Department of Business Transformation

We are interested in the management of change that leads to operational excellence across all types of industry. Our research on business analytics, operations and logistics, and extractive industries, inform policy and practice transformation.

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Enterprise

We collaborate with businesses to develop practical solutions and business growth.

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Professor James Aitken

Professor in Operations Management and Head of Department

Professor James Aitken began his career within a manufacturing environment where he gained success in the logistics and operation fields. The knowledge and experience accrued supported his part-time PhD studies and provided the platform for the development of the UK’s first manufacturing operations based on combining lean and agile. His continued interest in innovative operati...

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Latest blog posts

29.03.22

Gracious growth: Managing the trade-off between corporate greening and corporate growth

With thanks to Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Professor of International Business and Strategy and Head of...

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Celebrate differences and champion the movement for a gender-equal world with Surrey Business School

Our differences are what make us unique, and therefore should be celebrated. However, there still remains...