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Dilek Önkal is Professor of Business Information Systems and Analytics at Newcastle Business School and is Chair of the Steering Group for Human & Digital Design MDRT at Northumbria.  She is an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL.  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.  Prof. Önkal previously held positions of Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer and Professor of Decision and Organisational Science at the Faculty of Management & Law at University of Bradford, 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. She was Co-Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting (Elsevier) during 2015-2019, and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of both Futures and Foresight Science (Wiley) and Forecasting (MDPI).  She is also an Associate Editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Oxford Academic) as well as a Review Editor of Frontiers in Psychology - Cognition.  She is a member of the Committee of Professors in Operational Research (COPIOR).  Her research focuses on judgmental forecasting, judgment and decision making, forecasting/decision support systems, behavioral operations management,  risk perception and risk communication with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary interactions. Her work has appeared in journals such as Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Risk Analysis, International Journal of Forecasting, Decision Support Systems, Judgment and Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Forecasting, Omega, Forecasting, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, International Federation of Technical Analysts Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics,  along with various book chapters. 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Management Science, PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Award Date: 1 Jun 1988

Business Administration, BA (Hons), Bogazici University

Award Date: 13 Jun 1982

External positions

University College London

1 Mar 2016 → …

University of Bath

1 Jan 20091 Sept 2018


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  • Commentary on Making Forecasting More Trustworthy

    Goodwin, P., Gonul, M. S. & Onkal, D., 5 Jul 2022, In: Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. 66, p. 26-29 3 p.

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  • Do Risky Scenarios Affect Forecasts of Savings and Expenses?

    De Baets, S., Onkal, D. & Ahmed, W., 21 Feb 2022, In: Forecasting. 4, 1, p. 307-335 29 p.

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  • Forecasting: theory and practice

    Petropoulos, F., Apiletti, D., Assimakopoulos, V., Babai, M. Z., Barrow, D. K., Taieb, S. B., Bergmeir, C., Bessa, R. J., Bijak, J., Boylan, J. E., Browell, J., Carnevale, C., Castle, J. L., Cirillo, P., Clements, M. P., Cordeiro, C., Oliveira, F. L. C., Baets, S. D., Dokumentov, A., Ellison, J., & 60 othersFiszeder, P., Franses, P. H., Frazier, D. T., Gilliland, M., Gonul, M. S., Goodwin, P., Grossi, L., Grushka-Cockayne, Y., Guidolin, M., Guidolin, M., Gunter, U., Guo, X., Guseo, R., Harvey, N., Hendry, D. F., Hollyman, R., Januschowski, T., Jeon, J., Jose, V. R. R., Kang, Y., Koehler, A. B., Kolassa, S., Kourentzes, N., Leva, S., Li, F., Litsiou, K., Makridakis, S., Martin, G. M., Martinez, A. B., Meeran, S., Modis, T., Nikolopoulos, K., Onkal, D., Paccagnini, A., Panagiotelis, A., Panapakidis, I., Pavía, J. M., Pedio, M., Pedregal, D. J., Pinson, P., Ramos, P., Rapach, D. E., Reade, J. J., Rostami-Tabar, B., Rubaszek, M., Sermpinis, G., Shang, H. L., Spiliotis, E., Syntetos, A. A., Talagala, P. D., Talagala, T. S., Tashman, L., Thomakos, D., Thorarinsdottir, T., Todini, E., Arenas, J. R. T., Wang, X., Winkler, R. L., Yusupova, A. & Ziel, F., 1 Jul 2022, In: International Journal of Forecasting. 38, 3, p. 705-871

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  • Forecasts and Order Decisions: Reactions to Demand Variability

    Gonul, M. S., Onkal, D., Kocabiyikoglu, A. & Göğüş, C. I., 12 Jul 2022, (Unpublished) p. 1-22. 22 p.

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  • Scenario generation and scenario quality using the cone of plausibility

    Dhami, M. K., Wicke, L. & Onkal, D., 1 Sept 2022, In: Futures. 142, 11 p., 102995.

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