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

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Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategy and the Director of Postgraduate Teaching at Strathclyde Business School, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. I am a member of the University Senate and the Faculty Academic Committee. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, which investigated strategy processes in UK manufacturing SMEs, and a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Management.

My research is focused on exploring strategic management processes to enhance organisational capabilities, resilience, and performance within manufacturing SMEs and ecosystems. I have led several major research projects while attracting a total of £690k in research funding as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. My research projects have been funded by industry, the European Commission, EPSRC, SPRINT (jointly funded by European Space Agency, UKRI & SFC), the British Council (Newton Fund), Innovate UK, 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 research methods. I regularly collaborate with SMEs and large firms for research and teaching such as Linn Products Ltd, AAC ClydeSpace, Weir Group,  GSK, Astra Zeneca, Ford, JLR, Fishers, and Rolls Royce.

I have 50+ publications, which have attracted high citations, 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, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, and the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. I have been the recipient of the best paper awards (British Academy of Management) as well as the Teaching Excellence Awards at the University of Strathclyde.

I am currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Management Institute and the British Academy of Management.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Strategic management (with particular reference to manufacturing small and medium enterprises)
  • Ecosystems and High-Value Manufacturing
  • Organisational capabilities and performance management

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 MBA programs.

Current Classes:

  • Business Strategy (PGT)
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods (Faculty MRes/Doctoral Programme)
  • Strategic Analysis and Evaluation (MBA)
  • Technology & Organisational Change (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)

Research Interests

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Bachelor of Science, Istanbul Technical University


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