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Professor Paul Jones

Deputy Director of International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship 

Professor of Entrepreneurship

International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Business and Law

Email: ac0359@coventry.ac.uk  
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Biography

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 220 research outputs including one edited book, nine book chapters, 51 journals and 100+ conference 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 sit 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. In addition, 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 examined 17 students in the UK, Africa and Australia. I am currently supervising four students and am seeking applications for doctoral candidates in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management.

Qualifications
  • PhD, University of Glamorgan, 2008
  • Computing MSc, Cardiff University, 1992
  • Business Studies BA (Hons), University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 1991
  • PGCE, University of Wales, 1995
Research interests

During my academic career to date, I have 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. 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.

Recent outputs and publications
Teaching modules
  • I teach predominantly on postgraduate entrepreneurial modules in addition to undertaking PhD supervision.
Areas of Expertise
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Innovation