Faculty - Management Sciences
Gökçe Esenduran has a PhD in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has an MSc and an BSc in Industrial Engineering at Bogazici University in Istanbul.
Areas of Expertise
Sustainable operations management, environmental legislations, closed loop supply chain management, and operations marketing interface
Dr. Esenduran joined the faculty of the Fisher College of Business in 2010. Her research investigates the profitability and efficiency of green operations launched in order to comply with environmental legislations and/or to turn product take-backs into profits. Her research has also implications for policy makers concerned with designing efficient environmental legislations. For her dissertation research, she received Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill, a competitive, university-wide award for high potential scholarly research.
Prior to teaching at Fisher, Dr. Esenduran taught core Operations Management course at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has given invited presentations in five different countries and she serves as an ad-hoc referee for the Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, and Naval Research Logistics.