Researcher biography

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.