM, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. He is an active consultant to industry and has consulted companies including General Motors, Hitachi GST, Hewlett Packard, Neiman Marcus and University Hospitals. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Columbia University.


Establishing Trust and Trustworthiness in Global Businesses

In this presentation, we will discuss when, how, and why trust and trustworthiness arise to support cooperation within and across businesses. We will also discuss how to quantify trust and build predictive models that capture such human behavior in decision making. In doing so, we identify four building blocks of trust: personal values and norms, market environment, business infrastructure, and business process design. We will also elaborate on these building blocks and offer tangible insights about how to quantify, model, predict and establish trusting and cooperative business relationships.

Özer, Ö., Y. Zheng. Trust and Trustworthiness. Handbook of Behavioral Op., Wiley, 2018.
Choi, E., Özer, Ö., Y. Zheng. Network Trust and Executive Behavior. Management Science (under review).
Özer, Ö., U. Subramanian, Y. Wang. Information Sharing, Advice Provision or Delegation: What Leads to Higher Trust and Trustworthiness? Management Science, 64(1) pp. 474-493, 2018.
Özer, Ö., Y. Zheng. Establishing Trust and Trustworthiness in Supply Chain Information Sharing. Chapter 14 in Information Exchange in Supply Chains. A. Ha and C. Tang (Eds.), Springer, pp. 287- 312, 2017.
Brinkhoff A. Özer, Ö., G. Sargut. All You Need is Trust? An Examination of Interorganizational Supply Chain Projects. Production and Operations Management, 24(2) pp. 181-200, 2015.
Özer, Ö., Y. Zheng., Y. Ren. Trust, Trustworthiness, and Information Sharing in Supply Chains Bridging China and the U.S. Management Science, 60(10) pp. 2435–2460, 2014.
Özer, Ö., Y. Zheng., K. Chen. Trust in Forecast Information Sharing, Management Science, 57(6), pp. 1111-1137, 2011.

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