Professor of Operations
PhD, Aston Business School
Professor Alan Pilkington is a registered professional engineer (Eur Ing and C.Eng)and has been teaching Operations Management at various Hult campuses for over five years. His industrial experience includes management positions in strategy andproduction management in the auto industry where he led projects introducing leantechniques. More recently he has been consulting for many blue chip firms includingLand Rover, BA and J.P. Morgan Chase. In addition to Hult, Alan is a professor at both Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and the University of Westminster in London.
Alan is an internationally recognized expert on lean management, the application of bibliometric techniques, and new product development.
Professor Pilkington has dozens of academic publications including articles inprestigious business journals such as Journal of Operations Management, California Management Review, and Long Range Planning, as well as highly cited technical papers in Technovation, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He has just published an important new textbook on Operations Management with McGraw Hill.
Serving the wider community, Alan is past Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Chapter (UKRI), serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and is on the organizing committee for many international conferences.