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Dr Dylan Henderson

Dr Dylan Henderson

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6928
T02, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision


My research and teaching spans business innovation, digital and government. I am particularly interested in the spatial dynamics of business activities and strategy development within the regional context. My research is currently examining the role of actors, organisations and institutions in regional innovation strategies, with a particular focus new forms of policy and ecosystem dynamics. 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.


Education and qualifications

  • PhD Interactive Learning and Regional 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

  • 2021 - Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation, Cardiff Business School
  • 2016 - 2020 Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff Business School
  • 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
  • 2021: Cardiff Business School Estates Strategy Committee













Courses I currently teach:

Management theory and evidence (BST1511), co-module leader

Masters in Public Leadership (BST660), research methods module leader

EMBA, Digital Transformation, Organisations and Society (BST623), lecturer

Modern Business Enterprise (BS3561), lecturer

Previous courses:

Business Design (BS3747)

Primary research interests

  • Business innovation
  • Digital technology and business
  • Public policy for innovation and technology
  • Old industrial regions
  • Actors, agency and institutitons

Research projects

Recent funded projects:

  • 5G Wales Unlocked Observatory (2021-2022)
  • Carmarthenshire Local Innovation Strategy Study (2021)
  • Innovation Advisory Council for Wales Innovation Commission: Scoping the Future (2021)
  • Superfast Broadband Business Exploitation Research Project, WERU / Welsh Government (2016-2020)
  • Final evaluation of the Academic Expertise for Business programme, Welsh Government (2014)
  • End of programme evaluation of the SMART Cymru RD& I programme, Welsh Government (2014)
  • Evaluation of the impact of the KTP programme in Wales, Welsh Government (2013)
  • The role and importance of design in non-design intensive businesses in Ireland, Department for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Ireland (2013)


My main supervisory interest is in the broad area of the governance of regional innovation and digital policies. If you are interested in being supervised I would encourage you to take a look at my publications list (journal articles especially). You should also note that I do not have specific expertise in general areas of business and management, or in IT systems implementation studies and there are many other colleagues that would be better placed than me to supervise these topics.