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Doctor of Business Administration; MSc Management & Strategic Information Systems; PGcert IT; BA (Hons)


Main Teaching Areas

  • Strategic thinking
  • Knowledge environments
  • Social Capital networks


MBA Award Tutor (Full-time cohort)
MSc Management Award Tutor


Parkes, E. Williams, W. Davies, P. (2012) Wordle: A method for analysing MBA student induction experience, International Journal of Management Education

Davies, P (2010) Communities of Interest; the value of a teaching lens on research activity, Linking research and teaching in Wales; The Higher Education Academy

Davies, P., Ringwald, K. & Mason-Jones, R. (2008) Releasing Power for Competitive advantage, Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK

Davies, P., Williams, W. & Lewis, D. (2006) The Importance of Social
Capital Networks in Developing Agri-Food Innovation, 48th Georgikon Scientific Conference, Keszthely, Hungary

Davies, P., Williams, W. & Lewis, D. (2006) Proposal to Establish a Food Innovation Network for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government

Davies, P., Jones, P., Morgan, D. and Beynon-Davies, P. (2004) The initiation of an E-community: the Glynneath Community project case study, International Journal of Applied Entrepreneurship, Volume 1, Number 2, Autumn, ISSN: 1742-5824.

Davies, P., Morgan. D., Jones, P. & Beynon-Davies, P. (2003). The development of an E-community within a South Wales town: The Glynneath Community project – a case Study. 10th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation (ECITE), Institutio de Empresa, Madrid, 25-26 September. Pages: 197-204. ISBN: 0-9544577-3-0.

Muir, E., Beynon-Davies, P., Jones, P. & Davies, P. (2002). Barriers To E-Commerce: A Quantitative Investigation of The SME Sector, Brighton University, 25th ISBA National Small Firms Policy & Research Conference- Competing Perspectives of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 13-15 November. Volume 1, Pages: 501-518, ISBN: 1 9011177 97 1.

Beynon-Davies, P., Jones, P. Muir, E., & Davies, P. (2002). Electronic Commerce Usage Within Small & Medium Enterprises within SMEs In Wales, Brighton University, 25th ISBA National Small Firms Policy & Research Conference – Competing Perspectives of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 13-15 November. Volume 2, Pages 1305-1329, ISBN: 1 9011177 97 1


Chartered Management Institute


Member of the ECITE conference committee
Reviewer for papers to ECITE conference
Reviewr for papers to the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education


Strategy advisor to Friends of the Earth Cymru

Food Innovation Network for Wales

Welsh Assembly Government
Project Manager

Food Innovation/ Strategy (2006)

Leading or Led – A Survey of Organisational Perceptions

Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust
Team Member

An evaluation of employee perceptions of management and leadership within an NHS trust. (2005)

Community regeneration study

Carmarthenshire County Council
Team member

The strategic development of a community regeneration plan within the county (2004)


Research Interests

  • Agri-food innovation
  • Strategic Management and Options Generation.
  • Social Capital – through the development of knowledge transfer.
  • Strategic Development through the use of Soft Systems thinking.

Current Research Activity

  • Strategic development of the Welsh agri-food sector.
  • Power relations and social capital.
  • Knowledge transfer and barriers to sharing.

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