Gyula Vastag

Gyula Vastag, Phd

Tel: (+36) 1/482-7477
Fax: (+36) 1/482-7463

Corvinus University of Budapest,
Room 120
Budapest, Fővám tér 13-15 (Sóház)
Hungary, H-1093
Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Zsuzsanna Arany
Tel: (+36) 1/482-7462

Last modified:  24.09.2013

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Currently, Gyula Vastag is Professor at the University of Pannonia. Prior to assuming this position, he served as Managing Director of the Corvinus School of Management at his alma mater, Corvinus University of Budapest. In Hungary, Dr. Vastag was Professor and Area Coordinator of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the CEU Business School and spent almost two decades in the United States on the faculties of the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management (Michigan State University), and The Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Between 2005 and 2007, he was Visiting Professor (part-time) at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He spent the 2000/2001 academic year in Stuttgart where he was Professor and Dean of Supply Chain Management Programs and held a visiting professorship afterwards. Born in Hungary, he earned Ph.D. and Doctor of Sciences degrees from the predecessor of Corvinus University, from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and finished habilitation at Corvinus University; he is citizen of the United States and Hungary.

Professor Vastag's areas of interest include global operations and supply chain management, service operations management, and environmental management strategies. In his career, Dr. Vastag, a popular and successful instructor, taught and developed a wide variety of courses and educational programs both in business schools and for corporations. In addition to traditional course delivery, he also taught and developed courses for the Kelley Direct Online MBA Program (Indiana University), designed and managed an action-learning program for the executives of the largest bank in Central Eastern Europe. Dr. Vastag co-authored two books, wrote eight business cases, and he has contributed chapters to 15 books. His papers (30+ refereed journal publications) were published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic and professional journals in the United States and in Europe and in numerous conference proceedings. The h-index of his publications in Harzing's Publish or Perish (based on 1,157 citations; May 16, 2013) is 16. His work on the competitiveness of metropolitan areas has created interest and was cited in non-academic circles as well. His cases on Sonoco’s take-back policy were selected by CaseNet® as two of the six e-link cases for the 7th edition of Meiners,Ringleb & Edwards Legal Environment of Business. He is Editor of the Pannon Management Review, Associate Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal and serves on the editorial board of the Central European Business Review and Vezetéstudomány.

Dr. Vastag worked with a number of organizations including the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota), International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, Global TransPark Authority of North Carolina, Knorr-Bremse Hungary, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, North Carolina State University, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), ESSEC-Mannheim Business School (Germany), OTP Bank, and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

He is Founding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the European Decision Sciences Institute, Vice President for the European Division (for 2010-2014) of the Decision Sciences Institute where he is also Member of the Development Committee for Excellence in the Decision Sciences and Chairs the Member Services Committee (2011-2012). He is Founding Member and past Associate Director of the Global Manufacturing Research Group. He served on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Inventory Research (1998 and 2006); currently, he is Member of the Auditing Committee.