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Professor Dilek Önkal

PositionAssociate Dean (Research and Knowledge Transfer) and Professor of Decision and Organisational Science
LocationEL0.05
DepartmentSchool of Management
Telephone01274 232146
EmailD.Onkal@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@dilekonkal
LinkedInVisit my LinkedIn profile
ORCID0000-0003-3544-5934

Research Interests (key words only)

Behavioral dynamics of prediction/judgmental interventions in forecasting. Judgment and decision making. Forecasting support systems. Decision support systems. Risk perception and risk communication.

PhD Supervision

Inviting PhD and DBA students in the areas of:

  • judgment and decision making
  • judgmental interventions in forecasting
  • risk perception
  • risk communication
  • forecasting support systems
  • decision support systems

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

HRM5014-B: Organisational Design and Analysis

Administrative Responsibilities

Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer.

Biography

Professor Dilek Önkal joined the Faculty of Management and Law at University of Bradford in September 2017 as Professor of Decision and Organisational Science.

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, and she currently holds a visiting professorship at the University of Bath School of Management and is honorary research fellow at Prof. Nigel Harvey's Judgment and Decision Lab at UCL. Prof. Önkal previously held positions of 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, U.K.

She is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and her research focuses on judgmental forecasting, judgment and decision making, forecasting/decision support systems, risk perception and risk communication with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary interactions. Her work has appeared in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, European Journal of Operational Research, Risk Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, International Journal of Forecasting, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Forecasting, Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, International Federation of Technical Analysts Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and Decision Sciences Journal.

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.

Study History

  • Ph.D. Management Science – University of Minnesota 1988
  • B.A. Business Administration – Boğaziçi University (magna cum laude) 1982

Professional History

  • UCL: Honorary Research Fellow at Prof. Nigel Harvey's Judgment and Decision Lab
  • University of Bath: Visiting Professor at School of Management
  • University of Oxford: Academic Visitor at Department of Economics, Associate Member of Nuffield College
  • Bilkent University: Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Professor of Decision Sciences
  • Brunel University: Chair of Supply Chain Management

Professional Activities

  • Co-Editor, International Journal of Forecasting (CABS 3*; Elsevier), 2015 - current
  • Member of Founding Editorial Board, Futures and Foresight Science (Wiley), 2018 - current

Research Areas

  • Behavioral dynamics of prediction/judgmental interventions in forecasting
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Forecasting support systems
  • Decision support systems
  • Risk perception and risk communication

Publications

See Prof. Önkal's publications on Bradford Scholars.

Fildes, R., P. Goodwin, and D. Önkal (in press). Use and misuse of information in supply chain forecasting of promotion effects. International Journal of Forecasting.

Eksöz, C., and D. Önkal (in press), Bridging the distributor into a collaborative demand and supply planning process. Foresight:The International Journal of Applied Forecasting.

Bilgic, A., Dhami, M.K., and D. Önkal (in press), Towards a pedagogy for critical security studies: Politics of migration in the classroom. International Studies Perspectives.

Goodwin, P., D. Önkal, H. Stekler (2018). What if you are not Bayesian? The consequences for decisions involving risk. European Journal of Operational Research, 266, 238-246. 

Önkal , D., M.S. Gonul, P.Goodwin, M. Thomson, E. Oz (2017). Evaluating expert advice in forecasting: Users’ reactions to presumed vs experienced credibility. International Journal of Forecasting, 33, 280–297.

Alvarado Valencia, J.A., L.H.Barrero, D. Önkal , J. Dennerlein (2017). Expertise, credibility of system forecasts and integration methods in judgmental demand forecasting. International Journal of Forecasting, 33, 298–313.

Fildes, R., P. Goodwin, and D. Önkal (2016). Use and misuse of information in supply chain forecasting of promotion events. LUMS Working Paper 2016:4.

Lancaster University, Department of Management Science. Fildes, R., P. Goodwin, and D. Önkal (2015). Information use in supply chain forecasting, LUMS Working Paper 2015:2 .

Lancaster University, Department of Management Science. Gönül, M.S., E. Soyer, and D. Önkal (2014). Decision Analysis in Turkey. Decision Analysis Today, 33(1), 16-18.

Kaptan, G., S. Shiloh, and D. Önkal (2013). Values and risk perceptions: A cross-cultural examination. Risk Analysis, 33, 318-332.

Önkal, D., K. Z. Sayım, and M.S. Gönül (2013). Scenarios as channels of forecast advice, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 80, 772-788.

Goodwin, P., M.S. Gönül, and D. Önkal (2013). Antecedents and effects of trust in forecasting advice. International Journal of Forecasting, 29, 354-366.

Thomson, M.E., A.C. Pollock, M.S. Gönül, and D. Önkal (2013). Effects of trend strength and direction on performance and consistency in judgmental exchange rate forecasting. International Journal of Forecasting, 29, 337-353.

Gönül, M.S., D. Önkal and P. Goodwin (2012). Why should I trust your forecasts? Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, 27, 5-9.

Önkal, D., K. Z. Sayım, and M. Lawrence (2012). Wisdom of group forecasts: Does role-playing play a role? Omega: International Journal of Management Science, 40, 693-702.

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