Professor Paul Jones is the Head of the School of Management at Swansea University and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Previously, Prof Jones was Head of the Business Department at the School. 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 17 doctoral students to completion and examined over 50 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 £1.5 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.