Ozge Islegen
Ozge Islegen

Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Print Overview

Ozge Islegen is an Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. After receiving her PhD in Operations, Information and Technology at Stanford University, she joined Kellogg in 2011. Professor Islegen’s research interests include supply chain management, capacity management and environmental sustainability; specifically, clean energy supply chains, and capacity investment strategies under a carbon-constrained environment.

Areas of Expertise
Capacity Management
Environmental Sustainability
Supply Chain Design and Management

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2011, Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA
B.S., 2005, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Academic Positions
Donald P. Jacobs Scholar/Assistant Professor, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2011-present

Editorial Positions
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Energy Policy, 2014
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Energy Journal, 2014
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2012
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Operations Research, 2011
Ad-hoc Reviewer, Management Science, 2007

Print Research
Research Interests
Supply Chain Management, Environmental Sustainability, Capacity Management; Clean Energy Supply Chains, Capacity Investment Strategies under a Carbon Constrained Environment

Islegen, Ozge and S. J. Reichelstein. 2011. Carbon Capture by Fossil Fuel Power Plants: An Economic Analysis. Management Science. 57(1): 21-39.
Islegen, Ozge and S. J. Reichelstein. 2009. The Economics of Carbon Capture. The Economists' Voice. 6(12): Article 5.
Working Papers
Islegen, Ozge, Baris Ata and Jingqi Wang. 2013. Warranty Pricing with Product Failures and Forward-Looking Consumers: An Empirical Approach.
Islegen, Ozge, Baris Ata and A.Serasu Duran. 2013. Is Demand Response Management Good for the Environment?.
Islegen, Ozge and Erica L. Plambeck. 2013. Capacity Leadership. Under revision.
Islegen, Ozge, Erica L. Plambeck and Terry A. Taylor. 2013. Variability in Emissions-Cost: Implications for Facility Location, Production and Trade.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Operations Management
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Operations Management (OPNS-430-0)
Operations management is the management of business processes--that is, the management of the recurring activities of a firm. This course aims to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and to provide the language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with these issues to gain competitive advantage through operations. We examine how different business strategies require different business processes and how different operational capabilities allow and support different strategies to gain competitive advantage. A process view of operations is used to analyze different key operational dimensions such as capacity management, cycle time management, supply chain and logistics management, and quality management. Finally, we connect to recent developments such as lean or world-class manufacturing, just-in-time operations, time-based competition and business re-engineering.

Operations Management (Turbo) (OPNS-438-B)
This accelerated course serves as an introduction to Operations Management. The course approaches the discipline from the perspective of the general manager, rather than from that of the operations specialist. The coverage is very selective: Students concentrate on a small list of powerful themes that have emerged recently as the central building blocks of world-class operations. The course also presents a sample of operations management tools and techniques that have proved extremely useful through the years. The topics discussed are equally relevant in the manufacturing and service sectors.

Emerging Areas in Operations Management (OPNS-525-0)
This course will cover topics chosen from the areas of healthcare management, sustainability, and social responsibility. The emphasis will be on the recent contributions operations management researchers have made and can make in the near future on practical problems arising in these areas.