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Queensland Government

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Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)

Two researchers examine crops in a field

University of Southern Queensland

The Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development helps rural and regional business innovate and adapt by facilitating decision making that is informed by evidence. The Centre has five research programs delivering: entrepreneurial leadership and activity; innovative solutions for value added exports; farmer access to supply chains and growth capital; sustainable land and livestock management; and innovation in regional community development. We have engaged hundreds of small and medium enterprises through our ecoBiz partnership with industry and government, helping businesses to become more efficient, innovative competitive. By developing Asian export decision support tools, we facilitate the expansion of high value food product opportunities for Queensland beef and horticultural producers.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Business systems research
  • Agricultural export value chains
  • Evaluation of sustainability options and programs
  • Agribusiness and small business research
  • Social attitudes and values

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


Level 5, Q Block, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 4350

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Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
6 September 2018