Nakkas, Alper

Nakkas, Alper

Associate Professor


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Alper Nakkas is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Nova School of Business and Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Before joining to Nova SBE, he worked as a research assistant professor at the operations management group of Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, as a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and as an assistant professor at the SKK Graduate School of Business, South Korea.

Professor Nakkas’ research focuses on retail supply chains with an emphasis on manufacturer-retailer collaboration practices (such as Category Captainship) in the consumer goods industry. He published in the leading journals of operations management, such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and presented his research at conferences worldwide.

Professor Nakkas currently teaches Operations Management and Change/Process Management in the masters program at Nova SBE.


PhD in Economics, 2010, Vanderbilt University, USA

M.A. in Economics, 2007, Vanderbilt University, USA

M.Sc. in Economics, 2005, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

B.A. in Economics, 2003, Marmara University, Turkey


Supply Chain Collaboration, Retailing, Category Management, Category Captainship, Assortment Planning, Game Theory, Network Theory


Recent Publications

“The Impact of Category Captainship on the Breadth and Appeal of Retail Assortment,” 2014, Journal of Retailing, Volume 90, Issue 3, 379–392 (with Jeff Dotson, Mumin Kurtulus, and Sezer Ulku)

“The Value of Category Captainship in the Presence of Manufacturer Competition,” 2013, Production and Operations Management, Volume 23, Issue 3, 420-430 (with Mumin Kurtulus and Sezer Ulku)

“Retail Assortment Planning Under Category Captainship,” 2011, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM), 13: 124-142, (with Mumin Kurtulus)

“Settling with Multiple Litigants,” 2010, Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Article 6.