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Dr Ozlem Bak is a Senior Lecturer at University of Huddersfield Business School. Prior to joining academia, she worked in multinational automotive companies and distributors in Germany, Turkey and the UK. She holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management from University of East Anglia (UK). She received the Emerald Highly Commended Award in the area of Production and Operations Management. Her research has concentrated in supply chain education, e-business enabled organizational transformation in automotive supply chains, and use of mixed methods in research. She is a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Her primary areas of research include:
External Committee Member and Reviewer
Bak, O (2018) E-Business and Supply Chain Integration: Strategies and Case Studies from Industry . : Kogan Page. ISBN 9780749478452
Bak, O (2018) ‘Supply chain risk management research agenda from a literature review to a call for future research directions’ Business Process Management Journal , 28 (4). ISSN 1463-7154
Bak, O (2017) ‘Assessing the E-business technology impact: how companies are transforming their supply chain through utilizing e-business technologies’. In: BAM 2017, 5th-7th September 2017, University of Warwick, UK
Bak, O. and Jordan, C. (2017) ‘Linking industry and higher education: assessing the skills requirements’ Logistics and Transport Focus , pp. 55-56. ISSN 1466-836X
Jordan, C. and Bak, O. (2016) ‘The growing scale and scope of the supply chain: A reflection on supply chain graduate skills’ Supply Chain Management: An International Journal , 21 (5), pp. 610-626. ISSN 1359-8546
Bak, O (2016) ‘Investigating organizational transformation in supply chains: A case study on B2B and Extranet impact’ Strategic Change . ISSN 1086-1718
Bak, O (2016) ‘An application of the BPCM model in an e-business driven transformation agenda Assessing resource implications for a European automotive Multinational Corporation (MNC)’ Information Technology & People , 29 (2), pp. 334-353. ISSN 0959-3845
Bak, O (2015) ‘Pace and Stimuli of a transformation effort in automotive MNCs’. In: EUROMA2015, 26th June - 1st July 2015, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Guven-Uslu, P., Chan, H., Ijaz, S., Bak, O., Whitlow, B. and Kumar, V. (2014) ‘In-depth study of decoupling point as a reference model: an application for health service supply chain’ Production Planning & Control , 25 (13), pp. 1107-1117. ISSN 0953-7287
Bak, O (2014) ‘Investigating organizational transformation in supply chains: A case study on B2B and Extranet impact’. In: CSCMP European Research Seminar, 28th - 29th April 2014, Dusseldorf, Germany
Bak, O. and Boulocher-Passet, V. (2013) ‘Connecting industry and supply chain management education: exploring challenges faced in a SCM consultancy module’ Supply Chain Management: An International Journal , 18 (4), pp. 468-479. ISSN 1359-8546
Bak, O (2012) ‘Universities: can they be considered as learning organizations?: A preliminary micro-level perspective’ The Learning Organization , 19 (2), pp. 163-172. ISSN 0969-6474
Bak, O (2012) ‘Transformation and e-business applications in automotive multinational corporations: A mixed methods study’ International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches , 6 (1), pp. 33-40. ISSN 1834-0806
Bak, O (2012) ‘Web-based Learning Environments’. In: Higher Education Management and Operational Research. UK: Sense Publishers. pp. 167-175. ISBN 9789460919763
Bak, O (2011) The impact of e-business technologies on public and private organizations . USA: IGI Publications. ISBN 9781609605018
Bak, O (2011) ‘The Role of Qualitative Research in a Mixed Methods Study - Assessing the e-Business Enabled Transformation in a Strategic Business Unit’ Qualitative Research Journal , 11 (2), pp. 76-84.
Bak, O (2011) ‘Creating a bridge between industry and higher education through an operations consultancy module’ Industry and Higher Education , 25 (3), pp. 205-211. ISSN 0950-4222
Bak, O (2010) ‘Translating knowledge management into the supply chains’. In: Business Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications.. USA: IGI Publications. pp. 1170-1179. ISBN 9781615209699
Bak, O (2010) ‘Recent trends in the literature on the impact of marketing in supply and demand chain’. In: 4th Workshop on Market Driven Supply Chains, 24th - 25th March 2010, Brussels, Belgium
Bak, O (2009) ‘Book Review: Supply Chain Risk by Zsidin et al’ Journal of Operational Research Society , 60 (11), pp. 1610-1610. ISSN 0160-5682
Bak, O (2009) ‘The use of mixed methods and how it has been applied within a study of organizational transformation in a supply chain setting’. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2009, 15th - 17th September 2009, Brighton, UK
Bak, O., Edmunds, M., Nielsen, D. and Stair, N. (2008) ‘Web-Based Course Support Systems: An Essential Tool for Supporting Flexible Learning Environment’. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Application. : CS Digital Library. pp. 427-430. ISBN 9780769532998
Bak, O (2008) ‘An Investigation Into The E-Business applications In Automotive Supply Chains’. In: EUROMA2008, 15th Annual Conference, 15-18 June 2008, Groningen, Netherlands
Bak, O (2007) ‘The use of collaboration tools in supply chain : implications and challenges’. In: E-Chain Technologies. : Information Science Reference. pp. 162-178. ISBN 9781599042558
Bak, O (2006) ‘Complexity and Impact of Internet technologies, a study on Supply Chain Management’. In: Complexity Management in Supply Chains; Concepts, Tools and Methods. Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag. pp. 265-285. ISBN 9783503097371
Bak, O (2005) ‘Towards Triangulation Blending Techniques in Supply Chain Management Context’. In: Research Methods in Supply Chain Management. Germany: Physica. pp. 331-346. ISBN 9783790815832
I am interested in supervising research projects in the area of e-supply chain, e-business enabled organizational transformation and automotive supply chains.
Currently I am also undertaking research on public procurement and its implications for suppliers.
I am teaching Strategic Supply Chain Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Strategic Purchasing, Buying and Merchandising and Research Methods.