Mr Alfred Schmidley
Alfred Schmidley
Sessional Lecturer in Strategy and International Business
  • MBA (Executive), Business (University of Queensland)
  • MA, East Asian Languages and Area Studies (University of Wisconsin)
  • BSc (cum laude), International Studies (Bradley University)
+61 7 334 66810
Room 417, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

Mr Schmidley is a lecturer in technology innovation management and an international business consultant who has worked across private, public, and non-profit sectors.  Mr Schmidley previously served as Chief Representative-China for Briggs & Stratton Corporation before being appointed Director Business Development-Asia.  After leaving the private sector, Mr Schmidley served extensively in NGO and public research sectors linking improved technologies, innovative research delivery, and sustainable development goals to smallholder farmers and rural enterprises in agriculture and food-related value chains throughout Asia.  Currently Mr Schmidley serves as Lecturer in the UQ Business School and is an Honorary Research Fellow at UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

Research interests

Open innovation, collaborative business models, multi-stakeholder learning platforms, cross sector value co-creation, improving outcomes in agriculture and rural development projects