Isik Bicer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His current research focuses on analyzing the impact of operational factors on financial parameters (e.g., stock price, capital structure, and return on assets) and designing operational strategies to ensure high customer-fulfillment rates in economically feasible ways. He uses methods from corporate finance, quantitative finance, and optimization theory to address these challenges. His research has appeared in the Financial Times listed journals such as Production and Operations Management and the Journal of Operations Management. He is also a member of Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Operations Management.
Prior to joining the Schulich, he was a faculty member at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands; a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland. During his doctoral studies, he was a member of the OpLab team at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and collaborated with the US Department of Commerce for the development of a cost assessment tool. He also has an industry experience in pharmaceutical and finance industries and a consulting experience on the projects related to digital transformation and operational performance assessment. Before moving to Canada, he has worked and lived in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Turkey.