Dr. Jacob Wood GAICD, CMgr MCMI, FHEA, is the Associate Dean of Research for JCU Singapore and an Associate Professor of International Trade and Economics. In addition to this, he was the Founder and Director of the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) [www.jcu.edu.au/citba] from 2018 until stepping down from the role in 2022. At JCU Singapore, Dr. Wood was awarded the Academic and Researcher of Year in 2019, the awards for Research Excellence and Excellence in Professional Engagement in 2020, and the Leadership Excellence Award in 2022. In addition, he completed the Oxford University Executive Leadership Programme in 2023 as well as being recognized as a Chartered Manager from the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI) later that same year. He has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course in 2021 (GAICD).

With a PhD in International Studies majoring in International Trade, Dr. Wood also has more than 10 years experience working in South Korea where he held roles as an Assistant Professor at Korea University of Technology and Education and then more recently as an Assistant Professor of Asia Business and International Trade at Chungnam National University. 

Dr. Wood's research interests focus on issues in the fields of transportation economics and management, development and environmental economics, and international trade. His works have been published in the Journal of Environmental Management; Science of the Total Environment; Journal of Cleaner Production; Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment; Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction; Journal of World Trade; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Journal of Global Information Management; the Singapore Economic Review; the World Economy; Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics; Asia-Pacific Economic Literature; and the Journal of Scientometrics amongst many others. In addition to this, Dr. Wood also has a Book Series with Routledge titled "Advances in Research on the Tropics" and he has led the development of the SAGE published Journal of Tropical Futures where he is the Managing Editor. To submit an article to the Journal please go here: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jtf

Since 2017, Dr. Wood has also received two Korean National Foundation grants [(NRF-2017S1A5A2A03068293 - 50 million won and NRF-2020S1A5A2A03041143 - 226 million won)]. In 2019, he also organized a panel discussion event that involved all of the leading Chambers of Commerce in Singapore, the results of which led to an article being published in the Straits Times at: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/tough-questions-for-tough-times. While he recently had an opinion piece published in Sustainable Global Supply Chains at: https://www.sustainablesupplychains.org/how-much-trade-cost-will-the-ongoing-us-china-trade-war-generate-for-global-value-chains/ 

Dr. Wood is also seeking expressions of interest from potential PhD candidates with research experience and interests in neoprotectionism and international trade barriers, trade negotiations, the WTO dispute settlement system, and microeconomic policies. His own academic website is here: https://jgwood80.wordpress.com  

  • BX2136: Trade Negotiations (Level 2; SIN)
  • BX3138: Contemporary Issues in International Trade (Level 3; SIN)
  • BX3236: International Political Economy (Level 3; SIN)
  • Collaborative research partnerships with the Management and Research Institute (MERI) at Chungnam National University as well as business memberships at the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Austcham)
  • Transportation Economics and Management, Developmental economics, international politics, and international trade.
  • Experience in teaching international political economy, microeconomics, international economics, international trade policy, international trade negotiations, marketing, consumer behavior, and research methods
  • 2022 to present - Managing Editor - Journal of Tropical Futures, SAGE Publishing
  • 2020 to present - Adjunct Research Supervisor, Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand)
  • 2020 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University
  • 2020 to present - Bachelor of Economics - Course Co-ordinator, James Cook University
  • 2020 to present - International Trade and Economics - Discipline Convener, JCUS (Singapore)
  • 2019 to present - Associate Dean of Research, JCUA and JCUS
  • 2018 to present - Member, JCUS Research Committee (Singapore)
  • 2018 to present - Research Fellow, Cairns Institute
  • 2021 to 2023 - Member, JCU Academic Board
  • 2021 to 2023 - Member, JCU Human Research Ethics Committee
  • 2020 to 2023 - Professor of International Trade (Visiting), Chungnam National University (South Korea)
  • 2018 to 2022 - Director, Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA)
  • 2020 to 2021 - Associate Dean of Research (BITS), JCUS
  • 2019 to 2021 - Co-Chair, JCUA, CBLG Research Committee (Australia)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Associate Dean of Research (CBLG), JCU
  • 2019 to 2021 - Member, JCUA, CBLG Executive (Australia)
  • 2019 to 2020 - Member, DTES Research Committee (Australia)
  • 2018 to 2019 - Senior Lecturer, JCU
  • 2016 to 2018 - Assistant Professor of International Trade, CNU (South Korea)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Business Summer School - Course Co-ordinator, CNU (South Korea)
  • 2013 to 2016 - Assistant Professor of Industrial Management, Korea University of Technology and Education (South Korea)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2023 - Feather in the Cap Award (JCU Singapore)
  • 2022 - Leadership Excellence Award (JCU Singapore)
  • 2021 - Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors Course (GAICD)
  • 2020 - Professional Engagement Award (JCU Singapore)
  • 2020 - Research Excellence Award (JCU Singapore)
  • 2019 - Researcher of the Year (JCU Singapore)
  • 2019 - Academic of the Year (JCU Singapore)
  • 2020 to 2022 - Most Read Article - Asian-Pacific Economic Literature (Wiley)
  • 2020 - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 2018 - Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018 - Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
  • 2021 to 2022 - Awarded $32.4K - World Wide Fund for Nature (Singapore) - Seafood Consumption and Production Trends – Singapore Market Study
  • 2020 to 2022 - Awarded 226 million KRW from a Korean National Research Foundation Grant (NRF-2020S1A5A2A03041143)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Awarded 50 million KRW from a Korean National Research Foundation grant (No. 2017S1A5A2A03068293).

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