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.