Professor Ray Collins

Professor

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

agribusiness strategy and management

New agribusiness/industry development, supply chain management, fresh food marketing, export marketing, strategy for new agribusiness enterprises

Qualifications

  • QDA, Queensland Agricultural College
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Agricultural Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours)(Rural Management), Queensland Agricultural College

Publications

  • Mazhar, M., Joyce, D., Lisle, A., Collins, R. and Hofman, P. (2016). Comparison of firmness meters for measuring 'Hass' avocado fruit firmness. In: XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Abscission Processes in Horticulture and Non-Destructive Assessment of Fruit Attributes. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Abscission Processes in Horticulture and Non-Destructive Assessment of Fruit Attributes, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (163-170). 17-22 August 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1119.22

  • Badar, H., Ariyawardana, A. and Collins, R. (2016). Mango value preferences of consumers in Pakistan. In: J.B. Golding, J.A. Heyes, P.M.A. Toivonen, D. Avanzato, Y. Erner and R. Harker, Proceedings of XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts, Brisbane, Australia, (439-446). 17 - August 22, 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1120.68

  • Ariyawardana, Anoma, Collins, Ray and Lim-Camacho, Lilly (2016). Value chains: making the connections between producers and consumers of native plant foods. In Yasmina Sultanbawa and Fazal Sultanbawa (Ed.), Australian native plants: cultivation and uses in alternative medicine and the food industry (pp. 321-338) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Ariyawardana, Anoma, Collins, Ray and Lim-Camacho, Lilly (2016). Value chains: making the connections between producers and consumers of native plant foods. In Yasmina Sultanbawa and Fazal Sultanbawa (Ed.), Australian native plants: cultivation and uses in alternative medicine and the food industry (pp. 321-338) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Collins, Ray (2014). Value chain management and rostharvest handling. In Wojciech J. Florkowski, Robert L. Shewfelt, Bernhard Brueckner and Stanley E. Prussia (Ed.), Postharvest handling: a systems approach (pp. 123-145) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-408137-6.00006-5

  • Collins, R. J. (2009). Value Chain Management and Postharvest Handling: Partners in Competitiveness. In Wojciech J. Florkowski, Robert L. Shewfelt, Bernhard Brueckner and Stanley E. Prussia (Ed.), Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach 2nd ed. (pp. 107-128) San Diego, CA, USA: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374112-7.00006-8

  • Keilar, S. M. and Collins, R. J. (2004). Culinary Bamboo Shoots. In Sue Salvin and Max Bourke and Tony Byrne (Ed.), The New Crop Industries Handbook Second ed. (pp. 42-48) Kingston, ACT: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Fletcher, R. J. and Collins, R. J. (2004). New Crops. In Sue Salvin and Max Bourke and Tony Byrne (Ed.), The New Crop Industries Handbook Second ed. (pp. 1-7) Kingston, ACT: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Dunne, A.J. and Collins, R. J. (2004). The Marketing of Food and Fibre Products: Evolution and revolution. In Ken Rickert (Ed.), Emerging Challenges for Farming Systems First ed. (pp. 39-52) Kingston, ACT: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Mazhar, M., Joyce, D., Lisle, A., Collins, R. and Hofman, P. (2016). Comparison of firmness meters for measuring 'Hass' avocado fruit firmness. In: XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Abscission Processes in Horticulture and Non-Destructive Assessment of Fruit Attributes. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Abscission Processes in Horticulture and Non-Destructive Assessment of Fruit Attributes, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (163-170). 17-22 August 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1119.22

  • Badar, H., Ariyawardana, A. and Collins, R. (2016). Mango value preferences of consumers in Pakistan. In: J.B. Golding, J.A. Heyes, P.M.A. Toivonen, D. Avanzato, Y. Erner and R. Harker, Proceedings of XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts, Brisbane, Australia, (439-446). 17 - August 22, 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1120.68

  • Maunahan, M. V., Absulio, W. L., Esguerra, E. B., Sun, T. and Collins, R. (2015). A value chain approach to developing export markets for 'Solo' papaya farmers in the Philippines. In: A. L. Acedo Jr. and S. Kanlayanarat, ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1088. II Southeast Asia Symposium on Quality Management in Postharvest Systems, Vientiane, Laos, (277-282). June 2015. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.45

  • Badar, Hammad, Ariyawardana, Anoma and Collins, Ray (2014). Capturing consumer preferences for value chain improvements in the mango industry of Pakistan. In: IFAMA 2014 Symposium: Proceedings. 24th Annual World Symposium of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA 2014), Cape Town, South Africa, (1-16). 16-19 June, 2014.

  • Ariyawardana, Anoma and Collins, Ray (2013). Competitive landscape of the Australian vegetable industry. In: IFAMA 23rd Annual World Forum and Symposium Proceedings. 23rd Annual IFAMA World Forum and Symposium, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A., (). 17-20 June, 2013.

  • Collins, R. and Sun, X. (2012). "Walking the chain”: training stakeholders from developing countries in agrifood supply chain managemen. In: Symposium 2012 Papers. 22nd Annual IFAMA World Forum and Symposium, Shanghai, China, (). 11-12 June 2012.

  • Adhikari, Rajendra Prasad, Collins, Ray and Sun, Ximing (2012). Segmenting consumers of tomato in Nepal: implications for value chain development. In: Symposium 2012 Papers. 22nd Annual IFAMA World Forum and Symposium, Shanghai, China, (). 11-12 June 2012.

  • Dunne, A. J., Collins, R. J. and Bryceson, K. P. (2011). Human capital development through an undergraduate agribusiness program: A reflection on 20 years experience at The University of Queensland. In: 2011 World Food and Agribusiness Forum, Symposium and Case Conference. 2011 World Food and Agribusiness Forum, Symposium and Case Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, (1-8). 20-23 June 2011.

  • Collins, R. (2010). Postharvest science and value chain management: Using the Virtuous Value Cycle to define common ground. In: E. W. Hewett, J. W. Johnston and F. A. Gunson, International Symposium Postharvest Pacifica 2009 - Pathways to Quality: V International Symposium on Managing Quality in Chains and Australasian Postharvest Horticultural Conference. 5th International Symposium on Managing Quality in Chains and Australasian Postharvest Horticultural Conference, Napier, New Zealand, (67-74). 2009.

  • Sun, X. and Collins, R. (2009). An approach to identifying potential post-fta opportunities for agribusinesses to access the Chinese market: An Australian case study. In: P.P. Oppenheim, Proceedings of the XVI International Symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management. XVI International Symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (153-160). 28 June - 2 July, 2009.

  • Collins, R. J. and Dunne, A. J. (2009). Can Dual Degrees Help to Arrest the Decline in Tertiary Enrolments in Horticulture: a Case Study from the University of Queensland, Australia. In: D. E. Aldous, Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the Vth International Symposium on Horticultural Research, Training and Extension. V International Symposium on Horticultural Research, Training and Extension, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (65-70). 28 June - 2 July, 2009.

  • Collins, R. and Sun, X. (2009). Comparing business relationships of horticultural firms in supply chains between China and Australia. In: P. P. Oppenheim, Proceedings of the XVIth International Symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management. XVIth International Symposium on Horticultural Economics and Management (ISHSEM, 2009), Chiang Mai, Thailand, (105-114). 28 June-2 July 2009.

  • Sun, X. T. and Collins, R. J. (2009). Systems thinking, relationship management and supply chains. In: Jennifer Wilby, Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Conference The International Society for the Systems Sciences "Making Liveable, Sustainable Systems Unremarkable". 53rd Meeting of The International Society for the Systems Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, (1185-1192). July 12-17 2009.

  • Collins, R. J. and Dunne, A. J. (2008). A rapid supply chain appraisal approach for Agribusiness development projects. In: P.J. Batt, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. 2nd International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Hanoi, Vietnam, (73-79). 23-27 September 2007.

  • Fizzanty, T., Collins, R. J. and Russell, I. (2008). Complex adaptive processes in building supply chains: case studies of fresh mangoes in Indonesia. In: P. J. Batt, Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. 2nd International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Hanoi, Vietnam, (133-140). 23-27 September 2007.

  • Junquiera, A., Sun, X. and Collins, R. (2006). Consumers’ perceptions of quality of minimally processed vegetables in Brasilia, Brazil. In: Proceedings of the Brazilian Congress on Horticultural Crops, 2006. Brazilian Congress on Horticultural Crops, Brazil, (). 2006.

  • Collins, R. and Sun, X. (2006). North-South supply chain alliances between developed and less developed countries: A feasible fresh produce strategy?. In: P. J. Batt, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. 1st International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (119-124). 19-23 July 2005.

  • Collins, R. J. (2006). The Function and Consequences of Alternative Fresh Produce Supply Chain Models. In: A. C. Purvis, W. B. McGlasson and S. Kanlayanarat, Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains. 4th International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains, Bangkok, Thailand, (67-73). 7-10 August, 2006.

  • Sun, X. and Collins, R. (2006). Types of Chinese fruit grower cooperatives and their supply chain relationships. In: Peter J. Batt, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. 1st International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (415-422). 19-23 July 2005.

  • Collins, Ray. J. (2005). A model of new industry development in horticulture. In: R. Drew, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Harnessing the Potential of Horticulture in the Asian-Pacific Region. International Symposium on Harnessing the Potential of Horticulture in the Asian-Pacific Region, Coolum, Qld., Australia, (41-46). 1-3 September 2004.

  • Nissen, R. J., George, A. P., Broadley, R. H. and Collins, R. J. (2003). A Survey of Cultivars and Management Practices in Australian Persimmon Orchards. In: R. J. Collins, Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the Second International Persimmon Symposium. 2nd International Persimmon Symposium, Queensland, Australia, (179-186). 10-13 September, 2000.

  • George, A. P., Nissen, R. J., Broadley, R. H. and Collins, Ray J. (2003). Improving the nutritional management of non-astringent persimmon in subtropical Australia. In: R. J. Collins, Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the Second International Persimmon Symposium. Second International Persimmon Symposium, Queensland, Australia, (131-138). 10-13 September, 2000.

  • George, A. P., Nissen, R. J., Mowat, A. and Collins, R. J. (2003). Innovative production systems for non-astringent persimmon. In: Collins, Raymond J., Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the Second International Persimmon Symposium. 2nd International Persimmon Symposium, Queensland, Australia, (151-158). 10-13 September 2000.

  • George, AP, Nissen, RJ, Mowat, A and Collins, RJ (2003). Innovative production systems for non-astringent persimmon. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Persimmon Symposium. 2nd International Persimmon Symposium, Queensland Australia, (151-157). Sep 10-13, 2000.

  • Collins, R. J. (2003). Quality in Handling in Fruit and Vegetable Chains: A Challenge for Retailers. In: L. M. M. Tijskens and H. M. Vollebregt, Acta Horticulturae: Proceedings of the International Conference on Quality in Chains. An Integrated View on Fruit and Vegetable Quality. International Conference on Quality in Chains. An Integrated View on Fruit and Vegetable Quality, Wageningen, The Netherlands, (201-210). 6-9 July, 2003.

  • Collins, R. J. (2003). Supply Chains in New and Emerging Fruit Industries: The Management of Quality as a Strategic Tool. In: L. M. M. Tijskens and H. M. Vollebregt, Proceedings of the International Conference on Quality in Chains - ACTA Horticulturae. International Conference on Quality in Chains: An Integrated View on Fruit and Vegetable Quality (ISHS Acta Horticulturae 604), Wageningen, The Netherlands, (75-84). 6-9 July, 2003.

  • Paulin, N. and Collins, R. J. (2003). The Development of the Australian Sweet Persimmon Industry. In: R. J. Collins, Acta horticulturae: Proceedings of the Second International Persimmon Symposium. 2nd International Persimmon Symposium, Queensland, Australia, (187-190). 10-13 September 2000.

  • Sun, X. T., Collins, R. J. and Kim, J. (2001). A Comparison of SOM Neural Networks and K-Means Clustering Using Real World Data: Chinese consumer attitudes towards imported fruit. In: M.L.A.T.M. Hertog; B.R. Mackay, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Agri-Food-Chain. Model-IT, New Zealand, (185-191). 9-13 December 2001.

  • Monem, T. A. and Collins, R. J. (2000). The Use of Inductive Methodology to Understand Incongruities in the Australian Fresh Produce Supply Chain. In: Agrifood 2000 Research Proceedings. Australian Agri-Food 2000 Research Forum, Melbourne, (37-54). 17 August 2000.

  • Collins, R. J. (1999). Developing Supply Chains in New Agricultural Industries: A Social Systems Approach. In: Country matters : a national conference on the role of the social sciences in developing policy and programs for Australia's rural industries. Country Matters, National Convention Cen., Canberra, (1-9). 20 -21 May 1999.

  • Mowat, A. D., Collins, R. J. and Spencer, M. M. (1997). A persimmon industry systems dynamics model for research and development management. In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (51-58). 17-19July , 1996.

  • George, A. P., Collins, R. J. and Mowat, A. D. (1997). Factors affecting blemishing of persimmon in New Zealand and Australia. In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (171-177). 17-19July , 1996.

  • Mowat, A. D., George, A. P. and Collins, R. J. (1997). Macro-climatic effects on fruit development and maturity of non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki L. cv Fuyu). In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (195-202). 17-19 July , 1996.

  • Collins, R. J. and George, A. P. (1997). Managing crop load on non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) grown in the sub-tropics. In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (251-260). 17-19 July , 1996.

  • Collins, R. J. (1997). Perceptions of product quality as a basis for new horticultural industry development: Lessons from the Australian non-astringent persimmon industry. In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (149-157). 17-19July , 1996.

  • George, A. P., Collins, R. J. and Mowat, A. D. (1997). Seasonal changes in photosynthesis of the non-astringent persimmon cultivar Fuyu in subtropical Australia. In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (339-343). 17-19July , 1996.

  • Hodge, I and Collins, R (1985). Recreation Management with Multiple Activities. In: Journal of Agricultural Economics. , , (90-&). .

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Professor Ray Collins is not currently available to take on new students.

Completed Supervision