UCL School of Management

C Gizem Korpeoglu

Research Associate
Phone number
(0)20 3108 6052
(internal 56052)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm W3


Dr Gizem Korpeoglu is a postdoctoral fellow of Operations and Technology at UCL School of Management. She received her PhD from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds an MS degree from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.


Dr Gizem Korpeoglu is an applied theorist who studies operational problems in innovative business models, innovation management, and supply chain economics. During her PhD, she has studied various market methodologies such as matching markets (mechanism design without money), dynamic competitive markets, and the market-game mechanism (oligopolistic competition). During her postdoc, she has utilized her methodological knowledge to address operational problems arising from strategic interactions among firms or between firms and freelancers.

Recently, she has been studying online platforms, which are marketplaces that facilitate transactions between various buyers and sellers. She has focused on crowdsourcing platforms where organizers acquire innovative solutions to challenging problems from solvers, and pay solvers in the form of awards. In addition to online platforms, she has been working on developing a supply chain competition model that captures both suppliers’ and retailers’ influence on the wholesale price.
Research projects

Innovative Online Platforms

This project studies innovative online platforms, which constitute a major portion of innovative business models today.
Selected publications
Chen, Y. J., Dai, T., Korpeoglu, C. G., Korpeoglu, E., Sahin, O., Tang, C. S., & Xiao, S. (2019). Innovative online platforms: Research opportunities. Forthcoming, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3098921 [link]
Korpeoglu, C. G., Korpeoglu, E., & Tunc, S. (2018). Optimal duration of innovation contests. Working paper.
Korpeoglu, C. G., Tang, C., & Tunc, S. (2018). Team formation in innovation contests.
Korpeoglu, E., Korpeoglu, C. G., & Hafalir, I. E. (2018). Parallel innovation contests. Working Paper.
Korpeoglu, C. G., Korpeoglu, E., & Cho, S. H. (2017). Supply chain competition: A market game approach. Working Paper.
Chen, G., Korpeoglu, C. G., & Spear, S. (2017). Price stickiness and markup variations in market games. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 72, 95-103.
Korpeoglu, C. G., & Spear, S. E. (2017). A theory of managerial compensation and taxation with endogenous risk. Economic Theory Bulletin. doi:10.1007/s40505-017-0125-4 [link]
Korpeoglu, C. G. (2016). Consumer cooperatives: Blessing or curse?. Working paper.
Korpeoglu, C. G. (n.d.). Allocation of an indivisible object on the full preference domain: axiomatic characterizations. Economic Theory Bulletin. doi:10.1007/s40505-017-0122-7 [link]