is an associate professor of technology and operations management at Babson
College. His main areas of research include technology and innovation
management. He takes an operational lens to startup and growth challenges,
with particular attention on how operations design can manage economic
incentives and guide strategic decision making, in technology development and
deployment. Sinan also investigates incentive mechanism design for sustainable
innovations in creating economic and social value (also known as shared value).
Through collaborations with academics and practitioners, Sinan
participates in applied research projects in a number of different industries
including mining, food, clean tech & energy, and high tech. He uses
qualitative methods, like design thinking to address new insights about a
problem, and mathematical models of decision making to guide strategic
decisions with rigor. His research has been published in several leading journals
including Production and Operations Management, IEEE Transactions,
Decision Sciences, Resources Policy, and Omega.
Sinan teaches courses on
technology and operations management, technology development and deployment,
environmental management, and sustainability at the undergraduate, MBA, and
Executive Education programs. He values building an innovative character as the
driving force for startup and growth. As such, he designs and leads workshops
on the implementation of innovation initiatives for executives. Sinan was named
among “The Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40” in the 2015 Poets &
Quants ranking of Business School professors.
Prior to joining Babson, Sinan
has worked as a project-based consultant for Dell on service operations and as
a research engineer for Center for Space Research at the University of Texas at
Austin. He received his PhD in Management
Science and Information Systems from McCombs School of Business and M.S. in
Operations Research/Industrial Engineering from Department of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a B.S. in electrical
and electronics engineering with distinction from Bogazici University in
Sinan's selected papers can be viewed
at SSRN and ResearchGate. You can follow him on twitter @sinanerzurumlu.