Associate Professor Abhishek Singh Bhati is the Campus Dean of James Cook University Singapore campus. As Campus Dean JCU Singapore, Abhishek contributes to JCU’s initiatives in  the Tropical Asia. His efforts guide the learning and teaching and academic governance of programs offered in JCU Singapore. In support of JCU’s strategic intent to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, Abhishek is responsible for delivering graduates and building strategic partnerships that make a difference.Abhishek joined JCU in June 2008 and made significant contributions to the University is different roles such as Associate Dean and Acting Campus Dean. He was appointed as Campus Dean in April 2016. Abhishek sits on the management committee of Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS) and has led AAS’s successful membership drive in the past. Prior to coming to JCU Singapore, Abhishek was Course Director of TMC Business School Singapore and was responsible for Monash University and Deakin University programs offered in Singapore. His professional career started in 1997, in a public listed organization where he was responsible for sales & marketing and business development of 9 branch offices. His extensive work experience provide a rich exposure to higher education and business issues in domestic and international context. Dr Bhati obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Management (PhD) from James Cook University (2014), Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management (1996) and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA) from the University of Bombay (1994). In addition, he obtained post graduate learning and teaching qualifications, Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary teaching) and Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment, to develop expertise in learning and teaching in higher education. He serves as a member of the WIL SIG under Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) and is a member of the JCU Teaching and Learning Academy.Abhishek is an active researcher and his research has been published in a wide variety of reputable publications in the field of tourism and scholarship of learning and teaching. He has been successful in securing collaborative grant with Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), external industry grant and several internal research grants. His current research interest is tourist behaviour management, resilience planning and scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

  • LB5235: Practical or Research Project (Level 5; SIN)
  • I amparticularly interested in impact of tourism on the economy as well as social sustainability. His PhD thesis studies tourist vandalism, motivation factors of a vandal’s behaviour and effectiveness of stakeholder responses. His other projects include incorporating ‘work integrate learning’ (WIL) based learning strategies in tertiary education. His recent project involve implementing WIL in university curriculum. He is a member of the Faculty WIL workgroup.
  • Abhishek specializes in teaching Marketing, Economics and Services discipline and his current interests include Sustainable Tourism and Customer Experience Management.
  • 2016 to present - Campus Dean, James Cook University Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Interim Campus Dean, James Cook University Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2008 to 2015 - Associate Dean, James Cook University (Singapore)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 32+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Abhishek Bhati from 2006 onwards.

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The Pratt Foundation - Contract Research

The Effect of Australian Business Expansion into Asia on Australian Domestic Employment

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In recent years, Australian businesses have expanded their operations into Asia for a variety of reasons which may include: growth, broader market, cost of production, distribution opportunities, diversification of the business and to manage employment in terms of skills and costs. Conventional wisdom is to think that when an Australian company establishes, expands or integrates its operations off shore, it reduces employment in Australia and increases employment in Asia. The purpose of their study is to explore the impact of Australian businesses expansion into Asia on domestic employment through first hand data analysis to provide empirical evidence for the impact.
Hong-Bo Liu, Rabiul Beg, Sizhong Sun, Zhang-Yue Zhou and Abhishek Bhati (College of Business, Law & Governance and JCUS - Academic)
Impact; Australian Domestic Employment; Australian Business; Expansion into Asia

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Repeated Tourist Behaviour: Role of Past Experience and Psychological Factors for Different Tourist Segments in India. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Improving ICT for Education in Singapore and Malaysia secondary schools (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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