PhD (University of Adelaide) Thesis: Public sector accrual accounting (awarded University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal; also awarded Highly Commended prize by Emerald/EFMD for Interdisciplinary Accounting Research)
Master of Business Administration, Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours); majors in Accounting and Economics, Macquarie University
Mark is Professor, Accounting and Management Control Department, ESSEC Business School. After completing his BA (Hons) at Macquarie University, Mark embarked on what turned out to be a three part career involving: public sector, consulting and academia. He holds a PhD from The University of Adelaide and his research interests are broadly themed along considerations of accounting as a socio-technical construction. His research of public sector accrual accounting is highly cited. His publications cover matters such as public sector accrual accounting, performance reporting, comparative international studies, consultants in accounting change, accounting history, environmental sustainability and budgeting, audit as an instrument of blame and related topics. He has published in journals that include: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting, Organizations & Society; Accounting Education; Accounting History; Australian Accounting Review; Contemporary Accounting Research; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; European Accounting Review; International Review of Administrative Sciences; International Journal of Public Sector Management; and, Financial Accountability & Management. His academic appointments have included Associate Dean, International; Director, Postgraduate Research and Studies; Director, Master of Professional Accounting; Associate Professor and Professor. Prior to joining ESSEC, he had been employed by The University of New South Wales, The University of New England, Southern Cross University and Copenhagen Business School whilst invitations to visit have been issued to him by Hokkaido University, Cardiff Business School, Copenhagen Business School, The University of Nordland, The University of Siena, and Nanzan University.
"Governmental Accounting Practitioners: Cardigan Removed, Research Agenda Revealed" (M. Christensen, D. Greiling, J. Christiaens), Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, May 2018, Vol. 31, Issue 4, p. 1026‑1044
"Enabling Global Accounting Change: Epistemic Communities and the Creation of a 'More Business-Like' Public Sector" (M. Christensen, S. Newberry, B. Potter), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Issue Forthcoming