Dr Ali Bakir

PhD, MBA, MSc, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Principal Lecturer


Ali Bakir’s area of specialisation is in Strategic Management in the Creative and Cultural industries. In this field, he lectured to undergraduate and postgraduates students in Sport, Leisure, Tourism, and Music courses. Ali studied at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne where he graduated majoring in Geology and Chemistry, and obtained a M.Sc. degree in Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology. He was awarded PGCE by the Institute of Education, University of London; and studied for his MBA and PhD (Organisational Strategy) degrees at the University of Essex. In his early professional life, Ali worked in Industry mainly as Consulting Engineer in the UK and overseas; he returned to academia as full-time lecturer. Alongside his academic role he also jointly owned a small management consultancy practice. Ali’s research and publication interests lie in the discourse of organisational strategy, particularly in exploring the tension between rational business strategies and the substantive social and cultural contexts within which they are deployed. He has supervised a good number of PhD students to completion; completed PhDs include: underground music scene in Belgrade, Serbia; volunteer tourism experience in South Africa; tourism destination management-the image of Linz (2009); tourists’ motivations and experiences visiting Antalya; consumer behaviour-restaurant selection; cross-cultural service management; artist’s brand management; environmental tourism management-Crete; and work-team leadership, team conflict and team effectiveness. Ali is also member of the Editorial Board of the journal On Sustainability and Tourism, and a reviewer to a large number of peer reviewed journals.