Dr Chris Ford MBA(Exec), FCA

Lecturer in Accounting & Management


In addition to my work as a lecturer I act as Director of Impact & Engagement in Accounting and Finance, and as an academic advisor on the board of the Finance and Management Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Prior to my return to academia in 2012 I worked first as as Corporate Recovery specialist for Deloitte, then spent 15 years running my own international mountain bike travel and training company. During this time I worked around the world with multiple partner organisations, while also operating at the highest level in outdoor education, coach education and leadership development for two National Governing Bodies of Sport in the UK. I have a back catalogue of some 50 magazine and newspaper publications on various coaching and leadership subjects, and was a sponsored athlete for Adidas, Trek, and Gore Industries.

Managing to make markets: Marketization and the conceptualization work of strategic nets in the life science sector
Mason, K., Friesl, M., Ford, C.J. 19/07/2017 In: Industrial Marketing Management. 67, p. 52-69. 18 p.
Journal article

New Economic Models In Health & Wellbeing Markets: the case of the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
Mason, K.J., Ford, C.J., Friesl, M. 3/03/2016
Digital or Visual Products

Managing the performance of collaborative innovation
Ford, C.J. 2016 Lancaster University. 182 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Abseiling from the Shard: the assembly of capability in temporary organizations
Ford, C., Friesl, M. 2015
Conference paper

Networks of accountability: a case study of The descent of The Shard
Ford, C., Pfister, J., Otley, D. 09/2013 In: 9th Management Control Research Conference. Nyenrode, The Netherlands
Conference contribution

A critical survey of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
King, D., Ford, C. 31/05/2013 In: iPOP. Japan