Anthony Burns

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Mr Anthony Burns MSc., PGCert tHE, BSc. (Dual honours), Fellow HEA


Tel: 01267 676932

I am a lecturer of Business Management based primarily on the Carmarthen Campus. I am a module tutor for The Global Business Environment, Managing Internationally, International Financial Management and Sustainable Economics.

I supervise undergraduate and masters degree student dissertations.

I am also the Carmarthen Business School’s Academic Admissions tutor for Master degrees.

Research Associate at the eCommerce Innovation Centre, Cardiff Business School, University of Cardiff - Jan 2000 – July 2007.

The role involved developing research to be used within the following projects to provide innovation and knowledge to the benefit of the companies involved:


Opportunity Wales Advanced was the second phase of the successful Opportunity Wales programme. In this phase, SME’s have been actively encouraged and supported to in adopting more advanced and sophisticated uses of eCommerce, and there was a particular focus on business-to-business eCommerce, Broadband adoption and business – to – government developments (April 2004 – July 2007).

OW (Opportunity Wales)

This was a major eCommerce initiative created by BetterBusinessWales Partnership for Welsh SMEs in the Welsh EU Objective One area. Its mission was to provide a comprehensive and effective programme of activities that would encourage and motivate SMEs to realise the benefits of eCommerce through advice and support provided by a network of advisors across Wales.

The OW project had a positive impact by increasing learning and business skills levels amongst SMEs and by encouraging business growth and increased employment. The ultimate result was an increase in GDP for the region and economic prosperity (April 2001 – March 2004). 

Neath Port Talbot Supply Chain project (NPTSC)

This was an Objective One initiative that provided selected SMEs in the area with focused advice and support to assist with the purpose of improving business efficiency through implementing differing electronic trading techniques along the supply chain between themselves and inward investment companies (customers) located in the area (Corus, ALCOA and INCO).

The experiences of the SMEs involved were then disseminated across Neath Port Talbot County Borough area, in order to encourage other businesses to carry out eCommerce implementations (January 2000 – December 2001).

  • Registered PRINCE 2 practitioner (Office of Government Commerce)
  • BS 7799:2 2005 – Lead Auditor Certification
  • Member of the British Computer Society
  • E-commerce
  • Macroeconomics
  • Information Security

Burns. A, 2019, ‘What are the real and perceived obstacles to starting up a lifestyle business?’ Wales Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education/Volume 1: Number 2 

Burns A, Davies AJ, Beynon-Davies P; “A study of the Uptake of Information Security Policies by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Wales”; ICEB & eBRF 2006 Conference, Tampere, Finland, November 28th – December 2nd 2006.