Gary Bowman

Dr Gary Bowman

Associate Professor

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Gary Bowman is the MBA Director at Adelaide Business School (The University of Adelaide) and an Associate Professor in Strategy. Gary has a MA(Hons) and PhD from the University of St Andrews (UK) in strategic management, specialising in scenario analysis and the application of scenarios to long-term strategic planning. His postdoctoral research, at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he was the Cambridge-Singapore Risk Fellow, focused on the socio-economic impact of catastrophic events. Prior to joining The University of Adelaide, Gary was at Bond University in Queensland where he was MBA Director, Associate Professor of Global Strategy, and led the Bond Business School’s research on Governance, Accountability and Purpose.  He has extensive private and public sector experience, working on consulting and research projects for multinational enterprises (MNEs) across multiple industries and at various levels of government. Gary is an award-winning lecturer and his research, published in world leading journals, spans the fields of risk and strategy; his most recent work examines the impact of natural disasters on the governance and strategic decisions of MNEs.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Bowman, G., Foulser-Piggott, R., & Beamish, P. W. (2022). Natural disasters and MNE internalization: Reoptimizing subsidiary governance. Journal of World Business, 101387.
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    2022 Bowman, G. (2022). A timely (and timeless) blend of theory and practice: A commentary on Rowland and Spaniol (2021). FUTURES & FORESIGHT SCIENCE, 4(1).
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    2020 Bowman, G., & MacKay, R. B. (2020). Scenario planning as strategic activity: A practice‐orientated approach. FUTURES & FORESIGHT SCIENCE, 2(3-4), 1-11.
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    2020 Siegrist, M., Bowman, G., Mervine, E., & Southam, C. (2020). Embedding environment and sustainability into corporate financial decision-making. Accounting and Finance, 60(1), 129-147.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS16
    2020 Foulser-Piggott, R., Bowman, G., & Hughes, M. (2020). A Framework for Understanding Uncertainty in Seismic Risk Assessment. Risk Analysis, 40(1), 169-182.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC1
    2019 Achurra-Gonzalez, P. E., Novati, M., Foulser-Piggott, R., Graham, D. J., Bowman, G., Bell, M. G. H., & Angeloudis, P. (2019). Modelling the impact of liner shipping network perturbations on container cargo routing: Southeast Asia to Europe application. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 123, 399-410.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS13
    2016 Bowman, G. (2016). The Practice of Scenario Planning: An Analysis of Inter- and Intra-organizational Strategizing. British Journal of Management, 27(1), 77-96.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS26
    2013 Bowman, G., MacKay, R. B., Masrani, S., & McKiernan, P. (2013). Storytelling and the scenario process: Understanding success and failure. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80(4), 735-748.
    DOI Scopus53
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Craig, J. B., & Bowman, G. (2021). Kemin Industries: A sustainable future in focus. In P. Sharma, & S. Sharma (Eds.), Pioneering Family Firms’ Sustainable Development Strategies (pp. 151-174). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Siegrist, M., Southam, C., Bowman, G., Wilson, S. A., & Southam, G. (2017). Analysis of the Potential for Negative CO<inf>2</inf> Emission Mine Sites through Bacteria-mediated Carbon Mineralisation: Evidence from Australia. In Energy Procedia Vol. 114 (pp. 6124-6132). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3

Strategic Management

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83134199
  • Email: g.bowman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Management

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