After spells within industry at GKN, Pitman, BBC World Service, the European Space Agency, and Sainsbury’s (where I spent 7 years as a systems developer and business analyst), I returned to Higher Education to teach ICT-related subjects and to undertake research on ICT adoption and business innovation. In my research I have managed key work packages for EU and WestFocus research projects, published in leading international journals, and presented at many conferences. After examining models of virtual working and the value of social media in facilitating trade and extensive teaching experience that exploits experiential learning, my research now focuses on ‘new ways of learning’ and, for example, the interface between the Business School and local SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in collaborative projects attempting to solve ‘real-world problems’. Teaching includes entrepreneurship, project management and operations management. Management roles include Director of Work Placement Scheme for Brunel Business School and subject leader for a number of degree variants. I try to play my part as a citizen of Brunel by acting as facilitator for the University’s ‘Access and Disability Forum’.
Newest selected publications
Bourlakis, M., Clear, F. and Patten, L. (2011) 'Understanding the UK hospital supply chain in an era of patient choice'. Journal of Marketing Management, 27 (3-4). pp. 401 - 423. ISSN: 0267-257X Open Access Link
Clear, F. and Dennis, C. (2009) 'E-government, disability and inclusion', in Budd, L. and Harris, L. (eds.) e-Governance: Managing or Governing. New York, NY and Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge. pp. 213 - 236. ISBN 10: 0-415-96517-9. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-96517-0.
Clear, F. (2007) 'SMEs, electronically-mediated working and data security: cause for concern?'. International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management, 2 (2). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 1753-0296 Open Access Link
Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., Li, R. and Clear, F. (2007) 'Supply chain purchasing strategy: a model and key determinants'. International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2 (1). pp. 71 - 87. ISSN: 1460-6739
Clear, F. and Dickson, K. (2005) 'Teleworking practice in small and medium-sized firms: Management style and worker autonomy'. New Technology, Work and Employment, 20 (3). pp. 218 - 233. ISSN: 0268-1072 Open Access Link