Simon Ford

  • Academic Director, Undergraduate Associate Dean
  • PhD, MA, MPhil, MEng (Cantab.)

    Surrey Room: SUR 5028
    Surrey Phone: 778.782.3868
    Burnaby Room: WMC 4373
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5561

    Email Address: simon_ford@sfu.ca

    Biography

    After a two-year academic visit from the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Simon joined the Beedie School of Business full-time in September 2018.

    At Beedie he teaches courses within the Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration. During the 2018-19 academic year he's teaching:

    • Fall 2018: BUS 238 Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship - D100 in Burnaby and D200 in Surrey
    • Spring 2019: BUS 238 Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship - D100 in Burnaby; BUS 477 Startup Experience - D700 in Burnaby
    • Summer 2019: BUS 338 Foundations of Innovation - D100 in Surrey; BUS 450 Managing Emerging Opportunities - D100 in Surrey

    In addition to teaching, during 2018-19 Simon is also:

    Simon's most recent research explores the impact of 3D printing on society. His papers on this topic include:

    If you're interested, you can see Simon talk about 3D printing as part of Beedie's Inside Innovation series; read his research papers on ResearchGate; and connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Ford, S., & Despeisse, M. (2016). Additive manufacturing and sustainability: An exploratory study of the advantages and challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production, 137(20), 1573-1587. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.150

    Srai, J. S., Kumar, M., Graham, G., Phillips, W., Tooze, J., Ford, S., ... Tiwari, A. (2016). Distributed manufacturing: Scope, challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Production Research, 54(23), 6917-6935. http://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1192302

    Thiesse, F., Wirth, M., Kemper, H., Morar, D., Piller, F., Buxmann, P., ... Minshall, T. (2015). Economic implications of additive manufacturing and the contribution of MIS. Business and Information Systems Engineering, 75(2), 139-148.

    Ford, S. (2015). Co-evolutionary processes and positive feedbacks in the growth of the ultimate fighting championships. Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal, 5(1), 31-49. http://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-11-2011-0083

    Ford, S., Routley, M. J., Phaal, R., & Probert, D. R. (2014). The industrial emergence of commercial inkjet printing. European Journal of Innovation Management, 17(2), 126-143. http://doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-01-2013-0002

    Mortara, L., Ford, S., & Jaeger, M. (2013). Idea competitions under scrutiny: Acquisition, intelligence or public relations mechanism? Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80(8), 1563-1578. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2013.01.008

    Ford, S., Mortara, L., & Probert, D. R. (2012). Disentangling the complexity of early-stage technology acquisitions. Research Technology Management, 55(3), 40-48. http://doi.org/10.5437/08956308x5503048

    Phaal, R., O'Sullivan, E., Routley, M., Ford, S., & Probert, D. (2011). A framework for mapping industrial emergence. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 78(2), 217-230. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2010.06.018

    Ford, S., Garnsey, E., & Probert, D. (2010). Evolving corporate entrepreneurship strategy: technology incubation at Philips. R and D Management Journal, 40(1), 81-90. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9310.2009.00580.x

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