Clarke, Rodney J. Associate Professor

Discipline Leader - Operations

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing
  • Discipline: Operations

Overview


Dr. Clarke is the Foundation Head of Discipline (Operations) and an Associate Professor in the School of Management, Operations and Marketing (SMOM), University of Wollongong (UOW) and also holds the rank of Associate Professor in Information Systems at Karlstad University, Sweden (KAU). He received his Ph.D. in information systems and semiotics from the UOW (2000) and was awarded a higher doctorate known as a Docent in Information Systems (Docent i Informatik) from KAU in 2007 for his work in business processes, hyper systems research, and decision making.

Dr. Clarke is a multidisciplnary researcher in organisational and societal systems.


He is a member of the research group Affärsdriven IT-design (Business Driven IT design) at KAU.


He was appointed as Lecturer in 1989 and then Senior Lecturer in Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty in 2000 before taking up a position as named Readership in Organisational Semiotics (a field of research he helped pioneer) at the Interactive Systems Division, School of Computing, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology at Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, in 2002. He returned to Wollongong in 2005 to take up an Associate Professorship in IS, then in Management before the Foundation of the Operations Discipline.

He holds or has held a variety of significant administrative positions at the University and Faculty levels. At the University level this includes being a representative of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Committee (since 2018) and the High Performance Computing (HPC) Steering Committee (since 2016). Previous University-level positions have included being the elected Faculty representative of Academic Senate (2007-2008) and the Thesis Examination Committee (2007). Other significant administrative activities at the University-level have included being involved in the Review of the Information Systems Discipline at UOW (2006), the School Review- SMOM (2018) and the development of the Operations Discipline (2014-) within the Business Faculty, where he serves as the Foundation Head of Discipline. At the Faculty-level, he serves on Faculty Research Committee (FRC) since 2014 and on the Educational Inclusion Sub-Committee since 2016. He has also been the Business Faculty representative on the Faculty of Law.

At the School level, he has served as the Head of Postgraduate Studies for the School (2018-2011) and on two occasions been School Research Director (2010; 2013).

He is Director of the Centre for Applied Systems Research (CASR) first at the School of Economics and Information Systems in 2005 and then at the School of Management and Marketing from 2006. CASR is a node within the Social Innovation Network (SInet), a recognised University of Wollongong research network. 



He is a Member of the British Computing Society (MBCS), a foundation member serving on the Advisory Board of the AIS Special Interest Group on Pragmatic IS Research (SIGPrag), an inaugural permanent member of the Institute for Systems and Technologies or Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), and a member of the Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS). 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Rodney has been responsible for applying and developing Systemic Semiotics, a combination of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Social Semiotics, to the study of information technologies in organisations.

    His main research interests include the contextual analysis of systems in organisations, the development of communicative and semiotic methods for modelling business processes, and services, coalitions and virtual communities, and the development of multimedia techniques for representing work spaces and work practices in organisations. Dr. Clarke's UOW research profile provides a representative list of publications, while his Karlstad research profile provides publications indicative of that collaboration.

    He is a member of the Review Panels of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of Services Science, Management and Engineering (JSSM), Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (J. Res. Prac. Inf. Tech), the European Journal of Business Research Methods (EJBRM), and an Associate Editor for Signs, Systems, Signs and Actions: An International Journal on Communication, Information Technology and Work. 


    He has been involved with a number of successful research grants in Australia (ARC Linkage) and United Kingdom (EPSRC) totalling in excess of AU$3.4 million.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of IT maintennance deferral risk when constructing an IT portfolio. Savage, Christopher
    Doctor of Philosophy Consumer Engagement in Online Consumption Communities: An Empirical Investigation of Antecedents and Outcomes in Mental Health Communities Dent, Kendall
    Doctor of Philosophy An exploratory study of Australian baby boomers' health planning attitudes and behaviours toward retirement; an alzheimer's disease perspective He, Xiaoshan
    Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Organizational Learning Through Productive Process Models McLean, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Improving Diversity in Corporate Australia: Embedding Indigenous Employment Strategies into Policy and Procedures. Murray, Nyssa
    Doctor of Philosophy Managing the Impact of Corporate Knowledge Loss: Examining Knowledge Acquisition & Knowledge Usage as Research Interventions. Patrick, Melinda
    Doctor of Philosophy Managing the Input of Corporate Knowledge Loss: Knowledge Sharing and Prevention Blackbourn, Lynne

Education And Training


  • Docent, Karlstad, SE
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems,
  • B.A.,
  • Ph.D. in Information Systems 1992 - 2000

Teaching Overview


  • Dr. Clarke has developed and taught into numerous courses at diploma and undergraduate level including Systems Development Prototyping (2nd in Australia to do so), Multimedia in Organisations (1st subject of its type in Australia), and Systems Thinking and Simulation (1st subject of its type in Australia). At graduate level, he has developed many subjects including Office Automation and Intranets, Critical Issues in Information Systems (both at UOW) and various E-Commerce offerings, the Usable Interface Design and Multimedia Systems and Applications (in the UK). 

    Many countries around the world develop advanced research subjects in specific domains for higher degree research students for Master of Philosophy or Masters of Research and PhD students. Dr. Clarke has been responsible for developing and delivering PhD level courses overseas, see for example the Systems in Context course. He was also a co-organiser of Science and Technology and Economic Progress (STEP 2005) National Doctoral Programme, held at the University of Wollongong, 4-9 December 2005. 

    He has also taught into a variety of other subjects at various levels internationally, including Sweden, Denmark, Portugal (as part of the EU Socrates Erasmus programme), USA, Singapore and the United Kingdom. He has advised Scandinavian Universities on the EU Bologna Process in particular the design of IS Masters Programs. He was a member of the first team in the Faculty of Commerce to win a prestigious Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching (CAUT) Grant in 1995, a predecessor to the current Australian Learning and Teaching Council scheme. He is an accredited University of Wollongong Peer Reviewer of Teaching. 

Keywords


  • Social media semantics and sentiment analysis, contextual analysis of systems in organisations, the development of communicative and semiotic methods for modelling business processes and services, coalitions and virtual communities, and the development of multimedia techniques for representing work spaces and work practices in organisations. 

Full Name


  • Assoc/Prof Rodney J. Clarke

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Rodney has been responsible for applying and developing Systemic Semiotics, a combination of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Social Semiotics, to the study of information technologies in organisations.

    His main research interests include the contextual analysis of systems in organisations, the development of communicative and semiotic methods for modelling business processes, and services, coalitions and virtual communities, and the development of multimedia techniques for representing work spaces and work practices in organisations. Dr. Clarke's UOW research profile provides a representative list of publications, while his Karlstad research profile provides publications indicative of that collaboration.

    He is a member of the Review Panels of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of Services Science, Management and Engineering (JSSM), Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (J. Res. Prac. Inf. Tech), the European Journal of Business Research Methods (EJBRM), and an Associate Editor for Signs, Systems, Signs and Actions: An International Journal on Communication, Information Technology and Work. 


    He has been involved with a number of successful research grants in Australia (ARC Linkage) and United Kingdom (EPSRC) totalling in excess of AU$3.4 million.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of IT maintennance deferral risk when constructing an IT portfolio. Savage, Christopher
    Doctor of Philosophy Consumer Engagement in Online Consumption Communities: An Empirical Investigation of Antecedents and Outcomes in Mental Health Communities Dent, Kendall
    Doctor of Philosophy An exploratory study of Australian baby boomers' health planning attitudes and behaviours toward retirement; an alzheimer's disease perspective He, Xiaoshan
    Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Organizational Learning Through Productive Process Models McLean, Michael
    Doctor of Philosophy Improving Diversity in Corporate Australia: Embedding Indigenous Employment Strategies into Policy and Procedures. Murray, Nyssa
    Doctor of Philosophy Managing the Impact of Corporate Knowledge Loss: Examining Knowledge Acquisition & Knowledge Usage as Research Interventions. Patrick, Melinda
    Doctor of Philosophy Managing the Input of Corporate Knowledge Loss: Knowledge Sharing and Prevention Blackbourn, Lynne

Education And Training


  • Docent, Karlstad, SE
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems,
  • B.A.,
  • Ph.D. in Information Systems 1992 - 2000

Teaching Overview


  • Dr. Clarke has developed and taught into numerous courses at diploma and undergraduate level including Systems Development Prototyping (2nd in Australia to do so), Multimedia in Organisations (1st subject of its type in Australia), and Systems Thinking and Simulation (1st subject of its type in Australia). At graduate level, he has developed many subjects including Office Automation and Intranets, Critical Issues in Information Systems (both at UOW) and various E-Commerce offerings, the Usable Interface Design and Multimedia Systems and Applications (in the UK). 

    Many countries around the world develop advanced research subjects in specific domains for higher degree research students for Master of Philosophy or Masters of Research and PhD students. Dr. Clarke has been responsible for developing and delivering PhD level courses overseas, see for example the Systems in Context course. He was also a co-organiser of Science and Technology and Economic Progress (STEP 2005) National Doctoral Programme, held at the University of Wollongong, 4-9 December 2005. 

    He has also taught into a variety of other subjects at various levels internationally, including Sweden, Denmark, Portugal (as part of the EU Socrates Erasmus programme), USA, Singapore and the United Kingdom. He has advised Scandinavian Universities on the EU Bologna Process in particular the design of IS Masters Programs. He was a member of the first team in the Faculty of Commerce to win a prestigious Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching (CAUT) Grant in 1995, a predecessor to the current Australian Learning and Teaching Council scheme. He is an accredited University of Wollongong Peer Reviewer of Teaching. 

Keywords


  • Social media semantics and sentiment analysis, contextual analysis of systems in organisations, the development of communicative and semiotic methods for modelling business processes and services, coalitions and virtual communities, and the development of multimedia techniques for representing work spaces and work practices in organisations. 

Full Name


  • Assoc/Prof Rodney J. Clarke

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility