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Matthew W Ford
Northern Kentucky University College of Business

 

 

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Refereed Journal Articles (Updated 11/26/18)

Mai, F., Ford, M.W. & Evans, J.R. (2018). An empirical investigation of the Baldrige framework using applicant scoring data. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 35(8): 1599-1616.

Ford, M.W. (2017). Specialization, slack orientation, and adaptive capacity in uncertain environments. Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 12(1): 55-67. 

Ford, M.W. (2015). Supply chain quality management and environmental uncertainty: A contingency perspective. Quality Management Journal, 22(4): 54-65. 

Ford, M.W., Evans, J.R. & Masterson, S.S. (2014). An information processing perspective of process management: Evidence from Baldrige Award recipients. Quality Management Journal, 21(1): 25-41. 

Matthews, C.H., Schenkel, M.T., Ford, M.W. & Human, S.E. (2013). Financing complexity and sophistication in nascent ventures. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 23(1): 15-29. 

Evans, J.R., Ford, M.W., Masterson, S.S. & Hertz, H.S (2012). Beyond performance excellence: Research insights from Baldrige recipient feedback. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 23(5): 489-506.  

Ford, M.W., Evans, J.R. & Masterson, S.S. (2012). The road to maturity: Process management and integration of strategic human resource processes. Quality Management Journal, 19(2): 30-46. 

Ford, M.W. (2011). Customized compliance: Exploring patterns of quality practice adoption in a multidivisional context. Quality Management Journal, 18(3): 21-32. 

Xiao, J.J., Ford, M.W. & Kim, J. (2011). Consumer financial behavior: An interdisciplinary review of selected theories and research. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39(4): 399-414. 

Ford, M.W & Kent, D.W. (2010). Gender differences in student financial market attitudes and awareness: An exploratory study. Journal of Education for Business, 85(1): 7-12. 

Greer, B.M. & Ford, M.W. (2009). Managing change in supply chains: A process comparison. Journal of Business Logistics, 30(2): 47-63. 

Matthews, C.H., Schenkel, M.T., Ford, M.W. & Human, S.E. (2009). Comparing nascent entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and expectations of firm growth. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 20(1): 53-80. 

Ford, M.W. (2009). Size, structure, and change implementation: Comparing small and large organizations. Management Research News, 32(4): 303-320. 

Schenkel, M.T., Matthews, C.H. & Ford, M.W. (2009). Making rational use of 'irrationality'? Exploring the role of cognitive closure in nascent entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 21(1): 51-76. 

Ford, M.W. (2008). Adoption of quality practices in a multidivisional environment: A longitudinal study. Quality Management Journal, 15(4): 7-17. 

Miller, V.V. & Ford, M.W. (2007). Exchanges: Physical, economic, but also institutional. Progress in Industrial Ecology, 4(3/4): 288-305. 

Ford, M.W., Devoto, S., Kent D.W. & Harrison, T. (2007). Threat, intimidation, and student financial market knowledge: An empirical study. Journal of Education for Business, 82(3): 131-139. 

Ford, M.W., Kent, D.W. & Devoto, S. (2007). Learning from the pros: Influence of web-based expert commentary on student vicarious learning about financial markets. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 5(1): 43-63. Best Journal Paper 

Ford, M.W. (2006). Outside the lines: Exploring student use of web-based vicarious learning about financial markets. Journal of Business and Leadership, 2(2): 325-333.  

Ford, M.W. & Greer, B.M. (2006). Profiling change: An empirical study of change process patterns. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 42(4): 420-446. 

Ford, M.W. & Evans, J.R. (2006). The role of follow-up in achieving results from self-assessment processes. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 23(6): 589-606. 

Ford, M.W. & Greer, B.M. (2005). Implementing planned change: An empirical comparison of theoretical perspectives. Mid American Journal of Business, 20(2): 59-69. 

Ford, M.W. & Greer, B.M. (2005). The relationship between management control system usage and planned change achievement: An exploratory study. Journal of Change Management, 5(1): 29-46. 

Ford, M.W., Evans, J.R. & Matthews, C.H. (2004). Linking self-assessment to the external environment: An exploratory study. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 24(11): 1175-1187. 

Ford, M.W. & Evans, J.R. (2002). Models for organizational self-assessment. Business Horizons, 45(6): 25-32. 

Ford, M.W. & Evans, J.R. (2001). Baldrige Award assessment and organizational learning: The need for change management. Quality Management Journal, 8(3): 7-25.  

Ford, M.W., Evans, J.R., Matthews, C.H. & Burchill, G. (2001). Theoretical foundations of the Seven Infrastructures model. Center for Quality of Management Journal, 10(2): 51-75. 

Ford, M.W. & Evans, J.R. (2000). Conceptual foundations of strategic planning in the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Quality Management Journal, 7(1): 8-26. 

Evans, J.R. & Ford, M.W. (1997). Value-driven quality. Quality Management Journal, 4(4): 19-31.

Book Chapters 

Ford, M.W. & Matthews, C.H. (2004). Individual problem-solving. In W.B. Gartner, K.G. Shaver, N.M. Carter & P.D. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of entrepreneurial dynamics: The process of business creation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 196-204.

Book Reviews

 Ford, M.W. (2001). Car launch—The human side of managing change by G. Roth and A. Kleiner. Journal of Engineering & Technology Management, 18(1): 93-96.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Ford, M.W. & Greer, B.M. (2018). Institutional uncertainty and supply chain quality management: A conceptual framework. 49th Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 698-712. Best Theoretical Research Paper

Mai, F., Evans, J.R., & Ford, M.W. (2016). An empirical investigation of the Baldrige framework using applicant scoring data. 47th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Austin, Texas. 

Ford, M.W. (2015). Specialization, slack orientation, and adaptive capacity in uncertain environments. 46th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Seattle, Washington. 

Ford, M.W. (2014). Uncertainty and outsourcing: Resolving theoretical conflicts. 45th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Orlando, Florida. 

Ford, M.W., Evans, J.R., & Masterson, S.S. (2012). An information processing perspective of process management: Evidence from Baldrige Award recipients. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, pp. 11201-11206. 

Ford, M.W., Evans, J.R., & Masterson, S.S. (2010). The road to maturity: Process management and integration of strategic human resource processes. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, pp. 901-906. Best Interdisciplinary Research Paper 

Ford, M.W. (2009). Customized compliance: Exploring patterns of quality practice adoption in a multidivisional context. Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, Operations Management Paper Abstracts, p. 765. 

Ford, M.W. (2007). Size, formalization, and change implementation: Comparing small and large organizations. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. 351-356. 

Ford, M.W., Kent, D.W. & Devoto, S. (2007). Learning from the pros: Influence of web-based expert commentary on student vicarious learning about financial markets. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. 11071-11076. Best Paper 

Ford, M.W. (2006). Outside the lines: Exploring student use of web-based vicarious learning about financial markets. 2nd Business & Leadership Symposium, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 

Greer, B.M. & Ford, M.W. (2006). Implementing planned change in the supply chain: A comparative analysis. Proceedings of the 66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, Operations Management Paper Abstracts, p. 17. 

Schenkel, M.T., Matthews, C.H. & Ford, M.W. (2006). The entrepreneurial journey begins: The role of cognitive styles among nascent entrepreneurs. Proceedings of the 4th USASBE/SBI Joint Conference, Tucson, Arizona, p. 159. 

Ford, M.W. & Greer, B.M. (2005). Using change process profiles to study implementation: An empirical demonstration. Best Paper Proceedings. Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. G1-G6. Best Visual Paper Award from Organization Development & Change Division 

Miller, V.V. & Ford, M. (2005). Exchanges: Physical, economic, but also institutional. Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Helsinki, Finland.  

Ford, M.W., Matthews, C.H. & Baucus, M.S. (2004). Strategic cognitions of the entrepreneur and formal business planning in nascent firms: An empirical study. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management--Entrepreneurship Paper Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, p. 15. 

Ford, M.W. & Greer, B.M. (2004). Modeling the planned change process: An empirical study of theoretical perspectives with implications for operations managers. Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, pp. 92-95. Best Paper Winner 

Ford, M.W., Matthews, C.H. & Baucus, M.S. (2003) To plan or not to plan: Is that really the question? Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Proceedings of the 23rd Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, p. 677. 

Ford, M.W. & Evans, J.R. (2002). Selecting and using models for organizational self-assessment. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, pp. 2334-2336. 

Matthews, C.H., Ford, M.W. & Human, S.E. (2002). From credit cards to venture capital: Financing complexity and planning sophistication in nascent ventures. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Proceedings of the 22nd Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Denver, Colorado, p. 553. 

Matthews, C.H., Ford, M.W. & Human, S.E. (2002). Uncertainty, planning, and growth expectations of nascent entrepreneurs. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference at the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE, pp. 917-942. 

Matthews, C.H., Ford, M.W. & Human, S. (2001). The context of new venture initiation: Comparing growth expectations of nascent entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Proceedings of the 21st Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Jankoping, Sweden, pp. 42-52. 

Evans, J.R. & Ford, M.W. (1997). Understanding quality values and culture through Baldrige assessment.  8th Annual Meeting of the Production & Operations Management Society, Miami, Florida. 

Other Conference Activity 

Xiao, J., Collins, M. Ford, M., Keller, P., Kim, J., & Robles, B. A review of financial behavior research: Implications for financial education. Consortium on Implications of Research in Personal Finance. National Endowment for Financial Education. Denver, CO, August 2010. 

Evans, J.R., Masterson, S.S., & Ford, M.W. Beyond performance excellence: Challenges and opportunities. Baldrige Award Recipients Consortium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2009. 

Ford, M.W. UMV update, Vail 2006. 3rd Annual Minyans in the Mountains Financial Retreat, Vail, CO, August 2006. 

Miller, V.V. & Ford, M. Ecosystems: The issue of collaboration for industrial ecology. Forum on Ecosystem Innovation, Carnegie Bosch Institute 7th International Conference: Innovation and Growth in the International Firm, Stuttgart, Germany, September 2005.  

Ford, M.W. UMV project update. 2nd Annual Minyans in the Mountains Financial Retreat, Ojai, CA, August 2005. 

Matthews, C.H., Schenkel, M.T. & Ford, M.W. Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition: Examining the need for cognitive closure. 1st Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) Research Symposium. Clemson University, Greenville, SC, November 2004. 

Work in Progress 

Ford, M.W. Specialization in regulated markets. Northern Kentucky University. 

* Currently under review 

Other Published Work 

Ford, M.W. (2001).  Test bank for The management and control of quality, 5th ed. Minneapolis/St. Paul: West Publishing Company. 

Contributor, (2001). Mobilizing change using the 7 infrastructures. Cambridge, MA: Center for Quality of Management. 

Ford, M.W. (1999).  Test bank for The management and control of quality, 4th ed. Minneapolis/St. Paul: West Publishing Company.

 

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