Dr Anna Krzeminska
Anna Krzeminska
Senior Lecturer in Strategy
  • PhD, Business Administration and Economics, Honors I (Free University, Berlin)
  • DipBusAdm&Ec (University of Mainz)
+61 07 3346 8137
Room 426, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Anna Krzeminska lectures in Strategy at the University of Queensland Business School and is an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at HULT International Business School in London. Prior to that Anna had positions at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the University of Technology, Sydney, the Free University Berlin, the Universities of Paderborn and Mainz.

    Anna is interested in collaborations with researchers and practitioners in the area of social business and entrepreneurship.


    Research interests

    1. Social Entrepreneurship & Social Business
    My major research focus is on social business & entrepreneurship. The questions that fascinate me in this area relate mainly to strategic management issues of social enterprises and explore business models, growth/scaling strategies (such as franchising or licensing), competitive advantage, leadership and corporate volunteering.
    2. Organizational Forms & Management Theories
    My second research focus is on plural modes of organization, where I study when and why firms choose which plural sourcing strategy and the resulting performance implications such as innovation performance.

    In my research I cooperate with (social) businesses and enterprises. My strength is in theoretical contributions for which I use a variety of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative.


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    • Academy of Management (AoM)
    • Strategic Management Society (SMS)
    • Verband der Hochschullehrer fuer Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (VHB)
    • European Group of Organisational Studies (EGOS)


    2013 – Award for Excellence in Research, Leuphana University Lueneburg
    2002 – Best Diploma in Business Administration, University of Mainz
    2002 – Outstanding Diploma Thesis in the Faculty of Economics, University of Mainz

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Marketing Discipline Research Grant University of Technology, Sydney 2012 Undisclosed
    Post-Doc Research Scholarship Leuphana University 2011-2013 Undisclosed
    Faculty of Business Research Grant University of Technology, Sydney 2010 Undisclosed
    Faculty of Business Research Grant University of Technology, Sydney 2009 Undisclosed
    Dissertation research scholarship FAZIT Foundation 2006-2008 Undisclosed