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Dr Sinan Gonul

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School


Dr. M. Sinan  Gönül  completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration (in the area of Decision Science & Operations Management) in 2007. Prior to his PhD, he holds an MBA and a first degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He also conducted postdoctoral research on Judgment and Decision Making in the Department of Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University between 2009 – 2010. Before joining to Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer, he had been working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. His teaching portfolio includes many undergraduate and graduate level courses/modules related with Management Science, Quantitative/Multicriteria Decision Making, Judgment & Decision Making, Design/Analysis of Experiments and Business Forecasting.  His research interests focus on  Judgmental Forecasting, Forecasting Support Systems, Decision Support Systems, Judgment & Decision Making and Behavioral Operations Research. He has published in various prestigious journals including Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Decision Sciences Journal, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Forecasting, Technological Forecasting & Social Change and Production and Operations Management .

Campus Address

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  • Business Administration PhD User Perspective in Judgmental Adjustments: Nested Adjustments and Explanations September 28 2007
  • Business Administration MBA June 01 2001
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) June 27 1999

Key Publications

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  • Trusting Forecasts, Onkal, D., Gonul, S., De Baets, S. 13 Jun 2019, In: Futures & Foresight Science
  • Contrast effects in judgmental forecasting when assessing the implications of worst- and best-case scenarios, Goodwin, P., Gonul, M., Onkal, D., Kocabiyikoglu, A., Göğüş, C. 26 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
  • Combining Forecasts, Thomson, M., Pollock, A., Onkal, D., Gonul, M. Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Forecasting
  • When providing optimistic and pessimistic scenarios can be detrimental to judgmental demand forecasts and production decisions, Goodwin, P., Gonul, M., Onkal, D. 16 Mar 2019, In: European Journal of Operational Research
  • Reactions to Demand Magnitude and Variability in Order Decisions: Behavioural Implications, Gonul, M., Kocabiyikoglu, A., Gogus, C., Onkal, D. 11 Sep 2018, Operational Research Society Annual Conference
  • Evaluating expert advice in forecasting: Users’ reactions to presumed vs. experienced credibility, Önkal, D., Sinan Gönül, M., Goodwin, P., Thomson, M., Öz, E. Jan 2017, In: International Journal of Forecasting
  • Behavioral aspects of regulation, Sirin, S., Gonul, M. 1 Oct 2016, In: Energy Policy
  • Decision Making and the Price Setting Newsvendor, Kocabiyikoğlu, A., Göğüş, C., Gönül, M. 23 Feb 2016, In: Decision Sciences
  • Revenue management vs. newsvendor decisions, Kocabiyikoglu, A., Gogus, C., Gonul, M. 5 May 2015, In: Production and Operations Management
  • Scenarios as channels of forecast advice, Önkal, D., Sayim, K., Gönül, S. May 2013, In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change


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