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About Murat Kristal
My research focuses on the areas of supply chain, and operations management. Recently, I have worked on such projects as resource allocation in manufacturing firms, sustainable manufacturing, how supply chains adapt in order to survive in competitive environments, and how mass customization capability can be developed through organizational learning and knowledge management. I have also worked on buyer-supplier relationships, where the climate for cooperation is investigated from both the supplier and buyer perspectives for its impact on cooperative activities. More concretely, I have published in journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Management Science, and Manufacturing and Operations Management, among others.
2011 Kristal, M.M. JOM Best Paper Finalist for the article titled “The effect of an ambidextrous supply chain strategy on combinative competitive capabilities and business performance” with X. Huang, and A.V. Roth.
2011 Kristal, M.M. Outstanding Paper Award Winner for the article titled “The effect of quality management on mass customization capability” with X. Huang, and R.G. Schroeder at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence
2009 Kristal, M.M. Highly Commended Paper Award Winner for the article titled “The climate for supply chain cooperation: The impact of buyer and supplier beliefs on behavior”, with D. Johnston at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence
2004 Kristal, M.M. Best Dissertation Proposal Award, The International Society of Logistics, SOLE,
2003 Kristal, M.M. SAP Doctoral Fellow, UNC-SAP Alliance
2003 Kristal, M.M. Best Dissertation Proposal Award, The International Society of Logistics, SOLE
2003 Kristal, M.M. Finalist in the Juran Fellowship given by The Juran Center for Leadership in Quality at University of Minnesota
1998-2000 Kristal, M.M. University scholarship for tuition waiver for MBA from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Sawaya, W.J., Pathak, S.D., Kristal, M.M. Day, J.M. 2014. Sensing abnormal resource flow using adaptive limit process charts in a complex supply network, Decision Sciences (forthcoming)
Ahmed, M.U., Kristal, M.M. Pagell, M. 2014. Impact of operational and marketing capabilities on firm performance: Evidence from economic growth and downturns. International Journal of Production Economics (forthcoming).
Pagell, M., Kristal, M.M. 2011. Is the supply chain management file drawer empty? The Journal of Supply Chain Management, 47(4), 3–10.
Kristal, M.M., Pagell, M., Yang, C., Sheu, C. 2011. Are supply chain management theories culturally constrained? An empirical assessment, Operations Management Research, 4(1-2), 61–73.
Kristal, M.M., Huang, X., Schroeder, R.G. 2010. Effect of quality management practices on mass customization capability, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 30(9), 900–922.
Kristal, M.M., Roth, A.V., Huang., X. 2010. The Effect of an ambidextrous supply chain strategy on combinative competitive capabilities and business performance Journal of Operations Management, 28(5), 415–429.
Huang, X., Kristal, M.M., Schroeder, R.G. 2010. The impact of organizational structure on mass customization capability: A contingency view, Production and Operations Management, 19(5), 515–530.
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$73,394.00 Year Awarded2014 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Developing Business Analytics Capability for Competitive Advantage