Graciela Corral de Zubielqui

Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui

Associate Head Research - ECIC - Snr Lecturer

Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui is the Associate Head Research of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), Master in Economics and Business Administration, and a PhD in Business and Management. Her main research interests are in innovation, knowledge transfer for innovation purpose, and innovative collaboration activities in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and in turn the impact of these activities on regional economic development. She has extensive experience in quantitative research methods, and much of her recent research has been based on the analysis of multiple innovation surveys based upon the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Oslo Manual.

From 2008 to the present, she has held diverse appointments as a lecturer in the Business School, Adelaide University, and the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, The University of Adelaide. From 2001 to mid-2004, she held positions at The National University of Rosario, Argentina and as a researcher at Economic Science Council and College of Graduates in Economic Science. From 1992 to 2001, Graciela worked in diverse roles in private sector companies and as a consultant. Graciela has also been involved in projects which linked government departments, industry and university. Currently she is involved in projects on open innovation, appropriability methods, absorptive capacity for innovation purpose, types of knowledge transfer for innovation activities (traditional and digital) and the role of modern HRM practices, and their effect on financial and non-financial measures of performance. These research projects have led to publications in high impact journals including Small Business Economics, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Entrepreneurship Research Journal and International Journal of Innovation Management.

Research Interests

Graciela’s research interests include innovation activities, knowledge transfer for innovation purpose, and collaboration activities in SMEs, open innovation and in turn the impact of these activities on regional economic development.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - 2016 Program Director Project Management (PG) University of Adelaide
    2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2012 Associate Head Research (ECIC) University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2014 PhD Director (ECIC) University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 Lecturer (ECIC) University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2011 Lecturer (Business School) University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Recognition Research Dean's Commendation 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Award Executive Dean's Research Award 2014 Faculty of Professions - University of Adelaide Australia 2000
    2015 Award Executive Dean's Research Award 2015
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 Dissertation: “Innovation, globalisation and performance in SMEs” Australia PhD in Business and Management
    2001 ESEADE, School of Economics & Business Administration, Argentina (Escuela Superior de Economia y Adm Argentina M.A. in Studies in Economics and Business Administration (2 years)
    1996 National University of Rosario Argentina Economics – (Assessed as equivalent to B.A. Honors in Economics)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2015 - 2015 Statistical Methods Course Harvard University United States
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2012 Project Management Professional Project Management Institute United States
  • Corral de Zubielqui, G, Falkner, Nickolas & Jerram, Cate (2018) SC LGA Metro Council Snapshot ($ 16,595).
  • Reaiche, Carmen, Corral de Zubielqui, G & Dodd Tracey, (2017) Northern Adelaide Innovation Ecosystem Analysis DSD ($ 7,000)
  • O’Connor, A. & Corral de Zubielqui, G. (2014/15) Development of the Australian Cluster Observatory for SA Department of State Development ($150,000).
  • O’Connor, A., Corral de Zubielqui, G. Li, H. & Dissanayake, M. (2012/13) Report preparation and delivery for Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy, on ‘Entrepreneurial Characteristics Filters and Determinants’ ($23,000).
  • Corral de Zubielqui, G. (2014) Women’s Fellowship Scheme ($15,000).
  • Richard Blandy & Corral de Zubielqui, G. (2006/2008) Research on Innovation, Collaboration, Globalisation and Firm performance. Department of Trade Economic Development, Marion, Onkaparringa, Salisbury and Playford ($150,000)

Program Management, Master of International Business and MBA Experience

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management (UoA)
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management (UoA)
  • Master of Applied Project Management (UoA)
  • Master of Applied Project Management (Systems) (UoA)
  • Master of Business Administrations (UoA)
  • Master of International Business (UoA)

Course Teaching (Courses are Postgraduate studies unless otherwise indicated):

  • Applied Project Management 1
  • Enterprise Transformation
  • Project Management Project (all versions)
  • Managing Innovation
  • Economics for Management (MBA)
  • Theory and Practice of International Business (MIB)
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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Using Stakeholder Theory to Explain the Development and Operation of Safety Culture and Systems to Improve Safety Performance in the Construction Industry in Saudi Arabia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Torky Mohamadali Althaqafi
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Project Management Performance in Saudi Arabia: An Exploratory Study in the Constructs that most Influence Project Success Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Salem Mohammed S Shuaib
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Developing a Project Management Maturity Model to Initiate Sustainable Project Performance and Modernisation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sami Salem A Alzahrani
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Faculty Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Member Project Management Institute (2252754) United States
  • Position: Associate Head Research - ECIC - Snr Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137491
  • Email: graciela.corraldezubielqui@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7512
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre

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