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AD 600 Research Methods 

(4+0+0) 4

An investigation of fundamentals of applied social science research focusing on research processes; theory construction and hypothesis development; basic choices in research design including focus group interviews, case studies, ethnography, survey research and experimentation; sampling design; measurement and instrument design; reliability and validity in measurement, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.

 

 

AD 601 Multivariate Data Analysis

(4+0+0) 4

An investigation of various multivariate analysis techniques and research problems addressed by each technique with a model building and validation emphasis. Coverage of multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance, canonical correlation, cluster analysis, conjoint analysis, multidimensional scaling, causal path analysis, and structural equation modeling.

 

 

AD 606 Game Theory and Managerial Economics

(4+0+0) 4

Noncooperative games, solution concepts, existence, uniqueness. Games of incomplete information. Applications involving competitive strategy choice in oligapolistic interaction, auctions, price discrimination, etc. Cooperative games and solution concepts. With applications in cost allocation, stable matching, fair assignments, etc.

 

 

AD 611 Accounting Theory

(4+0+0) 4

In depth analysis of traditional and new approaches to the formulation of an accounting theory; the nature of the objectives of financial accounting; the structure of accounting theory; current value accounting; general price-level accounting; alternative asset valuation and income determination models; the future scope of accounting.

 

 

AD 612 Theory of Finance

(4+0+0) 4

Investigation and analysis of topics in the area of corporate finance, financial markets, instruments, and institutions, investment and portfolio analysis and international finance; testing contemporary theory in Turkish environment; developing financial models for understanding the behavior of variables and for policy development.

 

 

AD 613 Theory of Financial Markets and Instruments

(4+0+0) 4

Models for portfolio decisions by investors and the pricing of securities in capital markets. Theory of choice under uncertainty, stochastic properties of security prices, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, term structure models and pricing of derivative securities.

 

 

AD 615 Applied Research in Financial Management

(4+0+0) 4

An in depth study of an area of research or theory gaining importance in Turkey or in the international scene, including privatization, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, initial public offerings, development of derivative products, and developments in financial markets.

 

 

AD 620 History of Management Thought

(4+0+0) 4

Foundations of theorizing on management and organizations. Contextual influences on the evolution of management thought. In depth discussion of pioneering contributions. Classical approaches: Scientific management, early administrative theories, approaches to bureaucracy. Human relations and behavioral science approaches. Early contributions to organization theory and decision-making Emergence of systems thinking and open-system approaches.

 

 

AD 625 Strategic Choice in an International Context

(4+0+0) 4

Focus on the international firm facing issues of market selection, entry modes, internationalization processes, joint venturing, foreign direct investment and international strategic alliances.

 

 

AD 626 Organizational Behavior: Life and Experiences

(4+0+0) 4

Theories and research on how individuals and groups behave in organizations. Focus on topics like perception, emotions, motivation, stress, mentoring, gender, and cultural influences.

 

 

AD 627 Organization Theory

(4+0+0) 4

The domain and central concerns of theorizing on organizations. Discussion of issues related to organizational effectiveness, contextual influences upon organizations, structural arrangements, and organizational processes. Major perspectives in organization theory: Contingency, resource dependence, population ecology, institutional, economic, interpretive, critical and post-modern approaches. Review and discussion of ongoing debate and controversy.

 

 

AD 628 Contemporary Organizational Analysis: Actors and Institutions

(4+0+0) 4

Debates and controversies in contemporary and post-industrial organizations; interrelationships among industry actors; institutional, symbolic-interpretive and postmodern perspectives for analyzing/understanding emerging organizational forms/actions; production and consumption of knowledge in various organizational settings.

Prerequisites: AD 620 and AD 627.

 

AD 640 Marketing Theory

(4+0+0) 4

Scope and history of marketing; philosophy of marketing science; history and development of marketing thought; marketing and social/economic change in Turkey.

 

 

AD 643 Theory of Consumer Behavior

(4+0+0) 4

In depth investigation on theoretical background information in multidisciplinary areas for the analysis of consumer/marketing problems, on the merits and demerits of diverse viewpoints on consumer policies and on the evolution and measurement of comprehensive consumer behaviour models. Current consumer issues including consumer protection, "green" consumers, healthcare, societal impacts of marketing operations, and ethical considerations.

 

 

AD 644 Strategy and Management in Marketing Science

(4+0+0) 4

Focus on understanding and evaluation of the philosophy and objectives behind strategy and management in marketing. Strategic and managerial insights in the areas of macromarketing, marketing mix management and strategy, distribution, promotion, services marketing, consumer behavior, and international marketing with evaluation and discussions to provide benefits of new conceptualizations and further theory construction in these areas.

 

 

AD 653 Theory of Operations Management

(4+0+0) 4

Formulation of linear and integer programming models, solution of large-scale problems, review of recent developments in Operations Management.

 

 

AD 654 Decision and Game Theory

(3+0+0) 3

Comprehensive coverage of available theories of decision-making (choice) under risk and uncertainty. Includes expected utility concepts, multi-criteria decision making approaches like AHP: Analytical Hierarchy Process and group decision; voting schemes and theory; decision-making in situations with multiple actors, i.e. game theory, including modeling of strategies, reactive strategies and repeated games.

 

 

AD 655 Production Planning and Control

(3+0+0) 3

Hierarchical production planning and control for both manufacturing and service industries: Aggregate planning, aggregation of output, capacity and resources and inputs, sales & operations planning, disaggregation into families, master operations scheduling, rough-cut capacity planning, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, MRP II, loading, sequencing, detailed scheduling and dispatching. Mathematical models for planning and control.

 

 

AD 656 Forecasting Methods

(3+0+0) 3

The use of forecasting in marketing, finance and operations functions.  Aggregation in forecasting, measuring the accuracy of forecasts, subjective/judgemental forecasting methods, new product forecasting, quantitative/statistical forecasting methods.Causality, time-series forecasting methods, financial series modeling, demand forecasting, pyramid forecasting, effects of outliers and structural change. Cost of forecasting, forecasting software, selecting a forecasting method, combinations of forecasts. Simulation and experimental design issues.

 

 

AD 657 Project Management 

(3+0+0) 3

Project activity precedence relationship forms, network diagrams for visualizing projects, the project evaluation and review technique, critical path management, including the case of stochastic activity durations. LP: Linear Programming  and MIP: Mixed Integer Programming formulations for project estimating, budgeting, planning and controlling. Competitive bidding on projects and game-theoretic and dynamic programming bidding models. 

 

 

AD 658 Logistics

(3+0+0) 3

Managerial problems raised by production, inventory and distribution. State of the art in logistics systems research. Single product-single location, continuous and periodic review models.  Deterministic and stochastic demand, multi product-multi location models with centralized or decentralized information modes. Transportation, transhipment, vehicle routing and dispatching research with combined location, distribution & inventory problems and their applications in services (banking, food services, etc.). Newer directions inspired by Japanese approaches to logistics management and new developments (automation, integration) in manufacturing technology.

 

 

AD 659 Competitive Models in Supply Chain Management

(3+0+0) 3

Recent research contributions in several fields of supply chain analysis and coordination. Focus on the application of operations research and management science techniques to model and solve the supply chain planning problems.

 

 

AD 660 Information Systems in Organizations

(3+0+0) 3

Interplay between information systems and organizations. Focus on the importance of IS as a means for information sharing and coordination, and as an enabler for new organizational forms in the context of the network economy. Theories with regard to adoption, acceptance and management of IS in organizations; theories and models for the value of IS in organizations and the role of IS in innovation.

 

 

AD 661 Database Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(3+0+0) 3

Managing and using data within organizations. Database management, including database design, relational models, relational algebra and normalization; knowledge discovery in databases, advanced methods for data mining, including regression trees or association rules.

 

 

AD 662 Digital Goods and the Network Economy

(3+0+0) 3

Special characteristics of digital products, including software as well as media content. Implications on marketing and pricing. Coverage of markets exhibiting network effects and strategies to deal with them, including regulation of these markets.

 

 

AD 663 Simulation Modeling and Analysis 

(3+0+0) 3

Fundamental concepts of system modeling and simulation. Simulation methodology, model formulation, systems dynamics, overview of simulation languages, generating random varieties, simulated data analysis, model validation, variance reduction techniques. Experimental design and simulation optimization techniques.

 

 

AD 664 Graph Theory and Social Network Analysis

(3+0+0) 3

Basic concepts of graph theory and types of graphs. Applications of graphs for such techniques as operations management and social network analysis in the context of marketing-related questions.

 

 

AD 665 Contemporary Issues in OIM

(3+0+0) 3

Study of current issues in operations and information management.

 

 

AD 675-679 Directed Readings in OIM 

(2+0+4) 4

Guided readings in theories of Operations & Information Management. Supervised research and writing in topics of special interest to the individual doctoral student.

 

 

AD 680-684 Directed Readings in Finance Theory

(2+0+4) 4

Guided readings in finance theory. Supervised research and writing in topics of special interest to the individual doctoral student.

 

 

AD 685-689 Directed Readings in Management and Organization Theory

(2+0+4) 4

Guided readings in management and organization theory. Supervised research and writing in topics of special interest to the individual doctoral student.

Prerequisite: AD 521.

 

AD 691-695 Directed Readings in Marketing Theory

(2+0+4) 4

Guided readings in marketing theory. Supervised research and writing in topics of special interest to the individual doctoral student.

 

 

 

AD 696 Research Seminar I    

(0+2+0) 0 Pass/Fail    

Regularly run research presentations and seminar topics such as writing for academic journals,
preparing and delivering conference  papers, peer reviewing for journals and conferences.

 

 

AD 697 Research Seminar II    

(0+2+0) 0 Pass/Fail    

Regularly run research presentations and seminar topics such as writing for academic journals,
preparing and delivering conference  papers, peer reviewing for journals and conferences.

 

 

AD 698 Research Seminar III   

(0+2+0) 0 Pass/Fail    

Regularly run research presentations and seminar topics such as writing for academic journals,
preparing and delivering conference  papers, peer reviewing for journals and conferences.

 

 

AD 699 Research Seminar IV    

(0+2+0) 0 Pass/Fail    

Regularly run research presentations and seminar topics such as writing for academic journals,
preparing and delivering conference  papers, peer reviewing for journals and conferences.

 

 

AD 790 Doctoral Dissertation

(0+0+0) 0