Professor Paul Jones
Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Room: Office 312 - 312
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

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 ten doctoral students to completion and examined 32 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

  • Entrepreneurial Behaviour
  • Small Business Management
  • Information Technology usage
  • Entrepreneurship in Developing World contexts
  • Entrepreneurship Education


  1. & Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Springer.
  2. & Open innovation in (young) SMEs. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 146575031984077
  3. & The role of entrepreneurship, innovation, and urbanity-diversity on growth, unemployment, and income: US state-level evidence and an fsQCA elucidation. Journal of Business Research
  4. An investigating into agile learning processes and knowledge sharing practices to identity theft in the online retail organisation. Journal of Knowledge Management
  5. & Entrepreneurial orientation and the mediating role of organisational learning amongst Indian S-SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development

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  • MN-2559 Applied Entrepreneurship

    This is a practical, project based module where students will set up and run an enterprise venture or social enterprise during one teaching block. MN-2054 Business Planning is a prerequisite for this module, and students must take and pass it order to progress onto MN-2559 Applied Entrepreneurship. Students will have been awarded an investment based on their pitches to the School of Management Investment Fund on MN-2054. This investment will contribute to student costs for setting up this enterprise.


  • Enabling Advanced Broadband in a Rural Micro Business Context: An Innovation Analysis (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Louisa Huxtable-Thomas
  • Design of Entrepreneurship Education drawing from Design Thinking - a European Higher Education perspective (Working Title) (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Louisa Huxtable-Thomas
  • IoT adoption in SME manufacturers (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Davies
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Jocelyn Finniear