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Personal profile


Dr Jess Co currently works as a lecturer in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School.

Jess has more than 20 years of university teaching experience specialising in management, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation across universities in Australia (University of Southern Queensland), the UK (University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and University of Greenwich), South Africa (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Sweden (Vaxjo University, now Linnaeus University) and the Philippines (De La Salle University).  

Before joining the Department of Management, she worked as an educational designer with the Monash Business School's Teaching and Learning Team.  She brings years of experience in curriculum and materials development and has taught in face to face, blended and fully online modes.

She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research interests

entrepreneurship education

ethnic, youth, immigrant and social entrepreneurship

use of technology in education


Note: Jess publishes under her maiden name - Dr Mary Jesselyn Co.

Monash teaching commitment

MGC1010 - Introduction to Management

MGF5928 - Leadership Theory and Practice

Research area keywords

  • entrepreneurship

Research Output

Harnessing externalities to enhance competitiveness in an industrial cluster: experiences in a South African cluster

Jesselyn, M. & Mitchell, B., 30 Apr 2015, Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Carmo Farinha, L. M., Ferreira, J. J. M., Lawton Smith, H. & Bagchi-Sen, S. (eds.). Hershey PA USA: IGI Global, p. 202-219 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Developing entrepreneurial self-efficacy and intent: a case on social entrepreneurship

Co, J. & Cooper, S., 2014, Social Entrepreneurship: Leveraging Economic, Political, and Cultural Dimensions. Lundstrom, A., Zhou, C., von Friedrichs, Y. & Sundin, E. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 179-193 15 p. (International Studies in Entrepreneurshp; vol. 29).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

A Transaction Cost Approach to Analysing Industrial Districts

Serarols, C., Co, M. J. & Spohn, D., 2008, In : International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. 4, 2, p. 235-252 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Entrepreneurship X-Kit (Undergraduate)

Co, M. J., Gronewald, J., Mitchell, B., Nayager, T., van Zyl, J. & Visser, K., 2007, Cape Town: Pearson.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookOtherpeer-review

Entrepreneurs’ Perception of Policy in the South African Context

Mitchell, B. C. & Co, M. J., 2007, Entrepreneurship in a Complex Society. The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review