Dr Katrina Skellern is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Centre for Business & Social Innovation at the UTS Business School . She has over 20 years of experience in project management, policy development, program evaluation, business model innovation, community and stakeholder engagement in Australia and internationally. Katrina is currently working on a business model transformation project with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
Katrina completed her PhD in 2018, investigating the attributes of sustainable transitions in traditional manufacturing industry sectors in regions of Australia. Katrina also completed her Masters thesis in sustainable transitions, in the field of social housing and social policy. In collaboration with the University of Wollongong, Katrina engaged and consulted with a number of social housing tenants to understand and evaluate individual warming and cooling practices in order to develop social policy recommendations to improve energy efficiency outcomes in social housing dwellings.
In a consultancy capacity, Katrina has worked across a number of Aboriginal communities developing sport and recreation and health and wellbeing programs.
Katrina has extensive experience in qualitative and mixed-method research including focus groups, stakeholder and community consultations, survey design and analysis and literature reviews. She has worked with a range of population groups and in all Australian states and territories across metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities.
Can supervise: YES
•Business Model Innovation
•Sustainable transitions and Systems Thinking
The Routledge Companion to Global Value Chains: Reinterpreting and reimagining mega trends in the world economy, to be published by Routledge in 2018.
With the growing interest from business, academics and policy-makers in global value chains, this Handbook will provide a timely reference work on key megatrends and business practices in the world economy. Its target audience will be students, practitioners, researchers and governments who want to understand the operations and interrelationships of firms in global markets and value chains, and how they drive international trade, productivity, innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.
The Handbook will cover a range of interdisciplinary themes, including:
(i) Development of the supply chain management and value networks discipline together with historical trends;
(ii) Integration of ICT systems and processes and computational connections in value chains;
(iii) Impact of inter-firm collaboration (alliances), plug and play partnerships, economies of agglomeration;
(iv) Dynamic capability building and design thinking as strategies for managing and repositioning value chains;
(v) Emerging technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, big data, smart specialisation, 3D printing;
(vi) New and emerging management practices and business models relating to technological, process and systems changes including new business models;
(vii) Sector/functional themes such as entrepreneurship, innovation, labour market, finance, sustainability, healthcare, services, manufacturing, SMEs, trade etc;
(viii) Implications for governance, public policy, product, process, service, organisational and managerial innovations and similar topics.
Skellern, K, Markey, R & Thornthwaite, L 2017, 'Identifying attributes of sustainable transitions for traditional regional manufacturing industry sectors – A conceptual framework', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 140, pp. 1782-1793.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Traditional manufacturing industry is facing significant transformation. Fundamental to this transformation, are the challenges of a changing social, economic, political and environmental future in response to climate change, global competition and limits to finite resources. These challenges have motivated a transition towards a new sustainable trajectory. Within a range of disciplinary fields, scholars have studied and developed conceptual frameworks to explain the processes, outcomes and effectiveness of particular transitions, yet, there remains limited evidence drawing together these conceptual approaches to identify the elements and attributes essential to holistic, practical and long lasting transitions within established manufacturing regions. To address this gap, this paper introduces an interdisciplinary framework, 'Attributes of Sustainable Transitions', by reviewing and integrating four existing conceptual approaches (Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainability Transitions, Spatiality of Regions and Transition Regions) to identify attributes of sustainable transitions within the manufacturing industry sector. In the process, this article also focuses on regions as important spaces for transitions, an emphasis currently missing from traditional economic approaches. Examples from international and Australian case studies are used to support the conceptual analysis, paving the way for future empirical research based on Australian firms.
Josserand, E, West, J, Skellern, K & Randawa 2019, 'Evolving a Value Chain to an Open Innovation Ecosystem: The Role of Stakeholders in Customizing Medical Implants', Annual World Open Innovation Conference, Rome.