Opportunities and challenges for business engagement, innovation and growth

This broad area of research canvasses a range of issues from political economy and capacity building to opportunities and challenges for business engagement, innovation and growth. Research explores foreign direct investment, free trade agreements, international entrepreneurship, knowledge and innovation across borders, international finance, sustainable development and issues affecting economies in developing countries.

Research highlights

Agribusiness

This research program delivers insights to improve and further develop an understanding of international trade and market systems directly related to agribusiness.

Researchers are engaged in applied studies in the areas of agricultural trade, product development and market demand in developed and developing countries across the Asia–Pacific region.

APEC Study Centre

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Centre at Griffith University conducts research and engages relevant communities on international trade and investment, sustainable development, and inclusive growth in the AsiaPacific region.

Our research focuses on:

  • producing socially relevant knowledge that contributes to regional cooperation and development
  • offering short-term academic-based training programs to policy makers and business leaders
  • hosting high-level public forums and lectures on the latest APEC-related developments and trends.

South Pacific Centre for Central Banking

The South Pacific Centre for Central Banking (SPCCB) brings together leading economic and finance experts to help build the capacity for research and policy formulation at the central banks in the South Pacific, through joint working papers, research seminars, symposiums, conferences and other research activities.

The Centre aims to improve the emerging research engagement and collaboration between Griffith and the region’s central banks.

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