Dr. Hezarkhani is a senior lecturer at Brunel University Business School. He is the programme leader for the MSc program Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM).
Before joining Brunel in 2018, he was an Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Business School. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral fellow and adjunct lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He received his PhD at Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where his doctoral dissertation won the 2010 Canadian Purchasing Research Foundation (CPRF) scholarship.
The primary area of his research addresses decentralized operations management and employs operations research, mathematical modelling, and game theory. Dr. Hezarkhani studies problems pertaining to cooperation and competition in a wide range of areas, e.g. inventory management, scheduling and production, transportation and logistics, and sales and marketing. His research appeared in journals such as Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, OR Spectrum, and Journal of Scheduling among others.
- Programme leader: MSc Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM)
Newest selected publications
Hezarkhani, B., Nagarajan, M. and Tong, C. (2022) 'Toward Servitization: Optimal Design of Uptime-Guarantee Maintenance Contracts'. Production and Operations Management. ISSN: 1059-1478
Yilmaz, A., Dora, M., Hezarkhani, B. and Kumar, M. (2021) 'Lean and Industry 4.0: Mapping determinants and barriers from a social, environmental, and operational perspective'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 34. ISSN: 0040-1625 Open Access Link
Zhang, Y. and Hezarkhani, B. (2020) 'Competition in dual-channel supply chains: The manufacturers' channel selection'. European Journal of Operational Research, 291 (1). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 0377-2217
Hezarkhani, B., Slikker, M. and Van Woensel, T. (2019) 'Gain-Sharing in Urban Consolidation Centers'. European Journal of Operational Research, 279 (2). pp. 380 - 392. ISSN: 0377-2217 Open Access Link
Hezarkhani, B. and Sosic, G. (2018) 'Who's Afraid of Strategic Behavior? Mechanisms for Group Purchasing'. Production and Operations Management, 28 (4). pp. 933 - 954. ISSN: 1059-1478 Open Access Link