Senior lecturer of innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School.
Dr. Krithika Randhawa is senior lecturer of innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School. Her research focuses on open innovation at the interface of strategy and digital technologies, with a special interest in the management of crowdsourcing, innovation communities, digital platforms, ecosystems and business models. Her work appears in leading journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management, California Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Technovation and International Journal of Production Economics, and as industry reports, media articles and podcasts that translate her research. Krithika’s research has received more than $300,000 in research grants, and has been recognised with several awards at UTS and internationally.
Krithika’s research has influenced practitioner communities; often empirically derived through engagements with industry partners both in the private and public sector – corporates such as Stryker (Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer); SMEs and start-ups such as Bang the Table (among the world’s largest digital civic engagement platform provider); industry consortia such as IoT Alliance Australia (peak industry body representing IoT in Australia); and public sector organisations, including local, state and federal governments (e.g. Department of Industry and Science). Her research addresses the real needs and challenges facing organisations in implementing innovation in digital and collaborative settings, and has led to beneficial outcomes for partner organisations through improved strategies and practices that drive both business and societal change.
Krithika is Associate Editor of the R&D Management journal and Associate Program Chair of the World Open Innovation Conference. She regularly presents her research at prestigious conferences and has been invited to talk at several seminars, nationally and internationally. Krithika also applies her research insights to design and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the UTS Business School.
A recipient of the UTS Business School Doctoral Scholarship, Krithika completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) at the UTS Business School, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Macquarie University. Prior to joining academia, she has had eight years’ management experience in the global hospitality industry with a track record of launching luxury hotels and driving strategic service innovation projects.
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