Dr Anton Kriz
|Work Phone||(02) 4348 4107|
|Fax||(02) 4348 4101|
Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||BO 164, Business Offices|
Anton has an extensive background in business, industry, government and academia. He has been a CEO, a management consultant and while working in Government has secured international joint ventures as well as conducted major research and development projects in Australia and overseas. Anton has had over 20 years research experience in Asia working with key markets like Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. He is a specialist in Chinese business, innovation management and marketing research with current projects on tourism, mental health and engineering. His PhD on Chinese Business Perceptions of Interpersonal Trust has been a catalyst for articles in A grade and high impact Journals such as the Asia Pacific Business Review. He has been the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and has recently received a China Fellowship (Zhejiang University) from the China Scholarship Council. Anton has worked as a chief investigator on an AusAID Australian Development Research Award and Grant ($146,000 - Category 1). He is also the Chair of the Innovation Festival on the Central Coast and Chairing a major project to transform the innovative capacity of the Central Coast of New South Wales. He is supervising and participating in key projects around regional innovation systems (RIS), innovation champions, high growth entrepreneurs (gazelles), open innovation alliances (cultural intelligence) and cluster development. His own major area of interest is building innovation synergies and alliances between regional China and regional Australia in what are termed network clusters of innovation (NCOI). Under the commercial arm of the University (Newcastle Innovation) he has bought in over $500,000 of commercial income in recent years. One of these projects has led to the development of Innov8Central which is now the lead agency for innovation for the Central Coast region. Anton has exceptional skills in engaging with industry and has recently worked on the 10 year strategy for China for Tourism Australia and a major scoping study for Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. He works closely with major regional bodies like HunterNet and is focused on raising the capacity of enterprises, clusters and regions through sharing his extensive and deep knowledge of innovation management theory and practice.
- PhD, University of Central Queensland, 2004
- Bachelor of Business (Economics), La Trobe University
- China Business
- Cross Culture
- International Business
- Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Research area of interest is predominantly around China and International Business with a strong emphasis on cross culture, relationships, services marketing and trust.. Other areas include marketing and eMarketing. Key areas of dnterest being developed relates outbound tourism from China.
Anton is a specialist in Chinese business research with current projects on innovation, tourism and entrepreneurs. His PhD on Chinese Business Perceptions of Interpersonal Trust and Xinren has been a catalyst for articles Journals such as the China Review International, Asia Pacific Business Review, and Management Decisions. He has been the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and has recently received a China Fellowship from the China Scholarship Council to attend Zhejiang University as a Senior Scholar (C9 University). Anton is working with the National Institute of Innovation Management out of Zhejiang University. Anton has worked as a chief investigator on an AusAID Australian Development Research Award and Grant worth $146,000 (Category 1 - National Competitive Grants Register).
Fields of Research
|150300||Business And Management||40|
|159999||Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services Not Elsewhere Classified||30|
|150499||Commercial Services Not Elsewhere Classified||30|
Centres and Groups
- Member - Australia Institute of Company Directors
- Member - Australian Institute of Management
China Scholarship Council (China)
Churchill Trust (Australia)
Awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further my research on regional business variations in China
Honours coordinator from 2003-2006. Marketing Discipline Head from 2003-2006.
- International Business
- International Marketing
- Marketing Strategy
- Services Marketing
Teach at the Post Graduate level in International Business Strategy. Teach at the UnderGrad level in marketing, emarketing, sport, and marketing strategy. Have taught research methods and a range of other courses.