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Dr Mark Christensen
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: School of Business and Tourism - Lismore

Telephone: 02 6620 3787
Location: R Block
Campus: Lismore

After completing his MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management, Mark undertook management consulting before joining the NSW public sector for some ten years. Mark's public sector employment involved a number of organisations including the NSW Investment Corporation where he was a Venture Manager and the Department of TAFE where he was a Director.

Joining SCU's predecessor organisation, Mark completed his PhD in accounting at the University of Adelaide and re-entered university employment (he had previously lectured and tutored in accounting at the University of NSW). Whilst with SCU he became substantially involved with the Southern Cross MBA program including its offshore components and SCU's International Business undergraduate programs. Mark has also been a company director on the board of SCU's commercial arm, Norsearch Ltd, for four years. He was also SCU's Associate Dean, International for 3.5 years and School Director of Higher Degrees by Research for three separate appointments.

Mark's research interests are broadly focused on accounting as a social construction and include accounting for non-accountants; behavioural aspects of management accounting; reforms of public sector accounting; management consultants in accounting change; and, Japanese management. His commissioned research projects have included work for the Olympic Co-ordination Authority, the Council on the Cost of Government, CPA Australia and the Zoological Parks Board of NSW. Mark's publications have appeared (or are in-press) in prestigious journals including: Accounting, Organizations and Society; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Contemporary Accounting Research; European Accounting Review; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Australian Accounting Review; Accounting Education; Accounting History; Financial Accountability and Management; International Journal of Public Sector Management; International Review of Administrative Sciences; Government Auditing Review; and others. His work has been published in four languages and is particularly highly cited for contributions to the field of public sector accrual accounting where citations of his publications exceed that of other individual scholars.

In 2015, Mark will be the Otto Mønsted Guest Professor at Copenhagen Business School.

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