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I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategy at Strathclyde Business School. I am leading the MSc in Project Management and Innovation as the Programme Director since 2015.
My research links the domains of strategy, technology, organisational change and innovation management within high technology manufacturing industries. My research is focused on processes of strategy management and strategic change to enhance resilience and adaptability within manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 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. My collaborative research projects attracted significant funding from top commercial organisations and EPSRC, Innovate UK, the European Commission and the Scottish Funding Council. I regularly collaborate with SMEs and MNCs 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 AoM and EURAM. My research is published in prominent academic journals such as International Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABS, 4*), International Journal of Production Research (ABS, 3*) and mentioned in public media such as The Herald, BBC Radio Scotland, and the Scotsman. I have a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, which investigated strategy processes in UK manufacturing SMEs and a BSc. in Industrial Engineering.
Expertise & Capabilities
- SME (small and medium enterprise) strategy
- Strategic renewal and adaptation
- Organisational capabilities and competitiveness
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.
- Consulting in Practice (PGT)
- Technology & Organisational Change (PGT)
- Business Strategy (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
Ates, A., 11 Feb 2019, Strategic Responsiveness and Adaptive Organizations: New Research Frontiers in International Strategic Management . Andersen, T. J., Torp, S. & Linder, S. (eds.). West Yorkshire: Emerald Publishing Limited, p. 25-39
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile24 Downloads (Pure)
Sminia, H., Ates, A., Paton, S. & Smith, M., 31 Aug 2019, In: European Management Journal. 37, 4, p. 516-528 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)
Ates, Aylin (Recipient), 5 Sep 2019
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Aylin Ates (Chair) & Torben Juul Andersen (Chair)26 Jun 2019 → 28 Jun 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia