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
    2024 Bowman, G., & Parks, R. W. (2024). Between episodes of strategy: Sociomateriality, sensemaking, and dysfunction in a scenario planning process. Journal of Business Research, 179, 114690.
    2023 Bowman, G., Foulser-Piggott, R., & Beamish, P. W. (2023). Natural disasters and MNE internalization: Reoptimizing subsidiary governance. Journal of World Business, 58(2), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    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), 3 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2020 Bowman, G., & MacKay, R. B. (2020). Scenario planning as strategic activity: A practice‐orientated approach. FUTURES & FORESIGHT SCIENCE, 2(3-4), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus9
    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 Scopus23 WoS23
    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 Scopus14 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    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 Scopus19 WoS19 Europe PMC1
    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 Scopus47 WoS29
    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 Scopus63 WoS51
  • 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.
  • 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 Scopus4 WoS6

Strategic Management

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor A deep examination of the synchronicity of CEO-CFO language and how it drives the market reaction Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Lai Ngor Ng
    2024 Co-Supervisor Leadership Resilience Mindset and Organisation Effectiveness: Evaluating Leaders in Christian Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Gerrit Johannes Nieuwenhoudt Roux
    2024 Co-Supervisor The impact of different types of overconfidence (i.e.,over-optimism and control illusion) on corporate Merges and Acquisitions (M&As) decisions respectively Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Huiting Wang
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83134199
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Management

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