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Dr. Jacob Wood

Senior Lecturer, Business


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Sogang University, 2011 – 2014;
  • Master of Management (Banking), Massey University, 2003 – 2006;
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management), Bachelor Tourism, Otago University, 1998 – 2003

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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, Sustainability, Scientometrics. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Global Business Review, Business Information Review, Social Sciences, and the Journal of Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, amongst others.

Prior to joining the Department of Business at JCU Singapore, Dr. Wood worked in South Korea for more than 10 years, where he held positions as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Management at Korea University of Technology and Education and more recently as an Assistant Professor of Asia Business at Chungnam National University.

Dr. Wood is also currently the project leader of a Korean National Research Foundation ($50,000 USD) grant which seeks to better understand the impact that non-tariff barriers have on countries trading in the Asian region.

Research Interests

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