Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Professor Jonathan Sapsed

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Newcastle University Business School

5 Barrack Road



Tel. +44(0)191 208 1500


Twitter: @jsapsed

Jonathan Sapsed is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School (from 2016), where he researches and lectures on innovation management and policy. Jonathan has led research grants with a value of over £4m from AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC, and the European Commission. He was Principal Investigator of the Brighton Fuse projects (, a £1.2m initiative to map, measure and enhance a significant digital creative cluster. He was an Innovation Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) and has held research appointments at the London School of Economics, Imperial College Business School, SPRU at the University of Sussex and Cranfield School of Management. Jonathan has researched creativity and innovation in digital firms in Silicon Valley in the US, UK video games developers, as well as companies such as Disney, Sun Microsystems, Ericsson, and QinetiQ. 

He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries and has served on editorial boards of Journal of Management, Technovation and International Journal of Innovation Management. His work is published in journals such as Organization Studies and Research Policy and he has been invited to speak and teach in Brazil, China, France, India, Italy and Vietnam.