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Ali Ziaee Bigdeli

Senior Lecturer in Industrial Service Innovation

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  • Aston Triangle , ABS 211

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

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General

Dr Ali Ziaee Bigdeli is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Service Innovation at the Advanced Services Group, the centre of excellence in research and practice on servitization and advanced services within Aston Business School, Aston University. His interests lie in the organisational change and business model innovation brought about when organisations move towards providing capabilities rather than just selling products on a transactional basis. In the past five years, Dr Bigdeli has been extensively engaged with both multinational and small/medium sized manufacturing firms in order to understand servitization in practice, and help the acceleration of the adoption and implementation of advanced services. As part of his industry engagement activities, he has been the key member in founding a partnership of multinational manufacturing organisations, including Goodyear, BAE Systems, Daimler-Benz, DHL, Airbus Helicopter, Crown, Yanmar, and Ishida, and developed and facilitated more than 20 hands-on seminars for their senior executives to explore and accelerate the adoption of servitization.

Research Interests

Servitization, Organisational Change, Business Model Design, Business Model Innovation, Manufacturing Strategy 

Qualifications

  • PhD Management and Information Systems (2012), Brunel University London, United Kingdom. 
  • MSc Management and Information Systems (2009), University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • MBA, Iran University of Science and Technology (2008), Tehran, Iran.
  • BSc Electronic Engineering (2006), Azad University, Tehran Central Branch, Iran.

Employment

  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham (Feb 2018 – present).
  • Senior Research Fellow, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham (Aug 2014 – Feb 2018).
  • Research Fellow, Cass Business School, City University London (Nov 2012 – Aug 2014).
  • Research Assistant, Dep. of Information Systems, Brunel University London (Jan 2010 – Nov 2012).

Funding Applications and Awards

  • Feb 2018 – Feb 2021 Ziaee Bigdeli, A. (PI), Baines, T. Pathways towards Servitization: A trans-national study of Organisational Transformation. ESRC, £255,200.00.
  • 2019 – 2022 Baines, T., (PI) Ziaee Bigdeli, A. (Co-I), Andrews, D. Next Generation Rice Processing. In collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, Koolmill (UK SME), Siemens UK, plus a Chinese industry and an academic institution. Innovate UK. Total budget £2,020,000. – Aston £252,000.  
  • 2019 – 2022 Baines, T., Ziaee Bigdeli, A. (Co-I), Schroeder, A., Andrews, D. Advanced Services Growth: Developing Strategies for Improved Growth in Manufacturing SMEs (ASG). European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). £1,446,400.

Teaching Activity

  • Service Innovation (MBA, 2015)
  • Operations Management (MBA, 2015)
  • Business model innovation (Executive Educations, 2015)
  • Strategic Global Outsourcing & Offshoring (MSc, 2018)

PhD Supervision

  • Patricia Garcia Martin, Aug 2016 – present: Value in servitization: From dyad to network level.
  • Parikshit Naik, Aug 2016 – present: Affordances enabling advanced services: Opportunities from digitalization of products.
  • Jekaterina Dmitrijeva, Aug 2016 – present: Development of product-service roadmaps: a pathway to servitization.
  • Paul Jackson (DBA), Oct 2017 – present:Exploring the servitization journey in the context of SME and technology-focused manufacturing firms in the UK.
  • David Willetts (DBA), Oct 2018: Business model innovation towards becoming an advanced services provider: The case of Baxi Heating Group.

Media Contributions

Professional/editorial offices

Editorial Activities

  • International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM), Referee, 2014 – present.
  • International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Referee, 2014 – present.
  • Industrial Marketing Management (IMM), Referee, 2015 – present.
  • Production Planning & Control (PP&C), Referee, 2015 – present.
  • Journal of Business Research (JBR), Referee, 2015 – present.
  • International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), Referee, 2016 – present.

Administraion

  • Member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College (2018 – present) 
  • Co-chair of the Spring Servitization Conference (2018 – present)
  • Co-chair of the Advanced Service Industrial Consortium (2015 – present)
  • Member of the Organisation Committee for the Spring Servitization Conference (2014 – present)
  • Member of the Aston Business School’s Research Committee (2016 – present)
  • Member of the Executive Education Programme Team at the Advanced Services Group, Aston University 

PhD/DBA Examinations

  • Ed Crowley (external examiner), Dec 2018, The University of Manchester, UK.
  • Emad Salem (external examiner), Nov 2018, Brunel University, UK.
  • Ping Qing Cao (external examiner), May 2018, The University of Warwick, UK.  
  • Luigi Tiburzi (internal examiner), March 2017, Aston University, UK.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

20092012

MBA

MSc

BSc

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Research Output 2013 2019

Behind the Scenes of Digital Servitization: Actualizing IOT-Enabled Affordances

Naik, P., Schroeder, A., Kapoor, K., Ziaee Bigdeli, A. & Baines, T., 1 Aug 2019, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2019, 1, 12804.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Internet of things

Capturing the Benefits of Industry 4.0: A Business Network Perspective

Schroeder, A., Ziaee Bigdeli, A., Galera Zarcos, C. & Baines, T. S., 10 Dec 2019, In : Production Planning and Control. 30, 16, p. 1305-1321 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Industry
Business networks
Internet of things
Transport industry
Road transport
Service economy
External factors
Internal factors
Factors
Conceptualization
Transformation process
Service economy
Industry
Organizational change
Progression

The measurement of degree of servitization: literature review and recommendations

Calabrese, A., Levialdi Ghiron, N., Tiburzi, L., Ziaee Bigdeli, A. & Baines, T. S., 3 Oct 2019, In : Production Planning and Control. 30, 13, p. 1118-1135 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personnel
Economics
Literature review
Service economy
Employees