Jeffrey Henderson, PhD. (Warwick) studied sociology, history and politics at universities in Britain and the United States. He is currently Professor of International Development and Director of the Doctoral Programme in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, UK. He has previously taught at the Universities of Birmingham, Hong Kong and Manchester and has held Visiting Professorships or Fellowships at the Universities of Lodz, Glasgow, Melbourne, New England, Leeds, California at Berkeley, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz and at Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe. He is currently (2016-18) an International Fellow in the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has been an advisor to the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Council of Europe and to government agencies, politicians and NGOs in Britain and Hong Kong.
Jeffrey Henderson’s research is broadly concerned with the sociology, politics and political economy of economic development and its policy dynamics and ramifications. His books include, The Globalisation of High Technology Production; States and Development in the Asian Pacific Rim (with Richard Appelbaum); Industrial Transformation in Eastern Europe in the Light of the East Asian Experience; East Asian Transformation; and Globalisation with Chinese Characteristics (special issue of Development and Change, 44/6, 2013: edited with Richard Appelbaum and Suet Ying Ho).