- Dr Stephen Cox
- Director, Higher Deg Res Studies
QUT Business School,
Administration Services - Business,
Research Support Office - Business
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- Business and Management
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)
Technological innovation systems, Technology diffusion, Global value chains
Stephen Cox completed a PhD in social psychology at the University of Queensland. After completing the PhD, he owned and operated a statistical consulting company. Since returning to academia, research interests have been on the functioning of global value chains, having published papers on the digital video game industry, and the mining industry.
His current research focus is on the functioning of technological innovation systems within the biorefining, biofuels and mining industries. This research examines the innovation processes necessary for the development and diffusion of system changing technologies.
A second research focus has been on the psychology of health and wellbeing, particularly among young carers.
I am seeking research students (either MPhil or PhD) wanting to undertake research into:
aspects of technological innovation systems;
processes of technology diffusion;
legitimisation of new technology, particularly transformative technologies.
Please note that I do not undertake research into tourism.
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Governance Configurations: Testing the Global Value Chain Framework (2018)
- Social Venture Business Models for Transforming Non-Profit Organizations: Typology-Driven Theorizing (2018)
- An Investigation of the Antecedents and the Influence of Social Capital: A Multilevel Analysis Based in Bhutan (2016)
- An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness (2016)
- Persian Carpet Manufacturing: Value Chains, Governance, and Embeddedness (2016)
- Pragmatic Two-Way Communication: A Practitioner Perspective on Dialogue in Public Relations (2014)
- A three-dimensional analysis of power and engaged scholarship (2013)
- Investigating the Dynamics of the Psychological Contract: How and Why Individuals' Contract Beliefs Change (2012)