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Distinguished Professor Jo Barraket

Director, Centre for Social Impact Swinburne


University Distinguished Professor Jo Barraket is a pioneering researcher in social enterprise and social innovation in Australia. Her work spans questions of public policy, organisational hybridity and social change. She leads CSI Swinburne, which is the largest social economy research centre in the world.

Professor Barraket’s work contributes to policy development and practice in social investment, social procurement, and social enterprise development. Based on her expertise in these areas, she has been national expert adviser to the OECD on two projects related to the social economy and socio-economic participation.

Professor Barraket has authored more than 70 publications and led more than $9.5 million of grant funded and commissioned research, including national competitive grants funded by the Australian Research Council and projects funded by corporate and private philanthropy, and state and local governments. In her previous position as Associate Professor, she led the social enterprise and innovation research program at QUT Business School.

Research interests

Politics; Sociology; Social Enterprise; Third Sector and Public Policy; Social Innovation; Social Entrepreneurship; Cooperatives and Mutuals; Nonprofit Management; Organisation Behaviour; Management

Fields of Research

  • Business Systems In Context - 350300
  • Policy And Administration - 440700


Also published as: Barraket, Jo; Barraket, J.; Barraket, Josephine
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