Alireza Yazdani

Alireza Yazdani

Assistant Professor, Technology and Operations Department, College of Business Administration

About Me

Alireza Yazdani is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management at the College of Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Alireza’s research interests relate to retail operations, pricing models, and service operations. In particular, he studies firms’ product and pricing decisions in response to market characteristics such as competition, heterogeneity, and strategic consumer behavior. Alireza has taught courses in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and data analytics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Alireza earned his PhD in Operations and Business Analytics from the University of Oregon in 2019. Prior to joining the PhD program, he earned a BSc in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Sharif University of Technology. He has worked in professional capacities in the auto-manufacturing, petroleum, and banking industries, with responsibilities ranging from marketing and strategic planning to systems analysis and organizational development.


  • Jalili, M., Pangburn, M. S., & Yazdani, A. (2024). EXPRESS: Trend-Chasing versus Minimalism: Selling Fewer, Better Products to Fashion-Sensitive Customers. Production and Operations Management, 10591478241234996.
  • Yazdani, A., Çil, E. B., & Pangburn, M. (2023). Retail sample boxes: Counteracting the adverse effect of accelerated learning via future credit. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management25(5), 1643-1659.
  • Yazdani, A., Çil, E. B., & Pangburn, M. S. (2020). What if Hotelling's firms can mass customize?. Decision Sciences51(2), 395-422.