Dr. Birsen Karpak

Professor
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Dr. Birsen Karpak

Full Professor

Management

Williamson College of Business 3303

phone: (330) 941-1892

bkarpak@ysu.edu

people.ysu.edu/~bkarpak/

Research Interests

Dr. Karpak has secured grants from US National Science Foundation and NATO and directed an International Advanced Study Institute on Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Risk Analysis. Dr. Karpak received numerous awards in research and service including the distinguished professorship award in scholarship from Youngstown State University. Her recent publications are mainly in applications of multiple criteria decision making methodologies which appeared in refereed journals such as Transportation, Journal of Multicriteria Decision Analysis, and European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Karpak also develops business cases. Her cases published in NACRA refereed proceedings and in the refereed journal of Annual Advances in Business Cases. Karpak’s recent research interests are in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Small Medium Enterprises in Emerging Markets.

  • Education
    • 1974

      Ph D, Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

      Istanbul University

  • Awards and Honors
    • April 2017

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished professorship award in teaching

    • April 2015

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished professor

    • 2015

      Youngstown State University

      Cool Feature Award, Mgt 6916 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions

      I received Distance Education, Cool Feature Award, Mgt 6916 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions, Youngstown State University, 2015. 9) Developed Mgt 6916 for distance learning, did not only created video’s of my (own) PowerPoints, developed video’s for my excel spread sheets as well, scheduled office hours every week and met with the students on Skype so that this challenging course, even for our face-to-face students, should be online yet at the face-to-face quality.

    • 2013

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professorship award in Service

    • 2013

      YSU Provost office

      1. Ohio Magazine’s “Honoring Ohio’s Best - Excellence in Education” award

    • 2009

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished professorship award in teaching

    • 2003

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished professorship award in research

    • 1991

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished professorship award in research

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2019

      "Managerial Accounting Concepts with SAP transition from ERP to S/4HANA"

      Proceedings of the SAP Next-Gen Chapter Conference 2019 in Milwaukee, WI, USA, July, 14-15, 2019, p. 3

    • 2018

      "Multi-criteria analysis of professional education on supply chain management"

      Production Journal

    • 2018

      "ANALYZING CORPORATE EXPANSION TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS: THE CASE OF GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, MEXICO AND CHINA"

      International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, volume 10, issue 1, p. 98-116

    • 2017

      "REFLECTIONS: MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF DECISION MAKING"

      International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, volume 9, issue 3, p. 341-348

    • 2017

      "A NEW COMBINED IF-DEMATEL AND IF-ANP APPROACH FOR CRM PARTNER EVALUATION"

      International Journal of Production Economics, volume 191, issue September 2017, p. 194-206

    • 2016

      "JIT Learning and Beyond with a Configuration Client, SAP Academic Conference Americas 2016, San Diego, CA, February 16-18, 2016"

    • 2015

      "A Case Study Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process for IT Outsourcing Decision Making"

      International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, volume 8, issue 1

    • 2014

      "AHP/ANP For Sustainable Supply Networks, International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process"

      ISAHP

    • 2014

      "Timing Cooperative Relationships With Sequential Capability Development Process To Reduce Capability Development Trade-Offs"

      International Journal of Production Economics, p. 179-189

    • 2014

      "SELECTION OF A THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER FOR AN AEROSPACE COMPANY: AN ANALYTICAL NETWORK PROCESS APPROACH"

      ISAHP, p. 7

    • 2014

      "Analytical Network Process (ANP): Method for Helping Managers Learn, Improve Firm Capabilities and Gain a Competitive Advantage"

      Creative Decision Foundation on behalf of the International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process, issue 1556-8296

    • 2013

      "A Strategic Framework for Sustainable Supply Chain Management"

    • 2013

      "Selection of a third party logistics service provider for an aerospace company: an analytical decision aiding approach"

      Int. J. Logistics Systems and Management, volume 15, issue 4, p. 382–404

    • 2011

      "An Examination of the Knowledge Chain Linkage between Knowledge Storage/Retrieval and Knowledge Transference, International Symposium on Multiple Criteria Decision making"

      MCDM 2011

    • 2010

      "Small to Medium Manufacturing Enterprises in Turkey: An Analytical Network Process Framework for Prioritizing Factors Affecting Success"

      International Journal of Production Economics/International Journal of Production Economics, volume 125, issue 1, p. 60-70

    • 2010

      "Exploring the Dynamics of Innovation in High-Tech Industries: An Ecological Perspective."

      Review of Business Research, volume 10, issue 5, p. 42-53

    • 2010

      "Exploring the Dynamics of Innovation in High-Tech Industries: An Ecological Perspective."

      International Academy of Business and Economics IABE-2010 Annual Conference

    • 2010

      "AHP as an early Warning system: an Application in Commercial Banks in Turkey"

      Springer Verlag, p. 223-233

    • 2009

      "Sustainable Supply Chain: A modification suggestion to an existing Strategic framework, International Symposium on AHP"

      ISAHP 2009, p. 6

    • 2008

      "Integration of SAP/ ERP into Information Systems for Management Course"

      SAP Curriculum Congress ‘08, March 1, 2008

    • 2006

      "A Purchasing Decision: Selecting a Supplier for a Construction Company"

      Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, volume 15, issue 2, p. 217-231

    • 2005

      "An Analytical Network Process-based Framework for Successful Total Quality Management TQM): An Assessment of Turkish Industry Readiness"

      International Journal of Production Economics, volume 105, issue 1, p. 79-96

  • Professional Service
    • 2019 - 2019

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making

    • 2018 - present

      Committee Member
      25th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making Istanbul, TURKEY, June 16 – 21, 2019 MCDM Beyond the Information Age

    • 2017 - 2018

      Committee Member
      International Symposium of Analytic Hierarchy Process, JULY 12 - JULY 15, 2018 / HONG KONG, HK

    • 2016 - 2017

      Committee Member
      24th International Conference on MCDM, Ottawa, Canada, July 10th to July 14th, 2017.

    • 2015 - 2016

      Committee Member
      International Scientific Advisory Committee of the ISAHP - International Symposium of Analytic Hierarchy Process, London, UK, August 4-7, 2016

    • 2014 - 2016

      Editor, Journal Editor
      The International Journal of Production Economics

    • 2013 - 2014

      Session Chair
      ISAHP 2014, International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process

    • 2013 - 2014

      Session Chair
      ISAHP 2014, International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process

    • 2013 - 2014

      Program Organizer
      ISAHP 2014, International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process
      Washington , D.C.

    • 2013 - 2013

      Member
      International Program Committee of 22nd International Conference on MCDM

    • 2013 - 2013

      Other
      AHP/ANP for Sustainability, 22nd International Conference on MCDM

    • 2012 - 2012

      Other
      AHP/ANP for Sustainability & AHP/ANP Applications, INFORMS Annual Meeting

    • 2012 - 2013

      Member
      International Scientific Committee of the ISAHP - International Symposium of Analytic Hierarchy Process, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • Unknown

      Other
      SAP users group meeting

    • 2011 - 2011

      Member
      International Scientific Committee of the ISAHP - International Symposium of Analytic Hierarchy Process

    • Unknown

      Session Chair
      Analytic Hierarchy Processes, Analytic Network Processes (Karpak & Topcu) 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

    • Unknown

      Other
      SAP workshop for WCBA, CSU Ohio, University Of Pittsburgh faculty

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ITOR

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IJAHP

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE

    • 2010 - 2010

      Session Chair
      Analytic Hierarchy Processes, Analytic Network Processes Stream, 24th European Conference on Operations research
      Lisbon, Portugal

    • 2010 - 2010

      Session Chair
      Analytic Hierarchy Processes, Analytic Network Processes Stream, 24th European Conference on Operations research

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      International Journal of Production Economics

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      International Journal of Production Economics - Quality Management Innovation, Implementation and Impact on Performance Indicators: a Comparative Study between the UK and Turkey

    • 2010 - present

      Editor, Associate Editor
      International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

    • 2009 - 2009

      Committee Member
      International Symposium on AHP (ISAHP 2009)
      Pittsburgh, PA

    • 2009 - 2009

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      International Symposium on AHP (ISAHP 2009)

    • 2009 - 2009

      Committee Member
      International Symposium on AHP (ISAHP 2009)
      Pittsburgh, PA

    • 2009 - 2009

      Committee Member
      MCDM 2009, 20th international Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

    • 2008 - 2008

      Committee Member
      MCDM 2008, 19th international Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

    • 2008 - 2008

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Transactions on Engineering Management -

    • Unknown


      Journal of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis - Transport Planning with Multiple Criteria: The Analytic Hierarchy

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      European Journal of Operational Research - Is Decision Making an Art or Science? An Essay on the Validity of Decision Making Methods Offered to Decision Makers

    • 2007 - 2007

      Committee Member
      International Symposium on AHP (ISAHP 2007)

    • 2006 - 2006

      Committee Member
      The 18th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IJoEM Special Issue on SMEs in Emerging Markets

    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IJoEM Special Issue on SMEs in Emerging Markets

    • 2005 - 2013

      Member
      APICS (Society for Operations Management) Youngstown chapter
      Youngstown, OH

    • 2004 - present

      Officer, Vice President
      International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

    • 1999 - 2005

      Other
      APICS (Society for Operations Management) Youngstown chapter

    • 1996 - 1999

      Other
      APICS (Society for Operations Management) Youngstown chapter