Dr Alexandra Kriz

Lecturer in International Business

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 56571


Dr Kriz completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours 1st Class) at the University of Sydney and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney's Business School. She has been a visiting researcher at the Turku School of Economics (University of Turku) and the Adam Smith Business School (University of Glasgow) and was a Consultant at Mercer Consulting and Research Manager at Incept Labs. During her career in industry Dr Kriz was involved in major research projects (e.g. co-developing a ground-breaking diversity and inclusion blueprint for the investment banking industry in Australia; project managing a research project commissioned by the AICD involving over 100 Chairs). Dr Kriz's Honours thesis explored ambidexterity or the ability to undertake both radical and incremental innovation, and she was awarded the University's Canon Honours Scholarship. Her Ph.D. explored innovation among high-tech firms and during her doctorate, she also worked on a related innovation project for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which involved over 50 interviews with key stakeholders.

Research Interests

  • Ambidextrous innovation
  • Early growth of the firm
  • Internationalising, technology-based SMEs
  • Human-centred design
  • Dynamic capabilities


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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