Professor Julia Kotlarsky joins Aston Business School

Professor Kotlarsky

4 October 2012

The Operations & Information Management Group at Aston Business School has further strengthened its team with the appointment of a new member of staff – Professor Julia Kotlarsky.

Professor Kotlarsky’s main research areas are global sourcing of services, and globally distributed teams. Her focus has been on aspects related to managing knowledge and expertise, collaboration and coordination in these contexts.  Before joining Aston Business School she was Associate Professor at Warwick Business School and held a visiting position with Vrije University (Amsterdam) between 2008 and 2011.

Professor Kotlarsky is a regular presenter in international conferences and conventions. She has published her work in numerous journals including The Wall Street Journal, Communications of the ACM, MISQ Executive, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Information Systems, Cutter Consortium and others. She has also published seven books, including "The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring" and "Knowledge Processes in Globally Distributed Contexts".

Professor Kotlarsky is the co-founder and organiser of the annual Global Sourcing Workshop that was founded in 2007. She is Senior Editor for the Journal of Information Technology and on the Editorial Board of IT and People journal. She acted as guest editor for several special issues on Global Sourcing: for Journal of IT in 2008, IT and People in 2009 and IEEE Transaction of Engineering Management (2011), Journal of IT Teaching Cases (2012).

From a global sourcing perspective, Professor Kotlarsky’s ongoing research projects revolve around emerging sourcing models and trends, such as crowdsourcing, multi-sourcing and backsourcing. In particular, ongoing research projects include studying how to achieve innovation in outsourcing; knowledge integration between multiple parties; and studying factors that determine efficiency of outsourcing knowledge-intensive services to China.

Professor Kotlarsky will be sharing her research and experience through teaching on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

For further media information please contact Eva Tabora Aston University communications on 0121 204 4294





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