Dr Saskia De Klerk

HDR Coordinator
School of Business
+61 2 626 88668
+61 2 626 88450

LOCATION

Room 312 at the School of Business Building 27 UNSW Canberra at ADFA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr Saskia de Klerk is an academic with the School of Business, UNSW Canberra. She is a Senior Lecturer and Higher Degree Research Coordinator. 

Professional Experience and Research Interests

Her main research areas include Innovation, networking, social capital, entrepreneurship and business management research.

Main lecturing duties at UG and PG level include: International business, Business planning and Critical business skills.

Projects on Innovation and Accelerators in Australia with colleagues at Kensington and Christchurch University. A project on women management and networking skills development with the University of Queensland.Projects with North-West University, Australian National University and the Street theatre on investigating the development of managerial and entrepreneurial skills in the Creative industries.

Book Chapters

Hyndman-Rizk N; De Klerk S, 2019, 'Culture as Opportunity: Skilled Migration and Entrepreneurship in Australia', in Ratten V; Jones P; Braga V; Marques CS (ed.), Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The role of collaboration in the global economy. Contributions to Management Science., Springer, Cham, New York, USA, pp. 25 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12342-0_3

de Klerk S, 2011, 'Exporting and small business', in Burgess SM; Bothma CH (ed.), International Marketing, edn. 2e, Oxford University Press, OUP Southern Africa, pp. 483 - 518, http://www.oxford.co.za/pls/cms/oup.show_pub

Saskia , 2011, 'The economic environment', in Burgess SM; Bothma CH (ed.), International Marketing, edn. 2e, Oxford University Press, OUP Southern Africa, pp. 256 - 276, http://www.oxford.co.za/pls/cms/oup.show_pub

de Klerk S, 2007, 'Marketing research', in Mostert PG; Du Plessis PJ (ed.), Introduction to Marketing Management: A South African perspective., edn. 1, Mustard House Marketing, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Journal articles

Miles MP; de Vries H; Harrison G; Bliemel M; de Klerk S; Kasouf CJ, 2017, 'Accelerators as authentic training experiences for nascent entrepreneurs', Education and Training, vol. 59, pp. 811 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ET-01-2017-0007

de Klerk S; Verreynne ML, 2017, 'The networking practices of women managers in an emerging economy setting: negotiating institutional and social barriers', Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 27, pp. 477 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12151

De Klerk S; Ranasinghe G, 2015, 'Exploring the Youth Entrepreneurial Risk Behavior from a Cognitive Perspective', Sri Lankan Journal of Management, vol. 20, pp. 70 - 93, http://www.sljm.pim.lk/SLJM_Articleslist.php?pageno=1&t=SLJM_Articles&RecPerPage=50

De Klerk S, 2015, 'The creative industries: an entrepreneurial bricolage perspective', Management Decision, vol. 53, pp. 828 - 842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-03-2014-0169

de Klerk S; Saayman M, 2014, 'Managing network motivations of [Ev]Entrepreneurs', African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 22, http://www.ajhtl.com/uploads/7/1/6/3/7163688/article_3_vol._3_2_july_2014.pdf

Bean K; De K; Kroon J, 2013, 'Conveying the Message: Building Relationships in a Varied Team', Journal of Business and Management, vol. 2, pp. 11 - 25, http://www.todayscience.org/JBM/v2-1/JBM.2291-1995.2013.0201002.pdf

DeKlerk ; Saayman M, 2012, 'Networking as a key factor in Artpreneurial success', European Business Review, vol. 24, pp. 382 - 399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09555341211254490

Bogaards M; Saskia ; Mostert K, 2012, 'Business socialising: Women’s social networking perceptions', African Journal of Business Management, vol. 6, pp. 8822 - 8836, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJBM11.321

Bogaards M; De Klerk S; Mostert K, 2011, 'The Networking Practices of Businesswomen', Acta commercii, vol. 11, pp. 58 - 74, http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_acom.html

De Klerk S; Delport H; Mostert PG; Steyn TFJ, 2010, 'EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP INTENTION CONCEPT IN TWO SOUTH AFRICAN SERVICE INDUSTRIES', Journal of Contemporary Management, vol. 7, pp. 290 - 307, http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/jcman_v7_a16

De Klerk S, 2010, 'The importance of networking as a management skill', South African Journal of Business and Management Sciences, vol. 41, pp. 37 - 49

DeKlerk S; Greeff M, 2010, 'NETWORK, HOW? Perceptions of business people on networking practices', Acta Commercii, vol. 10, pp. 264 - 280, http://www.journals.co.za/

Jonker E; Saayman M; De Klerk S, 2009, 'The role and attributes of entrepreneurs at South Africa’s largest arts festival.', PASOS: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, vol. 7, pp. 381 - 392, http://www.pasosonline.org/en/articulos/355-the-role-and-attributes-of-entrepreneurs-at-south-africas-largest-arts-festival

de Klerk S; Kroon J, 2008, 'Business networking relationships for business success', South African Journal of Business Management, vol. 39, pp. 25 - 35

Saayman M; Douglas M; De Klerk S, 2008, 'Attributes of entrepreneurs at an arts festival', Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, vol. 2, pp. 17 - 29

de Klerk S; Kroon J, 2007, 'Networking in South African businesses', Management Decision, vol. 45, pp. 89 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251740710718980

De Klerk S; Kroon J, 2005, 'E-commerce application in South African Businesses.', South African Journal of Business Management, vol. 36, pp. 33 - 40, http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=0bcfc878-3591-4edc-98fd-ba2e2e2bd0d9@sessionmgr115&vid=2&hid=118

De Klerk S; Kroon J; Dippenaar A, 2003, 'Developing the next generation of potential entrepreneurs: co-operation between schools and businesses?', South African Journal of Education, vol. 23, pp. 319 - 322, http://www.ajol.info/index.php/saje/article/view/24953

Conference Papers

Bliemel MJ; de Vries H; Harrison G; Miles M; De Klerk S, 2017, 'Do accelerators build entrepreneurial competencies?', in Do accelerators build entrepreneurial competencies?, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbournce, VIC, presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbournce, VIC, 07 February 2017 - 10 February 2017, http://acereconference.com/

Bliemel M; Flores R; De Klerk S; Miles M, 2016, 'What accelerators are (not), and which performance metrics matter', in Proceedings of Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Annual conference, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Annual conference, Gold Coast, Australia, presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Annual conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 02 February 2016 - 05 February 2016, http://www.acereconference.com/

De Klerk S; Hall P, 2015, 'Creatives at Work: To team or not to team?', in https://app.bizvento.com/isbe2015, ISBE 2015, Glasgow Scotland UK, presented at ISBE 2015, Glasgow Scotland UK, 10 November 2015 - 12 November 2015, https://app.bizvento.com/isbe2015

De Klerk S; Hossain S; Connor J, 2014, 'The antecedents of social entrepreneurship practice – a content analysis', in Reese L (ed.), The antecedents of social entrepreneurship practice – a content analysis, ISBE The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution, Manchester, presented at ISBE The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution, Manchester, 04 November 2014 - 06 November 2014, https://www.eventsforce.net/isbe/frontend/reg/tDailyAgenda.csp?pageID=16070&eventID=45&eventID=45

De Klerk S, 2014, 'The creative entrepreneur or the entrepreneurial creator', in Davidsson P (ed.), Proceedings Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2014, QUT Business School Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, Sydney, Australia, pp. 13 - 13, presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia, 04 February 2014 - 07 February 2014

De Klerk S; Bean K; Kroon J, 2014, 'The role of Culture and Generation in Networking: Uncovering differences at a Gauteng mine.', in Slabbert E; Petzer D; Myburgh E (eds.), SAIMS 2013 Conference Proceedings: Southern African Institute for Management Sciences, Oxford University Press Southern Africa, Cape Town South Africa, pp. 77 - 95, presented at South African Institute of Management Sciences (SAIMS), Potchefstroom, 15 September 2013 - 18 September 2013, http://content.yudu.com/Library/A2pu76/OxfordUniversityPres/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://www.oxford.co.za/page/higher-education/news-and-galleries/1639289-Oxford-publishes-SAIMS-conference-p

De K; Verreynne M, 2013, 'PERCEIVED BUSINESS PERFORMANCE: NOT THE SAME FOR EVERYONE', in Conference Proceedings, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship, Brisbane, QLD, presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, 06 February 2013 - 08 February 2013

DeKlerk , 2012, 'Entrepreneurs foster supportive relationships in a market environment with little formal support', in The Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference Proceedings, http://acereconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2012-ACERE-DIANA-_Program-Handbook.pdf, Fremantle, WA, presented at Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference, Fremantle, WA, 31 January 2012 - 03 February 2012, http://www.aceredianaconference.com.au/

De Klerk S; Saayman M, 2011, 'Festival entrepreneurs: The ‘art’ of networking', in 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference Proceedings, Swinburne Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Australia, presented at 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange 2011, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 01 February 2011 - 04 February 2011, http://www.agseconference.com/

De K, 2010, 'Networking, net-worthy. The perceptions of businessmen and –women.', in Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2010, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Queensland, Australia, presented at 7th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange 2010, Swinburne University of Technology, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia., 02 February 2010 - 05 February 2010, http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/ir/onlineconferences/agse2010/000109.pdf

De Klerk S; Linde B, 2010, 'The experience of the exchange relationship of business network members: A psychological contract approach.', in The experience of the exchange relationship of business network members: A psychological contract approach., 4th International Business Conference, Vic Falls, Zambia, presented at 4th International Business Conference, Vic Falls, Zambia, 12 October 2010 - 14 October 2010

De Klerk S, 2009, 'The social networking practices of business owners and managers.', in The social networking practices of business owners and managers., 54th ICSB World Conference, Seoul, Korea, presented at 54th ICSB World Conference, Seoul, Korea, 21 June 2009 - 24 June 2009

Mostert P; Delport H; De Klerk S; Steyn D, 2008, 'Clients' Intentions to build long-term relationships with selected high-contact service providers.', in Clients' Intentions to build long-term relationships with selected high-contact service providers., 20th Annual conference and 21st Birthday Festival of the Southern African Institute for Management Sciences., Muldersdrift, South Africa, presented at 20th Annual conference and 21st Birthday Festival of the Southern African Institute for Management Sciences., Muldersdrift, South Africa, 14 September 2008 - 17 September 2008

Saskia DK, 2007, 'Social networking amongst South African business owners and managers.', in Social networking amongst South African business owners and managers., U.K. Social Networking Conference, Queen of Mary University, London., presented at U.K. Social Networking Conference, Queen of Mary University, London., 13 July 2007 - 14 July 2007

de Klerk S; Kroon J, 2006, 'South Africa’s Networking Strategy.', in South Africa’s Networking Strategy., 7th International Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy ‘Strategy and Sustainability – Does the practice sustain the theory?’, Berjaya Mahe Beach Resort Hotel, Mahe, The Seychelles, presented at 7th International Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy ‘Strategy and Sustainability – Does the practice sustain the theory?’, Berjaya Mahe Beach Resort Hotel, Mahe, The Seychelles, 10 April 2006 - 12 April 2006

De Klerk S; Kroon J, 2005, 'The profile of micro businesses in a residential area in South Africa.', in ICSB Board (ed.), The profile of micro businesses in a residential area in South Africa., ICSB, Washington DC, presented at ICSB, Washington DC, 14 June 2005 - 16 June 2005, http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.usasbe.org/resource/resmgr/conference_archives/2005_icsb_program.pdf

Conference Posters

Saskia , 2011, 'Perceived Business Success: Not the same for everyone', Wellington, presented at ANZAM, Wellington, 06 December 2011

Reports

Bliemel MJ; Flores R; de Klerk S; Miles M; Costas B; Monteiro P, 2016, The role and performance of accelerators in the Australian startup ecosystem, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Theses / Dissertations

de Klerk S, 2006, Networking practices in Gauteng businesses: An analysis and proposed framework, North-West University, North-West University

Other

De Klerk S, 2008, Networking: It is who you know., http://www.powerfulperceptions.co.za/documents/FM_2008_08_01.pdf