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Tim Baines


    • United Kingdom

    1991 …2019
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    Professor Tim Baines specialises in the realisation of competitive manufacturing operations.  He works extensively across the disciplines of management and engineering, is highly active in postgraduate and executive teaching and supervision, has a strong track record of raising research funding, and has consistently published his work in the leading journals of his field.  He has experience of a wide range of industrial engineering, technology management, and manufacturing management disciplines, and works with the leading companies in his field including Rolls-Royce, Caterpillar, Alstom, MAN and Xerox.  His career started with a technician apprenticeship, and has progressed through a variety of industrial and academic positions, including that of Visiting Scholar within the Centre for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He holds a variety of positions, including membership of EPSRC College of Peers, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Institution of Engineers and Technologists, and is a Chartered Engineer.

    Research Interests

    Operations strategy formulation

    Product-Service Systems and the servitization of manufacturing

    Teaching Activity

    BNM879, Operations Management

    BNM899, Operations Management

    MBAPROJ, Project Part B


    Professor of Strategic Manufacture, Cranfield University. (2005 - 2010)

    Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University. (1998 - 2005)

    Research Manager, North Staffordshire Polytechnic. (1997 - 1998)

    Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (1996 - 1997)

    Professor, Aston Business School


    Ph D, Cranfield University, 1994. Subject: Manufacturing Strategy Formulation

    MSc, Cranfield University, 1987. Subject: Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    HND, CNAA, 1984. Subject: Mechanical engineering as part of technician apprenticeship

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Fellow, Institution of Engineers and Technologists.

    Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

    Member, EPSRC College of Peers.

    Member, European Operations Management Association.

    Member, Production and Operations Management Society.

    Member, The Consortium of Manufacturing Engineering Heads.

    Member, UK Manufacturing Professors Forum.

    Committee Member, West Midlands Business Voice

    Administrative Roles

    Member, Aston University Senate, University

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    Research Output 1991 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

    Business networks
    Internet of things
    Transport industry
    Road transport
    Service economy
    External factors
    Internal factors

    Digital servitization business models in ecosystems: A theory of the firm

    Kohtamäki, M., Parida, V., Oghazi, P., Gebauer, H. & Baines, T., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Business Research. 104, p. 380-392 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Business model
    Service economy
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    Firm boundaries
    Transformation process
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    Organizational change


    Author with greatest impact

    Tim Baines (Recipient), Nov 2012

    Prize: Other distinction


    Activities 2001 2014

    PTC live executive exchange

    Tim Baines (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    11 Feb 201412 Feb 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    ESRC business models seminar series

    Tim Baines (Participant)
    7 Feb 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Research seminar

    Tim Baines (Participant)
    22 Jan 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Manufacturer Directors' Conference

    Tim Baines (Speaker)
    4 Dec 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    4th academic conference of the Cambridge Service Alliance on new directions for service research

    Tim Baines (Speaker)
    3 Oct 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference