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
- Associate Professor, Centre Director Taha Chaiechi—Editor-in-Chief - Journal of Resilient Economies and expert in systematic modelling of economic, environmental, and social variables
- Associate Professor Josephine Pryce—Expertise in organisational behaviour with a focus on the sustainability of working lives.
- Professor Hurriyet Babacan—Extensive record of leading multidisciplinary research in Australia and the Asia Pacific relating to economic and social development
Achievements of the centre
- Urban Design, Economic Growth, and the Jobs of the Future in the Tropics' Urban Thinkers Campus as part of UN-Habitat Initiative
- Organisers of the annual International Conference on Business, Economics, Management, and Sustainability (BEMAS).
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