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Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko's interests are in exploring rural issues and emerging social science research methods. Her doctoral thesis and a book published in 2006 have contributed significantly to the field of ethnic entrepreneurship in regional areas. Her ARC funded collaborative work, with Professor Jock Collins on bridging and bonding social capital within non-metropolitan Australia, is extending knowledge on the diversity within rural communities. The research has produced a number of publications in high ranking journals and book chapters. Branka also developed and chaired a working group on Ethnic Dimensions of Rural Social Change and Development at the XII World Congress of Rural Sociology, 2008. She has advanced the comparative analysis of ethnic entrepreneurship by applying Qualitative Comparative Analysis, publishing in the area of comparative methods.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Rural development
  • Rural social science
  • Rural demographic changes
  • Research methods
  • International Business Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Business and Society
  • Economic Implication of Confucianism
  • Asian Management Systems


  • ECO110 Microeconomics
  • ECO320 International Economics
  • MGT340 International Business Management
  • MGT571 Contemporary Management Practices
  • MGT540 Management of Change

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Management) , Lincoln University, New Zealand


Master of Science (Economics), University of Belgrade


Bachelor of Science (Economics) (Honours), University of Belgrade



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