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Adjunct Associate Professor Josephine Barraket
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Policy and Administration, Sociology
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of New South Wales)


Community Development, Nonprofit, Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Policy, Third Sector

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Jo Barraket is Associate Professor of Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship. Jo holds a PhD in applied sociology from the University of New South Wales, and has worked variously as a policy coordinator, research fellow and academic on postgraduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Melbourne and the University of Technology, Sydney.

Jo’s focus is on contributing to knowledge and practice of innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to social problems. Jo and her research team work on documenting sustainable and evidence-based models of social enterprise and entrepreneurship, and developing tools to support the work of enterprising nonprofits, social enterprise and social business.

In keeping with her research interests, Jo has recently published a book entitled ‘Strategic issues for the not-for-profit sector’.

Research Interests

  • Social enterprise and social innovation
  • Network governance at the local level
  • Third sector organisations and social policy
  • Social inclusion and community development
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