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Professor John Cole OAM

Professor John Cole OAM
Name John Cole
Position Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)
Section Pro Vice-Chancellor's Office (Engagement)
Office B315
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4451
Extension 4451
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified ( 219999 )
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified ( 159999 )
  • Business and Management not elsewhere classified ( 150399 )

Research interests
History of the Australian federation
Resilience theory
Regional socio-economic systems
Sustainable development in regional Australia
Economic and environmental policy

Professional memberships
Member, Australian Historical Association
Member, Economic History Society of Australia

Industry affiliations
Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (Qld Trustee)
Member, Economic development Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)

Administrative responsibilities
Director, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development

Publications in ePrints

Cole, John (2014) The historical context of Australia's federation. Working Paper. Committee for Economic Development of Australia , Melbourne, Australia. [Report]

Cole, John (2011) Business performance and organisational sustainability – lessons from the first 2 years of ACSBD. In: Building Business Communities: Justice, Performance and Change Creating a Sustainable Scholarly Community Colloquia, 9 Nov 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

Cole, John (2011) What does the term 'sustainable economic development' mean for local government? [Keynote address]. In: Economic and Regional Development Conference (ERD 2011): Resourced Regions: Shaping up or Shipping Out?, 18-20 May 2011, Gladstone, Australia.

Cole, John (2010) Environmental protection versus economic development in the Asia Pacific: the impacts of Copenhagen. In: 2nd Annual Dialogue Forum of the Sino-Australian Joint Research Program: Collaboration and Governance in the Asia Pacific, 21-23 Jul 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

Cole, John (2010) Green is only way for state to grow. Courier Mail. pp. 30-31.

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