Branka krivokapic-skoko

Branka krivokapic-skoko
Charles Sturt University · Institute for Land, Water and Society

PhD

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July 2002 - present
Charles Sturt University
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Publications (46)
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Branka Krivokapic-skoko, Katherine Wilson and Jock Collins in this chapter illustrate the way refugees engage in entrepreneurship to overcome restrictive labour market mobility. Presenting data gathered from interviews with 15 African female refugee entrepreneurs currently living in regional and rural Australia, the chapter investigates the reasons...
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When women enter occupations that have historically and traditionally been the realm of men, they face a multitude of barriers that make their experience difficult and that contribute to a gender-segregated workforce. Vocational Education and Training (VET) is the entryway to employment in the skilled trades, and VET providers have a role in introd...
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In Australia and internationally, women continue to be underrepresented in male-dominated trade occupations. A notable barrier is the apprenticeship system, which requires women to overcome obstacles in employment and training. Government and industry stakeholders have encouraged women’s apprenticeships in male-dominated trades through the developm...
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The skilled trades are highly gender segregated occupations. Unsurprisingly, research about women in this male‐dominated sector focuses on the various barriers to inclusion. In contrast, this article identifies factors that have contributed to women's successes. Drawing on in‐depth interviews with tradeswomen, we found that the success factors for...
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This article examines the extent, nature and limitations of the global performance management process in multinational corporations and the subsequent impact that these issues may have on the psychological contract of cross-border employees. The findings suggest that when the performance management process is unacceptable to the employee, there is...
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Social and cultural capital are valuable assets that assist individuals to succeed in work. This article reports on gender segregation in the skilled trades. We use Bourdieu’s theory of capital to illuminate how women are successfully recruited and retained in the skilled trades. Our findings indicate that women with pre-existing forms of capital a...
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This study explores the benefits, disadvantages, and barriers for the internationalization of regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the adoption of electronic commerce (e-commerce). Interviews were conducted with directors of ten Australian regional SMEs for exploring their use of e-commerce in the internationalization process....
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For more than 7 decades, Australia has been able to cast its net to immigrants from all corners of the globe, increasing the super-diversity of Australian society. All suburbs, cities and towns in Australia have become increasingly cosmopolitan. What impact have immigrant minorities made on transforming the built environment in Australia? Heritage...
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Immigrant minorities have transformed the built environment of the suburbs, cities and towns of Queensland. Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s Chinatown, is dominated by buildings transformed by Chinese and other Asian restaurants, small businesses and community groups. Chinatown’s streetscape is one of Chinese and other Asian iconographies, language and...
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How have minority immigrant communities transformed the built environment in NSW, Australia’s most populous and most cosmopolitan state? Sydney’s Chinatown over the past 100 years is the urban lens to explore issues such as the authenticity and legitimacy of the iconography of Chinatown’s dragons, lanterns and pagoda buildings and contradictory pol...
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Immigrant minorities play a continual role in transforming the built environment of Western Australia. Changing immigrant minorities have transformed suburban Northbridge from Little Megisti, Little Italy and Little Saigon to a failed Chinatown today. Often competing immigrant entrepreneurs and ethnic community groups fight for political favour to...
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A cosmopolitan approach permits a more nuanced, complex and contradictory analysis of the impact of minority immigrants on Australia society, including their impact on the built environment. Cosmopolitanism necessitates an acknowledgement of the Indigenous history as well focussing sharply on the diversity (and sometimes conflict) within ethnic and...
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Occupations in the skilled trades are highly segregated with women comprising 1–3% of this workforce in Western nations. We report on a systematic review of 26 articles, from 1998 to 2019, which explored women’s recruitment and retention in the skilled trades. Two research questions underpinned the review; the first identified challenges and barrie...
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This book looks at the historical and contemporary impact of minority immigrant and ethnic communities on the built and social environment in Australian cities, rural and regional areas. The emphasis is on the changing social use of these buildings – places of worship, ethnic clubs and community associations, immigrant restaurants and retail outlet...
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The aims of the CSU “Women in Trades” study are to investigate areas that are fundamental to understanding how women, in regional New South Wales particularly, achieve sustainable careers in the manual trades. It explores why and how women are recruited and retained in such occupations, how they contribute to productivity in the workplace and how t...
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This paper reviews agricultural mechanization and reduced tillage use in the context of sustainable intensification in developing country agriculture. The scoping review includes selected and contrasting cases – including Zimbabwe (manual systems), Bangladesh (2-wheel – single axle tractor systems), India (4-wheel – i.e. 2 axles tractor systems), K...
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To date, there has been little examination of those who complete training in male-dominated sectors and continue to work in these sectors within regional Australia. Therefore, in this preliminary qualitative study, we examine the attraction and retention issues of women entering male-dominated trades within regional NSW. This paper reports on findi...
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This article uses data from Australia and Northern Ireland to examine migrants’ inclusion in non‐metropolitan economies that have limited experience of migration. These places came to our attention in recent decades when the accelerated arrival of migrants presented challenges and opportunities within these so called New Immigration Destinations. W...
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Workplace mindfulness is a recognised tool for enhancing health and well-being of university staff and may result in better task performance and satisfaction in the workplace. The study examined the beneficial effects of mindfulness meditation on job satisfaction, mindful awareness and anxiety levels in university personnel. Mixed methods with a qu...
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The impact of Indigenous culture on Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australian small to medium-sized enterprises is outlined in this paper. Qualitative interviews with 38 Indigenous entrepreneurs were carried out across urban, regional, rural, and remote locations Australia. This article argues that the relationship between Indigenous culture and Indig...
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This article outlines illustrative applications in the use of QCA and its fuzzy-set variant in three examples of business promotion in New Zealand in the establishment of ethnic business networks, new land-based ventures, and the success and failure of end-user innovation. The three studies offer insights into the genesis of ideas, assembly of busi...
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QCA reduces complexity and richness of each individual case through the process of Boolean minimization. This poses a challenge for future development of QCA as a case study method. We address this challenge and propose complementing QCA with cross-impact analysis. This latter method provides an in-depth, holistic analysis of a single case by focus...
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Focusing upon a number of increasingly popular approaches to mixed methods research, this paper provides a brief overview of fully integrated research methods that transcend the quantitative-qualitative divide. Introducing a range of sophisticated mixed method designs that have been successfully applied in business and management research, it provi...
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This paper focuses on negative consequences of social capital formation within ethnic business groups using historical evidence on three distinct farming protests involving ethnic groups in rural New Zealand. The paper begins by analysing some of the key debates relating to the role of ethnic business networks, ethnic social capital and its potenti...
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This article outlines the empirical findings of the first national longitudinal study of almost 1,000 recent immigrants who decided to move to non-metropolitan Australia. The national survey (2008-2010) identified that new international immigrants tend to move to rural areas because of the natural beauty, lifestyle and community spirit to be found...
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This paper explores the underlying reasons for expressed views about the importance and meaning of the co-operative principles from an Australian perspective. The results suggest that even though the ‘core’ principles of voluntary and open membership, democratic control and member economic participation are confirmed to have universal and fundament...
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There has been comparatively little research on the relationship between immigrants and place in the context of rural and regional Australia. Considering that immigration to regional and rural Australia has been given important national importance we argue that the contemporary research on rural ethnic landscapes should be broadened to discuss the...
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Non-Anglo-Celtic immigrants have transformed Australian rural landscape through the construction of public and private spaces expressing their cultural heritage. These sites can also significantly impact the dynamics of social cohesion and intercultural relations in multicultural rural communities. This chapter links heritage and multiculturalism i...
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The past two decades have seen enormous change in the number, funding and focus of Australian universities. Such changes have profoundly affected the context and conditions of academic work. Australian academics work in universities that have been characterised as increasingly managerialist and market-oriented (Marginson and Considine, 2000), where...
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Turkish Cypriots have a unique yet strange relationship with the European Union. The ground they stand on is 'in' Europe, as the island of Cyprus acceded to the EU on 1st May 2004. By taking out a passport from the Republic of Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots can become EU citizens, but while continuing to live on the 'other side' of the Green Line, they a...
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Rural ethnic minorities occupy unique economic, social, as well as geographical places in Australian society. Non-Anglo-Celtic immigrants have transformed the rural landscapes through the construction of public and private spaces expressing their cultural heritage. These sites can also significantly impact the dynamics of social cohesion and inter-...
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This paper addresses the content of psychological contracts within academia and provides some empirical evidence from an Australian University. Using exploratory factor analysis of the data collected from the cross-sectional survey this research classified the academics' obligations to the University as meeting academic expectations, commitment; an...
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An overview of empirical cross-cultural research that explores how culture may influence psychological contracts is discussed. The potential benefits of cross-cultural psychological contract research are also highlighted.
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It has been argued that in a workplace environment that is characterised by significant change and uncertainty, the formation and content of the psychological contracts are of increasing importance regarding levels of employee trust, satisfaction, commitment and motivation, and teaching and research outcomes. While research has clearly demonstrated...
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Many SMEs are currently adopting information and communication technology (ICT) and services based on it. However, there is little systematic research into how they are doing this and what are the organisational and environmental factors associated with this adoption. In this article, the authors build the model of ICT adoption in Australian and Cr...
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This thesis examines ethnic solidarity and ethnic resource mobilisation within agricultural settings using Qualitative Comparative Analysis of ethnic groups in New Zealand agriculture. The thesis addresses ethnic solidarity through the application of the concept of ethnic entrepreneurship. Major theoretical perspectives on ethnic entrepreneurship h...
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Since the mid -1980s there has been a growing interest in the international business literature in so -called "grey market", or what is referred to, in this study, as parallel imports. Imported parallel goods are products that entered a market in ways not intended by the original manufacturer. The purpose of this article is to explore process of pa...
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This paper reviews Australasian academics' psychological contracts and how they are changing. While research has demonstrated that psychological contracts have considerable impact upon workplace relations and employee performance, research into the formation, content and effects of psychological contracts between academics and their employers has b...
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With the increasing financial pressures being experienced by New Zealand universities, greater attention is being placed on the performance of academic staff. The primary aim of this paper is to explore the role of performance management in the management of universities; and its influence on academics' employment relationships and careers. The pap...

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