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Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Associate Professor Jacob Wood

Associate Dean of Research (Business/IT/Science)


  • 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 the College of Business, Law and Governance in JCU Australia. In addition to this, he is also the Director of the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) and an Associate Professor of International Business at JCU Singapore. 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 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 Risk Management, World Trade, Singapore Economic Review, Sustainability, Scientometrics. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Global Business Review, Business Information Review, Economies, and the Journal of Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, amongst others.

Research Interests

International trade negotiations, non-tariff barrier, social business adoption, employee engagement