Aylin Ates

Senior Lecturer

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 and knowledge exchange activity 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
  • Business model innovation
  • Dynamics of inter-firm networks
  • Performance management in SMEs

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

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

  2. Reification of strategy in small and medium firms

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewPaper

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  1. California Management Review (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  2. Long Range Planning (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

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  1. Teaching Excellence Award - Most Supportive

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. EPSRC Doctoral Studentship Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Aylin Ates

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