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Dr Mark Christensen
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: Southern Cross Business School - Lismore

Telephone: 02 6620 3787
Facsimile: 02 6621 3428
Location: R Block
Campus: Lismore

Mark completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide in public sector accounting and he has published extensively in this field with multiple refereed publications leading to him being one of the world's most cited authorities in the field of public sector accrual accounting.

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 re-entered university employment (he had previously lectured and tutored in accounting at the University of NSW). Since then he became substantially involved with the Southern Cross MBA program including its offshore components in Singapore and Hong Kong. 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 now is Southern Cross Business School Director of Higher Degrees by Research.

Mark's research interests are broadly focused on accounting as a social construction and include accounting for non-accountants; management consultants in accounting change; reforms of public sector accounting; behavioural aspects of management accounting; 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.

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Last Updated: 07/01/2013 10:38:08 PM