Professor Chris Chapman is Professor of Management Accounting, Copenhagen Business School.
Professor of Management Accounting, Copenhagen Business School.
Chris Chapman is Professor of Management Accounting. Having previously researched the ways in which people work to make accounting relevant to operational decision making in a variety of contexts including restaurants and professional service firms, his current research focuses on the design of cost systems for healthcare providers.
Chris is Editor-in-Chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society and is the President of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. Gaining his PhD from the London School of Economics, prior to joining CBS Chris was Professor at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London.
Participating in the field
Field research takes place in the field as a domain of research, as opposed to the laboratory or the archive, for example. A key advantage that such research can offer is the possibility of interaction with actors in the field. Thinking through how to manage such interactions presents significant and path-dependent choices around negotiating access, application of various methods and techniques, feeding back and ultimately exiting from the field.
Typically field researchers most enjoy the actual undertaking of fieldwork. Ultimately however we are held to account in terms of our ability to publish interesting and rigorous contributions based on such research. We will discuss the challenges of publication in relation Golden-Biddle and Locke’s concept of the “theorised storyline” - the articulation of a plot that relates the field and academic worlds via ‘literature- based’ ideas that cohere with our field engagement.