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Dr Stephen Cox
Director, Higher Deg Res Studies
QUT Business School,
Administration Services - Business,
Research Support Office - Business
Discipline *
Business and Management
+61 7 3138 1776
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)


Technological innovation systems, Technology diffusion, Global value chains

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


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.

This information has been contributed by Dr Stephen Cox.