Prof. Dr. Arzu Tektaş

Education and Academic Career

Undergraduate (BS): Bogazici University, Faculty of Engineering, Industrial Engineering (1984)

Graduate (MA): Bogazici University, Institute of Social Sciences, MBA (1987)

                            (Thesis Title: A Product-Mix Problem in Sanitary Paper Sector)

PhD: Bogazici University, Institute of Social Sciences, Business Administration-Quantitative Methods (1994)

                            (Thesis Title: Quantitative Models for Motor Insurance with Application to the Turkish System)

Associate Professor:   Quantitative Decision Methods (2004)

Professor: Quantitative Decision Methods, International Trade (2010)

Administrative Duties

Director, the School of Applied Disciplines (2008- )

Deputy Director, Center for Innovation and Competition (2011- )

Based Development Studies

Member, Interuniversity Council of Turkey (2011-2015)

Deputy Director, the School of Applied Disciplines (2004-2008)

Member, Executive Council, The School of Applied Disciplines (2000- )

Head, Department of International Trade (2002-2004)

Head, Business Administration Program (2002-2004)

Member, Bogaziçi University Senate

Member, Bogazici University Graduate Education Committee (2012- )

Member, Bogazici University Academic Regulations Committee (2004- )

Member, Bogazici University Exchange Committee (2004- )

Member, Bogazici University Foreign Student Committee (2004-2008)

Research Interests


Business Innovation

Innovation and competitiveness-SMEs

Quantitative methods for business decision making

Sector based productivity and efficiency analyses

Fund utilization in EU harmonization process

Insurance premium and rating systems

Supply chain management

Courses Taught

Trade Operations and Supply Chain Management

Quantitative Analysis and Applications

Operations Research

Operations Analysis and Planning

Decision Support Systems

Production Management

Games and Cases in Operations Management

Innovation Management

Analytic Thinking and Problem Solving

Introduction to Computer Programming-Pascal

Introduction to Business


Project Management

Applied Statistics

Business Mathematics 

List of Publications


SSCI and Indexed Journals

Tektaş A, Helvacıoğlu A, Karataş A, The Potential Impact Of Regional Beyond GDP Indicators on Elections, Regional Science Inquiry, 8/2, 2016 ​ ​ ​ ​


Tektas A., Gunay E. N., Helvacioglu Kuyucu A.D.  and Karatas A.( 2012). “Correlates of Innovation Capabilities among SMEs in Turkey”, IJRSS, 2(4), 67-83.

Tektas, A. and Aytekin, A. (2011) “Supplier Selection in the International Environment:  A Comparative Case of a Turkish and an Australian Company”,  IBIMA business Review, Volume 2011, Article ID 598845, 14 pages.

Tektaş, A. and Helvacıoğlu, A. (2010) “The Policy and Efficiency Analysis of EU Pre-Accession Funds in Turkey as the Instruments of Multi-Level Governance”,  Lex Localis- Journal of Local Self-Government, 8(2), 161. (SSCI)


Tektas, A. and Ozdemir Tosun, E. (2010) “Performance Benchmarking in Turkish Food and Beverage Industry”, Communications of the IBIMA, 10, Volume 2010,  Article ID 265801.


Hortaçsu, A and Tektaş, A. (2009) “Modeling the Country Selection Decision in Retail Internationalization”, International Journal of Business, Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, 1(2): 102-109.       


Helvacıoğlu-Kuyucu, A.D. and Tektaş, A. (2008) “The Impact of Local Decision-Making in Regional Development Schemes on the Achievement of Efficiency in EU Funds”, International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3): 180-188.


Ozkan-Gunay, E. N. and Tektas, A (2006). "Efficiency Analysis of The Turkish Banking Sector in Pre-Crisis and Crisis Period : A DEA Approach", Contemporary Economic Policy, 24(3): 418-431. (SSCI)

Tektas, A Ozkan-Gunay, E. N. and G. Gunay (2005). "Asset Liability Management in Financial Crisis", Journal of Risk Finance, 6(2): 135-149.

Tektas, A. and Alakavuk, E.D. (2003). "Allocation Model : A Tool to Develop Effective Media Plans for Turkey", International Journal of Advertising, 22(3):333-348.(SSCI)


Dimitriyadis, I. and Tektas, A. (1998). "A Note on the Behavior of the Insureds in Auto-Insurance Systems in Turkey",  European Journal of Operations Research, 106:39-44.(SCIE)


Tektas, A. (1995). "A Sensitivity Analysis of the Choices of the Insured and the Insurer in Automobile Insurance", Bogazici Journal Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies, 9(2):153-166.