• 57 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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Research Interests

Football finance; Ownership of sports clubs; Economics of sports leagues; Competitive balance in sports leagues; Innovation in the automotive industry; Trends in Foreign Direct Investment flows


Andrew holds a BA in Business Management and an MA in International Business. His PhD thesis was completed at the University of Wolverhampton in 2014, and investigated the motives and consequences of Foreign Direct Investment entering the English Premier League. After completion of his PhD, Andrew worked as part of a research team evaluating the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) programme funded by the ERDF and managed by the University of Wolverhampton.

The research focused on evaluating the process of knowledge transfer between the graduate/University and the project company. Andrew also has a range of teaching experience in areas such as the Research Methods, Quantitative Analysis, Dynamics of Multinational Companies, and the Global Business Environment.

Andrew has also contributed to local media coverage of the financial performance of Wolverhampton Wanderers. This has included appearing on BBC Midlands Today, BBC Radio WM and Free Radio. He has also contributed to articles published in the Express and Star.

Vision Statement

My research interest in football is driven by a strong passion and interest for a sport which has undergone radical change in the last 25 years. This radical change has left a lasting legacy on the way football clubs are owned and operated with investors from overseas using football clubs as a method of displaying wealth or status. My research has explored some of these changes and the resulting impacts, but with the football environment constantly changing this is an ongoing process. For example, the impact of Financial Fair Play and even more intense competition in the television broadcast market will have further implications for English football.

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The Automotive R&D Infrastructure in the UK

Henry, N., Jarvis, D., Jones, A., Bailey, D., Medhurst, J. & Franke, J.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 57 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 6 Commissioned report
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Chapter

Building a brand portfolio: the case of English Football League (EFL) clubs

Pritchard, A., Cook, D., Jones, A., Bason, T. & Salisbury, P., 10 Aug 2020, In : European Sport Management Quarterly. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Downloads (Pure)
  • Professional Sports Teams: Going Beyond the Core

    Pritchard, A., Cook, D., Jones, A., Bason, T., Salisbury, P. & Hickman, E., 4 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. 20, 4, p. 554-566 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    16 Downloads (Pure)

    Urban-rural Connectivity in Nonmetropolitan Regions (URRUC): Targeted Analysis Final Report

    Begley, J., Jarvis, D., Jones, A., Macneill, S., Cotella, G., Scudellari, J., Staricco, L., Vitale Brovarone, E., Grunfelder, J., Kristensen, I., Löfving, L., Ferrandis, A., Noguera, J., Riera, M. & Scardaccione, G., 5 Jun 2019, Luxembourg: ESPON EGTC. 75 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access


    • 1 Public Engagement Event

    Electric Vehicles: Solving the rural mobility challenge?

    Andrew Jones (Speaker)
    9 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement Event

    Press / Media

    Consequences of transfer deadline day activity

    Andrew Jones


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Financial impact of Coventry City's relegation to League Two

    Andrew Jones


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Implications of Wolves takeover by Fosun

    Andrew Jones


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment