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Professor Andrew Henley

Professor Andrew Henley

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics, Director of Research Engagement and Impact

Cardiff Business School

Email
henleya@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5392
Campuses
C09b, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics. My published research in over 60 peer-reviewed articles, 2 books and a range of book contributions spans Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Regional Economics and Labour Economics. I have considerable experience in the leadership of externally funded research and consultancy activity. I am currently involved in three  ESRC/UKRI funded projects, relating to the UK productivity gap and to understanding the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Co-Investigator and Wales lead: ESRC The Productivity Institute (@TPIProductivity) 2020-2025

Co-Investigator: ESRC/UKRI Addressing Inclusivity in the Spatial and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on the Self-Employed in the UK 2020-2022

Co-Investigator: ESRC Productivity Insights Network (@ProductivityNW) 2018-2021

I was also elected in 2017 as a board member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and am chairing the organising committee for ISBE 2021 in Cardiff. I was until 2019 a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Strategic Advisory Network, and also previously a member and Vice-Chair of the ESRC's Capability Committee. I have also been a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of Understanding Society, the UK's household longitudinal survey. Between 2002 and 2012 I served as an appointed member of the Welsh Government’s Economic Research Advisory Panel, advising the First Minister of Wales on economic research and policy, and continue to advise Welsh Government in a number of formal and informal roles. I have also been a director of the Wales Management Council. Between 2009 and 2012 I established and led the European Social Fund's LEAD Wales programme supporting small business leadership and growth across Wales, with £7m of EU funding.

I was elected to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales in 2017.

I am a Research Fellow of the IZA Institute for Labor, Bonn.

Winner: Best overall conference paper, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 40th Annual Conference, 2017

Follow me on Twitter: @AndrewGHenley

Biography

Education and Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Industrial Economics University of Nottingham
  • MA Economics University of Warwick
  • PhD University of Warwick
  • Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Career Overview

  • 2016 - present: Cardiff Business School, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics
  • 2012-2016: Aberystwyth University, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development; and Director (Dean) of Institute of Management, Law and Information Science
  • 2004-2012: Swansea University, Professor and Head (Dean) of School of Business and Economics; Director, LEAD Wales programme
  • 1996-2004: Aberystwyth University, Professor of Economics
  • 1986-1995: University of Kent, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics
  • 1985-1986: University of Warwick, Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Economics

Publications

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Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • BS1547 Introduction to Economics
  • BST621 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (executive MBA)

Primary research interests

  • Self-employment and entrepreneurship
  • Small business growth and leadership
  • Regional economic development
  • Economics and ethics

PhD supervision research interests

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Individual labour market choice and self-employment
  • Small business growth
  • Regional economic development

Supervision

Entrepreneurship and self-employment

Small business growth, innovation and performance

Regional economic development and policy

Rural economic development