Dr Ali Bayat
Dr Ali Bayat

Dr Ali Bayat



733 MacRobert Building

King's College,


AB24 5UA


Ali joined the University of Aberdeen as a lecturer in Business Management in 2018. He is an empirical researcher working on a range of topics in corporate governance, firm policies, CEOs and the policy implications of Big Data. Currently, his research follows three broad themes: 1) CEOs and how their characteristics, values and abilities shape different firm decisions. 2) The impact of formal and informal institutions on corporate governance practices and firm strategic decisions. 3) Digitisation as a driving force in the transformation of governance and management in business organisations and cities.

He holds an MSc and PHD in Business and Management from Alliance Manchester Business School.


Teaching Responsibilities

I am coordinating the following courses:

  • IN2002: Big Data in Operations and Supply Chain Management (Undergraduate)
  • IN3001: Being an International Manager I (Undergraduate)
  • BU593B:  Data, Evidence and Managerial Decisions (MBA)

I am a member of the teaching team in the following courses:

  • BU5583: Research Practice (Postgraduate)
  • BU5553: Strategic Marketing (MBA)



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