Gareth H Thomas holds a Ph.D. from the Queensland University of Technology, an M.B.A. from Griffith University, an MSc (Economics) from Osaka City University, Japan, and BSc (Economics) from the University of London. He also holds a Diploma in Research Studies from the Griffith University and Diploma in the Japanese Language.
Gareth is currently lecturing at the Adelaide Business School and his research is focused on the impact of disruption on organizations with special emphasis on the successful strategies employed by entrepreneurs in mature, small and medium sized firms. He is also working on how blockchain can be used in international food supply chains to guarantee food traceability.
Gareth’s research is presented regularly at top-tier conferences, including the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange. His articles has appeared in top-tier journals, including Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy and Management Research Review. His publications in other journals include those for industry think-tanks such as the Japan Association of Graphic Arts Technology.
Before becoming an academic, Gareth was a corporate entrepreneur, specializing in establishing new business units with new high technology products. He held a number of senior positions working with new product development and the establishment of new income streams with Hitachi Europe Ltd. and Canon Australia Pty Ltd..