Higher Education

Professor Peter Schmidt

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Title

Professor

Position

Chair of the Academic Board; Dean (Academic)

Qualification abbreviations

BSc, BEcon (UQ), MASc (Waterloo), DBA (SCU)

Profile

Peter Schmidt is Dean (Academic) at Holmes. He has degrees in Science, Economics, Management Science (Information Technology and Operations Research) and Business. He has had twenty years experience with international students both in Australia, Canada and Malaysia.

In academe, Peter has held professorial appointments in Australia and overseas.  In business and government he has held professional appointments including IBM Canada as well as inter-government agencies such as the Commonwealth Secretariat (London).  His expertise includes management, enterprise resource management, entrepreneurship and organizational behaviour.

Peter's work includes developing Intelligent Heuristics for Disaster Management, a technology-based approach to reducing risk in managing crises and disasters. In this field, his publications include ''Western and Eastern Approaches to Crisis Management: Some basic differences'' in Crisis Management in Tourism (CAB International, London).

Peter leads research at Holmes Institute in the Scholarship of Teaching (SOT).  He has researched the particular challenges of teaching creativity: “The Creativity Imperative in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Curriculum: A Dilemma in the Scholarship of Teaching”, Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference 2014, Venice.  Holmes SOT agenda also includes action research into the transitioning of international students to the Western Canon of learning as well to the blended learning environment.

Teaching areas

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Organisations
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership

Research areas

  • (Business) Crisis Management
  • The Scholarship of Teaching

Consultancies

Peter has a strong record in consultancy to business, government and international agencies. His client list includes, amongst many others: Eli Lily and Maxis Mobile in business, Departments of Transport and Civil Aviation in government, and international agencies such as the Commonwealth Secretariat (London) and the United Nations Asian and Pacific Development Centre.

Memberships of Communities of Practice

  • Chairs of Academic Board Forum CABF:
    (member of the Steering Committee)
  • Directors of Australian MBA Programs
    (member)

Recent Publications

  • Schmidt, P, Kim, S (2014) ‘A Dilemma in the Scholarship of Teaching: The Creative Imperative in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Curriculum’, Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference, Venice, Italy
  • Kouznetsov, A., Daas M., Schmidt P. (2013). ‘Political Conditions in Emerging Markets: Effects on Entry Mode Selection of Large and Small Sized Manufacturing Firms’ in Baltic Journal of Management
  • Terzioglu, B, Chan, E & Schmidt, P (2013), ‘Methodological frailties in IT outsourcing survey research: a critical review’, Asia Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Vol.5 No.1, 20-35.
  • Schmidt, P. Terzioglu, B. & Chan, E. (2011), ‘Improving the use of survey method in  business research’, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Schmidt P, Berrell M (2009) 'Western and Eastern Approaches to Crisis Management: Some basic differences' in Crisis Management in Tourism (CAB International, London)
  •  In addition: 2 Textbooks; 1 Book Chapter; 32 Papers