Dr Peter Bowden

BE Sydney GradDip Securities Inst MSc LSE PhD Monash
Honorary Associate, Dept of Philosophy

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 0418 166 577

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Biographical details

Dr Bowden is Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy, and has lectured in ethics in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

Dr Bowden's earlier work includes:

  • 1985–2003: Research and advisory work on institutional strengthening with the international agencies - World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, and particularly the UNDP, as well as directly with governments and private sector organisations. Included are two Fortune 500 companies, a number of smaller companies and perhaps 80 government agencies and departments. Assignments undertaken in close to 40 countries (including pre-1985 work);
  • 1977-1985: Professor of Administrative Studies at the University of Manchester and prior to that, Lecturer and Coordinator of the MBA program at Monash University;
  • 1973–1977: World Bank, Washington, DC Senior Planning Advisor;
  • 1967–1973: Director, Stanford Research Institute in Australia, undertaking research work in institutional and organisational systems directly in Australia and liaising on behalf of SRI researchers working for Australian organisations.

Research interests

  • Moral philosophy;
  • teaching/ training in ethics, institutional & organisational ethical practices;
  • codes of ethics;
  • public interest disclosures (whistleblowing).

In the media

Dr Bowden contributes to e-journal "ON LINE opinion", including:

Discrimination against LGBTI people
Law & Liberties - 15/10/2018
The impossiblities of democracy
Economics - 10/09/2018

Book Reviews

  • Ethics in Practice. Moral Theory and the ProfessionsAndrew Alexandra and Seumas Miller, UNSW Press, 2009, in Australian Ethics, May 2010.
  • Right & Wrong, How to decide for yourself, Hugh Mackay, Sydney, Hodder Headline, 2004, on The Ethics Network
  • Corruption and Anti-Corruption, An Applied Philosophical Approach. Seumas Miller, Peter Roberts, and Edward Spence: New Jersey, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004 also on The Ethics Network

Selected publications

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Books

  • Bowden, P. (2018). 65+. The Best Years of Your Life. USA: Vernon Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2014). In the Public Interest: Protecting Whistleblowers and Those Who Speak Out. Prahran: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P., Byrt, W. (1989). Australian public management : principles and case studies. South Melbourne: Macmillan Press.
  • Bowden, P. (1988). National Monitoring and Evaluation: Development Programs in the Third World. London: Gower Publishing Company.
  • Bowden, P. (1985). Organization and Strategy: : text and cases in Australian general management. Sydney: McGraw-Hill Company.

Edited Books

  • Bowden, P. (2012). Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices. Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Bowden, P. (2015). Ethics across the organisational spectrum. In Michael Schwartz, Howard Harris and Debra Comer (Eds.), The Ethical contribution of organizations to society, (pp. 93-119). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. [More Information]
  • Bowden, P. (2012). Engineering ethics. In P. Bowden (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices, (pp. 196-207). Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2012). Harm to others. In M. Schwartz and H. Harris (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Remembering Patrick Primeaux, (pp. 133-147). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2012). Teaching and training in ethics. In P. Bowden (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices, (pp. 94-103). Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2012). Whistleblowing. In P. Bowden (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices, (pp. 30-46). Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2009). Ethics, Good Governance and Whistleblowing. In Suzanne Young (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in: International Corporate Governance, (pp. 112-127). Australia: Tilde University Press.

Journals

  • Bowden, P. (2013). Empiricism, Moral Philosophy, and Ethical Behavior. Philosophy Study, 3(4), 282-290.
  • Bowden, P. (2010). Stopping corporate wrongs - the effectiveness of Australian whistleblowing reforms. Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, 12(1-2), 55-69.
  • Bowden, P. (2010). Teaching ethics to engineers - a research-based perspective. European Journal of Engineering Education, 35(5), 563-572. [More Information]
  • Bowden, P. (2009). Whistleblowing in the Australian Public Sector. The Whistle, 57, 10-12.
  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2008). Making Codes of Ethics Meaningful and effective. Keeping Good Companies, 60(10), 584-588.
  • El-Zein, A., Airey, D., Bowden, P., Clarkeburn, H. (2008). Sustainability and ethics as decision-making paradigms in engineering curricula. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 9(2), 170-182. [More Information]
  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2008). Theories on Teaching & Training in Ethics. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 13(2), 19-26.
  • Bowden, P. (2008). Trial by Trickery:Scott Watson, the Sound Murders and the Game of Law (Book Review). The Whistle, (54), 9-10.
  • Bowden, P. (1990). NGOs in Asia: issues in development. Public Administration and Development, 10.

Conferences

  • Bowden, P. (2009). In Defense of Utilitarianism. 16th Australian Association Professional and Applied Ethics Annual Conference: Professions in the Community, Goulburn, NSW: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
  • Bowden, P. (2009). Priorities in teaching ethics. 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity APCEI 2009, Australia: University of Wollongong.
  • El-Zein, A., Airey, D., Bowden, P., Clarkeburn, H. (2007). Development of a course on environmental sustainability, ethical decision-making and communication skills in engineering. International Conference on Engineering Education ICEE 2007, United States: International Network For Engineering Education & Research.
  • Bowden, P. (2007). Institutionalising Ethics. 14th Annual Conference Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE), CD Rom - Melbourne: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
  • Bowden, P., El-Zein, A., Airey, D. (2006). Underpinning a Discipline-Specific Ethics Course. Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 13th Annual Conference (2006), Sydney: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
  • Bowden, P. (2005). A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protection. Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 12th Annual Conference - AAPAE 2005, Adelaide: Group for Research on Employment and Workplace Change, University of South Australia.
  • Bowden, P. (2005). Virtue Ethics, Aristotle and Organisational Behaviour. Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 12th Annual Conference - AAPAE 2005, Adelaide: Group for Research on Employment and Workplace Change, University of South Australia.
  • Bowden, P. (2004). Philosophy's Dilemma. 11th Annual Conference, Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE 2004), Richmond, N.S.W.: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
  • Bowden, P. (2004). Philosophy's Dilemma: Institutionalising Ethical Behaviour. Third ISBEE World Congress, Online: International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE).

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Bowden, P. (2009). What is the Key Question for public sector ethics? Australian Ethics (AAPAE Newsletter).
  • Bowden, P. (2008). The Argument for more protection. Canberra Times.
  • Bowden, P. (2005). A Practical Role for Philosophy. Philosophy Now, 52.
  • Bowden, P. (2003). "The Ethics of Whistleblowing", The Whistle, Whistleblowers Australia, January, 2003, "The Failure of Ethical Philosophy", Living Ethics, The St James Ethics Centre, Sydney, Winter, 2002. The Whistle.
  • Bowden, P. (2002). The failue of ethical philosophy. Living Ethics: Newsletter of St James Ethics Centre (SJEC), 48.

Other

  • Bowden, P. (2008), Radio Interviews on ethical practices & issues including whistleblowing. • 24 January 2007, Radio National , Breakfast, Fran Kelly , On leaking and Wikileaks • 18 February, 2008 ABC 702 , The Evening Show, Andrew Dado • 18 March, 2009 ABC 702 , Night Life , Tony Delroy. Radio Interview.

2018

  • Bowden, P. (2018). 65+. The Best Years of Your Life. USA: Vernon Press.

2015

  • Bowden, P. (2015). Ethics across the organisational spectrum. In Michael Schwartz, Howard Harris and Debra Comer (Eds.), The Ethical contribution of organizations to society, (pp. 93-119). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. [More Information]

2014

  • Bowden, P. (2014). In the Public Interest: Protecting Whistleblowers and Those Who Speak Out. Prahran: Tilde University Press.

2013

  • Bowden, P. (2013). Empiricism, Moral Philosophy, and Ethical Behavior. Philosophy Study, 3(4), 282-290.

2012

  • Bowden, P. (2012). Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices. Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2012). Engineering ethics. In P. Bowden (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices, (pp. 196-207). Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2012). Harm to others. In M. Schwartz and H. Harris (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Remembering Patrick Primeaux, (pp. 133-147). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2012). Teaching and training in ethics. In P. Bowden (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices, (pp. 94-103). Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2012). Whistleblowing. In P. Bowden (Eds.), Applied Ethics: Strengthening Ethical Practices, (pp. 30-46). Prahran, Vic: Tilde University Press.

2010

  • Bowden, P. (2010). Stopping corporate wrongs - the effectiveness of Australian whistleblowing reforms. Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, 12(1-2), 55-69.
  • Bowden, P. (2010). Teaching ethics to engineers - a research-based perspective. European Journal of Engineering Education, 35(5), 563-572. [More Information]

2009

  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2009). Ethics, Good Governance and Whistleblowing. In Suzanne Young (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in: International Corporate Governance, (pp. 112-127). Australia: Tilde University Press.
  • Bowden, P. (2009). In Defense of Utilitarianism. 16th Australian Association Professional and Applied Ethics Annual Conference: Professions in the Community, Goulburn, NSW: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
  • Bowden, P. (2009). Priorities in teaching ethics. 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity APCEI 2009, Australia: University of Wollongong.
  • Bowden, P. (2009). What is the Key Question for public sector ethics? Australian Ethics (AAPAE Newsletter).
  • Bowden, P. (2009). Whistleblowing in the Australian Public Sector. The Whistle, 57, 10-12.

2008

  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2008). Making Codes of Ethics Meaningful and effective. Keeping Good Companies, 60(10), 584-588.
  • Bowden, P. (2008), Radio Interviews on ethical practices & issues including whistleblowing. • 24 January 2007, Radio National , Breakfast, Fran Kelly , On leaking and Wikileaks • 18 February, 2008 ABC 702 , The Evening Show, Andrew Dado • 18 March, 2009 ABC 702 , Night Life , Tony Delroy. Radio Interview.
  • El-Zein, A., Airey, D., Bowden, P., Clarkeburn, H. (2008). Sustainability and ethics as decision-making paradigms in engineering curricula. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 9(2), 170-182. [More Information]
  • Bowden, P. (2008). The Argument for more protection. Canberra Times.
  • Bowden, P., Smythe, V. (2008). Theories on Teaching & Training in Ethics. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 13(2), 19-26.
  • Bowden, P. (2008). Trial by Trickery:Scott Watson, the Sound Murders and the Game of Law (Book Review). The Whistle, (54), 9-10.

2007

  • El-Zein, A., Airey, D., Bowden, P., Clarkeburn, H. (2007). Development of a course on environmental sustainability, ethical decision-making and communication skills in engineering. International Conference on Engineering Education ICEE 2007, United States: International Network For Engineering Education & Research.
  • Bowden, P. (2007). Institutionalising Ethics. 14th Annual Conference Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE), CD Rom - Melbourne: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).

2006

  • Bowden, P., El-Zein, A., Airey, D. (2006). Underpinning a Discipline-Specific Ethics Course. Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 13th Annual Conference (2006), Sydney: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).

2005

  • Bowden, P. (2005). A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protection. Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 12th Annual Conference - AAPAE 2005, Adelaide: Group for Research on Employment and Workplace Change, University of South Australia.
  • Bowden, P. (2005). A Practical Role for Philosophy. Philosophy Now, 52.
  • Bowden, P. (2005). Virtue Ethics, Aristotle and Organisational Behaviour. Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics 12th Annual Conference - AAPAE 2005, Adelaide: Group for Research on Employment and Workplace Change, University of South Australia.

2004

  • Bowden, P. (2004). Philosophy's Dilemma. 11th Annual Conference, Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE 2004), Richmond, N.S.W.: Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE).
  • Bowden, P. (2004). Philosophy's Dilemma: Institutionalising Ethical Behaviour. Third ISBEE World Congress, Online: International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE).

2003

  • Bowden, P. (2003). "The Ethics of Whistleblowing", The Whistle, Whistleblowers Australia, January, 2003, "The Failure of Ethical Philosophy", Living Ethics, The St James Ethics Centre, Sydney, Winter, 2002. The Whistle.

2002

  • Bowden, P. (2002). The failue of ethical philosophy. Living Ethics: Newsletter of St James Ethics Centre (SJEC), 48.

1990

  • Bowden, P. (1990). NGOs in Asia: issues in development. Public Administration and Development, 10.

1989

  • Bowden, P., Byrt, W. (1989). Australian public management : principles and case studies. South Melbourne: Macmillan Press.

1988

  • Bowden, P. (1988). National Monitoring and Evaluation: Development Programs in the Third World. London: Gower Publishing Company.

1985

  • Bowden, P. (1985). Organization and Strategy: : text and cases in Australian general management. Sydney: McGraw-Hill Company.

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