Dr Sharon Zivkovic

CEO / Founder Community Capacity Builders & CIO / Cofounder Wicked Lab, 



Research Focus

– Using complex adaptive systems theory to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems.
– Measuring changes in transition characteristics to enable governments to take a complexity approach when addressing wicked problems.
– Supporting the scholar-practitioner roles of scholar-systems social entrepreneur and scholar-systems steward to address the rigour-relevance divide of entrepreneurship research.
– Integrating nature-based solutions into the Australian social enterprise sector.
– Developing a toolkit to assist street level workers and elected officials to play unplanned exploration and planned exploitation roles in communities.
– Using Mariana Mazzucato’s mission-oriented policy framework as an overarching framework to combine three Australian systems social entrepreneurship approaches.


  • Using Tool for Systemic Change to map, measure and track the transition of a community food system


  • CEO / Founder Community Capacity Builders & CIO / Cofounder Wicked Lab

Global goals

Target 4.4
Target 4.7
Target 11.3
Target 11.6
Target 11.7
Target 17.14
Target 17.16
Target 17.17

Professional Organisations

  • Catalyst 2030
  • EMES Research Network for Social Enterprise
  • International Research Society for Public Management


  • Australia

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