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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/Decision Support Systems, Judgment & Decision Making and Behavioral Operations Management and Operations Research. He has published in various prestigious journals including Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, Production and Operations Management, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Forecasting and Technological Forecasting & Social Change.

Sinan Gonul

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  • Business Administration PhD September 28 2007
  • Business Administration MBA June 01 2001
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) June 27 1999
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy FHEA 2019

Key Publications

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  • Behavioral implications of demand perception in inventory management, Onkal, D., Kocabiyikoglu, A., Gonul, M., Gogus, I. 2020, Behavioral Operational Research, Cham, Palgrave
  • A quantitative investigation of students’ attitudes towards electronic book technology, Bulur, H., Gonul, M. 29 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • Combining Forecasts, Thomson, M., Pollock, A., Onkal, D., Gonul, M. 1 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Forecasting
  • 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. 1 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
  • Contrast effects in judgmental forecasting when assessing the implications of worst- and best-case scenarios, Goodwin, P., Gonul, M., Onkal, D., Kocabiyikoğlu, A., Göğüş, C. 19 Jun 2019
  • The effects of scenarios on judgmental demand forecasts and the subsequent production decisions, Gonul, M., Goodwin, P., Onkal, D. 19 Jun 2019
  • Trusting Forecasts, Onkal, D., Gonul, S., De Baets, S. 25 Oct 2019, In: Futures & Foresight Science
  • 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
  • Evaluating expert advice in forecasting, Önkal, D., Sinan Gönül, M., Goodwin, P., Thomson, M., Öz, E. 1 Jan 2017, In: International Journal of Forecasting


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