Carola joined Aston Business School as Lecturer in Strategy after receiving a PhD from the University of St. Gallen/ Switzerland. Her research applies a sociological perspective on strategy processes and practices, exploring issues of strategic change and the emergence of strategy in different organizational contexts. Being particularly interested in the perspective of middle managers, Carola is also focusing on management career studies, for example exploring career trajectories of middle managers. For her research, she has received a number of awards, for example, by the Academy of Management and the Dr. Peter-Werhahn-Award for outstanding academic achievements in business studies. Her research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Management and Human Relations, among others.
In addition to her research expertise, Carola is also a passionate teacher catering all levels of study ranging from Undergraduate to MBA and PhD teaching and focusing on topics of strategic management and related areas as well as qualitative research methods.
Carola also serves as Chair of the Aston Business School Ethics Committee.
Position: Lecturer in Strategy Phone: +44(0)121 204 3008 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room: ABS 411
My research interests are located at the cross section of strategic management and organization studies, esp. career studies. Specifically, I am interested in strategy practices and practitioners and their influence on strategy processes and strategic change. For example, I am currently working on a research project that seeks to understand the career trajectories of managers at different stages of their professional life to help organizations in providing supportive environments to their managers to be able to fully exploit their strategic potential. All my research is conducted in close relation with praxis applying qualitative research methodologies based on interview and observational data.