Staff Profile


Career Summary


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, 19/07/2004
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics), La Trobe University


Research keywords

  • China Business
  • Cross Culture
  • International Business
  • Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism
  • eMarketing

Research expertise

Research area of interest is predominantly around China and innovation management. Other areas include institutions and international business with a strong emphasis on cross culture, relationships, services marketing, marketing strategy and trust. Regional innovation systems, open innovation and innovation champions are some of the specific aspects under investigation.

Fields of Research

150300Business And Management50
150307Innovation And Technology Management30
159999Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services Not Elsewhere Classified20



  • Member - Australia Institute of Company Directors
  • Member - Australian Institute of Management


2010China Fellow
China Scholarship Council (China)


2007Churchill Fellow
Churchill Trust (Australia)
Awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further my research on regional business variations in 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).


Administrative expertise

Honours coordinator from 2003-2006. Marketing Discipline Head from 2003-2006.


Teaching keywords

  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Services Marketing

Teaching expertise

Teach at the Post Graduate level in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Teach at the UnderGrad level in Marketing Strategy and Services Marketing. Have taught research methods and a range of other courses.



For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (1 outputs)

2009Kriz AP, Secrets to Building Personal Trust in China: An In-Depth Investigation of the Chinese Business Landscape, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, 302 (2009) [A1]

Chapter (8 outputs)

2014Anderson M, Keating B, Kriz A, 'An Open-Systems Perspective of Mental Health Services', Service Management in Health and Wellness Services, Kendall Hunt, Iowa 121-135 (2014)
2014Drew AJ, Kriz AP, Redding G, 'Paternalism in Chinese Business Systems', Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship, Routledge, New York 1-29 (2014)

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2013Kriz APT, Molloy C, Denness B, 'The Global Importance of Innovation Champions: Insights from China', Evolution of Innovation Management: Trends in an International Context, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 268-289 (2013) [B1]
2012Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'Towards a theoretical framework for examining societal-level institutional change', Institutional Theory in International Business and Management, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London 65-98 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2010Kriz AP, Fang T, 'The spirit of Chinese society and innovation', Innovation Driven Research Education. Volume 1: An Introduction, Production in Engineering Program, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden 305-353 (2010) [B2]
2008Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'The effect of an efficient and effective politico-legal system on the Chinese business practice of Guanxi', Innovation in Management Practices, Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi, India 194-201 (2008) [B1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2003Kriz AP, Flint JA, 'Etics and emics: bridging a gap in international business culture', Cross-cultural Marketing, Thomson Learning, South Melbourne, Victoria 53-58 (2003) [B2]
2002Kriz APT, Waller I, 'Human behaviour: Bridging the gap between dizzy and fuzzy, in Fuzzy Logic: A Framework for the New Millennium, eds V. Dimitrov, V. Korotkich, vol. 81, pp. 111-136, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, ,', Fuzzy Logic: A Framework for the New Millennium, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 111-136 (2002) [B1]
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Journal article (19 outputs)

2014Cunneen DJ, Kriz A, 'Study on the definition and measurement of high growth firm', Science and Technology Progress and Policy, 31 106-113 (2014)


2014Connell J, Kriz A, Thorpe M, 'Industry clusters: an antidote for knowledge sharing and collaborative innovation?', Journal of Knowledge Management, 18 137-151 (2014)
2014Kriz A, Gummesson E, Quazi A, 'Methodology meets culture: Relational and Guanxi-oriented research in China', International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 14 27-46 (2014)
2014Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'Institutional Reform and the Changing Face of Guanxi', International Journal of Business and Information, 9 187-216 (2014)

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2013Collins RA, Kriz A, 'Cultural intelligence (CQ) and its role in advancing open innovation alliances (OIA) between China and the West', Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, 5 220-238 (2013) [C1]
2013Meyer D, Barnes LR, Kriz A, 'Threshold of tolerance model: strategy for international travel', GeoJournal, 1-7 (2013) [C1]
2012Kriz AP, Cunneen DJ, 'China's next big challenge: Mastering radical technology', Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, 3 6-25 (2012) [C1]


2011Keating BW, Alpert F, Kriz AP, Quazi A, 'Mediating role of relationship quality in online services', Journal for Computer Information Systems, 52 33-41 (2011) [C1]
2010Kriz AP, 'The challenge to rekindle China's innovative spirit', Management Decision, 48 541-561 (2010) [C1]
2010Kriz AP, Keating B, 'Business relationships in China: Lessons about deep trust', Asia Pacific Business Review, 16 299-318 (2010) [C1]
2009Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'An institutional analysis of Chinese business relationships', International Journal of Value Chain Management, 3 356-373 (2009) [C1]
2009Kriz AP, Keating B, 'Doing business in China: Tips for an outsider (Lowai)', China Review International, 16 1-17 (2009) [C1]
2009Keating BW, Quazi AM, Kriz AP, 'Financial risk and its impact on new purchasing behavior in the online retail setting', Electronic Markets: The International Journal on Networked Business, 19 237-250 (2009) [C1]
2009Kriz AP, 'Managing international business in China', Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, 16 317-323 (2009) [C3]
2008Keating B, Quazi A, Kriz AP, Coltman T, 'In pursuit of a sustainable supply chain: Insights from Westpac Banking Corporation', Supply Chain Management, 13 175-179 (2008) [C1]
2008Keating B, Kriz AP, 'Outbound tourism from China - Literature review and research agenda', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 15 32-41 (2008) [C1]
2006Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'Understanding changing patron expectations of club offerings: A consumer behavioural approach', International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 7 195-210 (2006) [C1]
2002Kriz AP, Flint JA, 'Layers within Layers within Layers of Chinese Business Culture - A Case for Using Etics, Emics and Emics within Emics', Doing Business Across Borders, 1 46-55 (2002) [C1]
2002Flint JA, Kriz AP, 'Innovation, Regional Business and Internet Technology', Doing Business Across Borders, 1 91-100 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (40 outputs)

2014Cullen A, Rosenberger III PJ, Malik A, Fitzgerald M, Kriz A, 'Advancing a conceptual model for understanding the influence of personal characteristics and values on Generation Y¿s attitude towards teleworking', ANZAM 2014 - Reshaping Management for Impact, Sydney, Australia (2014) [E1]
2014Haworth GW, Rosenberger III PJ, Merrilees B, Kriz A, 'Advancing a model of adaptive strategic behaviour', The 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, University of Technology, Sydney (2014) [O1]
2014Keogh C, Kriz A, Johnson P, 'Innovative research by design: Using action research to explore the self-contained accommodation sector.', CAUTHE 2014: Tourism and Hospitality in the Contemporary World: Trends, Changes and Complexity, Brisbane (2014)


2014Keogh C, Kriz A, Johnson PC, 'Is the Party Over for Second Homes in Australia? How Action Research and Management Theory Can Combine to Aid a Fragmented Sector', Program and abstracts from the IGU Commission for the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change conference, Skeviks gård, Stockholm, 9-11 June 2014, Skeviks gård, Stockholm, Sweden (2014)


2013Veldhuizen C, Kriz APT, 'Leadership in Regional Innovation Management: New theoretical and policy perspectives', The Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Molloy C, Bankins SM, Kriz A, 'Understanding innovation champions in social enterprises: Towards a conceptual framework', The Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]


2013Collins R, Kriz APT, 'Exploring cultural differences as barriers to knowledge exchange in open innovation alliances', The Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Kriz AP, Groen E, Drew AJ, Cunneen D, 'China: Hegemonic heir apparent?', Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Sydney (2013) [E1]
2013Drew AJ, Kriz AP, Redding G, 'Why genes, culture and institutions matter', Group for Research in Organisational Evolution, Hertfordshire (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2012Kriz AP, Kriz A, Voola R, 'Learning about ambidextrous innovation through analogous dynamic systems: AFL premiership teams as an organisational comparison', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, WA (2012) [E1]
2012McGregor CJ, Kriz AP, 'Investigating the behaviours, impact and motivations of innovation champions', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, WA (2012) [E1]
2012Kriz AP, Groen E, Drew AJ, Cunneen DJ, 'China: Hegemonic heir apparent or simply a pretender?', The 2012 International Schumpeter Society Conference, Brisbane, QLD (2012) [E2]
2012Kriz AP, Veldhuizen C, 'Developing and managing Regional Innovation Systems (RIS)', Proceedings of the 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Seoul, Korea (2012) [E3]
2012Veldhuizen G, Kriz AP, 'Strategic alignmment of innovation and corporate social responsibility: Integrating 'community' into the regional innovation policy literature', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Perth, WA (2012) [E3]
2012Kriz AP, Keating B, Drew AJ, Rowley C, 'Beyond cronyism: in pursuit of deep trust', 38th European International Business Academy 2012 Proceedings, Brighton, England (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2011Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'Institutional reform and the changing face of Guanxi', Proceedings of Business and Information 2011, Bangkok (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2011Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'Institutional reform and the case of Guanxi', Enterprise Management in a Transitional Economy and Post Financial Crisis, Nanjing (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2011Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'Structural changes within and between economies: Embedded institutions and the case of guanxi', Proceedings of the 37th European International Business Academy Annual Conference, Bucharest (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2011Kriz AP, 'The Central Coast challenge of turning broken dreams into a new reality', SEGRA 2011 Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia, Geelong, VIC (2011) [E3]
2010Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'History and the path dependent nature of economic development: And the case of Guanxi', XXth Conference of the CEDIMES: Development Models of Emerging Countries, Quebec, Canada (2010) [E2]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2010Kriz AP, 'China's next big challenge: Mastering the art and science of creative technology', CICALICS WORKSHOP. Program, Zhejiang, China (2010) [E3]
2009Kriz AP, 'The challenge to rekindle China's innovative spirit', First Global Drucker Forum Program, Vienna, Austria (2009) [E3]
2008Drew AJ, Kriz AP, 'The mediating effect of an efficient and effective politico-legal system on the Chinese business practice of guanxi', 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific Century, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2007Coltman T, Keating B, Kriz AP, 'Do suppliers of third party logistics understand their customers?', ANZMAC 2007 Conference. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy. Conference Proceedings and Refereed Papers, Dunedin, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007Keating B, Coltman T, Kriz AP, 'Embracing a service-dominant logic within the supply chain', ANZMAC 2007 Conference. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy. Conference Proceedings and Refereed Papers, Dunedin, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007Kriz AP, Groen E, Drew AJ, 'Predicting the next hegemon: A case of analysing the past, present and future', All China Economics (ACE) International Conference. Papers, Hong Kong (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2006Kriz AP, Quazi AM, Drew AJ, 'Exploring the importance of help in building trust: evidence from chinese markets', 2nd Biennial Conference of the Academy of World business, marketing and Management Development Conference Proceedings, Paris (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW

2004Gooley EK, Flint JA, Kriz AP, 'Perceived Empathy in a Consumer Services Purchase', ANZMAC 2004 Conference Proceedings, Wellington, New Zealand (2004) [E1]
2003Carlson JL, Voola R, Quazi AM, Kriz AP, 'E-Service, Satisfaction, Perceived Value and Behavioural Intentions in Professional Sport: Opportunities and Considerations', The Future of Marketing with Particular Reference to Asia and the Antipodes, Sydney (2003) [E1]


2003Flint JA, Kriz AP, 'Perceptions of the Internet and E-Marketing Practices among Non-Urban SME's', Pathways to Profit Conference Proceedings, The University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, NSW (2003) [E1]
2003Kriz AP, Fang T, 'Interpersonal trust in chinese relational networks: Moving from guanxi to xinren', Proceedings of 19th Annual IMP Conference, Lugano, Switzerland (2003) [E1]
2003Flint JA, Kriz AP, 'Small Business Propensity of Innovative Marketing via the Internet', Celebration of ehrenberg and bass, Proceedings of ANZMAC 2003 Conference, Adelaide, SA (2003) [E1]
2003Groen E, Kriz AP, Fang T, 'Regulated Trust: A Solution to Potential Disputes Between Chinese and Western Business People Undertaking Business in China', Local Responsiveness Versus Global Integration, Stockholm University, School of Business (2003) [E2]
2003Groen E, Kriz AP, Fang T, 'An option for divergence not convergence in regulation in China', Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Free Daily (2003) [E3]
2002Kriz AP, Waller I, 'When Winning is Everything: The Strategic Benefits of Adopting a Thick Face and Black Heart in Connective Marketing Contexts', ICRM 2002, Germany (2002) [E1]
2002Flint JA, Kriz AP, Hu J, 'Propensity for Electronic Business Across Borders: The Case of Wyong Shire', Proceedings of the Doing Business Across Borders Conference. Building Bridges Between Theory & Practice, Newcastle (2002) [E1]
2002Hu J, Flint JA, Kriz AP, 'Macro-Marketing Revisited', ANZMAC 2002 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne (2002) [E1]
2002Kriz AP, Fang T, 'Unmasking the multiple faces of the Peoples Republic of China', DBAB 2002: Building Bridges Between Theory and Practice, Newcastle (2002) [E1]
2002Kriz AP, Waller I, 'Overselling Relationship Marketing: A Case from the Chinese Markets', DBAB 2002: Building Bridges Between Theory and Practice, Newcastle (2002) [E3]
2001Kriz AP, Flint JA, 'Etics and Emics: Bridging a Gap in International Business Culture', Doing Business Across Borders, Newcastle, NSW (2001) [E3]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

2011Drew AJ, Chinese perceptions of guanxi in Mainland and overseas Chinese business communities, University of Newcastle (2011)

Co-authors: ANTONY DREW


Grants and Funding


Number of grants5
Total funding$224,660

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2014 (1 grants)

Smart Work Hub Pilot Program – Research services$190,100
Funding Body: NSW Trade & Investment

Project Team
Associate Professor Martin Fitzgerald, Doctor Philip Rosenberger III, Doctor Ashish Malik, Doctor Anton Kriz
Research ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2013 (1 grants)

Re-design of the current annual ‘Tenants’ Survey’$15,000
Funding Body: Pacific Link Housing

Project Team
Doctor Anton Kriz, Doctor Sarah Bankins
Research ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2006 (1 grants)

Building and sustaining business relationships in China$10,000
Funding Body: Faculty of Business and Law

Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2005 (1 grants)

Social capital in the export of the integrated architectural, engineering and construction supply chain$7,160
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Kerry London, Doctor Anton Kriz
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2002 (1 grants)

ICRM 2002: 10th International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing, Germany 30 September 2002 - 2 October 2002$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Anton Kriz
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions10
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.68

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142017PHD International Business
University of Canberra
Co-SupervisorCritical success factors in B2B relationships between Australian and Chinese tourism operators
20142022PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorStudy of the Creative Processes that Lead to Emergence of New Gazelles
20142019PhD (CommunityMed & ClinEpid)Co-SupervisorTowards a Better Understanding of Recovery Program Implementation and Training
20142022PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorHow Do CEO's Interpret Their Environments and Enact Appropriate Strategic Responses in Their Organisations?
20142017PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorExploring Engagement in Regional Business Clusters from the Perspective of Tourism Micro Enterprises
20122020PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorIndigenous Entrepreneurship in Tourism
20122016PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorComparing the Individual Innovative Behaviours of Independent Entrepreneurs and the Relationship with Firms Growth Outcomes
20112015PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorAssessing the Regional Ecosystem Impacts of Integrating Business and Social Enterprise Innovation
20112016PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorInvestigating the Behaviours, Impact and Motivations of Innovation Champions
20072014PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorAn exploratory investigation of Cultural Intelligence

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorAn Exploratory Study of the Factors that Influence the Management of International Business Air Travel (IBAT)
2011PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorChinese Perceptions of Guanxi in Mainland and Overseas Chinese Business Communities
2007PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorCustomer Relationship Management: Examining the Central Proposition in the Online Context

Dr Anton Kriz

Work Phone(02) 4348 4107
Fax(02) 4348 4101
PositionsSenior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMarketing
BO 164,
Business Offices,
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258