Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA)

College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University

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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.

Website https://www.jcu.edu.au/centre-for-international-trade-and-business-in-asia

Key science sectors

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

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


Building A1, James Cook University, 1/14-88 McGregor Rd, Smithfield, Cairns QLD 4878

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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