Dr Colin Jones
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
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Dr Colin Jones is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. He joined the University of Tasmania’s School of Management in 2001, having previously been a small business operator, with extensive experience in the franchising of home services. A late comer to the world of academia, Dr Jones has owned and operated many service-related businesses. In the early eighties, Colin gained a trade qualification working as a Diesel Fitter. During the late eighties a move into the financial investments sector provided another outlet for his passion of helping people. This was followed by his development of the VIP Home Services franchise group throughout Tasmania. He also created and took to market a unique educational product, imported tractors for resale and worked as a business consultant in a diverse range of industries. A graduate of the University of Tasmania, he now coordinates the Entrepreneurship major, continually striving to provide an authentic educational experience for his students, and also teaches the Graduate Certificate of Commercialisation. Dr Jones was awarded his Doctorate from the University of Tasmania in November 2009.
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Awards & Achievements
- 2009 Faculty of Business Research Award
- 2009 Highly Commended at Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence
- 2006 Faculty of Business Research Award
- 2006 Faculty of Business Teaching Innovation Award
- 2005 Winner of an Australian University Teaching Award
- 2005 Highly Commended at Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence
- 2005 Faculty of Commerce Research Award (University of Tasmania)
- 2005 Faculty of Commerce Teaching and Learning Award (University of Tasmania)
- 2004 Teaching Excellence Award (University of Tasmania)
- Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand (SEAANZ)
- International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
- Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Offices Held & Committees Served
- Invited Expert Assessor for 2006 Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching Awards
- University of Tasmania Teaching and Learning Committee (2006/07)
- Vice President of International Committee - Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand (2005/07)
Two specific areas of research occupy my wandering thoughts. First, I am very interested in the application of evolutionary theory within the domain of social science. My PhD research is focused on determining the source of unobserved heterogeneity associated with the emergence and survival of small firms. Second, is my research into facilitating student learning in the area of enterprise education? Working with colleagues and students, we are advancing our understanding of how to further assist those who seek to learn for and through enterprise. Across the units noted below, I aim for all my students to graduate as reasonable adventurers, that is, a person capable of making their own opportunities for satisfaction in life.