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Dr Oznur Yurt

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Professional biography

Öznur has joined the faculty of The Open University Business School  as a Senior Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management in December 2021. Previously she worked at the University of Roehampton, University of Liverpool (as an online faculty member), and Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. She holds two PhD’s, from Izmir University of Economics in Turkey, and from University of Miskolc(Hungary). She conducted her post-doctoral studies in the Cranfield School of Management and University of Plymouth. Prior joining the academia, she worked in the banking industry as a Management Trainee in Marketing.

Öznur is originally from Turkey. She is currently living in the UK, and has also lived in Chile.

Research interests

Her research interests lie at the intersection of supply chain management and business-to-business marketing. Her recent research focuses on service supply chains, buyer-supplier relations, food supply chains and sustainable supply chains. She has a particular interest in the service supply chains and service operations management. Her research outputs have appeared in leading journals such as Industrial Marketing Management, Production Planning & Control, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Service Theory and Practice, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, The Service Industries Journal, and Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

Teaching interests

She has been teaching in the fields of operations & supply chain management, purchasing management, marketing channels & retail management both in undergraduate and post-graduate levels over the last 15 years. 

External collaborations

She holds an External Examiner role at the University of Dundee. 

She is currently supervising three PhD students at the University of Roehampton as an external/co-supervisor. Her supervisees are working in the fields of food supply chains, and digital supply chains. 

She is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing & Supply Chain Management at the Department of Logistics Management, Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. 

She teaches modules at different campuses (Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford) of EM Normandie as a Visiting Lecturer. 


Exploring integrated solutions in the supply chain context: a dyadic perspective in an emerging economy setting (2024)
Yurt, Oznur and Yildirim, Cansu
Production, Planning & Control, 35(1) (pp. 21-45)

Modularization of the Front-End Logistics Services in e-Fulfillment (2023-10)
Yurt, Oznur; Metehan Feridun, Sorkun and Juliana, Hsuan
Journal of Business Logistics, 44(4) (pp. 583-608)

Migrants as “dissonant harmony-seekers” and migrant life in “foam” (2023-03)
Kars-Unluoglu, Selen; Guneri Cangarli, Burcu; Yurt, Oznur and Gencer, Mehmet
Journal of Global Mobility, 11(1) (pp. 125-144)

Service modularity in e-learning programs: an analysis from the perceived usefulness perspective (2022)
Sorkun, Metehan Feridun; Yurt, Oznur and Hsuan, Juliana
International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 42(5) (pp. 637-660)

Global supply chains risks and COVID-19: Supply chain structure as a mitigating strategy for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (2022)
Gurbuz, Mustafa Cagri; Yurt, Oznur; Ozdemir, Sena; Sena, Vania and Yu, Wantao
Journal of Business Research, 155, Article 113407(Part B)

Exploring the microfoundations of dynamic capabilities for social innovation in a humanitarian aid supply network setting (2021-07)
Tabaklar, Tunca; Sorkun, Metehan Feridun; Yurt, Oznur and Yu, Wantao
Industrial Marketing Management, 96 (pp. 147-162)

Analysis and optimisation of an olive oil supply chain: a case from Turkey (2019-08-02)
Yurt, Oznur; Kato, Laszlo; Jarmai, Karoly and Aglamaz, Ebru
International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 5(1) (pp. 59-79)

International Cooperation on Airborne Forest Fire-Fighting: Opportunities for Turkey and Greece (2019)
Bal, M.; Ozpeynirci, O. and Yurt, O.
International Journal of Ecology & Development, 34(1) (pp. 61-74)

The doer effect of failure and recovery in multi-agent cases: service supply chain perspective (2018-05-10)
Yildirim, Cansu; Sevil Oflaç, Bengu and Yurt, Oznur
Journal of Service Theory and Practice, 28(3) (pp. 274-297)

Internationalisation process of a worldwide leading company - Get More Electronics: a teaching case study (2016)
Yurt, Oznur and Karabas, Ismail
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 7(1) (pp. 1-14)

A new framework for supply chain risk management through supply chain management capability (2015)
Gocer, Aysu; Yumurtaci, Isik Ozge; Yurt, Oznur and Baltacioglu, Tuncdan
Journal of Administrative Sciences-Yonetim Bilimleri Dergisi, 13(26) (pp. 151-174)

Green supply chains: Efforts and potential applications for the Turkish market (2012-01)
Andiç, Esen; Yurt, Oznur and Baltacıoğlu, Tunçdan
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 58 (pp. 50-68)

The causes of food waste in the supplier–retailer interface: Evidences from the UK and Spain (2011-04)
Mena, Carlos; Adenso-Diaz, B. and Yurt, Oznur
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 55(6) (pp. 648-658)

Approaches to managing global sourcing risk (2011)
Christopher, Martin; Mena, Carlos; Khan, Omera and Yurt, Oznur
Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 16(2) (pp. 67-81)

Branding places: applying brand personality concept to cities (2010)
Demirbag Kaplan, Melike; Yurt, Oznur; Guneri, Burcu and Kurtulus, Kemal
European Journal of Marketing, 44(9/10) (pp. 1286-1304)

Brand elevation in supply chains (2010)
Yurt, Oznur; D. Kaplan, Melike; Yumurtaci, Işık Özge and Baltacioğlu, Tunçdan
İktisat İşletme ve Finans, 25(291) (pp. 79-94)

The Influence of Children on Family Purchasing Decisions in Turkey (2009)
Guneri, Burcu; Yurt, Oznur and Kaplan, Melike Demirbag
Asian Journal of Marketing, 3 (pp. 20-32)

Line‐haul optimization of OFLT Inc. (2009)
Ozcam Adivar, Burcu and Yurt, Oznur
Journal of Advances in Management Research, 6(2) (pp. 206-219)

A New Framework for Service Supply Chains (2007)
Baltacioglu, Tuncdan; Ada, Erhan; Kaplan, Melike D.; Yurt, Oznur and Cem Kaplan, Y.
The Service Industries Journal, 27(2) (pp. 105-124)

Challenges and Opportunities of Developing Wine Tourism in a Small Community in Turkey (2006)
Var, Turgut; Kaplan, Melike Demirbag and Yurt, Oznur
e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR), 4(1) (pp. 9-18)

Entrepreneurial orientation, supply chain viability, and financial performance: A conceptual framework (2022-07-05)
Liu, Qi; Yu, Wantao and Yurt, Oznur
In : 29th EurOMA Conference 2022: Brilliance in resilience: operations and supply chain management's role in achieving a sustainable future (1-6 Jul 2022, Berlin, Germany)

Big data analytics capability, internal supply chain resilience, and operational flexibility: A case study of hospitals in China (2022)
Zhao, Gen; Yu, Wantao and Yurt, Oznur
In : LRN (Logistics Research Network) 2022 (7-9 Sep 2022, Birmingham, U.K.)

Exploring digital supply chain solutions for improving farmed fish distribution in Kenya (2022)
Opiyo, M.; Yurt, O.; Mukami, M.; Orina, P.; Yu, W.; Yuce, B. and Jensen, J.
In : LRN (Logistics Research Network) 2022 (7-9 Sep 2022, Birmingham, U.K.)