Aylin Ates

Lecturer B

Personal Statement

Dr Aylin Ates, PhD, BSc (Hons), FHEA works at Strathclyde Business School as a Lecturer in Strategy. She is also the Programme Director for MSc in Project Management and Innovation. Aylin joined the University of Strathclyde in May 2008 after completing her PhD.

Aylin has a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Management. She completed her PhD at the University of Strathclyde, which investigated strategy processes in manufacturing small and medium firms (SMEs) in the UK. She also held engineering and research manager roles in industry (Weir Group, Glasgow, 2004-2006; HSSMI Ltd, London, 2013-2014) and held research fellow positions at the University of Strathclyde, Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management Dept. (2008-2012).

Her expertise includes strategy development and implementation, organisational capability development for high performance and business model innovation. Aylin has a proven track record in delivering major EU and UK research council projects including EPSRC funded Management Processes Project (2005-2008, £370k), EU FP7 funded FutureSME Project (2009-2012, €8m), EPSRC funded CMAC Project (2012-2013). More recently, she is the PI of a KTP project (2017-2019, £141k, which is co-funded by EPSRC, SFC, Innovate UK and Fishers Services Ltd.)

She has executive education experience (FutureSME Organisational Capability Development Program, 2011-2013) and has researched within the automotive, electronics, aerospace and pharmaceuticals industries working with companies such as Weir Group, Linn Products Ltd, GSK, Astra Zeneca, Ford, JLR, Rolls Royce and SMAS/ SE. 

Aylin has published extensively including 20+ international conference papers and 7 journal articles in leading journals as well as a book chapter in the "New Faces of Organizations in the 21st Century". Her research in strategy management in SMEs was used for a Business and Management Studies-Impact Case for REF2014 by the University of Strathclyde (see http://impact.ref.ac.uk/CaseStudies/CaseStudy.aspx?Id=42356).

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Open strategy
  • Performance management in SMEs 
  • Cooperative value creation in inter-firm networks
  • Business model innovation

I supervise UG, MSc, MBA and PhD/DBA projects in the area of strategic management, change management, innovation and R&D management, organisational capability development, and performance management.

Teaching Interests

Aylin has been involved in teaching since her doctoral studies (2008). Aylin designs and delivers modules on Strategy Management, Consulting and Strategic Project Management within post-graduate MSc and under-graduate programs.

Current Classes:

  • Consulting in Practice (SBS, MSc, 2015-present)
  • Project Portfolio Management (SBS, MSc, 2015-present)

Prior Teaching Experience:

  • Organisational Analysis & Strategy (SBS, UG, 2015-2017)
  • Technology & Organisational Change (SBS, MSc, 2015-2017)
  • Research Methods (SBS, UG, 2015-2017)
  • Developing Business Strategy (SBS, MSc, 2010-2012)
  • Strategic Technology Management (DMEM, MSc, 2010-2013)
  • Sales, Purchasing & Marketing (DMEM, UG, 2008-2009)
  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. International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  2. Journal of Management Studies (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  3. The British Academy (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workMembership of peer review panel or committee

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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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