Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA)

College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University

The Centre's research focus is centred on tropical ecosystems, conservation and climate change; industries and economies in the tropics; and people and societies in the tropics. It provides businesses, governments, and partner universities expertise and knowledge across a range of research clusters, including corporate social responsibility, circular economy, sustainable tourism, sustainable tropical urban planning and design and smart cities, waste management, trade negotiations and non-tariff barrier analysis, and economic modelling. The Centre is located at JCU Singapore and Cairns with research teams in Brisbane and Townville.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
Building A1, James Cook University, 1/14–88 McGregor Rd, Smithfield, Cairns QLD 4878

Strengths and capabilities

  • Economic modelling and forecasting
  • Economic valuation of nature
  • Measuring economic resilience
  • Measuring social and cultural impacts
  • Designing climate-based community best practices
  • Toolkits for organisational digital transformation
  • Private and public sector risk assessment
  • Providing entrepreneurial and business solutions

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