Thomas Clarke is Professor of Management and Director of the Key University Research Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology, Sydney. Formerly he was Chair of the Academic Board at UTS, and a member of the University Council. In the United Kingdom he was DBM Professor of Corporate Governance at Leeds Business School, and Professor of Management at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, a joint venture of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Shanghai Jia Tong University. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Paris, Dauphine; and ESC Lille, France; University of Geneva, Switzerland; FGV Business School, Sao Paulo, Brazil; UAM Business School, Mexico City; and a Nuffield Foundation Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick.
In the UK he was a member of the Royal Society of Arts Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry into the sources of sustainable business success, drafting the original position paper for the Inquiry, and directing the national conference. At the OECD in Paris he participated in the review of the original OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. He was consultant to the board of PRS Ltd the intellectual property company for the British and international music business, and worked closely with the Institute of Directors in drafting and delivering the first Masters program in Company Direction. In Australia he conducted an ARC funded national survey of The Changing Roles of Company Boards and Directors with the national law firm DibbsBarker, and completed a survey of Board Evaluation of leading ASX companies for the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors. Currently he is engaged in the EOWA national census of women in leadership surveying women board directors in the ASX 500. His research interests include international comparative corporate governance, corporate governance and innovation, governance and regulation of the financial institutions, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and the development of the knowledge based economy.
Thomas Clarke has published Rethinking the Company 1994 (London: Financial Times) in five languages; International Privatisation: Strategies and Practices 1995 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter); The Political Economy of Privatisation 1995, (London: Routledge) (with Christos Pitelis of Cambridge University); and Changing Paradigms: The Transformation of Management Knowledge for the 21st Century 2000 (London: HarperCollins Business) (with Stewart Clegg); Theories of Corporate Governance (London: Routledge 2004); International Corporate Governance, (London: Routledge 2007); and European Corporate Governance, (London: Routledge 2009). His latest work is The Handbook of Corporate Governance, (London: Sage, 2011) (edited with Professor Douglas Branson, Chair in Business Law, University of Pittsburgh).