About Umit Bititci

Umit is the Professor of Business Performance and the Deputy Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. In the past he  was the Director of Strathclyde Institute for Operations Management and the Professor of Technology and Enterprise Management at the University of Strathclyde. He also served as the Chairman of IFIP’s Working Group on Advanced Production Management Systems, the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Operations Management and also as founding member of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board.

Since the start of his academic career in 1987, Umit‘s research has focused on performance measurement and management that was funded through over 60 national and international research and knowledge exchange projects (with total funds exceeding £20m) resulting in over 90 widely cited academic journal and over 140 conference publications. HIs book entitled Managing Business Performance: the Science and the Art has received 5-star reviews from various practitioners.


Umit‘s work resulted in the development of a number of research centres, including Centre for Strategic Manufacturing (1996), CompetitiveScotland.com (2000) and Centre for Business Process Outsourcing (2004) leading to the development of the Strathclyde Institute for Operations Management (2007) which is a multidisciplinary institute across Engineering, Business and Social Sciences faculties of the University.