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Prof Dilek Onkal


Department: Newcastle Business School

Dilek Önkal is Professor of Business Information Systems and Analytics at Newcastle Business School and is Chair of the Steering Group for Human & Digital Design MDRT at Northumbria.  She is an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL.  Prof. Önkal received her B.A. from Boğaziçi University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where she taught prior to joining Bilkent University in 1988. She was an academic visitor at Oxford University Department of Economics and an associate member of the Nuffield College during 2006-2007.  Prof. Önkal previously held positions of Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer and Professor of Decision and Organisational Science at the Faculty of Management & Law at University of Bradford, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Bilkent University and Chair of Supply Chain Management and Director of OASIS (Operations and Supply Chain Systems) Research Centre at Brunel Business School, Brunel University. She was Co-Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting (Elsevier) during 2015-2019, and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Futures and Foresight Science (Wiley) and Forecasting (MDPI).  Her research focuses on judgmental forecasting, judgment and decision making, forecasting/decision support systems, behavioral operations management,  risk perception and risk communication with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary interactions. Her work has appeared in journals such as Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Risk Analysis, International Journal of Forecasting, Decision Support Systems, Judgment and Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Forecasting, Omega, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, International Federation of Technical Analysts Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics,  along with various book chapters. She is a reviewer for grant councils such as the Economic & Social Research Council, The British Academy, European Science Foundation and Hong Kong Research Grants Council in addition to many psychology, economics and business journals.

Dilek Onkal

Campus Address

Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

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  • Forecasting: theory and practice, Petropoulos, F., Apiletti, D., Assimakopoulos, V., Babai, M., Barrow, D., Taieb, S., Bergmeir, C., Bessa, R., Bijak, J., Boylan, J., Browell, J., Carnevale, C., Castle, J., Cirillo, P., Clements, M., Cordeiro, C., Oliveira, F., Baets, S., Dokumentov, A., Ellison, J., Fiszeder, P., Franses, P., Frazier, D., Gilliland, M., Gonul, M., Goodwin, P., Grossi, L., Grushka-Cockayne, Y., Guidolin, M., Guidolin, M., Gunter, U., Guo, X., Guseo, R., Harvey, N., Hendry, D., Hollyman, R., Januschowski, T., Jeon, J., Jose, V., Kang, Y., Koehler, A., Kolassa, S., Kourentzes, N., Leva, S., Li, F., Litsiou, K., Makridakis, S., Martin, G., Martinez, A., Meeran, S., Modis, T., Nikolopoulos, K., Onkal, D., Paccagnini, A., Panagiotelis, A., Panapakidis, I., Pavía, J., Pedio, M., Pedregal, D., Pinson, P., Ramos, P., Rapach, D., Reade, J., Rostami-Tabar, B., Rubaszek, M., Sermpinis, G., Shang, H., Spiliotis, E., Syntetos, A., Talagala, P., Talagala, T., Tashman, L., Thomakos, D., Thorarinsdottir, T., Todini, E., Arenas, J., Wang, X., Winkler, R., Yusupova, A., Ziel, F. 3 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Forecasting
  • Variability in forest visit numbers in different regions and population segments before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pichlerová, M., Onkal, D., Bartlett, A., Výbošťok, J., Pichler, V. 26 Mar 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Behavioral implications of demand perception in inventory management, Onkal, D., Kocabiyikoglu, A., Gonul, M., Gogus, I. 2020, Behavioral Operational Research, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Judgmental adjustments and scenario use: Individual versus group forecasts, Onkal, D., Gonul, M., Goodwin, P. 27 Oct 2020, ISF 2020
  • M4 Competition: What’s Next, Onkal, D. 1 Jan 2020, In: International Journal of Forecasting
  • Past-Future Synergies: Commentary on Schoemaker 2020, Onkal, D., De Baets, S. 1 Sep 2020, In: Futures & Foresight Science
  • Technology as a disruptive agent: Intergenerational perspectives, Mahroof, K., Weerakkody, V., Onkal, D., Hussain, Z. 1 Jun 2020, In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • Why/when can scenarios be harmful for judgmental demand forecasts and the following production order decisions?, Gonul, M., Goodwin, P., Onkal, D. 5 Nov 2020, ISF 2020
  • Combining Forecasts: Performance and Coherence, 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

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Marco Philipp Organizational Decision-Making during Exogenous Shocks – The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Decision-Making Processes in German Family-owned Enterprises Start Date: 01/03/2019
  • Serena Salvi Rise-Well Project - Critical Solutions for Elderly Well-being Start Date: 01/09/2020


  • Management Science PhD June 01 1988
  • Business Administration BA (Hons) June 13 1982

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