Clarke, Rodney J. Associate Professor

Discipline Leader - Operations

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

Overview


Dr. Clarke is an Associate Professor of Management at the School of Management, Operations and Marketing, University of Wollongong and also holds the rank of Associate Professor in Information Systems at Karlstad University, Sweden. He is a member of the Karlstad University, Sweden research group Affärsdriven IT-design (Business Driven IT design). He also serves as Head of Postgraduate Studies for the School, is an elected member of Academic Senate (2009-2011), and the Faculty's representative for the Faculty of Law. 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 received his Ph.D. in information systems and semiotics from the University of Wollongong in 2000 and was awarded a higher doctorate known as a Docent in information systems from Karlstad University, Sweden in 2007 for his work in business processes, hyper systems research, and decision making. 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). 

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 Reader in Organisational Semiotics 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.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2008 Business services as communication patterns: a work practice approach for analyzing service encounters
    2014 Social media semantics: analysing meanings in multimodal online conversations
    2013 Brand orientation and the voices from within

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.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

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 An exploratory study of Australian baby boomers' health planning attitudes and behaviours toward retirement; an alzheimer's disease perspective He, Xiaoshan
    Master of Management - Research Developing a framework for business continuity management within local government Segovia, Fresia
    Doctor of Philosophy WOM and EWOM as Consumer Communication: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective Forouhandeh, Behnam

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


    Year Title
    2008 Business services as communication patterns: a work practice approach for analyzing service encounters
    2014 Social media semantics: analysing meanings in multimodal online conversations
    2013 Brand orientation and the voices from within

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


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 An exploratory study of Australian baby boomers' health planning attitudes and behaviours toward retirement; an alzheimer's disease perspective He, Xiaoshan
    Master of Management - Research Developing a framework for business continuity management within local government Segovia, Fresia
    Doctor of Philosophy WOM and EWOM as Consumer Communication: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective Forouhandeh, Behnam

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