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Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Associate Dean of Research


  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Sogang University,
  • Master of Management (Banking), Massey University,
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management), Bachelor Tourism, Otago University

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Dr. Jacob Wood is currently the Associate Dean of Research for Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU). In addition to this, he is also an Associate Professor of International Business at Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU). With a PhD in International Studies majoring in International Trade, Dr. Wood has more than 10 year’s 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 at Chungnam National University.

Dr. Wood specializes in the fields of international trade negotiation and the effect of non-tariff barriers on international trade flows. In addition to this, he published a series of international business studies on financial performance and social business adoption. He also has an interest in employee engagement and the important role it plays within a HRM context. His research has been published in a range of prominent international journal publications including the Journal of Cleaner Production, Transportation Research. Part D: Transport & Environment, Risk Management, World Economy, World Trade, Singapore Economic Review, Sustainability, Scientometrics, and the Journal of Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, amongst others.

Research Interests

Transportation economics, international trade and logistics, economic development