Dr Lyndon Murphy​

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Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Department: Marketing and Strategy
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 5661
Email Address: ljmurphy@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Lyndon joined the University in 2015 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management.  He has industry experience of operational and management roles in small business. Lyndon held several positions in both Further and Higher education including; Senior Lecturer; Academic Subject Leader; and Associate Head of School.

 

At the University he teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and specialises in Strategic Management, Innovation Management, and the role played by social and network capital in organisations' activities. Lyndon also has experience of leading postgraduate curriculum development and local economic development research projects. He is particularly interested in the development and delivery of organisation based leadership development and innovation management programmes.

 

Lyndon is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute. He has a BSc in Economics from Aberystwyth University and a PhD by thesis from the University of Glamorgan. The title of his thesis is 'An Analysis of Innovation Programmes in Wales along a Hard-Soft' Policy Continuum – A Case Study Approach'. The focus of the thesis is an investigation of the levels and forms of innovation and social capital existing at innovation programmes such as the Technium project, Innovation Network Partnership and Communities First project. His current research projects use both innovation and social capital constructs to explore SME innovation activity.

 

He has worked with the Welsh Government Broadband Observatory project writing case studies focussing on business use of broadband. Lyndon has also worked with organisations in the private, public and third sectors exploring the incidence of social capital and its relationship with innovative activity. This has involved working with senior management teams to enhance innovation management practices. He is currently working on a pan-Wales project exploring the role of social capital in the formation of innovative activity in public sector sponsored economic development programmes.

Research

Lyndon's research interests focus upon the relationship between social capital and innovative activity in private, public and voluntary sector organisations in Wales. Research projects undertaken to date are typically in the following subject areas – entrepreneurship in Wales, area-based regeneration programmes and the implication of the presence of forms social capital for innovative activity. He has also collaborated with Business Wales undertake a survey of SMEs in South East Wales exploring social capital and its impact upon innovative activity.

Although his research typically has a Welsh focus he currently working with a Chinese academic at Fudan University to explore social capital and innovative activity amongst SMEs in the Beijing and Sanhe regions, and in Ghana evaluating knowledge transfer systems. Lyndon also leads a longitudinal study into the impact of ecommerce upon the graphic design industry in Wales. To date he has produced over seventy research outputs ranging from journal articles to book chapters and international conferences.

Research Funding
Lyndon has undertaken a number of funded consultancy and research projects: a Welsh Government Broadband Observatory project writing case studies focusing on business use of broadband; University of Wales Newport Learning and teaching research fund (2004/5) to promote the acquisition and development of management skills; University of Wales Newport - Research Support Scheme 2009/10 and  2012/13 used to undertake research into SME innovation and the importance of networks; Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) with the Seren Group (now Pobl Group), funded by HEFCW (October 2011 – March 2012), and another SIP with Business Wales, funded by HEFCW (October 2012 – March 2013)



Publications

Book Chapters and Editorships
Murphy, L., Jones, J., Swayne, H., and Thomas, B. (2010) The 'Knock-on' Effect of eBusiness upon Graphic Design SMEs in South Wales, in E-Commerce Adoption and Small Business in the Global Marketplace: Tools for Optimization, Thomas, B. and Simmons, G (eds.) Business Science Reference.

 
Thomas, B.C., Murphy, L. and Jones, P. (2011) Innovation Performance Indicators, in Innovation and Small Business Volume 1: The Innovation Process, Thomas, B. C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. (eds.), Ventus. ISBN 978-87-729-9

 
Thomas, B.C., Miller, C. and Murphy, L. (2011) Global Start-ups and Business Development, in Innovation and Small Business Volume 1: The Innovation Process, Thomas, B. C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. (eds.), Ventus. ISBN 978-87-729-9

 
Thomas, B.C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. and Gornall, L. (2011) Higher Education Spin-offs, in Innovation and Small Business Volume 1: The Innovation Process, Thomas, B. C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. (eds.), Ventus. ISBN 978-87-729-9       

 
Thomas, B.C., Miller, C. and Murphy, L. (2011) Clusters and Knowledge Flows, in Innovation and Small Business Volume 1: The Innovation Process, Thomas, B. C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. (eds.), Ventus. ISBN 978-87-729-9     

 
Thomas, B. C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. (eds.) (2011), Innovation and Small Business Volume 1: The Innovation Process, Ventus. ISBN 978-87-729-9

 

Thomas, B. C., Miller, C., Murphy, L. (eds.) (2011), Innovation and Small Business Volume 2: Industrial Settings, Ventus. ISBN 978-87-7*681-733-6

 
Murphy, L., Abdulai, A., Anwar, K., Abdullah, A. and Thomas, B. (2017) Financial Entrepreneurship in Three Emerging Economies: A Comparative Study of Ghana, Pakistan and Yemen. In: Thomas, B. ed. Financial Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth in Emerging Nations.IGI Global, Pennsylvania.

 
Thomas, B., Gornall, L. and Murphy, L. (2018) Collaborative and co-operative work between Universities: A reflection on projects operational leadership experiences. In: Boden, R., Gornall, L., and Thomas, B. eds.  Collaboration and Co-operation: Creative work and consensual leadership in Higher Education, Bloomsbury Academic, London.

 
Thomas, B. and Murphy, L. eds. (2019) Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems, IGI Global, Pennsylvania.

 
Murphy, L. (2019) Social capital and innovation: A theoretical perspective, in Thomas, B. and Murphy, L. eds Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems, IGI Global, Pennsylvania.

 
Murphy, L. and Higgins, D. (2019) Measuring social capital: The case of the Technium Network in Wales, in Thomas, B. and Murphy, L. eds Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems, IGI Global, Pennsylvania.

 
Refereed Journal Articles
Thomas, B., Murphy, L., Angrove, M. and Al-Hasan, S. 2005 'Techniums and the Management of their Facilities in Wales', International Journal of Applied Management, 6, pp 100-120. ISSN: 1742-2590

Murphy, L., Thomas, B., Swayne, H., Metcalfe, R. and Jones, J.2007 'An Exploration of the Skill and Competence Issues of an e-Business Directed Graphic Design Industry', International Journal of e-Business Management, Vol. 1, No.1.

Jones, J., Jones, E., and Murphy, L. 2008 'B2C online pricing practices and potential impact upon firm reputation and e-consumer trust', International Journal of e-Business Management, Vol.2, No.1.

Jeans, R. and Murphy, L. 2009 'Investigating Academic's Motivation to Pursue Research Activity', Newport CELT Journal ISSN 1758-9258

Thomas, B. and Murphy, L. 2012 'Innovation performance indicators and small firms in Wales', International Center for Business Research Journal, Vol 1 December pp 1-11, ISSN 2156-9673

Murphy, L. 2013 The relationship between social capital and the director's duty to promote the success of the company, International Journal of Law and Management.  Vol 55 No 2 pp 86-102 ISSN 1754 243X

Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. 2013 'The Communities First Programme: A case study of social innovation', International Center for Business Research Journal, Vol 2 January  pp 9-18, ISSN 2156-9673
 

Thomas, B., Murphy, L. and Lewis, A. (2013) The Management of University Business Partnerships in the UK with Special Reference to Wales, International Center for Business Research Journal, Vol 2 January  pp 19-41, ISSN 2156-9673

 

Murphy, L. (2013) The relationship between social capital and the director's duty to promote the success of the company, International Journal of Law and Management.  Vol 55 No 2 pp 86-102 ISSN 1754 243X

 

Murphy, L., Huggins, R. and Thompson, P. (2015) Social capital and innovation: a comparative analysis of regional policies. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy p.0263774X15597448

 

Abdulai, A., Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2015) University-industry collaboration: does an informal knowledge transfer mechanism affect innovation in Ghana? International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 8 (4).

 
Tarling, C., Murphy, L. and Jones, P. (2016) Influence of early exposure to family business experience on developing entrepreneurs. Education and Training

 
Murphy, L. J., Pickernell, D., Thomas, B. and Fuller, D. (2018) 'Innovation, social capital, and regional policy: The case of the Communities First programme in Wales', Regional Studies, Regional Science 5 (1), pp 21-39

 
Cook, C. E., Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2018) 'An evolutionary framework exploring the role of periodisations in the modern development of a Baltic State: the case of HRM in Latvia' Economic and Industrial Democracy

 
Abdullah, A., Thomas, B., Murphy, L. and Plant, E. (2018) An investigation of the benefits and barriers of e-business adoption activities in Yemeni SMEs. Strategic Change (27(3):195–208

 
Abdulai, F-A., Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2019) Knowledge transfer, innovation and social capital: the Ghanaian experience' International Journal of Innovation Management (accepted for publication 22/4/19)

 

Murphy, L., Samuel, G. and Thomas, B. (2019) 'Help or hindrance' the role of social enterprise in the Communities First Programme, Strategic Change (accepted subject to amendments)

 

Murphy, L., Tarling, C. and Jones, P. (2019) 'The role of enterprise education in nascent entrepreneur network evolution and development of social capital', Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development (currently in the review process)

 
Working Papers and Reports
Jones, J., Murphy, L. and Swayne, H. (2006) Measuring the "Knock-on" effect of ecommerce upon graphic design SMEs a longitudinal study, Research Review, Vol. 1 No. 1

 

Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2012) 'Public Policy, Programmes and Support for SME Innovative Activity in Wales', Working Paper Journal of Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement Vol. 1 No. 2 ISSN 2050-4179.

 

Murphy, L. (2005) Broadband accessibility in the South Wales furniture industry – the case of Suite options, Broadband Observatory Wales, Cardiff.

 

Murphy, L. (2005) Silver surfers and business related broadband accessibility, Broadband Observatory Wales, Cardiff.

 
Selected conference proceedings
Jones, J., Murphy, L. and Swayne, H. (2001) Measuring the "Knock-on" effect of Ecommerce upon Graphic Design SMEs in South Wales, Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, University of Leicester.

Murphy, L; and Swayne, H. (2001) Providing the Ecommerce Related Skill Needs of Small Graphic Design Business - an Outcome of Objective 1 and Objective 3 Programmes in South Wales? ISBA National Small Firms Conference, Centre for Enterprise, Leicester.

 
Jones, J., Murphy, L. and Swayne, H. (2001) An Exploration of the Skill and Competence Issues of an eBusiness Directed Graphic Design Industry ISBA National Small Firms Conference, Centre for Enterprise, Leicester.

 
Murphy, L; and David, H. (2002) Interpretation of Interpretation - the use of Reflection and Peer Review in Entrepreneurship Research, Small Business and Enterprise Development Conference, University of Nottingham.

 
Murphy, L. and Rowland, G. (2002) Measuring the Actual and Potential E-Business Activity in the Cultural Industries of Rural South-East Wales, British Academy of Management Conference, London.

 
Murphy, L. and Swayne, H. (2002) Identifying and Developing the Higher Order Skill Needs of Graphic Design SMEs in South Wales, ISBA National Small Firms Conference, University of Brighton.

 
Murphy, L. and David, H. (2002) Enterprise Cultivation - A Reflective Study of Structural Funding in South Wales, ISBA National Small Firms Conference, University of Brighton.

 
Murphy, L. and David, H. (2003) The Use of Reflective Journals and Peer Review in Entrepreneurship Research with especial reference to marketing, Annual Symposium on the Marketing-Entrepreneurship Interface, University of Gloucestershire.

 
Murphy, L. and Symonds, W. (2004) Measuring the E-Business Receptiveness of SMEs in Rural Mid Wales, ISBA National Small Firms Conference, University of Teesside.

 
Murphy, L., Thomas, B. and Al-Hasan, S. (2004) Public Policy and Support for SME Innovative Activity in Wales, Institute for Small Business Affairs 27th National Conference, Newcastle,

 
Thomas, B. Murphy, L. and Angove, M. (2004) Significance of Technium developments for incubation and innovation in Wales, Institute for Small Business Affairs 27th National Conference, Newcastle.

 

Murphy, L., Swayne, H., Marshman, E. and Thomas, B. (2005) Measuring the 'Knock-on' Effect of E-Commerce upon Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Welsh Graphic Design Industry, Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, University of Amsterdam.

Murphy, L., Thomas, B., Angove, M. and Al-Hasan, S (2006) Evaluating Regional Innovation Programmes – the Case of the Innovation Network Partnership, ISBE National Small Firms Conference, Cardiff.

 
Metcalfe, R., Thomas, B., and Murphy, L. (2007) A Review of Innovation Performance Indicators Relevant to Small Firms in Wales, ISBE National Small Firms Conference, Glasgow.

 
Murphy, L., Thomas, B., Angove, M. and Al-Hasan, S. (2008) An Evaluation of the Innovation Network Partnership, 13th Annual Symposium of the Academy of Marketing Special Interest Group in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Marketing, Newport.

 

Murphy, L., Thomas, B., and Al-Hasan, S. (2009) The Communities First Programme: A Case Study of Innovation, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Leuven, Belgium

 

Thomas, B. and Murphy, L. (2009) A review of innovation performance indicators relevant to small firms in Wales, ISBE National Small Firms Conference, Liverpool.

 
Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2010) The Communities First Programme: A Case Study of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, London.

Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2010) A Preliminary Evaluation of the Technium Centre Network, Regional Science Association Annual Conference, Glasgow.

 

Murphy, L., Thomas, B. and Gornall, L. (2010) A Preliminary Evaluation of the Innovation Network Partnership – a Social Capital Perspective', European Urban and Regional Studies Conference, Vienna.

 

Murphy, L., Thomas, B., Thomas, A. (2010) An Evaluation of the Technium Centre Network – a Social Capital Perspective, ISBE National Conference, London.

 

Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2011) An Evaluation of the Innovation Network Partnership – A Social Capital Perspective, 14th Uddevala Symposium, University of Bergamo, Italy.

Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2011) Innovation Policy in Wales - the Case of the Innovation Network Partnership, Regional Science Association Annual Conference, Cardiff.

 

Murphy, L., Thomas, B. (2012) A Preliminary Evaluation of the Technium Centre Network, Emerging Themes in Business Research Conference, Newport,

 

Thomas, A., Mason-Jones, R., Turner, D., Davies, P., Odoherty, T., Odoherty, D., Mason-Jones A., Murphy L., (2013) Tidal and Marine Energy in the UK – Identifying the Future Challenges for supply chain development,  IMCR Conference.

 

Murphy, L., and Huggins R. (2013) The Communities First Programme: a Case Study of Social Innovation, European Regional Science Association Congress, Palermo.

 
Murphy, L., Thomas, B. and Pickernell, D. (2013) An Evaluation of Innovation Policy in Action, the Case of the Technium Centre Network, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, Cardiff

 
Murphy, L., Thomas, B. and Whitehead, J. (2013) An Analysis of Innovation Policy, the Case of the Technium Centre Network, Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, London.

 
Murphy, L., Thomas, B., Abdulai, A. F. and Anwar, K. (2014) Levels and forms of innovative activity: a comparative analysis of SMEs in Sanhe City and south-east Wales, ICSB Conference, Dublin.

 

Murphy, L., Thomas, B., Abdulai, F-A., and Anwar, K. (2014) The influence of social capital on levels and forms of innovation at SMEs in Sanhe and south east Wales, Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section Conference, Aberystwyth.

 
Taylor, D., Lewis, A., Thomas, B. and Murphy, L. (2014) A Literature review of partnership working with special reference to community partnership projects, Emerging Themes in Business, University of South Wales, Newport.

 
Tarling, C. and Murphy, L. (2015) 'Enablers and Barriers to Graduate Business Start-up', International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, Anglia Ruskin University,

 
Abdullah, A., Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2015) Measuring the eBusiness activities of SMEs in Yemen, ICSB World conference, Dubai, UAE.

 
Whitehead, J. and Murphy, L. (2017) An Evaluation of Social Capital and Innovation using Social Network Analysis, Advances in Management and Informatics Conference, Cardiff.

 
Murphy, L. and Samuel, G. (2017) 'Help or hindrance' the role of social enterprise in the Communities First Programme, Advances in Management and Informatics Conference, Cardiff.

 
Abdulai, A-F., Anwar, K., Abdullah, A., Murphy, L., Woldie, A., Thomas, B. and Tarling, C. (2017) A Comparative Study of Financial Entrepreneurship in Ghana, Pakistan and Yemen , Advances in Management and Informatics Conference, Cardiff.

 
Abdulai, A-F., Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2018) Innovation performance and the role informal mechanisms of university knowledge transfer in Ghana, Advances in Management and Informatics Conference, Cardiff.

 
Murphy, L. (2019) Communities First capacity building, Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) conference, Aberystwyth.


Projects

Lyndon is the founder and leader of the Cardiff School of Management based Public and Third Sector (PATS) research group. The PATS research group had a track at the 2018 and 2019 AMI conference. In collaboration with staff from the School of Education and Social Policy and Lyndon is the co-founder and co-leader of the new cross-University local economic development focused Sustainable Prosperity research group. The research group had a track at the 2019 WISERD conference in Aberystwyth. In June 2019, Lyndon became Co-Leader (Research Lead) of the Regeneration Orbit of the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Cymru. One of seven themed orbits working alongside other Welsh Universities.

Conference Co-ordinator - Emerging Themes in Business Research Conference 2007 -2014.

Conference Co-ordinator – Advances in Management and Innovation Conference 2016 – present


External links

External examiner

Liverpool John Moores University: MBA programme 2008-2012

University of Huddersfield: Business School postgraduate programmes 2009-2013

Newport Business School MBA Link Coordinator – Hong Kong and Shandong 2011-2015

University of Wales Validation Unit: Moderator - responsible for assuring quality for two London based undergraduate business programmes 2010-2014

Open University 2016 - present

 

Current external research roles

Advisory board of Enterprise Educators UK, Valleys Innovation Project – Research Advisor (2019 - present)

Circular economy project – Research team member (2019 - present)

Regional Centres of Expertise (Cymru) Regeneration Circle of Interest - co-leader regeneration project (2019 - present)

Foundational Economy Network (Wales) (2019 – present)

 
Editorial Board Member
International Journal of Leadership, Workplace Innovation and Engagement

Advances in Management and Innovation, Working Paper Journal

Editor - Advances in Management and Innovation, Conference Proceedings

 

Journal Reviewer
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning
European Journal of Innovation Management
Innovation, Organisation & Management
International Journal of Innovation Management
International Journal of Management Education
Land Use Policy
R&D Management