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Alan Pilkington

  • Professor
  • University of Westminster
  • 91PublicationsNumber of items in Alan's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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  • Technology Management, Defining

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  • Mass-Customization Definitions for Operations Marketing and Strategy: Conflict at the Interface

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Professional experience


University of Westminster

October 2013 - Present



August 2013 - July 2015(2 years)

Associate Professor

Royal Holloway University of London

July 1996 - July 2013(17 years)



Aston University


Alan Pilkington is a Professor of Technology Management at Westminster Business School, London. He has previously held positions at Copenhagen Business School and Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a degree in engineering, a PhD in manufacturing strategy and spent six years working for a UK automobile producer. Current research includes developing patent analysis techniques to explore inventor and technology networks, analysing bibliometric data to define emerging research streams, and the adoption of process improvement methodologies for strategic advantage. He is Chair of the IEEE Engineering Management Society UKRI Chapter and also a member of the European Operations Management Association, Academy of Management and POMS. He has dozens of publications including articles in the California Management Review, Journal of Operations Management, Technovation, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He is coauthor of a leading textbook on Operations Management with McGraw-Hill and his most recent research book is Transforming Rover: Renewal Against the Odds, 1981-1994.


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