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Richard (Rick) Thomas Watson

Regents Professor & J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy
  • Dr.h.c., University of Liechtenstein, 2021
  • PhD, MIS, University of Minnesota, 1987
  • MBA, Business, Monash University, 1974
  • Dip Comp, Computer Science, University of Western Australia, 1970
  • BS, Mathematics, University of Western Australia, 1969

Advanced Practices Council of the Society for Information Management, Research Director, 2009 – 2018, Professional

Research Interests and Areas of Expertise:

I apply a systems approach to significant business and societal problems to create applicable knowledge. I’ve published recently in areas such as:

  • Capital productivity
  • Sustainability 
  • Energy Informatics
  • Digital transformation
  • Literature reviewing methodology
Selected Publications:
  1. Watson, R. T. (2020). Capital, Systems and Objects: The Foundation and Future of Organizations: Springer. ISBN: 9811594171
  2. Lind, M., Michaelides, M. P., Ward, R., & Watson, R. T. (Eds). (2020). Maritime Informatics: Springer.