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Dr Sharon Zivkovic

Institution: University of South Australia

City: Adelaide

State: South Australia

Country: Australia

Dr Sharon Zivkovic is an Adjunct Research Associate with the School of Education, University of South Australia and a Lecturer for the University of Adelaide’s Social Entrepreneurship Course. She is also Principal Facilitator at Community Capacity Builders and a Cofounder of Wicked Lab. Community Capacity Builders is a for-profit social enterprise that has developed a project based active citizenship education program based on education for sustainability principles that embeds in government infrastructure. Wicked Lab is a new technology start-up that is developing enterprise software to assist communities and governments to address complex social policy problems. Prior to establishing Community Capacity Builders, Sharon held positions in the non-profit, private and public sectors. In 2001 Sharon received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award in recognition of her contribution towards creating strong and enterprising communities. She received the Award for Best Overall Paper at the 2012 International Social Innovation Research Conference for her paper ‘Government’s role in social innovation: Balancing unplanned exploration and planned exploitation’. In 2015 Sharon received the Pank/University of South Australia School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship.

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