Niyazi Taneri

Associate Professor in Operations & Technology Management

BSc (University of Wisconsin-Madison), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)

My research and corporate engagements are related to product and business model innovation, incentive design, supply chains, manufacturing, service operations, technology, and their impacts on societal outcomes.

I use data analytics and game-theoretic methods, publish in leading management science and operations journals, and serve on the editorial board of Service Science. Students I supervised have taken faculty and industry roles in the UK, Netherlands, and Singapore. I have taught executives from and advised companies such as Citibank, DHL, Four Seasons, HP, Shell and Merck.

Niyazi Taneri.

To unlock greater profitability and societal impact, business leaders need a grasp of how novel technologies and business models affect their processes.

Research interests

Niyazi Taneri addresses questions related to 2 research streams:

  1. new product development, technology and business model innovation
  2. the impact of operations and technology on societal outcomes, with a data analytics and game-theoretic lens.

In the first research stream, he investigates how firms explore avenues for technology and business model innovation and how they should structure R&D partnerships, whether such theoretical predictions are followed in practice, and the consequences of deviating from those predictions.

In the second research stream, his research shows the critical role of operational factors on carbon emissions and labour outcomes (for example, the use of child labour).

Professional experience

Dr Taneri was previously an Operations Analyst for Tesco. He has advised over 50 industry projects with companies and organisations such as Accenture, Changi Airport Group, Citibank, Google, Infineon, Panalpina, PSA, RedMart, SBS Transit, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, SingHealth, and SMRT. He has also taught custom and open executive education programmes on big data analytics, operations excellence, project management, and business model innovation to participants from Adobe, Astra International, Banpu, Daimler Mobility, DBS Bank, DHL, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, HP, ResMed, Shell, Standard Chartered, KIPIC, Mastercard, Merck, Panasonic, Tata International, and Yokogawa, among others.

Previous appointments

Dr Taneri was previously an Assistant Professor of Analytics & Operations at the National University of Singapore and a Founding Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design. He has also held visiting positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University and INSEAD.

Selected publications

Tuncel, O., Taneri, N. and Hasija, S. (2022) “Why are minimum order quantity contracts popular in practice? A behavioral investigation.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 24(4): 2166-2182 (DOI: 10.1287/msom.2021.1061)

Taneri, N. and Crama, P. (2021) “Turning the tables in research and development licensing contracts.” Management Science, 67(9): 5838-5856 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2020.3784)

Taneri, N. and De Meyer, A. (2017) “Contract theory: impact on biopharmaceutical alliance structure and performance.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 19(3): 453-471 (DOI: 10.1287/msom.2017.0617)

Crama, P., De Reyck, B. and Taneri, N. (2017) “Licensing contracts: control rights, options, and timing.” Management Science, 63(4): 1131-1149 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2015.2386)

Savva, N. and Taneri, N. (2015) “The role of equity, royalty, and fixed fees in licensing to university spin-offs.” Management Science, 61(6): 1323-1343 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2014.2000)

Awards and honours

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, SUTD, 2016
  • Best PhD Dissertation Award, ISPIM-WILEY, 2013 
  • Scholarship, Commonwealth Association, 2007
  • Scholarship, Cambridge European Trust, 2007
  • Scholarship, British Chevening, 2005
  • Scholarship, Fulbright Commission, 2001