L. Beril Toktay
Brady Family Chair

ADVANCE Professor

Operations Management
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0520


+1 404 385 0104 (tel)
+1 404 894 6030 (fax)




in press

Is Leasing Greener Than Selling?, with V. Agrawal, M. Ferguson and V. Thomas, Management Science, 58:3 (2012), 523-533.

Relicensing as a Secondary Market Strategy, with N. Oraiopoulos and M. Ferguson, Management Science, 58:5 (2012), 1022-1037.

The Value of Collaborative Forecasting in Supply Chains, with M. Kurtulus and S. Ulku, M&SOM Winter 2012 14:82-98.

Stochastic Capacity Investment and Flexible versus Dedicated Technology Choice in Imperfect Capital Markets, with O. Boyabatli, Management Science,57:12 (2011), 2163-2179.

Cost Allocation in Manufacturing-Remanufacturing Operations, with D. Wei, Production and Operations Management,20:6 (2011), 841-847.

Category Captainship versus Retailer Category Management under Limited Retail Shelf Space, with M. Kurtulus, Production and Operations Management 20:1 (2011), 47 - 56.


Fair and Efficient Implementation of Collective Extended Producer Responsibility, with L. Gui, A. Atasu and O. Ergun

New Product Introduction Strategies for Conspicuous Durable Products, with V. Agrawal and S. Kavadias

How Collection Cost Structure Drives the Manufacturer's Reverse Channel Choice, with A. Atasu and L.N. Van Wassenhove

Component Commonality Strategies under Remanufacturing, with R. Subramanian and M. Ferguson.

invited seminars

INSEAD, June 2012.

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, April 2012.

Marshall School of Business, USC, April 2012.

Ross School of Business, U of Michigan, March 2012.

Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, September 2011.

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, May 2011
Steven M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, April 2011.
Stern School of Business, NYU, December 2010.
Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, June 2010.
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, March 2010.
Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University, February 2010.
Harvard Business School, Harvard University, December 2008.
Darden Business School, University of Virginia, November 2008.
Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, April 2008

awards and funding

2010 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology.

PI, "Fair and Effective Implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation for Electronic Waste," with A. Atasu and O. Ergun, NSF-DMI (2010 - 2013).

PI, "Enterprise Strategies for Remanufacturing under Competition and Environmental Regulation," with M. Ferguson and B. Bras, NSF-DMI (2005 - 2009).

co-PI, "Decision Support for Improved Financial and Environmental Performance of Product Leasing," with M. Ferguson (PI) and B. Bras, NSF-DMI (2006 - 2010).

The Wickham Skinner Best Unpublished Paper presented at the 2006 POMS Boston Conference Award with "Category Captainship : Outsourcing Retail Category Management," M. Kurtulus and L. B. Toktay

institutional contributions

Scheller College of Business ADVANCE Professor.

Coordinator, ECLIPS Focused Research Program on Expanding Closed-Loops in Production Systems, Georgia Tech, 2005-2010.


Business Strategies for Sustainability, MBA and MS-level interdisciplinary course

workshops organized

8th International Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management Workshop, October 9-11, 2008

Renovation Debris Recycling Inter-Industry Synergy Workshop, September 5, 2008

Product Re-X: Recovery, Recycling, Remanufacturing and Reuse. Innovations in Business Models, Product Design and Economic Development, June 21, 2006

Recycling: Today and Tomorrow, December 9, 2005

in the news

Social-Responsibility Revolution Spreading Through College, Industry