About

Dr. Jacob Wood is currently the Associate Dean of Research for the College of Business, Law and Governance in JCU Australia and the Associate Dean of Research for Business, IT, and Science in JCU Singapore. In addition to this, he is also the Managing Director of the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) [www.jcu.edu.au/citba] and an Associate Professor of International Business and Trade at JCU. At JCU Singapore, Dr. Wood was awarded the Academic and Researcher of Year in 2019, and the awards for Research Excellence and Excellence in Professional Engagement in 2020.

With a PhD in International Studies majoring in International Trade, Dr. Wood has more than 10 years experience working in South Korea where he has 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 economics, and international trade. His works have been published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, the Journal of World Trade, Sustainability, the Singapore Economic Review, the Journal of Asia-Pacific Economic Literature, the Human Resource Development Review and the Scientometrics Journal amongst others. Recently, Dr. Wood also published a book with Springer Nature titled "A Multidimensional Economic Assessment of Africa".

Since 2017, Dr. Wood has also received two Korean National Foundation grants [(NRF-2017S1A5A2A03068293 - 50 million won and NRF-2020S1A5A2A03041143 - 226 million won)].  He is also a Fellow at the Cairns Institute and is actively pursuing project opportunities between the institute and CITBA. In recent times, 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. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/tough-questions-for-tough-times

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  

Teaching
  • BU1108: Marketing Matters (Level 1; SIN)
  • BU1808: Marketing Matters (Level 1; SIN)
  • LB5235: Applied Research Project (Level 5; SIN)
Interests
Professional
  • 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)
Research
  • Transportation Economics and Management, Developmental economics, international politics, and international trade.
Teaching
  • Experience in microeconomics, international economics, international trade policy, international trade negotiations, managing consumer markets, and research methods
Experience
  • 2020 to present - Adjunct Research Supervisor, Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand)
  • 2020 to present - Associate Professor, JCU
  • 2020 to present - Professor of International Trade (Visiting), Chungnam National University (South Korea)
  • 2020 to present - Associate Dean of Research (BITS), JCUS
  • 2019 to present - Associate Dean of Research (CBLG), JCU
  • 2018 to present - Research Fellow, Cairns Institute
  • 2018 to present - Director, Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA)
Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - Research Excellence Award (JCU Singapore)
  • 2020 - Professional Engagement Award (JCU Singapore)
  • 2019 - Researcher of the Year (JCU Singapore)
  • 2019 - Academic of the Year (JCU Singapore)
Other
  • 2017 to 2018 - Awarded 50 million KRW from a Korean National Research Foundation grant (No. 2017S1A5A2A03068293).
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  • Research on the Strategy of building Online Shop Brand (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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