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Professor Paul Jones

Professor Paul Jones

Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Business

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513319

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Research Links

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


Professor Paul Jones is the Head of the Business Department at Swansea University's School of Management. He is also Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and had previously held senior 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 and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Management Education. He is also Editor of the Emerald Book Series Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research. Paul 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).

Professor Jones has supervised 11 doctoral students to completion and examined 38 students in Europe, Africa and Australia. He is currently seeking applications for doctoral candidates in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management. He is particularly interested in entrepreneurial research in developing world contexts such as Africa, Asia and South East Asia.  During his academic career to date, he has generated over £1.4 million in external grant income. This has included entrepreneurship projects with the Nigerian government, obtaining European Structural funds, Higher Education Academy grants 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