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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Clinical Assistant Professor
Information Systems

Office:BA 301J
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874606
Tempe, AZ 85287-4606

Phone: 480-965-0024
Fax: 480-727-0881
Email: joseph.w.clark@asu.edu

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Joseph Clark is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Information Systems department of Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business. He received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business in 2012, and completed a research postdoc in the College of Information Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In addition, he holds an MBA from Tulane University and a BA in Communication from USC. Dr. Clark's research in the business intelligence area focuses on how analytics impact organizational decision making and adaptive problem solving strategies for turbulent business environments. He also has research interests around digital business models and the design of digital capabilities. Before beginning his PhD, Dr. Clark served as a Lecturer in Business Computing and Statistics at the International College of China Agricultural University (Beijing). In an earlier life, he was one of the first generation of web developers, having worked for several innovative companies including NBC and Disney before the first dot-com bubble burst in 2001. His teaching areas include data analysis and visualization in business intelligence, data stream driven decision making, and emerging digital business models.

PhD, University of Southern California, 2012;
MBA, Tulane University, 2004;
BA, University of Southern California, 1999

Research Areas
business intelligence; digital business models; decision making under uncertainty; computer simulation as research methodology

Current Projects
Business Intelligence in Trial-Based Problem Solving: A Theory-Building Simulation Study;
Adaptive Decision Making and the Assimilation of Feedback in Uncertain Environments;
Simulation Research on Data Stream Driven Decision Making in Dynamic Environments;
Capabilities, Configurations, and Customer-Contexts: A Business Model Framework for Digital Service Innovation

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business: Clinical Assistant Professor, 2013 to date;
University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Information Science and Technology: Visiting Research Associate, 2012-2013;
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business: Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, 2007-2012;
China Agricultural University, International College at Beijing: Lecturer, 2006-2007

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Young Scholar Research Award, Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC'13)
Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize, Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC'12)
Most Adaptable BI Pedagogy Award, SIGDSS/TUN BI Congress II (2010)
Academy of Management OCIS Division Doctoral Consortium Participant (2011)
AMCIS Doctoral Consortium Participant (2011)

Professional Leadership
Advisory Board Member, SIGDSS/TUN BI Congress III
Editorial Board Member, Intelligent Systems in Finance, Accounting, and Management
Reviewer: MIS Quarterly, Decision Support Systems, HICSS, ICIS, and many more

Representative Publications
"The Strategic Role of Business Intelligence in the Extended Enterprise: BI Configurations for Control Affordances in Outsourcing," Proceedings of HICSS, 2012.

"Exceptions and Other Rare and Irregular Events: Two Modes of Learning in Business Intelligence," Proceedings of HICSS, 2011.

"Business Intelligence at Guthy-Renker: The Promise and Challenges of Sensing the Pulse," Proceedings of the SIGDSS/TUN Business Intelligence Congress II, 2010.

ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

CIS 365 - Business Database Systems
Focuses on business database and data warehousing systems, development and management. Topics include capturing business requirements using data modeling, SQL, data security, operational and analytical data stores and data integrity.

CIS 440 - Systems Design/Electronic Comm
Systems design for organizational and electronic commerce systems; use of project management and systems analysis and design tools.