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Peer-reviewed articles

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., & Woods, C. (2019), ‘Social innovation and complexity: a diverse field?', Emergence, Complexity and Organisation



Zivkovic, S. (2019), ‘Increasing the Impact of a Complex Systems Leadership Program', Emergence, Complexity and Organisation


Zivkovic, S.(2018) 'Systemic innovation labs: a lab for wicked problems', Social Enterprise Journal,


Zivkovic, S. (2017), ‘Addressing food insecurity: a systemic innovation approach’, Social Enterprise Journal, 13(3), 243 - 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 (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 (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 (2012), ‘Government’s role in social innovation: Balancing unplanned exploration and planned exploitation’, paper to the 4th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, 12-14 September. Winner of Best Overall Paper Award 2012 International Social Innovation Research Conference

Contributions to reports

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Systems Mindsets + Practice for Social Enterprise

Allen, M., McNeill, J., Hannant, A. & Burkett, I. (2022). Systems Mindsets & Practice for Social Enterprise. Brisbane, Australia: White Box Enterprises.

Peer review by Dr Sharon Zivkovic

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Transformation of Public Value: Cities as the playgrounds for the future


Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (2019)

Page 30, Box 3. Wicked Lab’s FEMLAS Process: South West Food Community Lab

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Embracing Innovation in Government:​ Global Trends 2018


Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (2018)

Page 60, Box 17. Innovation spotlight: Wicked Lab Online Tool for Systemic Change 

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