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Professor Paul Jones

Professor Paul Jones

Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Business

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Office 312 - 312
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Paul Jones is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Management, Swansea University. Previously, Prof Jones undertook terms as Head of the School of Management and Head of the Business Department. Prof Jones has previously held academic posts at Coventry University, Plymouth University and the University of South Wales. He is an experienced academic manager and researcher and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Senior Editor with Information Technology and People and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Management Education. He is also Editor of the Emerald Book Series Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research.

Prof Jones is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Prof Jones undertakes research in small business management and entrepreneurial behaviour. To date in his career, Professor Jones has supervised 20 doctoral students to completion and examined over 60 candidates in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He is currently seeking applications for doctoral candidates in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management. He is interested in research exploring entrepreneurial behaviour and all aspects of small business management.  During his academic career to date, he has generated over £1.6 million in external grant income. This has included entrepreneurship projects with the Nigerian government, obtaining European Structural funds, Higher Education Academy grants, British Council and Knowledge Exploitation Funds with the Welsh government.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Education
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Small Business Management

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Jones teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of small business management and entrepreneurship.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations