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Qualifications

PGCert Professional Practice in Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton

PhD Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management, University of Nottingham

MEng Product Design Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Teaching Activity

I am currently the module leader for the following modules

BN2218 Managing Service Operations

BN3385 Effective Project Delivery

I hold a Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy and currently contribute to the University's Research Inspired Teaching Excellence programme as a reviewer.

My own teaching excellence has been recognised by students including at the 2019 Aston Students Union Academic Awards, where I received the award for Feedback and Development.

Research Interests

My research is concerned with three primary areas:

1. Design and Design Driven Innovation

2. Servitization and Service Operations Management

3. 3D Printing

I have published articles on all three of these areas and am keen to explore collaborations or doctoral supervision in relevant topics.

PhD Supervision

I currently supervise doctoral students investigating service operations, capabilities and performance.

I am keen to supervise projects related to my research interests and publications.

Funding Applications and Awards

2019-2020 EPSRC, (Digitally Enabled Advanced Services Network), Development of a digital twin prototype for DEAS value delivery system [£99,899]

2018-2020 British Academy/Leverhulme, Small Research Grant, Democratisation or Mass Customisation? Exploring the nature of the 3D Printing revolution, [£9,955]

2015-2016 University of Wolverhampton Early Researcher Award Scheme, 3D Printing: A new industrial revolution? [£4,996]

Media Contributions

I have contributed to both written and broadcast media, including BBC World Service, Free Radio Birmingham, Huffington Post and The Conversation. Some reports based on my research can be seen here:

Please follow me on Twitter @DrAB_AB

Contact Details

Phone: 01212044258
Emaila.beltagui@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 20071 Jul 2011

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Research Output 2009 2020

  • 14 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Paper

3D printing, makerspaces and innovation: a bricolage perspective

Beltagui, A., Sesis, A. & Stylos, N., 11 Jun 2019, International Product Development Management Conference. Leicester

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
innovation
innovator
resources
spontaneity
software development

Exaptation in a digital innovation ecosystem: The disruptive impacts of 3D printing

Beltagui, A., Rosli, A. & Candi, M., 26 Aug 2019, In : Research policy. 49, 1, 103833.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecosystems
Printing
Innovation
Ecosystem
Seed

Harnessing the power of experimentation through design thinking and agile methods

Beltagui, A., Bell, A. & Candi, M., 11 Jun 2019, International Product Development Management Conference. Leicester

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Experimentation
Agile methods
Innovation
Fidelity
Communication

If Blockchain is the answer what is the question?

Chowdhury, S., Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Beltagui, A. & Mackenzie, L., 19 Jun 2019, EUROMA 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Interoperability
Supply chains
Automation

Overcoming the monetization challenge in freemium online games

Beltagui, A., Schmidt, T., Candi, M. & Roberts, D., 8 Jul 2019, In : Industrial Management and Data Systems. 119, 6, p. 1339-1356 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Industry
Online games
Willingness-to-pay
Sense of community