Dr Saskia De Klerk
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Saskia De Klerk

UNSW Canberra
School of Business

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.

Phone
+61 2 626 88668
Location
Room 312 at the School of Business Building 27 UNSW Canberra at ADFA
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Bliemel M; D'Alessandro S; de Klerk S; Flores R; Harrison G; Miles MP, 2021, 'The value of mentors in incubation and acceleration: a managerial perspective', in Handbook of Research on Business and Technology Incubation and Acceleration, Edward Elgar Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788974783.00037
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Makandwa G; de Klerk S; Saayman A, 2021, 'Understanding the Experiences of Rural Women in Sustaining Tourism Enterprises', in Gender and Tourism: Challenges and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, pp. 93 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80117-322-320211006
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Maritz A; Eager B; de Klerk S, 2021, 'Senior Entrepreneurs as Untapped Potential', in The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship, Springer International Publishing, pp. 179 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66603-3_9
    Book Chapters | 2019
    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
    Book Chapters | 2011
    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
    Book Chapters | 2011
    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
    Book Chapters | 2007
    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
    Book Chapters | 1994
    O’Donnell R, 1994, 'The economic environment', in The European Business Environment, Macmillan Education UK, pp. 47 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-23636-7_3
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Makandwa G; de Klerk S, 2024, 'Impact of family moral support on female entrepreneurs involved in craft tourism', Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 22, pp. 61 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2023.2248065
    Journal articles | 2023
    Burgess J; Loth J; de Klerk S, 2023, '‘The theatre was dark’: exploring regional Australian theatre’s resilient response to COVID-19', Regional Studies, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2023.2234405
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kahl J; de Klerk S; Whiteoak J, 2023, 'Managing empowerment: adjusting organisational units' autonomy to achieve corporate agility', Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 10, pp. 527 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-05-2022-0126
    Journal articles | 2023
    Makandwa G; de Klerk S; Saayman A, 2023, 'Culturally-based community tourism ventures in Southern Africa and rural women entrepreneurs’ skills', Current Issues in Tourism, 26, pp. 1268 - 1281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2022.2052267
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yu J; De Klerk S; Hess M, 2023, 'The influence of cronyism on entrepreneurial resource acquisition', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 40, pp. 121 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-021-09769-7
    Journal articles | 2023
    de Klerk S; Miles MP; Bliemel M, 2023, 'A life cycle perspective of startup accelerators', International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11365-023-00933-7
    Journal articles | 2023
    de Klerk S; Scheepers MDV; McIntyre K; Lawley M, 2023, 'Collective entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation: case Studies of regional Australian agribusinesses', Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08276331.2023.2294952
    Journal articles | 2022
    Daniel LJ; de Villiers Scheepers MJ; Miles MP; de Klerk S, 2022, 'Understanding entrepreneurial ecosystems using complex adaptive systems theory: getting the big picture for economic development, practice, and policy', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 34, pp. 911 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2022.2083691
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kahl J; de Klerk S; Ogulin R, 2022, 'Agile strategies for middle managers', Management Decision, 60, pp. 146 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-07-2020-0889
    Journal articles | 2022
    de Klerk S; Ghaffariyan MR; Miles M, 2022, 'Leveraging the Entrepreneurial Method as a Tool for the Circular Economy: The Case of Wood Waste', Sustainability (Switzerland), 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su14031559
    Journal articles | 2021
    Maritz A; Eager B; De Klerk S, 2021, 'Entrepreneurship and self-employment for mature-aged people', Australian Journal of Career Development, 30, pp. 3 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1038416220978971
    Journal articles | 2021
    de Klerk S; Hodge S, 2021, 'The case of the creative accelerator', Creative Industries Journal, 14, pp. 169 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17510694.2020.1813480
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bliemel M; Flores R; De Klerk S; Miles MP, 2019, 'Accelerators as start-up infrastructure for entrepreneurial clusters', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 31, pp. 133 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2018.1537152
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bliemel M; de Klerk S; Flores R; Miles MP, 2018, 'Emergence of accelerators and accelerator policy: The case of Australia', , pp. 162 - 187
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 59, pp. 811 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ET-01-2017-0007
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 27, pp. 477 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12151
    Journal articles | 2015
    De Klerk S; Ranasinghe G, 2015, 'Exploring the Youth Entrepreneurial Risk Behavior from a Cognitive Perspective', Sri Lankan Journal of Management, 20, pp. 70 - 93, http://www.sljm.pim.lk/SLJM_Articleslist.php?pageno=1&t=SLJM_Articles&RecPerPage=50
    Journal articles | 2015
    De Klerk S, 2015, 'The creative industries: an entrepreneurial bricolage perspective', Management Decision, 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-03-2014-0169
    Journal articles | 2015
    de Klerk S, 2015, 'An exploration of place: Towards an understanding of spatial character', TD-THE JOURNAL FOR TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, 11, pp. 85 - 103, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000379611500008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2014
    de Klerk S; Saayman M, 2014, 'Managing network motivations of [Ev]Entrepreneurs', African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 3, pp. 1 - 22, http://www.ajhtl.com/uploads/7/1/6/3/7163688/article_3_vol._3_2_july_2014.pdf
    Journal articles | 2013
    Bean K; De K; Kroon J, 2013, 'Conveying the Message: Building Relationships in a Varied Team', Journal of Business and Management, 2, pp. 11 - 25, http://www.todayscience.org/JBM/v2-1/JBM.2291-1995.2013.0201002.pdf
    Journal articles | 2012
    Bogaards M; Saskia ; Mostert K, 2012, 'Business socialising: Women’s social networking perceptions', African Journal of Business Management, 6, pp. 8822 - 8836, http://www.academicjournals.org/ajbm/ebooks/2012/2012/August/AJBM%20-%201%20August,%202012%20Issue.pdf
    Journal articles | 2012
    DeKlerk ; Saayman M, 2012, 'Networking as a key factor in Artpreneurial success', European Business Review, 24, pp. 382 - 399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09555341211254490
    Journal articles | 2011
    Bogaards M; De Klerk S; Mostert K, 2011, 'The Networking Practices of Businesswomen', Acta commercii, 11, pp. 58 - 74, http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_acom.html
    Journal articles | 2011
    Bogaards M; De Klerk S; Mostert K, 2011, 'The networking practices of businesswomen', Acta Commercii, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ac.v11i1.152
    Journal articles | 2010
    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, 7, pp. 290 - 307, http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/jcman_v7_a16
    Journal articles | 2010
    De Klerk S, 2010, 'The importance of networking as a management skill', South African Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 41, pp. 37 - 49
    Journal articles | 2010
    DeKlerk S; Greeff M, 2010, 'NETWORK, HOW? Perceptions of business people on networking practices', Acta Commercii, 10, pp. 264 - 280, http://www.journals.co.za/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Jonker E; Saayman M; De Klerk S, 2009, 'The role and attributes of entrepreneurs at South Africa's largest arts', PASOS-REVISTA DE TURISMO Y PATRIMONIO CULTURAL, 7, pp. 381 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.25145/j.pasos.2009.07.027
    Journal articles | 2009
    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, 7, pp. 381 - 392, http://ojsull.webs.ull.es/index.php/Revista/article/view/2474
    Journal articles | 2008
    Saayman M; Douglas M; De Klerk S, 2008, 'Attributes of entrepreneurs at an arts festival', Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 2, pp. 17 - 29
    Journal articles | 2008
    de Klerk S; Kroon J, 2008, 'Business networking relationships for business success', South African Journal of Business Management, 39, pp. 25 - 35
    Journal articles | 2007
    de Klerk S; Kroon J, 2007, 'Networking in South African businesses', Management Decision, 45
    Journal articles | 2005
    De Klerk S; Kroon J, 2005, 'E-commerce application in South African Businesses.', South African Journal of Business Management, 36, pp. 33 - 40, http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=0bcfc878-3591-4edc-98fd-ba2e2e2bd0d9@sessionmgr115&vid=2&hid=118
    Journal articles | 2003
    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, 23, pp. 319 - 322, http://www.ajol.info/index.php/saje/article/view/24953
    Journal articles |
    'African Journal of Business Management', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/ajbm
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    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/
    Reports | 2016
    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
    Conference Papers | 2015
    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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    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
    Conference Papers | 2013
    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
    Conference Papers | 2013
    De Klerk S; Bean K; Kroon J, 2013, '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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2011
    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/
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Saskia , 2011, 'Perceived Business Success: Not the same for everyone', Wellington, presented at ANZAM, Wellington, 06 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    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
    Conference Papers | 2010
    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
    Conference Papers | 2009
    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
    Conference Papers | 2008
    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
    Conference Papers | 2007
    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
    Conference Papers | 2006
    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
    Theses / Dissertations | 2006
    de Klerk S, 2006, Networking practices in Gauteng businesses: An analysis and proposed framework, North-West University, North-West University
    Conference Papers | 2005
    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