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Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategy at the Department of Management Science 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

  • Strategic renewal and adaptation
  • SME (small and medium enterprise) strategy
  • 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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Projects 2005 2021

Student Excellence Award (SEA) - PhD studentship in Open Strategy

Ates, A.


Project: Internally funded projectResearch Studentship

Research Output 2007 2018

Open strategy in manufacturing SMEs

Ates, A. 9 Jul 2018 In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2018, 1, 1 p., 13190

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Structured interview

Business model and the value theory: a critical review of the literature

Fengyang, J. & Ates, A. 5 Sep 2017 p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Business model
Value theory
Literature review
Theoretical framework


EPSRC Doctoral Studentship Award

Aylin Ates (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Nominee for Researcher Development Programme Supervisor of 2017/18 (PGR)

Aylin Ates (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2019

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

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

Activity: Organiser of special symposia

DBA Examination

Ates, A. (Examiner)
27 Sep 2018

Activity: Examination