Dr. Hezarkhani is a senior lecturer at Brunel University since 2018. Before joining Brunel, he was an Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Business School. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral fellow and adjunct lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He received his PhD at Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where his doctoral dissertation won the 2010 Canadian Purchasing Research Foundation (CPRF) scholarship.
The primary area of his research addresses decentralized operations management and employs operations research, mathematical modelling, and game theory. Dr. Hezarkhani studies problems pertaining to cooperation and competition in a wide range of areas, e.g. inventory management, scheduling and production, transportation and logistics, and sales and marketing. His research appeared in journals such as Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, OR Spectrum, and Journal of Scheduling among others.
Newest selected publications
Hezarkhani, B. and Sosic, G. (2018) 'Who's Afraid of Strategic Behavior? Mechanisms for Group Purchasing'. Production and Operations Management, 28 (4). pp. 933 - 954. ISSN: 1059-1478 Open Access Link
Slikker, M. and Hezarkhani, B. (2018) 'On stability of collaborative supplier selection'. Operations Research Letters, 46 (5). pp. 514 - 517. ISSN: 0167-6377
Hezarkhani, B., Slikker, M. and Van Woensel, T. (2017) 'Collaborative replenishment in the presence of intermediaries'. European Journal of Operational Research, 266 (1). pp. 135 - 146. ISSN: 0377-2217 Open Access Link
Hezarkhani, B. (2016) 'Pairwise mergers in bipartite matching games with an application in collaborative logistics'. Operations Research Letters, 44 (6). pp. 818 - 822. ISSN: 0167-6377