Current Research Focus:
Complexity & Systems Change:
Zivkovic, S. (forthcoming), “Creating the Conditions for Emergent Social Entrepreneurial Places”. In Newbery, R., Rusk, M., and Bell, C. (eds), Entrepreneurial Place Leadership, Emerald-ISBE Book Series.
Zivkovic, S. (2021), ‘Addressing wicked problems and university-community engagement barriers by supporting social entrepreneurial scholar-practitioners’, paper to the 13th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 8-10 September.
Zivkovic, S. (2021), ‘Embedding social enterprise in an urban greening solution ecosystem’, paper to the COST Research Workshop ‘Changing social enterprises in changing territories: a multi-level perspective’, Zagreb (Croatia), 28-29 June.
Zivkovic, S. (2021), ‘A practitioner tool for developing and measuring the results of interventions, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 16, No. 1.
Zivkovic, S. (2019), Increasing the impact of a complex systems leadership program, Emergence Complexity and Organisation, Vol. 20, No. 3.
Zivkovic, S. (2019), ‘2 Approaches Social Entrepreneurs Can Take for Systems Change', Social Change Central Blog Post.
Zivkovic, S. (2019), ‘The Need for a Complexity Informed Active Citizenship Education Program', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 59, No. 1.
Zivkovic, S., & Woods, C. (2019), ‘Social innovation and complexity: a diverse field', Emergence, Complexity and Organisation, Vol. 20, No. 3.
Zivkovic, S. (2018), 'Systemic Innovation Labs: A Lab for Wicked Problems', Social Enterprise Journal, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 348-366.
Zivkovic, S. (2017), 'Addressing food insecurity: a systemic innovation approach', Social Enterprise Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 234-250.
Zivkovic, S. (2017), “How can Education for Sustainability create systemic change”. In Corcoran, P.B., Weakland, J., and Wals, A.E.J. (eds), Envisioning Futures for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen.
Zivkovic, S. (2015), ‘A complexity based diagnostic tool for tackling wicked problems’, Emergence: Complexity and Organization, Vol. 17, No. 4.
Zivkovic, S (2014), ‘Determining and increasing the social impact of an active citizenship education program’, PhD thesis, School of Education, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
Zivkovic, S (2013), ‘Local government as a facilitator of systemic social innovation’, Proceedings of the 3rd National Local Government Researchers’ Forum, 5-6 June 2013, Adelaide, South Australia
Zivkovic, S, Harris, R & Willis, P (2012), ‘Using E-portfolios for active citizenship, lifelong learning and community resilience’, Lifelong Learning = Resilient Communities: Conference Papers 52nd Annual Adult Learning Australia Conference, 11-12 October 2012, Byron Bay, New South Wales
Zivkovic, S (2011), ‘Using the Social Entrepreneurship 4.0 Model as a Diagnostic Tool for Social Innovation’, Conference Proceedings Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference Extending Theory Integrating Practice, 1-3 December 2011, New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre
Zivkovic, S (2011), ‘Addressing Society’s Most Pressing Problems by Combining the Heroic and Collective Forms of Social Entrepreneurship’, EMES Conference Selected Papers Series, Social Innovation through Social Entrepreneurship in Civil Society Conference, Denmark, July 2011
Zivkovic, S. (2009), ‘Enabling Active Citizenship through an Adult Leadership Development Program’, In Daly, K. & Schuguresky, D. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, pp. 380-92.
Zivkovic, S (2002), ‘Building community capacity’, In proceeds of Centre for Lifelong Learning "Lifelong learning and rural sustainability" conference. May 5-6 2002.