Chair Professor John R. Hamilton (PhD) researches digital era competitiveness, innovation and strategic futures. He has extensive corporate national (and international) leadership and management experience. He consults across digital/physical engaging interactive environments. He develops digital leadership capabilities leading edge corporates, and for business-consumer real-time service value networks interfacing. Current research interests include: big data, digital era leadership, values-deliverance, virtual and social networks, corporate and virtual intelligences, cloud business scenarios, major-events management, tracking, and interactive learning. 

2016-2020: 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). Researched technopreneurial, innovative and entrepreneurial corporate competitiveness. Undertook agility research engaging speediy OSSD big data development.

2021-2022: Developing a Grand Theory of Competitiveness..PhD research:: Management consulting across India, PNG eduation, Risks in Body Corporates, Procedural fairness for Vietnam Vets, Competitive software houses, I-Fintech banking services, Supporting HRM agility, Negative shifts across Tertiary Education, GPS, AI, Alternate greening Australia solutions. CEO BlueSky Online Journals, International Presentations: Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, (Indonesia), Uni Canterbury  (NZ), Zayed University, Dubai (UAE), ICEB2022 Conference (Thailand & HK)


  • Delivering democratized IT & emergent competitiveness/innovation solutions to motivated entrepreneurial corporate executives, business leaders and innovators
  • Building a Grand Theory of Competitiveness. Creating and measuring competitiveness, innovation, entrepreneurship, technopreneurship, service value networks business and risk solutions for tomorrow’s digital-age sustainable corporates. Engaging fast open source software development solutions to deliver real-time connectivities across online/virtual, and offline/physical environments. Expanding strategic development capabilities across business-consumer real-time interfaces. Engaging corporates as top-down digital market leader solutions. Pursuing value-deliverance through social networks and real world interconnections. Expanding digital era corporate and virtual intelligences. Engaging communities across: cloud/big data business scenarios; major-events management; consumer tracking and benchmarking.
  • Digital Competitiveness, digital era innovative, interactive learning in strategic, custom-built flexible, experiential, skilling scenarios;. Gamified real corporate/business real-time 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)
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  • 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 2021 - Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 2010 to 2022 - 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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  • 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)
  • I-Fintech Readiness (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Common Law: Is the presupposed separation sustainable? (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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