Candace Jones is the Chair of Global Creative Enterprise at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Her research examines strategies, discourse, social networks and trajectories of creative industries She works with Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and Festivals Edinburgh, and leads Edinburgh Futures Institute MSc on creative industries.
She co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries (2015). She is a member of the A.H.R.C. funded Policy and Evidence Center for Creative Industries and was funded the Danish government to analyse The Impact of Material Artifacts and Visual Representations on the Institutionalization of Innovations.She was Chair of Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management from 2012-2016.