Gyula Vastag is Professor and Magyary Chair at the National University of Public Service (Budapest, Hungary) and Professor at Széchenyi University (Gyor, Hungary).
Born in Hungary, he earned his Ph.D. and Doctor of Sciences degrees from the predecessor of Corvinus University of Budapest and from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and he finished habilitation at Corvinus University.
From the late 1980s, he 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 2000-01 academic year in Stuttgart, where he was Professor and Dean of Supply Chain Management Programs and held a visiting professorship afterward. Dr. Vastag co-authored two books, wrote eight business cases, and 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. Gyula received several research awards: New Central Europe Distinguished Senior Researcher Scholarship (2014), Best Applications Paper Award by Alpha Iota Delta-The International Honor Society in Decision Sciences and Information Systems (2012), and Award for Research Excellence from Corvinus University (2009). He was the Founding Editor of the Pannon Management Review, is the Associate Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of the Central European Business Review, Business Research, Logistics Research, International Journal of Quality Innovation, and Vezetestudomany. Dr. Vastag has 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 a founding member and member of the Executive Board of the European Decision Sciences Institute, Vice President for Global Activities, and member of the Executive Board of the Decision Sciences Institute, where he has also served as Program Chair and Track Chair of DSI conferences. He is a 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 (1998-2006); between 2006 and 2014 he was a member of the Auditing Committee.