Dr Leon Gooberman is a Research Fellow in Cardiff University’s Business School, working on an ESRC funded project entitled Gaining Collaborative Advantages: the changing role of employers’ organisations in the British economy. He is particularly interested in the interplay between politics, economics and organisational behaviour and recently completed his PhD, entitled ‘Government intervention in the Welsh economy between 1974 and 1997’. This was the first thesis to examine the totality of efforts to develop the Welsh economy during the selected period, with interviewees including three former UK Government Cabinet Ministers, a former Welsh Government First Minister and individuals formerly involved in economic development at a senior level. Prior to his current post, he worked within economic development research and policy across local government and consultancy. His other qualifications are from the University of Aberystwyth and Liverpool University.