Professorial Staff

Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko

BSc (Hons), MSc(Econ), Belgrade, PhD Lincoln

Professor in Management


Branka obtained her doctorate from Lincoln University, New Zealand based on her research on ethnic entrepreneurship. During 2001-2002 she worked with the Australian Centre for Cooperative Research and Development (ACCORD) on research projects which explored different aspects of agricultural co-operatives. Branka joined CSU in 2002 and during the last few years her research activities have focused on ethnic business communities, new forms of agricultural co-operation, and ethnic diversity in rural and regional Australia. She has also conducted research on psychological contracts in the context of the theory and practice of management.

Branka has published in the area of mixed methodology, and the Boolean-based comparative method. She is currently a Chief Investigator on two large projects funded by the Australian Research Council and Rural Industry & Rural Development Corporation on ethnic communities and the built environment in Australian cities; and new immigrants in regional and rural Australia.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • ECO110 Microeconomics
  • ECO320 International Economics
  • MGT340 International Business Management


  • MGT571 Contemporary Management Practices
  • MGT540 Management of Change

Research Focus

  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • International Business Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Business and Society
  • Economic Implication of Confucianism
  • Asian Management Systems
  • Rural Development and Extension
  • Rural Social Research in General Extension
  • Management of Farm/Horticultural Enterprises
  • New Agricultural Industries
  • Management of Co-operative Business Structures
  • Comparative Research Method and Generally Social Science Research Methods
  • Economic-Sociology (particularly network analysis and social capital)
Areas of RHD supervision expertise:
  • "Cosmopolitan heritage in a multicultural society: Ethnic communities and the built environment in Australian cities and rural and regional areas".
  • "Cultural constraints on entrepreneurship in Northern Cyprus: Male/Female segregation and its impact on business sector choice in enterprise development".
  • "Decision making and criteria of small technology-based firms in the selection of venture capital and venture capita lists".
  • eCommerce Adoption as a Catalyst for Internationalisation in Regional SMEs.
  • Financial decisions by immigrant-owned businesses in Australia.
  • Management practices of women entrepreneurs in Fiji.
  • Does sustainable leadership make a difference? Examining corporate sustainability in the Australian manufacturing sector.
  • Exploring the organisational effectiveness of Not-for-profit organisations: Outcomes' accountability, governance and capacity measurements.

Grants and Awards

  • Blackwell, J. (CI), Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (CI) (2013-2017) Farm Mechanisation & Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FSC/2012/047). Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Total: $544,574.00.
  • Collins, J. (CI), Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (CI) (2015-2017) Humanitarian immigrant entrepreneurs in private and social enterprises Australian Research Council, ARC Discovery Grant (DP150104059), Total:  $200,124.00.
  • Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (CI) (2012-2015) Collins, J. (CI) New Immigrants Improving Productivity in Australian Agriculture. (PRJ-007578) Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). Total: $468,000.00.
  • Morrison, M. (CI), Foley, D. (CI), Collins, J., (CI), Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (CI), Basu, P.K. (CI) (2010) Determining the factors influencing the success of private and community-owned Indigenous businesses across remote, regional and urban Australia. ARC Linkage Grant (LP110100698). Total: $254,682.00.
  • Collins, J. (CI), & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (CI). (2003). Cosmopolitan heritage in a multicultural society: Ethnic communities and the built environment in Australian cities and towns. Australian Research Council, ARC Linkage Grant (LP0455640).
  • Collins, J. (CI), & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (CI) .(2006). New immigrants in the regional and rural Australia: Attraction and retention. (HCC06-27). Rural Industry & Rural Development Corporation (RIRDC).

Selected Publications


Jordan, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Collins, J. (2011) Immigration and Multicultural Place-making in Rural and Regional Australia. In Luck, G., Black, R. and Race, D. (eds) Demographic Change in Rural Australia: Implications for Society and the Environment, Springer, 259-281.

Jordan, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. Collins, J. (2010) Italian Immigrants and the Built Environment in Rural Australia. In A. Bonanno et al (eds) From Community to Consumption: New and Classical Themes in Rural Sociological Research. Research in Rural Sociology and Development. Volume 16, Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing, 141-155.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., O'Neill (2010) Doing Mixed Methods Research. In Higgs, J., Macklin, R., Whiteford, G. and Ajjawi, R. (eds)  Researching Practice: A Discourse on Qualitative Methodologies. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 279-289.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B.; O'Neill, G., & Foundling, M. (2007). The development and effects of psychological contracts: An exploration of the contracts established by academics within an Australian university business school. In Basu, P., O'Neill, G. and Travaglione, A. (eds) Engagement and change: Exploring management, economic and finance implications of a globalizing environment. Brisbane, Australia: Australian Academic Press. 91-105.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2006). Ethnicity and entrepreneurship: Empirical research on ethnic groups in New Zealand agriculture. Belgrade: Andrejevic Endowment.

Journal Articles

PK Basu, J. Hicks, B. Krivokapic-Skoko and C. Shirley (2015) Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A case study of a large gold mine in regional Australia,  The Extractive Industries and Society, DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2015.03.002, published online on 8 April 2015

Duncan, R., Tilbrook, K. and Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2015) Does academic work make Australian academics happy? Australian Universities' Review, 57 (1) 5-13.

Krivokapic-Skoko and Collins (2014) "Looking for Rural Idyll 'Down Under': International Immigrants in Rural Australia"'?  International Migration, DOI: 10.1111/imig.12174, published on line 29 August 2014

Oczkowski, E., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. and Plummer, K. (2013) The meaning, importance and practice of the co-operative principles: Qualitative evidence from the Australian co-operative sector. Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management , 1 , 54-63.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., O'Neill (2011) Beyond Qualitative - Quantitative Distinction: Some Innovative Methods for Business and Management Research. International Journal for Multiple Research Approaches, 5 (3), 290-300.

Howells, K. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B, (2010), Constraints on Female Entrepreneurship in Northern Cyprus, KADIN WOMAN 2000, Special Issue: 'Women's  Entrepreneurship: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives', Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus, Vol 8, No. 1.

Howells, K, & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2010) The Dilemma of the Turkish Cypriot Entrepreneur: The View from the 'Green Line', International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 4 (1), 4-16.

Jordan, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. Collins, J. (2009) The Ethnic Landscapes of Rural Australia: Non-Anglo - Celtic Migrant Communities and the Built Environment. Journal of Rural Studies, 25, 376-385. (A*).

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., O'Neill, G., and Dowell, D. (2009)  Assessing the Content of the Psychological Contracts:  Cross - Sectional Survey of the Academics at an Australian University . New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 34 (2), 4-28

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Dowell, D., O'Neill, G. and Kleinschafer, J. (2009) Research Note: Doing Cross-Cultural Research into Psychological Contracts. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 34 (2), 87-94

O'Neill, G., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. and Dowell, D. (2009) Unpacking Informal Contractual Relationships: Psychological Contracts Established by Australian Business Academics. Irish Journal of Management, 29 (2), 5-33.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B, O'Neill, G. (2008) University Academics' Psychological Contracts in Australia: a Mixed Method Research Approach, Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 6 (1), 61- 71.

Jordan, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Collins, J. (2007) Ethnic Monitories and the Built Environment in Rural and Regional Australia. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. 6 (6),167-177. (C)

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2007) Negative Social Capital and Conflicts: Asian Entrepreneurs in New Zealand Agriculture (1870s - 1920s). Rural Society, Special issue: Social Capital in a Rural Context, 17 (3) 286-298.

Tipples, R., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. and O'Neill, G. (2007). University Academics' Psychological Contracts in Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. Special Issue: Employment Relations and Work in Universities in Australasia. 32 (2), 32-52. (B)

Howells, K. and Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2007) Constraints on Female Entrepreneurship in Northern Cyprus. Journal for Women's Studies, 8 (2), 29-59.

Skoko, H., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Skare, M., Ceric, A. (2006) ICT Adoption Policy of Australian and Croatian SMEs. Managing Global Transitions, 4 (1), 25-40.

Howells, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2005) Entrepreneurship and Cultural Practice: The Challenge for Turkish Cypriot Female Entrepreneurs. International Journal of Business, Management and Economics, 1 (3), 29-47. (C)

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2004) New Forms of Agricultural Co-operation: Key Features, Viability, and Prospects. Third Sector Review, 10 (2), 47-67. (C)

Refereed Conference Papers

Howells, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2012) Culture and Female Entrepreneurship in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. British Academy of Management, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, UK, 11-13 September 2012.

B. Krivokapic-Skoko and J. Sappey (2012) Higher education: a social equalizer or economic agent of national competitiveness? 7thInternational Congress on University Teaching and Innovation (CIDUI 2012), Barcelona, University of Pompeu Fabra, 4-7 July 2012.

B. Krivokapic-Skoko, R. Duncan and K. Tilbrook (2012) The Use of the Time Diary Method to Explore Academic Time Management: Insights From an Australian University 11th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2012), Bolton, UK, June 28-29, 2012.

Duncan, R., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Tilbrook, K., Chopping, E. (2011) Academic Time Diaries: Measuring What Australian Academics Actually Do. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Wellington, New Zealand, 7-9 December 2011.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B.,, O'Neill, G., and Dowell, D. (2011) Academics and Breach of Psychological Contracts in the University Sector: Insights from an Australian Business School, British Academy of Management Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 13-15 September 2011.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., O'Neill, G. (2010) When a Qualitatively Oriented Researcher Moves into the Arena of Mixed Research Methods. The 9th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ERM2010), IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, 24-25 June 2010.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., O'Neill, G., and Dowell, D. (2010) "I Really Still Care About My Teaching!": The Impact of Breaches of the Psychological Contract upon Academic Staff within an Australian University.  Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy(ANZMAC), Christchurch, New Zealand, 29 November -1 December, 2010.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., & O, Neill, G. (2008). The use of a sequential multi method research design in exploring psychological contracts within academia. The 7th European Conference on Research Methodologies for Business and Management Studies. Regent's College (ECRM 2008), London, UK. 18-20 June.

O'Neill, G., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., & Dowell, D. (2008). Professionalism in a changing work environment: Exploring the development and implications of academics' psychological contracts. Irish Academy of Management Conference. Dublin City University. 3-5 September.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Jordan, J., & Collins, J. (2008). Non-Anglo-Celtic migrants and the built environment in rural Australia. 12th World Congress of Rural Sociology. Soul (Goyang), Korea. 6-11 July.

Sevarlic, M., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. and Nikolic, M. (2007) THE NEW GENERATION CO-OPERATIVES AND POSSIBILITY OF THIER IMPLEMENTATION IN THE COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION.  European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) Seminar, 100th EAAE: Development of agriculture and rural areas in Central and Eastern Europe: thematic proceedings, Novi Sad, Serbia, 21-23 June 2007, pp. 213-220.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2007). Formal methods of qualitative analysis as a tool for understanding the formation of co-operative enterprises. Paper published in the Proceedings from the 6th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management (ECRM07). Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. 9-10 July.

Howells, K.,Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2006) Gender Issues and the Choice of Business Sector for North  Cyprus Entrepreneurs. Paper published in the proceedings from the 29th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference: International Entrepreneurship - From Local to Global Enterprise Creation and Development. Cardiff-Caerdydd, UK, 31 October- 2 November 2006.

Howells, K., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2006) Male/Female Social Gender Segregation and Its Impact on Business Sector Choice in Enterprise Development: A Study of Entrepreneurship in Northern Cyprus. Paper presented at 5th Global Conference on Business & Economics Cambridge University, U.K., July 6-8, 2006.

O'Neill, G., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Foundling, M. (2006) Exploring Psychological Contracts Established by Academics: Empirical Evidence from an Australian University. Paper presented at the UTTC conference organised by the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTTC), School of Business, International Conference in Business 2006: Revolution for the New Era Competition, Bangkok, 7-8 December 2006.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2005). The use of qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) and Boolean Logic in entrepreneurship research. Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on Research Methods and Management. Universitè Paris- Dauphine. 21-22 April.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2005). Ethnic entrepreneurship and industry development: A case study of Dalmatian immigrants in the New Zealand wine industry. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Macroeconomic Management. Pula. 28-30 April.

Skoko, H., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Skare, M., & Ceric, A. (2004). ICT adoption policy of Australian and Croatian SMEs (with Skoko H. et al). Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Management Koper. 18-20 November.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2004). A shift from the corporately-controlled towards civic agriculture and emerging non-traditional co-operative models. Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference. 24-26 November. QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane.

Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2003). Boolean Algebra and the Comparative Method: Feature and applications to social sciences. Presented at The Second Workshop on Research Methodology RM 2003 (25-27 June 2003, Amsterdam), organised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Science and published in the proceedings, edited by Adèr Herman and Mellenbergh G., 77-87.

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