Gareth Thomas


  • Bond University, Bond Business School

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

My research interests are focussed on how businesses respond to disruption and what successful strategies are implimented in these responses. My field of research encompasses both Australia and Japan, often using fuzzy set Quanlitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) to discover clusters of configurations amongst relatively small data sets.

Education/Academic qualification

Responses to disruption by mature SMEs in a declining industry, PhD, Strategic responses to disruption by established SMEs in a declining industry, Queensland University of Technology

1 Jul 201722 Sept 2021

Award Date: 22 Sept 2021

Research techniques, Diploma in Research Studies, Griffith University Queensland

1 Oct 201617 Jul 2017

Award Date: 17 Jul 2017

Business, MBA, Griffith University Queensland

1 Feb 20081 Jul 2009

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

Economics, MSc, New Trends in Japanese Subcontracting - the decline of dualism? , Osaka City University

1 Apr 199031 Mar 1992

Award Date: 1 Mar 1992

Diploma, Japanese Language, Kansai Language School

1 Oct 19891 Mar 1990

Award Date: 1 Mar 1990

Economics, BSc (Econ), Bachelor of Science in Economics with Politics, Queen Mary University of London

1 Oct 19841 Mar 1988

Award Date: 1 Mar 1988

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Adelaide

27 Mar 202330 Jun 2023

Guest Lecturer, Kyoto University

1 Dec 2021 → …

Visiting Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

1 Sept 20211 Feb 2022

Visiting Ressearch, Osaka City University

1 Feb 20201 Feb 2021


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