Hakan  Butuner Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Hakan Butuner

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Dr. Hakan Butuner has BS in IE, MBA, and Ph.D. in EM degrees. He has been active both in academic and professional fields. Currently, he is lecturing in Business Schools, and acting in Industrial Management & Engineering consulting and training business. Additionally, he is the president of IIE – Turkish professional chapter and the board member of IHPP. Author has several publications and universal books.

Biography

Dr. Butuner has received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University; MBA from Bilkent University; and Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
He has been active in professional life for several years as a project manager; as a strategic planning and business development director; and as an operations improvement program manager of well-known multinational corporations both in overseas and local. Plus, as an entrepreneur he has built various international franchising businesses. During the same periods, he has been lecturing in the business schools and/or industrial engineering departments of well-known universities.
Currently, he is lecturing in business schools and industrial engineering departments of worldwide known universities, plus acting as the affiliates of several US companies in industrial management and engineering consulting and training fields. Additionally, he is the founder-president of Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers – Turkish professional chapter; entrepreneur mentor in the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey; and the board member of Institute of High Performance Planners in Kansas City, US.
During his career path, he has completed and participated in above 100 industrial engineering and management professional projects, prepared for and deployed many training programs and seminars to various corporations. Plus, as a developer of Systematic Strategic Planning (SSP) and Results-Based Systematic Operations Improvement (SIP) methodologies, he has several books (twelve) and papers (especially in Operations Management and Improvement, and Strategic Planning areas) published by the world-wide known publication houses (such as Taylor & Francis) and journals.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Planning by Design

    High Performance Planning

    Strategic Planning

    Facilities Planning

    Lean Production
      
    Operations and Productivity Improvement
      
    Operations & Production Management

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Systematic Strategic Planning: A Comprehensive Framework - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

 Integrative Journal of Conference Proceedings

Using Shortened Systematic Strategic Planning (SSP) Working Model for the Development of a Strategic Plan of an Entrepreneurial Business (Vision Co.)-Case Study


Published: Aug 01, 2019 by Integrative Journal of Conference Proceedings
Authors: H. Butuner, E. Yılmaz, E. Varan and S. Dibakoğlu
Subjects: Business & Management

The intention here is to provide a new perspective and benefit for the strategic planners by introducing this new systematic methodology and demonstrating its implementation on an entrepreneurial and new business called Visual Co. Accordingly, let shortened version of SSP easily understood and universally applied to any small- and medium-size businesses.

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Practical Techniques for Selecting the Best Business Strategy


Published: Jul 01, 2019 by International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

The purpose of this paper is to help businesses to select the strategic plans most suitable for them. This requires using practical and beneficial techniques. To do this, the alternative strategies that are developed for the correspondent opportunities need to be evaluated. Only by making an evaluation as objectively and impartially as possible, the best decision can be achieved.

 European Journal of Business and Management Research

Helping Businesses to Identify their Opportunities


Published: May 01, 2019 by European Journal of Business and Management Research
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is to help businesses to define their business opportunities that are most attractive and feasible for them. Another intention here is to provide strategic planners an easily understandable and applicable new approach for clarifying their businesses’ opportunities, by assembling the disconnected and disorderly ideas, processes and techniques.

 International Business & Economics Studies

Development of an Entrepreneurial Small Business’ (Abler) Strategic Plan by Shortened Systematic Strategic Planning (SSP)—Case Study


Published: Mar 01, 2019 by International Business & Economics Studies
Authors: H. Butuner, S. Y. Aslan and A. Köklü
Subjects: Business & Management

The intention here is to provide a new perspective and benefit for the strategic planners by introducing this new systematic methodology and demonstrating its implementation on an entrepreneurial and new business called Abler.

American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems

A Practical Approach for Determining the Competitive Advantages of a Business


Published: Jan 01, 2019 by American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems
Authors: H Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is helping businesses to answer the questions of “where are we?” and “what are our differential advantages?” in an effective way. This requires using practical and beneficial techniques during the comprehensive internal and comparison analysis.

International Journal of Science and Management Studies

How to Turn Strategies into Results-Based Actions


Published: Nov 01, 2018 by International Journal of Science and Management Studies
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is to help businesses to answer the question of “how can we reach our target destination?” to be coherent with the whole of strategies. This requires using a practical and beneficial approach.

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johannesburg, South Africa

Development of an Entrepreneurial Small Business’ (CGA Tech.) Strategic Plan by Shortened Systematic Strategic Planning (SSP) – Case Study (abstract)


Published: Aug 01, 2018 by International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johannesburg, South Africa
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

The intention here is to provide a new perspective and benefit for the strategic planners by introducing this new systematic methodology and demonstrating its implementation on an entrepreneurial and new business called CGA Tech. Accordingly, let shortened version of SSP easily understood and universally applied to any small- and medium-size businesses.

International Journal of Business and Social Research

Systematic Planning of Globalizing Local Firms (SPG)


Published: Jan 01, 2017 by International Journal of Business and Social Research
Authors: A. A. Qazi and H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

Our main objective here is to boost the confidence of the local companies by introducing a systematic planning tool that they can use which helps them to give the chance to become global and compete in the international market.

International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research

Practical Useful Techniques for Performing Strategic Internal Status Analysis


Published: Jan 01, 2017 by International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is helping businesses to answer the questions of “where are we?” in a practical and beneficial way. Internal status analysis begins with a short history of the business and lays down the policies followed and performances demonstrated by the business during recent years within the framework of its mission, and assesses its conformity to overall goals, target groups and general strategies, etc.

International Journal of Business & Social Research

Redesigning Scenarios and Defining Business Opportunities


Published: Apr 01, 2016 by International Journal of Business & Social Research
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is to help businesses to define their business opportunities that are most attractive and feasible for them by using newly developed practical techniques. Taking into consideration the characteristics of the business that offer competitive advantages, the potential opportunities for the business in the industry are identified.

universal journal of management

before and after phases of strategic planning


Published: Mar 10, 2016 by universal journal of management
Authors: h. butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is to explain the things to be done before and after starting with the strategic planning work. In short, this paper helps businesses to define their integrated strategic plans with their vision and functional plans by offering them a comprehensive guideline.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malesia

Systematic Competency Based Training Needs Analysis


Published: Mar 01, 2016 by Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malesia
Authors: H. Butuner and D. Hacipasaoglu
Subjects: Business & Management, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

Competency based training needs analysis is dealt with the identification of the trainings that must be taken by the employees based on the comparisons of the required features and existing competencies of them. By paying attention to the existing jobs, values and career paths of the individuals, upgrade the employees’ knowledge, abilities and competencies and provide the necessary behavioral changes. This paper outlines a systematic methodology for competency based training needs analysis.

European Journal of Business and Economics

A Comprehensive Framework for Developing Industry Scenarios


Published: Jan 01, 2016 by European Journal of Business and Economics
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The purpose of this paper is to help a business to develop scenarios for the future of its industry. By using the trends to be revealed by the environmental analysis, it is possible to anticipate how the field of business in which we operate or plan to enter will evolve in the future. Thus, assumptions are grouped under various scenarios, their potential impacts on the industry are identified, and the potential status in the industry is defined.

Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Next 50 years of Industrial Management and Engineering


Published: Mar 01, 2015 by Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

The purpose of the paper was to provide guidance for young people entering the industrial engineering profession. Primary goal was to identify trends, directions and likely changes in the field and profession that may be helpful in career planning. A secondary goal was to help current practitioners and educators adapt to future demands.

 International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management

Human Resource Problems in Family Owned Small-Medium Size Enterprises in Turkey and Proposed Solutions


Published: Jan 01, 2015 by International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management
Authors: O. Bilget and H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

Preparing a successor for key management positions should start when the business starts and be one of the main and continuous management functions. Then, the important message should be delivered to candidates for a position, and their reaction and feedback on it should be analyzed. This kind of approach will force the prospectors to think whether they are the ones to take that responsibility and commit themselves to the business vision.

 International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management

systematic wide area network planning


Published: Jan 01, 2015 by International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management
Authors: S. Aydogdu, D. Ucar and H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology

In the increasingly globalized marketplace, WANs have become an integral element of many businesses’ networks. Our aim in this systematic methodology is providing planning tools for network engineers. This paper outlines a systematic methodology for enterprise WAN design.

Proceedings of CBU International Conference on Innovation, Technology Transfer and Education, Prague, Czech Republic

A New Methodology on Strategic Planning


Published: Feb 01, 2014 by Proceedings of CBU International Conference on Innovation, Technology Transfer and Education, Prague, Czech Republic
Authors: H. Butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

A systematic method of strategic planning is anticipated to be easily understood and straightforward; based on fundamentals; and to be universally applicable for any type of business. Accordingly, this methodology is generated for the purpose of assembling the disconnected and disorderly ideas, processes, and techniques under the same roof, in order to develop a systematic methodology that is easily understandable and applicable.

international journal of humanities and social science

setting a strategic model


Published: Dec 01, 2012 by international journal of humanities and social science
Authors: h. butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

The scripts in the hereby article are composed as a result of the conclusions obtained from different application environments of the issue in subject and by the composition of the cause and effect relations of these. Strategic model consists of a framework of sections through which each project passes, i.e., a pattern of procedures for straight-forward planning, and the fundamentals involved in any strategic project. The sections of setting a strategic model is being examined thoroughly.

European journal of business and economics

strategies for Turkish automotive by-products industry


Published: Jun 01, 2012 by European journal of business and economics
Authors: h. butuner, ss. ozcan
Subjects: Business & Management, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

Having been established through technical and economic supports of the major manufacturers, and developed in the course of time, the by products industry is involved its activities as a significant potential for the domestic economy at present. In this article, general ...

international journal of business and social research

strategy development by strategic approach


Published: Apr 01, 2012 by international journal of business and social research
Authors: h. butuner
Subjects: Business & Management

In order to assemble the disconnected and disorderly ideas, processes, methods and techniques, it could be said that there is an exact approach or systematic thinking on this issue. In addition, by careful evaluation of the manner of bringing forward the issues such as strategic approach, systematic, processes, scope and modeling of strategy development, it is intended to bring in a new perspective and more significantly to provide a different benefit by the application of these issues.

research journal of economics, business and ICT

advantages of object-oriented over relational databases on real-life application


Published: Jan 01, 2012 by research journal of economics, business and ICT
Authors: h.butuner
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing, Information Technology

In this study, two popular database technologies, the relational and object-oriented, are briefly introduced and their general characteristics are discussed. The purpose of this study is to point-out and compare the important features of relational and object-oriented databases, for the sake of understanding the pros and cons of these technologies before implementing them

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