• United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Strategic Management, Organisational Change and Technology, Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Performance Management, Business Model Innovation


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

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.

Teaching Interests

I design and deliver modules on Strategic Management, Technology and Organisational Change and Consulting within post-graduate MSc and under-graduate programs.

Current Classes:

  • 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)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, Istanbul Technical University

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Research Output

Exploring adaptive small and medium enterprises through the lens of open strategy

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 proceedingChapter

Open Access
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    High value manufacturing: capability, appropriation, and governance

    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 journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award at the British Academy of Management Conference 2019

    Aylin Ates (Recipient), 5 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • EPSRC Doctoral Studentship Award

    Aylin Ates (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Expert Assessor

    Aylin Ates (Examiner)
    18 Mar 2020

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    EURAM 2019: 19th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management

    Aylin Ates (Chair), Torben Juul Andersen (Chair)
    26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia