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Mahyar Eftekhar

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Assistant 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, health 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 health and humanitarian logistics on relief capacity, empirically and analytically, to cultivate resilient health and humanitarian logistics.

He holds a doctorate 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
  • Ph.D. Management Science, HEC Paris School of Management, France
  • M.S. Production and Operations Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • B.S. Industrual Engineering, South Tehran University, Iran
Research Interests
  • Health and humanitarian operations management
  • Disaster response operations
  • Nonprofit operations management

 

 

Publications
  • Keshvari Fard, M., M. Eftekhar, F. Papier. An Approach for Managing Operating Assets for Humanitarian Development Programs. Production and Operations Management. Forthcoming.
  • 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.

Papers Under Review:

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 541Logistics in the Supply Chain
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
Honors / Awards
  • 2019 Dean’s Excellence Award in Research
  • 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2017 Carol J. Latta Memorial DSI Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar
  • 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
  • Journal of Operations Management, Editorial Review Board, 2018-present
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer:  European Journal of Operational Research; Management Science.
Professional Associations

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

Service
  • Track Co-chair (Humanitarian Operations & Crisis Management): POMS Conference 2019, DC
  • Track Co-chair (Humanitarian Operations & Crisis Management): POMS Conference 2018, Houston
  • Track Chair of 2018 Elwood S. Buffa Outstanding Dissertation Award (DSI)
  • 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.