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I am a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and the Director of Postgraduate Teaching at Strathclyde Business School, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. I have a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, which investigated strategy processes in UK manufacturing SMEs and a BSc. in Industrial Engineering.
My research is focused on processes of strategy management to enhance resilience and performance within manufacturing SMEs and ecosystems. I have led several research projects as PI and Co-I, which have been funded by industry, the European Commission, EPSRC, the British Council - Newton Fund, Innovate UK, the Scottish Funding Council, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. My research was mentioned in public media such as The Herald, BBC Radio Scotland, and the Scotsman.
My research is deeply embedded in business practice and I regularly engage with senior managers through qualitative, rich case studies and longitudinal ethnographic research methods. I regularly collaborate with SMEs and MNCs for research and teaching such as Weir Group, Linn Products Ltd, GSK, Astra Zeneca, Genzyme, Ford, JLR, and Rolls Royce.
I have been nominated for Teaching Excellence Awards and PhD Researcher Development Programme Supervisors Award. I am a member of the British Academy of Management, Academy of Management and European Academy of Management. My research is published in edited books (e.g. Emerald) and prominent academic journals such as International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, European Management Journal, and Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Strategic management (with particular reference to manufacturing small and medium enterprises)
- Ecosystems and High Value Manufacturing
- Organisational capabilities and performance
I supervise UG, MSc, MBA and PhD/DBA projects in the area of strategic management, performance management, innovation, technology and change management.
I design and deliver modules on Strategic Management, Technology and Organisational Change and Consulting within post-graduate MSc and under-graduate programs.
- Advanced Qualitative Methods (SBS Doctoral Programme)
- Making Strategy (MBA)
- Technology & Organisational Change (PGT)
- Business Strategy (PGT)
- Consulting in Practice (PGT)
Prior Teaching Experience:
- Organisational Analysis & Strategy (UG)
- Project Portfolio Management (PGT)
- Research Methods (UG)
- Developing Business Strategy (PGT)
- Strategic Technology Management (PGT)
My research interests cover the areas of strategic management, performance management and manufacturing ecosystems mainly in small and medium enterprise context. I use qualitative data analysis techniques and happy to consider PhD applications in these fields.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde
Award Date: 1 Jan 2008
Bachelor of Science, Istanbul Technical University
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Paton, S., Ates, A., Sminia, H. & Smith, M., 22 Apr 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Production Planning and Control. 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Sunner, A., Ates, A. & McKiernan, P., 6 Sep 2021, Strategic Responsiveness for a Sustainable Future: New Research in International Management . Andersen, T. J. (ed.). [Bingley, UK]: Emerald Publishing Limited, 19 p. (Emerald Studies in Global Strategic Responsiveness).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Ates, Aylin (Recipient), 5 Sep 2019
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)