Chair Professor John R. Hamilton (PhD) is currently attached to the Cairns Institute as Adjunct Chair Professor and futures researcher, and to the College of Business, Law and Governance as Primary and PhD Mentor-Supervisor and as lead researcher and statistician.

Main Personal Research Domains: Generative artificial intelligences, competitiveness, sustainability, digital innovation& strategic business futures. 

Ongoing Research: Personal Higher Doctorate ‘Grand Theory of Competitiveness.’ Business consulting into India and Pakistan. PNG education system assessment. Generative AI. Qld. Body Corporates. CEO BlueSky Online Journals, International Presentations: Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, (Indonesia), Uni Canterbury  (NZ), Zayed University, Dubai (UAE), University of Karachi (Pakistan). Conferences: ICEB2022 (Thailand & HK), ICEB2023 (Chaiyi Taiwan)..

Background: (1) Business: Corporate & glocal leadership, innovative strategic corporate & digital management experience, (2) Tertiary Academic: Tomorrow's business model solutions, strategic AI technopreneurship applications, and research team leadership. (3) IT/IS: software development.

Consult: Across online/offline engaging interactive environments pursuing leading-edge strategic corporate competitiveness solutions.

Develop: Innovative real-time capabilities for business-consumer 'instant' connectivities.

Current Research: Service Value Networks Generative AI solutions, software developer firm sustainable performance, creative technologies, innovation, digital IP leadership, real-time value-deliverance, risks mitigation, consumer marketplace serving , coalescing competitive 3D/digital/physical network integrations, efficient cloud AI business scenarios, major-events management, tracking, interactive learning & statistics.

Current Doctoral Supervisions: (1) Business: (1) Corporate competitiveness, (2) strategic management consulting, (3) overcoming HRM behavioural stressors, (4) trending and resolving tertiary institution education systems, (5) delivering corporate requisite organization. (2) Law: (6) Fairness for military veterans, (7) body corporate management risks (3) IT/IS: (8) sustainability of global software developer firms, I(9) lslamic FinTech compliance, (10) smart dynamic warehousing. 

Past Research Areas: Digital innovation, creative technologies deployment, competitive strategies, big data, digital AI leadership, values-deliverance, virtual connectivities networks, corporate and virtual intelligences, cloud AI scenarios, major-events management, tracking, and interactive learning. 

Past Corporate Capabilities: Extensive corporate national (and international) ownership, leadership and management experience across digital/physical engaging interactive environments.

 2016-2022: John teamed to build innovative start-ups and innovative networks for North Queensland. Further researched digital/flexible higher education systems. Researched with Cairns Institute, TheSPACE and PNG. Tested solutions delivering direct transactional traffic between social networks and physical businesses (Studio Matrix). Consulting research delivered technopreneurial, innovative and entrepreneurial corporate competitiveness solution. Undertook agility research engaging speedy OSSD big data development.


  • (1) delivering democratized IT, (2) generative AI futures, (3) real-time competitiveness/innovation solutions, (4) motivation to gratification processes, (5) entrepreneurial corporate executive leadership, (6) software developer firm global sustainability solutions, selecting innovations
  • (1) establishing the Grand Theory of Competitiveness. (2) creating/measuring competitiveness, (3) innovation, (4) entrepreneurship, (5) technopreneurship, (6) service value networks. (7) business and risk solutions for tomorrow’s AI connected sustainable corporates, (7) engaging fast open source software development solutions to deliver real-time connectivities across online/virtual, and offline/physical environments, (8) expanding strategic development capabilities throughout business-consumer real-time interfaces, (9) engaging corporate top-down digital market leadership solutions, (10) pursuing value-deliverance through social networks and real world interconnections, (11) expanding digital era corporate and virtual intelligences, (12) engaging communities across: cloud/big data/AI business scenarios, (13) major-events management, (13) consumer tracking and benchmarking, (14) quantitiatve statistical modelling analysis.
  • (1) strategic technopreneurship, (2) smart dynamic digital competitiveness, (3) digital era innovative, interactive learning, (4) strategic, individualized flexible, experiential, up-skilling, (5) real-time corporate/business AI learning solutions.
  • 2019 to 2024 - Adj. Chair Professor, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2016 to 2019 - Chair Professor Managment and Governance, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Academic Head Managment and Governance, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2014 - Head of Management and Marketing Group, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Head of Acute Futures Group, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2003 to 2014 - Director of E-Business, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Head of School of Business and IT, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2000 to 2002 - Information Systems and eCommerce, JCU (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2023 - Highly Commended Advisor Mentor and Head of Supervisory Team of the Year at JCU
  • 2017 to 2020 - Research-Fellow of Zhuhai-Hong Kong-Macao Economic Research Institute
  • 2018 - Best Paper in Conference
  • 2018 - Australasian VP and President, International Conference on Electronic Business
  • 2017 - Best Paper in Conference
  • 2018 to 2025 - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 2010 to 2025 - Australasian Board Member, International Consortium on Electronic Business
  • 2015 to 2019 - Australasian APBest Academy Regional Assessor, Asia Pacific Business Excellence Standard Academy

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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.

  • Compassion Fatigue: Experiences of Human Resource Professionals in the Not for Profit Sector (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • The bureaucratic postulates of Weber and the 21st century Australian university (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Investor Risk for Owners of Allotments in Registered Strata Property Schemes in Far North Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Importance of Innovation in Small and Medium Organizations in IT Sector: The role of Knowledge Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Diversity (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • I-Fintech Readiness (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Common Law: Is the presupposed separation sustainable? (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Smart Warehousing (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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