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Dr Dylan Henderson

Dr Dylan Henderson

Senior Research Fellow, Welsh Economy Research Unit

Cardiff Business School

Email
hendersond3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6928
Campuses
T02, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
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My research and teaching spans includes business innovation, ICT and public policy. I am particularly interested in the spatial dynamics of business activities and policy development within the regional context. My research is currently examining the role of actors and institutions in the development of innovation strategy, with a particular focus on broadband and digital adoption. I have published in a range of leading journals and policy publications, and have conducted research for organisations such as the European Commission, Welsh Government, regional development agencies and universities across Europe. As a Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff Business School my research is currently contributing to the Welsh Government programme of support for superfast broadband

Education and qualifications

  • PhD Regional Economic Development, 1999, Cardiff University (ESRC award)
  • MSc Technical Change and Regional Development (Distinction), 1995, Cardiff University (EPSRC / SERC award)
  • BA (Hons) Geography, 1993, Manchester University

Professional memberships

  • Regional Studies Association
  • Institute for Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • PRINCE2 / Axelos

Career overview

  • 2016 - present: Cardiff Business School, Welsh Economic Research Unit
  • 2005 - 2016: Senior consultant, CM International
  • 1999 - 2005: Consultant, CM International
  • 1994 -1995: Research assistant, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

  • 2016 - 2018: Cardiff Business School’s Shadow Management Board

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Modern Business Enterprise (BS3561), 3rd year undergraduate module

Business Analysis (BS3747), 3rd year undergraduate module

Primary research interests

  • Regional economic development
  • Broadband and ICT infrastructure and business use
  • Public policy for innovation and technology
  • Old industrial regions
  • Actors, agency and institutitons

Research projects

Recent Research

  • Superfast Broadband Business Exploitation Research Project, WERU / Welsh Government
  • Final evaluation of the Academic Expertise for Business programme, Welsh Government
  • End of programme evaluation of the SMART Cymru RD& I programme, Welsh Government
  • Evaluation of the impact of the KTP programme in Wales, Welsh Government
  • The role and importance of design in non-design intensive businesses in Ireland, Department for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Ireland
  • Review of innovation in services and business processes, Foráfs, Ireland