Mahyar Eftekhar

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

Biography

Mahyar Eftekhar’s research interest is in supply chain management with a special emphasis on nonprofit operations management and humanitarian logistics. In humanitarian settings, decision-makers encounter extreme levels of risks and limitations, and confront multiple sources of uncertainty, including time, supply, demand, and budget. They often operate in difficult geographical and/or political conditions, and must be accountable to a broad range of stakeholders, including donors, media, and the public. His research formulates new models that incorporate multiple sources of uncertainty, analyzes the impact of unique features of humanitarian logistics on relief capacity both empirically and analytically, and develops tools to cultivate humanitarian logistics resilience.

He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from HEC Paris. In 2014, he joined the W. P. Carey School of Business where he currently teaches core courses in supply chain management.

Education

HEC Paris School of Management, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Ph.D. in Management Science, 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. 26(5): 802-816.
  • 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

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 345Logistics Management
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

  • Winner, 2017 POMS College of Humanitarian Operations & Crisis Management Best Paper Award
  • Runner-up, 2015 POMS College of Humanitarian Operations & Crisis Management Best Paper Award
  • Recognized as a Featured Faculty for the Campaign ASU 2020
  • 2014 Elwood S. Buffa Outstanding Dissertation Award from Decision Sciences Institute
  • HEC Paris Merit-based Fellowship for 5 consecutive years 

Editorships

  • Production & Operations Management, Senior Editor, 2017-present
  • Production & Operations Management, Editorial Review Board, 2015-2017
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer:  European Journal of Operational Research; Journal of Operations Management; Management Science.

Professional Associations

<p>Academy of Management (AOM); Decision Sciences Institute (DSI); Production and Operations Management Society (POMS); The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).</p>

Service

  • POMS HOCM VP, 2018-2019
  • Session Chair for multiple POMS and INFORMS conferences since 2010
  • Panelist: POMS Doctoral Consortium, 2016 Orlando; DSI Doctoral Consortium, 2015 Seattle.