Dr Gareth Davies is an Associate Professor in Swansea University’s School of Management, with research interests in innovation management and regional economic development.

He was seconded to support the Welsh Government’s Knowledge Economy Nexus review of academic-industrial links, and has since worked on projects around the world to develop science park and technology transfer models. Recently this work has included Interreg-funded Atlantic Arc and Wales-Ireland programme activity to develop the concept of applying knowledge networks for innovation, which is now being adapted for use across a range of sectors.

He has also worked on a broad range of industry and government funded projects using disruptive technologies for partners ranging from micro-businesses through to major multinationals, across sectors from construction to creative industries. Alongside his academic role, he has practitioner interests, including recently with the Swansea Bay City Region Internet Coast City Deal, the AgorIP commercialisation initiative, the Accelerate initiative, and the RE&I workstream of the ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health).

Publications

  1. Davies, G., Ronana, G., Bolton, D., Williams, M. Open Innovation Technology Transfer in a Peripheral Region 2019 UIIN University-Industry Interaction Conference
  2. Grover, P., Kar, A., Davies, G. “Technology enabled Health” – Insights from twitter analytics with a socio-technical perspective International Journal of Information Management 43 85 97
  3. Davies, G., Ronan, G., Bowman, M., Clement, M. Life Sciences & Health: Open Access Open Innovation in south west Wales
  4. Davies, G., Roderick, S., Williams, M. A sub-regional innovation ecosystem Life sciences and health in the Swansea Bay City Region International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development 8 4 306 321
  5. Davies, G., Roderick, S., Williams, M., Thomas, R. Chapter 8 Reflections on Technium Swansea: Ambition, Learning and Patience (Ed.), Creating Entrepreneurial Space: Talking Through Multi-Voices, Reflections on Emerging Debates 137 151

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Teaching

  • MN-3016 Innovation Management

    Innovation is the lifeblood of the global economy. This module provides an overview of the innovation process in organisations.

  • MN-3058 Innovation Management - Fundamentals

    Innovation is the lifeblood of the global economy, and of particular importance in science and technology-based sectors. This module provides an overview of the innovation process in organisations, including key concepts of Open Innovation, Collaboration and New Product/Service Development.

  • MN-M522 Strategy

    This module provides an introduction to the basic frameworks and concepts used in modern business.

  • MN-M581 Enterprise, Innovation and Intellectual Property

    This module will explore the key concepts of innovation as applied to the creation, development and operation of an organisation, with particular focus on tech, high tech small as well as large firms. Legal (principles and purpose of company law) and financial (an understanding of strategic financing and the structuring of engineering entities) frameworks associated with the commercialisation of products will be introduced. Creativity within the context of new venture/division development, and the concept of entrepreneurial leadership will be explored.

  • PMNM05 Research Design and Ethics

    This module provides a broad overview of various research methods, approaches and ethical considerations that could be used within the life sciences (with a specific focus on nanomedicine). This includes formulating answerable questions, searching for evidence and critical appraisal, research design decision making, introduction to statistical analysis and research ethics.

Supervision

  • 'A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO INDUSTRY 4.0 ADOPTION: ENABLERS, INHIBITORS AND SKILLS NEEDED' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Gethin
  • A Tool to Support Life Science and Health Innovation Management. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
  • how to increase the efficiency of a complex distribution chain (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Roderick Thomas
  • Open Innovation Ecosystems: A Multi-Method Assessment of Knowledge Transfer Success (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Williams
  • The impact of dual organisational identity on commitment and job satisfaction in a partner-led environment. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Williams
  • What influences the adoption and use of ventricular assist devices in advanced heart failure in the UK? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Daniele Doneddu
    Other supervisor: Dr Louisa Huxtable-Thomas
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
  • What are the drivers and barriers to the successful localisation of technology and knowledge transfer in the context of the Port Talbot Enterprise Zone. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Williams
  • IoT adoption in SME manufacturers (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Jones
  • An investigation of the clinical leadership and management challenges in the implementation of ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    MSc
  • 'Can third party manufacturing evolve and sustain the life science sector in Wales? The development of an effective third party manufacturing model for Life Sciences.' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
  • 'Leadership styles of the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore:How Transformational leadership affects the success of two nations' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement
  • 'Addressing 21st Century Healthcare - Review of ARCH potential impact in multiprofessional working' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Marc Clement