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ALAN PILKINGTON

Adjunct Faculty 

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Education

  • PhD - “A study of strategy formulation in an automotive manufacturer”, University of Aston, UK
  • Bachelor in Engineering Technology, Leicester Polytechnic, UK
SUBJECTS TAUGHT / STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • Supply Chain Management
  • E-Supply Chain Management
EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

  • Professor of Technology Management, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Professor of Operations Management (MSO), Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Professor, Hult International Business School, London/Dubai/Shanghai
  • Adjunct Professor, University of London External System, Distance Learning
  • Reader in Technology and Innovation Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Head of Subject Group, Technology and Information Management, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Senior Lecturer in Operations and Technology Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Lecturer in Operations and Technology Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

CORPORATE Experience

  • Managing Director, Pilko – Management Consultancy
  • Manufacturing Strategy Manager, Rover Group – Introducing lean practice across the organisation
  • Manufacturing Policy Unit Leader, Rover Group/Warwick Manufacturing Group, Warwick University – Leading lean manufacturing projects in several business units
  • Project Engineer, Land Rover – Introducing factory automation and integration with MRP system modules

Completed Research Supervision

He has supervised approximately 30 students to completion of Masters level dissertations. In addition, he has also supervised the following PhD/MPhil projects as supervisor or advisor/other role:

  • Irma Makarainen-Suni, ‘Innovation in Startup Labs’ (part-time PhD, due for completion in 2020)
  • Anne Krebs, ‘Accountable, Operable Knowledge’ (PhD)
  • Ekoh West, ‘Mixed Method Longitudinal Exploratory Conceptualisation of Lean E-Supply Chain Management’ (MPhil, awarded in 2013)
  • Kuo Feng Huang ‘Developing a Resource-Market Matrix for the Taiwanese ICT Industry’ (Doctorate awarded in 2005)