Carola joined Aston Business School as Lecturer in Strategy after receiving a PhD from the University of St. Gallen/ Switzerland. Carola's PhD research focused on the role of middle managers in strategic planning processes. While continuing her research on strategic planning, her wider research interests include strategy as a social practice, including questions of the professionalization of strategy and the role of strategy and concepts such as strategic planning for us as individuals in our professional and personal lives. In addition to her research expertise, Carola is also a passionate teacher focusing on topics of strategic management and related areas as well as qualitative research methods.
Position: Lecturer in Strategy Phone: +44(0)121 204 3008 Email: email@example.com 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.