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Faculty & Research


Atalay Atasu

Professor of Technology and Operations Management

The Bianca and James Pitt Chair in Environmental Sustainability

Academic Director, INSEAD Sustainable Business Initiative


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Sustainable Operations Management
  • Circular Economy
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
Teaching Areas
  • Operational Excellence
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability
  • Responsible Operations
  • Responsible Enterprise


Dr. Atalay Atasu's research focus is on socially and environmentally responsible operations management, with topics of interest including the circular economy, extended producer responsibility, and environmental regulation. His research appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. He received a number of awards, including the Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award (winner 2007, runner up 2014), Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Award (2012), and Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability (2013). He serves as Editor for the POM Sustainable Operations Department, and as associate editor for MSOM.

Atalay Atasu is and is co-directing the new INSEAD Business Sustainability Programme at INSEAD.

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