Niyazi Taneri

Welcome to my faculty webpage, where I share information about my research and teaching interests. My research is broadly in the area of Operations Management with a focus on Innovation Management and Sustainability. For more detail please visit the relevant tabs or see my biography below for an overview.


Niyazi Taneri is an Associate Professor in Operations & Technology Management at University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to Cambridge, he worked at NUS Business School, at Singapore University of Technology & Design, where he was the Singapore lead for the MIT-SUTD International Design Center’s Decision Making Research Thrust and at Tesco as an Operations Analyst. He has advised over 60 industry projects with companies such as Accenture, Changi Airport Group, Google, Infineon, Panalpina, PSA, RedMart, SBS Transit, SingHealth, and SMRT. He has held visiting positions at Singapore Management University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and INSEAD.

Niyazi was awarded a scholarship by the Fulbright Commission for his first degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He holds a Masters Degree in Management Science from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a British Chevening Scholar. He completed his PhD at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, as a Commonwealth Scholar. His PhD thesis was awarded the ISPIM-Wiley Best PhD Dissertation in Innovation Management Award.

His research is broadly in the area of Operations Management with a focus on Innovation Management and Sustainability. Within these topics, he is interested in studying the relationship between operational design and strategic interaction on overall system-level and individual firm-level performance. His predominant research approach is to develop analytical models for research questions that are either normative or descriptive in nature. He is also interested in answering questions aimed at validating or rejecting a theoretical construct, for which he uses empirical (including experimental) methodologies. His papers have been published in Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Niyazi has taught courses in Operations Management, Operations Strategy,  Business Model Innovation, Innovation & Sustainability, Sustainable Operations, and Decision & Risk Analysis at the PhD, Executive Education, EMBA, MBA, MPhil, and Undergraduate levels.