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Dr Alison Bettley

Profile summary

  • Visiting Informal Academic
  • Honorary Associate
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Engineering & Innovation
  • alison.bettley

Professional biography

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Technology Management within the School of Engineering and Innovation. My teaching is mostly associated with PG technology and innovation management curriculum. I currently chair the module T846 Technology Strategy and will be chairing T849 Strategic capabilities for technological innovation. I have recently completed a five year stint as MCT's Associate Dean (Curriculum and Qualifications. Before joining the OU in 2002 I was Programme Director for UG and PG Technology Management at Liverpool John Moores University. Before entering academia in 1996, I worked in a variety of professional roles in the electricity industry and have extensive experience of Research and Development project management, technology-based business development, and management of technical and consultancy services in a contract Research and Development organisation.

Research interests

Current research interests include the strategic and operations management of research and technology organisations, approaches to the marketing of high technology services and the teaching of technology and innovation management.

Teaching interests

My teaching is primarily associated with PG Technology Management. I have chaired the T883 Business Operations module, and was the principal author, through production from 2003 to 2005 and throughout all its presentations from 2005 to 2015. In addition, I have written blocks of material for T846 Technology strategy and T848 Managing technological innovation.  I have also chaired the T802 research project course. Currently I chair T846 and will be chairing its replacement T849 Strategic capabilities for technological innovation. I am particularly interested in the teaching of 'good academic practice' to prepare students for capstone project modules.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Technology Management Research GroupGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

Emergent versus Planned Assessment and Tuition Strategies for Online Postgraduate Teaching of Technology and Innovation Management at the Open University, UK (2018)
Bettley, Alison and Horrocks, Ivan
In: Khare, Anshuman and Hurst, Deborah eds. On the Line: Business Education in the Digital Age (pp. 55-73)
ISBN : 978-3-319-62776-2 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Geneva
Towards Sustainable Operations Management Integrating Sustainability Management into Operations Management Strategies and Practices (2008-09)
Bettley, Alison and Burnley, Stephen
In: Misra, Krishna B. ed. Handbook on Performability Engineering (pp. 875-904)
ISBN : 978-1-84800-130-5 | Publisher : Springer-Verlag | Published : London, UK
Operations as strategy (2005)
Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek
In: Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek eds. Operations Management: a strategic approach
Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Approaches and techniques (2005)
Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek
In: Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek eds. Operations Management: a strategic approach
Publisher : Sage | Published : London
The role of technology (2005)
Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek
In: Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek eds. Operations Management: a strategic approach
Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Human issues (2005)
Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek
In: Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek eds. Operations management: a strategic approach
ISBN : 9781412919029 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Reflections, implications and propositions (2005)
Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek
In: Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek eds. Operations Management: a strategic approach
Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Enhancing tacit knowledge transfer: tailoring NPD practices (2007-09)
Dann, Zoe and Bettley, Alison
In : 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management (6-7 Sep 2007, Barcelona, Spain)
Real options for the marketing of high technology products (2006-09)
Bettley, Alison
In : 2nd European Conference on Management of Technology: Technology and Global Integration (10-12 Sep 2006, Birmingham, UK)
Marketing for innovation: implications of the innovation process model for the marketing curriculum of technology management programmes (2006-09)
Bettley, Alison
In : 2nd European Conference on Management of Technology: Technology and Global Integration (10-12 Sep 2006, Birmingham, UK)
Management of contract R & D: a knowledge management perspective (2006-07)
Bettley, Alison
In : The R & D Management Conference 2006, The challenges and opportunities of R&D management - new directions for research (5-7 Jul 2006, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK)
Operations management re-examined: moving the operations manager up the value chain (2006-06)
Bettley, Alison; Mayle, David and Tantoush, Tarek
In : EurOMA 2006 (18-21 Jun 2006, Glasgow, Scotland)