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Professor Paul Jones

Professor Paul Jones

Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Business

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+44 (0) 1792 513319

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

About

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

Professor Jones has undertaken research into a number of areas predominantly within the Entrepreneurship and small business management field. He undertakes both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Award Highlights

Professor Jones has won three Best paper in conference awards at the IAM (2008), GIKA (2016) and E-learn International conference in 2004. In addition, his work has also won seven Best paper in conference track awards from IBM Ebusiness (2003), ISBE (2009), ISBE (2016), ISBE (2018 * 2), IAM (2018) and IAM (2019).

In addition he has received the following awards for academic reviewing:

  • Outstanding Reviewer in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012 for Journal of Systems and Information Technology.
  • Outstanding Reviewer in the Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence for Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 
  • Outstanding Reviewer from Elsevier for excellence in reviewing in 2014 from the International Journal of Management Education. 
  • Emerald Awards for Excellence Highly Commended Paper 2017 Volume 23 number 4 Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd, Paul Jones, Gerard McElwee, Mohamed Haddoud The price of everything, and the value of nothing?  Stories of contribution in entrepreneurship research. 
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Journal of Business Research, March 2018. 
  • Publons 2018 Peer Review Awards Top 1% in Field: The top 1% of reviewers in Economics and Business who performed the most verified pre-publication peer reviews on Publons for the 2018 global Peer Review Award.
  • Outstanding Reviewer in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2019 for Education+ Training. 
  • Publons 2019 Peer Review Awards Top 1% in Field: The top 1% of reviewers in Economics and Business who performed the most verified pre-publication peer reviews on Publons for the 2018 global Peer Review Award & Top Reviews in Cross Field.