Cameron Ford, Ph. D.Associate Professor of Management;
Founding Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and StarterLab
Director, UCF Blackstone LaunchPad
Cameron Ford, Ph. D.
Ford earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Penn State University and served on the faculty of Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Management before joining UCF. His scholarly interests focus on processes related to new venture emergence, with a particular emphasis on how decision making and communication processes help creative visions evolve into business ventures.
Ford’s research has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
- Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, 1990.
- Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Management, 1984.
In the News
Orlando entrepreneurship slips in ranks, but shows key strengthA new study that measures startup activity in the country’s 40 largest metro areas shows Orlando taking a tumble during the last year. But area startup advocates say the city’s showing in startup density is cause for optimism.
UCF Member of NSF’s National Innovation NetworkCameron Ford joins the I-Corps program executive committee - to help provide UCF scientists and researchers the program, process, and resources to investigate and validate the commercialization of their science.
UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Launches Starter Lab“The Starter Lab is a great place for students to collaborate with others and ‘noodle’ with preliminary innovation and new venture ideas. We intend for the Starter Lab to be a community center for student starters from all disciplines...”
Research and Publications
Linking Individual Creativity to Organizational Innovation
How Entrepreneurs Use Networks to Address Changing Resource Requirements During Early Venture Development
Factors Influencing Creativity in the Domain of Managerial Decision Making
Creative Action in Organizations: Ivory Tower Visions and Real World Voices. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 1995Creativity in organizations has become an issue of great importance, but how does a company encourage personnel to find creative solutions to budgeting, product development, marketing and training? With engaging contributions from leading academics and professionals, this book explores the key factors that are critical to the development and promotion of creativity in any organization.
A Theory of Individual Creative Action in Multiple Social Domains
Video and Media
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