Mr Stephen Jones
Division: Business Studies
Location: Room 0.13, Hen Goleg
Telephone: 01248 38 2089
Senior Lecturer in Management Studies
Stephen Jones, as Director of Business Relations, is responsible for the School’s links with businesses in North Wales, & academic collaborative partners around the World. In addition, as senior lecturer he teaches undergraduate, postgraduate, and post-experience executive modules. Having introduced the teaching of ‘entrepreneurship’ and ‘e-business’ at Bangor he now focuses on the discipline of marketing – for teaching, research, & in supporting Small & Medium-sized Enterprises under Government-sponsored engagement projects. As well as UK, he has taught in Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, USA, & Zimbabwe.
In the last 15 years he has captured grant funding in excess of £2m – principally from UK/Welsh Government and Research Council sources for business development services; EU Interreg sources for management development programmes linking Wales and Ireland; and UK International Development sources for faculty development support to HE institutions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Roles within Bangor Business School
Senior Lecturer in Management Studies - postgraduate and undergraduate, teaching and supervision and pastoral care
Director of Business Relations, Bangor Business School – responsible for links with validated partners in UK and overseas
Co-ordinator of intensive Bangor-campus teaching provision for overseas collaborative partners
Academic supervision of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
- MBSc Business and Management, Manchester Business School
- MSc Marine Geotechnics, UCNW
- Bsc Marine Biology and Soil Science, UCNW
Research and Teaching Interests
Stephen’s current research focuses on knowledge transfer between academia & industry. He is pursuing a PhD at Lancaster university – examining interactions across activity systems, & communities of practice. He is also supervising a KESS-funded PhD on changing patterns of digital media consumption & distribution in SME music production in Wales. Both these topics extend his earlier research interests in regional economic development.
- ASB-3102 International Business
- ASB-3107 Marketing of Services
- ASB-4006 Marketing Strategy
- ASB-4904 Applied Business Project - International Business
- ASB-4715 Corporate Sustainability & Innovation
Collaborations with other Academic Institutions (public & private)
Stephen’s involvement in this activity has included examples:-
Within Bangor University – KTPs with Bio-composites Centre, Canolfan Bedwyr, Creative Studies & Media, & Electronic Engineering; joint development of academic programmes with Chemistry, Computer Science, Environment Natural Resources & Geography, & Modern Languages.
Within North Wales - as joint chair of the business & management subject group of the Community university of North Wales Partnership.
In Eastern-Europe & the Middle East -faculty development programmes funded by UK government for institutions in Middle East & Russia, concentrating on issues of pedagogy.
Elsewhere in Europe & Asia-Pacific - programme administration & programme content advice on taught modules & projects/dissertations, staff development activities, programme administration support including Quality Assurance & governance matters, joint EU programme activities
Attendance at External Exam Boards, Validation Panels, Quinquennial Inspection Reviews.
Links with industry
Stephen continues to build on prior senior management experience in the Middle East & SE Asia, which included a period as Corporate Representative in Beijing in 1987 for a Fortune 500 corporation headquartered in Massachusetts.
Examples of activities with industry have included the creation, delivery & quality assurance of cross-border business development programmes between Wales & Ireland, & Wales & Italy (with EU funding); & programmes for management development (see Executive Education below).
A major activity has been as academic supervisor on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with individual SMEs. These engagements, funded jointly by the Technology Strategy Board & Research Councils with financial contribution from the company, place a graduate in the company to work on a project of strategic significance. A portfolio of 12 projects (typically each of two years duration) have been completed across the spectrum from physical goods to pure services, for organizations serving individual consumers & corporate clients, operating on commercial & not-for-profit bases. These strategic interventions have included internationalisation, application of Internet-based solutions, new product development, & organizational optimization initiatives. Particularly satisfying have been contributions to the Welsh economy, language, culture & society through projects focusing on Welsh book publishing, the Welsh music industry, Welsh creative industry incubators & community initiatives, support to Welsh language broadcasting, & the diversification of Welsh agricultural products.