Jon Newton

Jon Newton

Jon Newton is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management at NYU Shanghai, and teaches on the NYU Stern Masters in Organization Management and Strategy program.

With over 20 years of China business experience, Jon brings a unique blend of practitioner expertise combined with his passion for sharing his lifelong learnings. Jon is a University of Cambridge Masters in Entrepreneurship graduate, a Chartered Management Accountant, holds an MBA from NCKU, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Business Administration specializing in Organizational Psychology.

Jon has taught executive and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Negotiations and Entrepreneurship at Fudan University, University of Aberdeen, SKEMA Business School and University of Dundee. He is a regular keynote speaker for visiting business schools on local business insights, team building, and entrepreneurship in China. He also consults for various foreign clients on China market entry and organizational re-structuring. His work and insights have led to features in Forbes magazine, discussing employee incentives and post-covid re-opening motivations.  

Outside of running his own business interests, Jon’s teaching practice focuses on the social dynamics of team building and business negotiations as well as making sense of the psychological motivations behind work, especially in entrepreneurial or start-up contexts.



  • DBA Candidate, Industrial & Organizational Psychology 
    Cranfield University
  • MSt, Judge Business School
    University of Cambridge
  • MBA, International Business
    National Cheng Kung University
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 

Research Interests

  • Team dynamics and group motivation

  • Social identity in the workplace

  • Entrepreneurial mindsets and motivations

  • Cross-cultural negotiations

Courses Taught

  • Teaming: The Art and Science of Collaboration