Dr. Caroline Wong

Dr. Caroline Wong

Dr. Caroline Wong

Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching | Senior Lecturer in Business


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Australian National University, 2004-2008;
  • Master of Business Administration, Australian National University, 2000-2001;
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Queensland, 2010;
  • Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore: History & Political Science, 1982-1985

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Dr Caroline Wong is the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and a Senior Lecturer at James Cook University, Singapore. She completed her PhD in business at the Australian National University and the focus of her thesis is on managing the intangible resources and competencies that have increasingly become sources of competitive advantage in the creative cultural industries such as the film industry. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in a genuine interest in students’ learning and seeking constantly to make learning meaningful and enlarging the knowledge base of students.

Research Interests

Her research in knowledge management takes on a multidisciplinary approach that extends into knowledge-based cities, smart cities, creative cities, and creative industries with special focus on Singapore. She was a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Knowledge Cities World Summit that organised the first Global Knowledge Based Development Week in Monterrey (Mexico) in 2007. She was a member of the International Advisory Board on knowledge-based cities between the years 2007-2009. Her presentation of “Singapore as a knowledge-based city” aptly clinched Singapore the best knowledge city award 2008 in Monterrey, Mexico. She has taught at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Australian National University, University of Canberra and the University of Queensland. Her academic research also extends into the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education with focus on experiential learning, teamwork and entrepreneurship. In 2009, she was awarded a new staff start-up grant at the University of Queensland to examine the processes of entrepreneurship learning and teamwork in self-autonomous student project teams.