Publications

  • Kovacic, Z. (1995). Time series analysis, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. ()
  • Kovacic, Z. (1994). Multivariate analysis, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. ()
  • Jovicic, M., & Kovacic, Z. (1984). Exercises in theoretical and applied econometrics. Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.
  • Cvjeticanin, D., Bukvic, R., & Kovacic, Z. (1982). Exercises in operational research (2nd ed.). Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.
  • Milosevic, V., & Kovacic, Z. (1977). Final exam exercises in Statistics III. Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2011). Case study: Developing an automatic grader of advanced office skills. In J. Barrett (Ed.), Open learning for an open world: Reflections on open and distance learning and teaching at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (pp. 112-117). Lower Hutt, New Zealand: The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2009). National culture and e-government readiness. In R. Hakikur (Ed.), Handbook of research on e-government readiness for information and service exchange: Utilizing progressive information communication technology. Hershey: Information Science Reference.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2008). A brave new e-world: An exploratory analysis of worldwide e-government readiness, level of democracy, corruption and globalization. In A-V. Anttiroiko (Ed.), Electronic government: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 3704-3720). Hershey: Information Science Reference.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2008). Learning styles and adaptive ICT based learning environment. In C. V. Slyke (Ed.), Information communication technologies: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 413-429). Hershey: Information Science Reference.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2007). A brave new e-world? An exploratory analysis of worldwide e-government readiness, level of democracy, corruption, and globalization. In D. F. Norris (Ed.), Current issues and trends in government research (pp. 180-202). Hershey: Idea-Group Publishing.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2006). Learning styles and adaptive ICT based learning environments. In A. Cartelli (Ed.), Teaching in the knowledge society: New skills and instruments for teachers (pp. 131-152). Hershey: Idea-Group Publishing. ()
  • Kovacic, Z. (2001). Transition of academic web sites – From a simple cyber brochure to a complex e-Educational model. In S. Elliot, K. V. Andersen, P. Swatman & S. Reich (Eds.), Developing a dynamic, integrative, multi-disciplinary research agenda in e-Commerce/e-Business. (pp. 267-276). BICE Press Ourimbah NSW. ()
  • Kovacic, Z. (1990). Economic policy analysis – Possibilities and limitations of a new econometrics. In Dj. Djukic (Ed.), Monetary factors and stabilisation policy. University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Yugoslavia. (Serbian). ()
  • Spuzic, S., Narayanan, R., Kovacic, Z., Arachchige, D. H., & Abhary, K. (2016). Roll pass design optimization. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-7. DOI:10.1007/s00170-016-9424-4
  • Tadić, M., & Kovačić, Z. J. (2016). Orientation of the fifteenth and sixteenth century mosques in the former Yugoslavia. Journal of the Geographical Institute 'Jovan Cvijić', 66(1), 1-17.
  • Wellstead, P., Kovacic, Z., & Norris, H. (2015). Social support as a factor in the wellbeing of New Zealand men: Who men ask for information and help, who they don’t, and why it matters. New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal, 55(3), 23-32
  • Abhary, K., Kovacic, Z., Lundberg, S-E., Narayanan, R., & Spuzic, S. (2015). An application of a hybrid algorithm to roll pass design. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 76, 1-8. DOI 10.1007/s00170-015-6865-0
  • Lan, H., Hart, C. A., Yujia, M., & Kovacic, Z. (June 29, 2014). Fiscal decentralization, environmental accountability and the provision of environmental public goods in China: Evidence from 30 provinces. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2520956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2520956
  • Kovacic, Z. (2012). Predicting student success by mining students enrolment data. Research in Higher Education Journal, 15(1).
  • Kovacic, Z. & Green, J. (2012). Automatic grading of spreadsheet and database skills. Journal of Information Technology Education - Innovations in Practice, 11, 55-70.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2012). Predicting student success by mining students enrolment data. Research in Higher Education Journal, 15(1).
  • Abhary, K., Garner, K., Kovacic, Z., Spuzic, S., Uzunovic, F., & Xing, K. (2010). A knowledge based hybrid model for improving manufacturing system in rolling mills. Key Engineering Materials,443, 3-8.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2008). Forecasting volatility - Evidence from the Macedonian stock exchange. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, (18), 182-212. () (Data: EViews | Excel)
  • Kovacic, Z. (2005). The impact of national culture on worldwide eGovernment readiness. Informing Science, 8, 143-158. ()
  • Kovacic, Z. (2005). A brave new eWorld? An exploratory analysis of worldwide eGovernment readiness, level of democracy, corruption and globalisation. International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 1(3), 15-32.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2004). Comparison of learning and teaching styles – Self-perception of IT students. Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 1 , 793-804. ()
  • Kovacic, Z., & Green, J. (2004). Are all learners created equal? A quantitative analysis of academic performance in a distance tertiary institution. Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 1 , 965-976. ()
  • Kovacic, Z. (2001). Communicating culture: An exploratory study of the key concepts in Maori culture on Maori web sites. Informing Science, 4(2), 53-59. ()
  • Babic, S., & Kovacic, Z. (1994). Role of rational expectations in economic theory. Economic Annals, 38(121). (Serbian). ()
  • Jovicic, M., & Kovacic, Z. (1993). Econometric study of Yugoslav hyperinflation. Economic Annals, 37(118), 24-45. (Serbian).
  • Babic, S., & Kovacic, Z. (1993). Rational expectations. Economic Annals, 37(117), 7-23. (Serbian).
  • Djukic, Dj., & Kovacic, Z. (1991). Export expansion and economic growth in Yugoslavia - Some empirical evidence. Economic Analysis, 26(2), 330-348.
  • Kovacic, Z. (1988). Macroeconometric models in Yugoslavia, Economic Analysis, 22(4), 289-319.
  • Kovacic, Z. (1988). Non-linear estimation of production functions, Ekonomski Vjesnik, 1(2), 81-86. (Croatian).
  • Eremic, M., Hanic, H., Kovacic, Z., Tatarevic, Lj., & Radivojevic, Lj. (1986). Identification of business cycles in Yugoslavia for the period 1953-1982. Eastern European Economics, 25(2), 100-123.
  • Labus, M., & Kovacic, Z. (1985). Effects of monetary expansion on inflation and economic growth. Finansije,40(11-12). (Serbian)
  • Kovacic, Z. (1985). Inflation and wages - Causality analysis. Economic Analysis, 19(2), 161-179.
  • Lovric, M., & Kovacic, Z. (1984). Importance of variance homogeneity assumption in ANOVA, Statistical Review, 34(1-2), 13-19. (Serbian).
  • Eremic, M., Hanic, H., Kovacic, Z., Tatarevic, Lj., & Radivojevic, Lj. (1984). Business cycles in Yugoslavia for the period 1953-1982, Industrija, (6), 5-20. (Serbian).
  • Eremic, M., Hanic, H., Kovacic, Z., Tatarevic, Lj., & Radivojevic, Lj. (1984). Identification of business cycles in Yugoslavia for the period 1953-1982. Ekonomski Pregled, 35(1-2), 15-30. (Croatian).
  • Kovacic, Z., & Lovric, M. (1983). Classifying objects by using ordinary variables. Statistical Review, 33(1-2), 14-16. (Serbian).
  • Lovric, M., & Kovacic, Z. (1982). Power comparison of the Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon and t-test in small samples. Statistical Review, 32(1-2), 41-48. (Serbian).
  • Kovacic, Z. (1979). Some remarks on measurement linear relationship between two random structures. Statistical Review, 30(3-4), 326-327. (Serbian).
  • Kovacic, Z. (1979). Determination of the statistical law of evolution of the input-output coefficients matrix. Statistical Review, 30(1-2), 68-77. (Serbian).
  • Abhary, K., Arachchige, D-H., Kovacic, Z., Narayanan, R., & Spuzic, S. (2015). Some trends in roll design for manufacture of long products. 2nd International Conference on Rolling and Finishing Technology of Steel (RAFTS 2015), September 8-10, R&D Centre for Iron and Steel, Steel Authority of India Ltd. Ispat Bhawan, SAIL Ranchi, India.
  • Spuzic, S., Arachchige, D-H., Kovacic, Z., Abhary, K., & Narayanan, R. (2015). A contribution to roll pass design optimisation in hot steel rolling technology. 2nd International Conference on Rolling and Finishing Technology of Steel (RAFTS 2015), September 8-10, R&D Centre for Iron and Steel, Steel Authority of India Ltd. Ispat Bhawan, SAIL Ranchi, India.
  • Abhary, K., Djukic, D., Hsu, H-Y., Kovacic, Z., Mulcahy, D., Spuzic, S., & Uzunovic, F. (2011, May, 26-28). Some aspects of knowledge engineering. In Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary International Conference on Accomplishments in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2010, June, 19-24). Early prediction of student success: Mining students enrolment data. In Proceedings of the Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference, [CD-ROM], Cassino, Italia.
  • Abhary, K., Garner, K., Kovacic, Z., Spuzic, S., Uzunovic, F., & Xing, K. (2010, June, 7-10). A knowledge based hybrid model for improving manufacturing system in rolling mills. In Proceedings of the APCMP2010 - The 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kovacic, Z., & Green, J. (2010, April, 25– 28). Automated assessment of advanced office skills. In the Proceedings of the DEANZ 2010 Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kovacic, Z., & Green, J. (2010, March, 8-10). Automatic grader of advanced office skills. In the Proceedings of the INTED2010 (International Technology, Education and Development) Conference, Valencia, Spain.
  • Abhary, K., Adriansen, H. K., Begovac, F., Kovacic, Z., Shpigelman, C. N., Spuzic, S., Uzunovic, F., & Wood, D. (2009, July, 7-10). Mobility and transferability of education in construction engineering. In Proceedings of the 34th AUBEA Annual Conference, [CD-ROM], Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Kovacic, Z., & Vukmirovic, D. (2008, June 22-25). ICT adoption and the digital divide in Serbia: Factors and policy implications. In Proceedings of the Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference , Varna, Bulgaria.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2007, June 22-25). Determinants of worldwide software piracy. In Proceedings of the Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference , Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Karamat, P., & Kovacic, Z. (2006, December, 2-6). Supporting the technical and vocational training for girls through web. In Proceedings of the Fourth Saudi Technical Conference & Exhibition (STCEX2006), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., & Karamat, P. (2005, September 26-28). An alternative measure of the digital divide between Arab countries. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. () (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., & Karamat, P. (2005, August 15-18). Comparison of the digital divide in combined indicator and time distance space for selected Asian-Pacific countries. In Proceedings of the BICET 2005 Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2005, June 16-19). The impact of national culture on worldwide eGovernment readiness. In Proceedings of the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. (Academic Silver Medal - Best Paper Award).
  • Kovacic, Z. (2004, December 14-16). A predictive model for eCommerce consumer expenditure in EC countries. In Proceedings of the 3 rd International Business Information Management Conference, Cozumel, Mexico. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., Green, J., & Eves, C. (2004, November 24–26). Learning styles of Computer Concepts students in a distance tertiary institution. In Proceedings of the NZARE National Conference 2004, Wellington, New Zealand. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., & Green, J. (2004, September 28–30). A strategy which might increase motivation and retention rate of distance education students. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2004, July 4-6). A brave new eWorld? An exploratory analysis of worldwide eGovernment readiness, level of democracy, corruption and globalisation. In Proceedings of the 2004 International Business Information Management Conference, Amman, Jordan.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2004, July 3-7). Learning styles, sociodemographics and level of participation in a discussion forum. AusWeb04 - 10th Australian World Wide Web Conference, Gold Coast, QLD Australia. () (abstract | paper | presentation)
  • Kovacic, Z. (2004 , June 25-28). Comparison of learning and teaching styles – Self-perception of IT students. In Proceedings of the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Rockhampton, Australia. (Academic Silver Medal - Best Paper Award).
  • Kovacic, Z., & Green, J. (2004 , June 25-28). Are all learners created equal? A quantitative analysis of academic performance in a distance tertiary institution. In Proceedings of the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Rockhampton, Australia.
  • Kovacic, Z., & Green, J. (2004, July 4-8). A strategy for reaching students and increasing their motivation, 3rd Pan Commonwealth Forum, Dunedin, New Zealand. () (poster: )
  • Kovacic, Z. (2002, July 16-19). Classification methods in analysis of Internet use and e-Commerce activities in EC countries, 8th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies, Cracow, Poland. (abstract: )
  • Kovacic, Z. (2002, April 10-12). Designing an e-Commerce course for distance mode. Evolving e-Learning - DEANZ 2002 Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. (paper: | presentation: PPT | ZIP)
  • Kovacic, Z. (2001, June 22-23). Transition of academic web sites – From a simple cyber brochure to a complex e-Educational model. IFIP TC8 Working Conference: Developing a Dynamic, Integrative Multi-Disciplinary Research Agenda in E-Commerce/E-Business, Salzburg, Austria. (Conference URL: ) (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z. (2001, June 19-23). Positioning of Maori web sites in the space generated by the key concepts in Maori culture. 2001 Informing Science Conference, Cracow, Poland. (presentation: )
  • Kovacic, Z. (2001, May 23-26). Integrating the Internet tools in an introductory IS&T course: New Zealand distance education case study. TET 2001: 3rd International Conference on the Topic Telecommunications for Education and Training, Prague, Czech Republic. (Conference URL: ) (paper: | presentation: PDF)
  • Kovacic, Z. (2001, April 19-21). Distance measures between time series. International Symposium in Honour of David Vere-Jones, Wellington, New Zealand. (abstract: PDF)
  • Bandyopadhyay, D., & Kovacic, Z. (1996, August 25-28). Macroeconomics in Australasia: What determines popularity? New Zealand Association of Economists Conference 1996, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z. (1996, March 26-29). Classification of time series: with applications to the leading indicator selection. Fifth International Conference of the Classification Societies, Kobe, Japan.
  • Jovicic, M., & Kovacic, Z. (1994, June 16-18). Econometric study of Yugoslav hyperinflation. The 7th Conference of the International Association for the Economic of Self-Management (AFESM), Portorose, Slovenia. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., & Krtinic, V. (1994, May). Transition to democracy (Comparative study of the ’92 and ’93 elections in Serbia). Yugoslav Section for Classification, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., & Krtinic, V. (1994, May). Typology of constituencies in Serbia. Yugoslav Section for Classification, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (paper: )
  • Kovacic, Z., & Krtinic, V. (1994, May). Classification of the Belgrade municipalities according to elections outcomes - ’92 and ’93 elections. Yugoslav Section for Classification, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (paper: )
  • Djukic, Dj., & Kovacic, Z. (1993, June 2-4). Determination of the degree of the central bank autonomy in transforming economies. International Symposium on Economic Modelling, University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece.
  • Babic, S., & Kovacic, Z. (1992, September 24-26). Evaluation of the stabilisation policies in transforming economies - The Case of Poland and Yugoslavia. 2nd EACES Conference - Problems of Transforming Economies, Faculty of Economics at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Kovacic, Z., & Djukic, Dj. (1992, August 18-20). Cointegration analysis of Yugoslav hyperinflation. International Symposium on Economic Modelling, University of Göteberg, Sweden.
  • Djukic, Dj., & Kovacic, Z. (1991, December 4-6). The effects of monetary policy on real variables in Yugoslavia: Evidence from VAR models. XVIIIth International Conference on Problems of Building and Estimation of Large Econometric Models, Lodz, Poland.
  • Kovacic, Z., & Djukic, Dj. (1990, August 22-28). Export expansion and economic growth in Yugoslavia - Some empirical evidence. VIth World Congress of the Econometric Society, Barselona, Spain.
  • Kovacic, Z. (1990, September 5-7). Robustness of the criteria for AR order selection. XIIIth International Conference on Problems of Model Building and Forecasting in Economics - Models and Forecasts ‘90, Berlin, Germany. (abstract: PDF)
  • Kovacic, Z. (1989). Comparative study of three macroeconometric models of Yugoslav economy from the viewpoint of their implementation in the Aristotle, XIIth International Conference of National Economies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia. (paper: )
  • Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management. ()
  • Editor of the Journal of Information Technology Education. ()
  • Senior Associate Editor of the Informing Science – The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline. ()
  • Member of the International Association for Statistics Education.
  • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of The Open Management Journal. ()
  • Member of the international board of reviewers of the Journal of Global Business and Technology. ()
  • Member of the Informing Science Institute. ()
  • Member of the Informing Science + Information Technology Education Conference InSITE 2007 Advisory Committee, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 22-25, 2007. ()
  • Programme Committee member of the ALT-C 2005 – 12th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Manchester, England, September 6-8, 2005.
  • Session chair at the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, US, June 16-19, 2005.
  • Programme Committee member of the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, US, June 16-19, 2005.
  • Session chair at the Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Rockhampton, Australia, June 25-28, 2004.
  • Programme Committee member of the 3rd International Business Information Management (IBIMA) Conference, Cozumel, Mexico, December 14-16, 2004.
  • Assistant Editor of the international journal Economic Analysis and Worker’s Management (Ekonomska Analiza) (1991-1994).
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Economic Thought (Ekonomska Misao). (1986-1995)
  • European Journal of Law and Economics
  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
  • Refereeing a chapter in Bidgoli, H. (Ed.). The Handbook of Technology Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
  • Journal of Information Technology and Politics
  • International Journal of Electronic Government Research
  • Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 22-25, 2007.
  • ALT-C 2006, the 13th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 5-7, 2006.
  • Global Business and Technology Association Eight Annual International Conference, Moscow, Russia, June 27 - July 1, 2006.
  • Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, June 16-19, 2005.
  • 3rd International Business Information Management (IBIMA) Conference, Cozumel, Mexico, December 14-16, 2004.
  • New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference 2004, Wellington, New Zealand, September 28-30.
  • ALT-C 2004 – 11th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, September 14-16, 2004, Exeter University.
  • 2004 International Business Information Management Conference IBIM’04, Amman, Jordan, July 4-6.
  • Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Rockhampton, Australia, June 25-28, 2004.
  • Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Pori, Finland, June 24-27, 2003.
  • Special issue of the Journal of Neural Parallel and Scientific Computations which focused on ‘Computational Intelligence in Management’, 2003.
  • Vilotic, M., & Kovacic, Z. (2016). belex: Download historical data from the Belgrade stock exchange. R package version 0.1.0. https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/belex/index.html
  • Kovacic, Z. (2014, October). Introducing the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Presentation to Faculty of Al-Quds Open University, Ramallah, Palestine.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2014, November). Introducing the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Presentation to Faculty of Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
  • Kovacic, Z. (2014, November). E-learning at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Presentation to Faculty of Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
  • Financial time series analysis (Volatility of financial markets in the South-Eastern European countries)
  • Business cycles analysis
  • Web data mining (business intelligence)
  • Modelling student retention (educational data mining)
  • Student support in ICT based learning environment