Arda Yenipazarli

Associate Professor of Operations Management


  • Ph.D. (Operations Management), University of Florida, 2012
  • BS, Sabanci University, 2007

Areas of Specialization

  • New Product Development
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Inventory Management and Theory


Arda Yenipazarli is associate professor of operations management in the Parker College of Business, Georgia Southern University. He holds a Ph.D. (Operations Management, University of Florida, 2012) and a B.Sc. (Industrial Engineering, Sabanci University, 2007).

Yenipazarli’s research interests include green supply chain management, sustainable technologies, and applications of game theory for sustainable production and distribution systems. His research investigates the profitability and efficiency of green operations launched in order to comply with environmental legislations and/or translate corporate sustainability liabilities into profits. Yenipazarli’s research has implications for policy makers concerned with designing efficient environmental legislations. He has recently published articles in such journals as Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research and Annals of Operations Research. Yenipazarli earned the 2016 Gary M. Davis Excellence in Research Award for his research activities at Georgia Southern University, and is the recipient of the 2017 ENRE (INFORMS Subdivision on Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment) Young Researcher Award.

Yenipazarli teaches the core Operations Management courses at Georgia Southern University in addition to the MBA Operations course on both Statesboro and Savannah campuses. His teaching interests include operations management, production and service operations economics, and sustainable operations.

Yenipazarli serves as an ad-hoc referee for such journals as Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Operational Research and International Journal of Production Economics. He is the recipient of the European Journal of Operational Research Editors’ Award for Excellence in Reviewing in 2018 and 2019. Yenipazarli has been a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), The Section on Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM), and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He served as treasurer of Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) of INFORMS (2014 – 2016) and on the INFORMS Student Affairs Committee (2015 – 2017), co-chaired JFIG Paper Competition (2015), and co-chaired Environment & Sustainability cluster of ENRE (2018).

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 2224
Phone: 912-478-8010


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 4/28/2020

Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management • PO Box 8036 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-1498