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Paul Jones

Professor, Professor of Entrepreneurship

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Entrepreneurship Education; Entrepreneurial Leadership; Small Business Management

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    I am Deputy Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Within this role, I lead research activity for ICTE. I am an experienced researcher with over 250 research outputs including three edited books, 14 book chapters, 56 journals and 100+ conference and invited papers. I have acted as a guest editor for five journal special issues including the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Strategic Change and Education + Training. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). I am Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Management Education. I am a member of several learned societies including the British Academy of Management and ISBE. I am an experienced external examiner and have current roles with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University and Swansea University. I have supervised nine doctoral students to completion and internally/externally examined 25 students. I am currently supervising seven students and am seeking applications for doctoral candidates in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management.


    Career History:


    Professor Jones has worked in further and higher education for over 20 years. He spent 10 years working in further education with Carmarthenshire College as a Lecturer in the Business Studies department. During this time he taught both further and higher education programmes. In 2003, he joined the University of Glamorgan Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. During his ten years with the University he was promoted to Principal Lecturer, Subject Group Leader and finally Deputy Head of School. He was also awarded with a Readership in Enterprise and Business Development in 2011. Dr Jones joined Plymouth Business School in August 2012 as an Associate Professor and Reader in Entrepreneurship. Dr Jones helped to set up and establish the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre and acted as Deputy Director of the Centre. He joined Coventry University in September 2015 as Professor in Entrepreneurship at the International Centre of Transformational Entrepreneurship.




    During my academic career to date, I have generated £1,485,768 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. I am currently looking to develop projects encouraging entrepreneurial behaviour in the Middle East, Africa and the UK. I am looking to develop networks for further partnerships and am interested in any potential entrepreneurship projects on an international perspective.


    • Entrepreneurship and Small business Management
    • Entrepreneurial Leadership
    • Innovation

    Research Interests

    Innovation in SMEs; Small Business Training; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; Information Communication Technology activity within Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.; Entrepreneurship Education – pedagogy, design, effectiveness within national contexts, student motivations, measurement of entrepreneurial intent.


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