Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


I am currently researching how entrepreneurs in mature SMEs located in mature industries can use technology to pivot into new and growing sectors of the economy.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Director Linguanetic
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing Guest Lecturer Kyoto University
    2021 - 2022 Visiting Fellow Queensland University of Technology
    2020 - 2021 Visiting Researcher Osaka City University
    2016 - 2019 Sessional Lecturer and Tutor Griffith University
    2010 - 2014 Market Development Manager Canon Australia Pty Ltd
    1997 - 2006 Deputy General Manager Hitachi Europe Ltd
    1993 - 1997 Material Planning Manager Aiwa Wales Manufacturing Ltd
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Japanese Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 Queensland University of Technology Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Entrepreneurship)
    2016 - 2017 Griffith University Australia Diploma in Research Studies
    2008 - 2009 Griffith University Australia Master of Business Administration
    1990 - 1992 Osaka City University Japan Master of Science in Economics
    1989 - 1990 Kansai Language School Japan Diploma in Japanese
    1984 - 1988 Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom Bachelor of Science in Economics with Politics
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Thomas, G. H., & Douglas, E. J. (2022). Resource reconfiguration by surviving SMEs in a disrupted industry. Journal of Small Business Management, 35 pages.
    DOI
    2022 Thomas, G. H., Douglas, E. J., Yamada, J. I., & Senyard, J. (2022). A systematic bibliometric review of the strategic entrepreneurship domain. Management Research Review, 45(6), 841-863.
    DOI
    2021 Thomas, G. H., & Douglas, E. J. (2021). Small Firm Survival and Growth Strategies in a Disrupted Declining Industry. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(5), 22-37.
    DOI Scopus2

• Photographic Industries Association of Australia, Melbourne (2020), "Innovation in a Disrupted Industry"

• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo (2019), "Disruption and Innovation"

• Corporate Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate)

• Entrepreneurial Leadership (Undergraduate)

• Business Life Cycles (Undergraduate)

• Innovating Health (Undergraduate)


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