Armağan  Özbilge

Assistant Professor

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Related information

Phone: 902-494-1821
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Room 5111
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Sustainable operations
  • Perishable inventory management
  • Omnichannel retailing
  • Charitable giving
  • Food donations
  • Food loss and waste


  • BA/BSc Hacettepe University, Turkiye
  • MA/MSc Middle East Technical University & Hacettepe University, Turkiye
  • PhD McMaster University
  • PDF McMaster University

Research interests

Dr. Özbilge’s main research focuses on sustainable operations with a particular interest on charitable giving, food waste, hunger, and circular supply chains. His work is interdisciplinary and collaborative with local, provincial, and federal charities.

Selected publications

  • Optimal pricing and donation policy for fresh goods. Özbilge, A., Hassini, E., & Parlar, M. European Journal of Operational Research. In-press  (2023) DOI:10.1016/j.ejor.2023.06.020
  • Perils and merits of cross-channel returns. Özbilge, A., Hassini, E., & Parlar, M. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Forthcoming  (2023) DOI:10.1109/TEM.2023.3247340
  • A review of bricks-and-clicks dual-channels literature: trends and opportunities. Ozbilge, A., Hassini, E., & Parlar, M.  INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research60(4), 436-472 (2022) DOI:10.1080/03155986.2022.2066404
  • Elective course assignment problem: a revenue management based approach. Ozbilge, A., Ulucan, A., & Atici, K.B.  INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research59(1), 145-168  (2021) DOI:10.1080/03155986.2020.1796064

Selected awards and honours

  • 2018  Norm Archer Endowed Prize, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
  • 2018–2019  Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Pioneer Petroleums sponsored one-third of the award due to research excellence in sustainability)
  • 2018  3-Minute Thesis Competition, winner of the Faculty of Business, McMaster University
  • 2016–2021  McMaster University Research Scholarship
  • 2016–2021  McMaster University Graduate Scholarship

Current teaching

  • COMM 1503  Introduction to Quantitative Decision Making