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Professor, College of Business, Zayed University

John Rice is a Professor at the College of Business of Zayed University. His PhD looked at strategic alliances in mobile telecommunications, and he has other postgraduate degrees in economics, business administration, finance and education.

Prior to joining ZU, he was Professor at the University of New England, Armidale. Previously his role was as Chief Researcher at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, based in Adelaide. He has a particular interest in the intersection of worker skills, organisational productivity and social development.


  • 2017–present
    Professor, Zayed University College of Business
  • 2015–2020
    Professor, UNE Business School
  • 2011–2015
    Associate Professor, Griffith Business School
  • 2010–2011
    Chief Researcher - , National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • 2006–2010
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Adelaide


  • 2010 
    The University of Adelaide, Graduate Diploma of Global Wealth Management
  • 2009 
    The University of Adelaide, Graduate Certificate of Education
  • 2004 
    Curtin University of Technology, PhD
  • 1997 
    Queensland University of Technology, Master of Business (Economics)
  • 1993 
    Griffith University, Master of Business Administration

Research Areas

  • Business And Management (1503)