Mahyar Eftekhar

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

Mahyar Eftekhars research specialty is in supply chain management with a special emphasis on humanitarian logistics. Through multi-methodological research, he studies how existing managerial structures shape humanitarian operations. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from HEC Paris. In 2014, he joined the W. P. Carey School of Busines where he currently teaches core courses in supply chain management.

Education

HEC Paris School of Management, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Ph.D. in Operations Management, June 2013

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
M.S. in Production and Operations Management, July 2007

South Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
B.S. in Industrual Engineering, October 2002

Research Interests

  • Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management
    • Asset Management
    • Supply Management Policies
  • Nonprofit Operations Management
  • Operations Strategy

 

 

Publications

  • Eftekhar, M., H. Li, L.N. Van Wassenhove, S. Webster. 2017. The Role of Media Exposure on Coordination in the Humanitarian Setting. Production and Operations Management, to appear.
  • Yoo, E., W. Rand, M. Eftekhar, E. Rabinovich. 2016. Determinants of Information Diffusion on Social Media During Humanitarian Crises. Journal of Operations Management. 45 123-133.
  • Eftekhar, M., L.N. Van Wassenhove. 2016. Fleet management policies for humanitarian organizations: beyond the utilization-residual value trade-off. Journal of Operations Management. 44 1-12.
  • Eftekhar, M. 2015. Fleet Management In Humanitarian Sector. Decision Sciences (Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award). 46(2) 447-453.
  • Eftekhar, M., A. Masini, A. Robotis, L.N. Van Wassenhove. 2014. Vehicle procurement policy for humanitarian development programs. Production and Operations Management. 23(6) 951-964.

 

 

Working Papers:

  • Supply Chain Planning for Emergency Relief Period: Proactive vs. Reactive Policies. 2016. In coll. with Jeannette Song and Scott Webster.
  • Impact of Stochastic Budget on Asset Management in Humanitarian Setting. Under Review. In coll. with Milad Keshvari Fard, and Felix Papier.
  • An Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Field Vehicle Management Policies in the Humanitarian Setting. 2016. In coll. with Liyi Gu and Ilya Ryzhov.
  • Diversity vs. Efficiency: A Policy to Service and Survive. 2016. In coll. with Iman Parsa, and Charles Corbett.

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 345Logistics Management
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 345Logistics Management
SCM 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 345Logistics Management
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 345Logistics Management
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 345Logistics Management

Honors/Awards

  • 2014 Elwood S. Buffa Outstanding Dissertation Award from Decision Sciences Institute
  • Runner-up for the 2015 POMS HOCM Best Paper Award
  • HEC Paris Merit-based Fellowship for 5 consecutive years 

Editorships

  • Production & Operations Management, Editorial Review Board, 2015-present
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer: Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2016), International Journal of Production Economics (2016), Production & Operations Management (2013-2015), Journal of Operations Management (2015), Computer & Industrial Engineering (2014), Journal of Supply Chain Management (2014), OR Spectrum (2010).