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Dr Steve Swanson

Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management and Sport Development & Coaching

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: s.swanson@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542573

Steve joined the University of Worcester in February 2013 following the completion of his PhD coursework at Temple University in the United States. With more than a decade of managerial experience in a variety of settings, his research interests include  sport management, leadership,  organisational behaviour, and employee attitudes in sport. In addition to his management and research experience, Steve has also been a successful basketball coach at numerous levels, including the British Basketball League in the United Kingdom.


Qualifications

PhD in Business Administration/ in Sport Management (Temple University)
MS in Sport Management (Georgia Southern University)
BA in Mathematics (Monmouth College)

Teaching Areas

Teaching Areas

Sport Management
Sport Development
Strategic Management
Entrepreneurship in Sport
Human Resource Management
Sport Marketing
Sponsorship and Fundraising
Event Management
Research Methods
Social Issues in Sport

Research Interests

Research Interests

Leadership
Organisational Behaviour
Human Resource Management
Identification
Commitment
Organizational Culture
Strategic Management
Organisational Theory

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Academy of Management
European Association for Sport Management
North American Society for Sport Management
Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand
World Association for Sport Management

Publications

Publications

Swanson, S., & Kent, A. (In Press) Fandom in the Workplace: Multi-target identification in professional team sports. Journal of Sport Management.

Swanson, S., & Kent, A. (2014). The complexity of leading in sport: Examining the role of domain expertise in assessing leader credibility and prototypicality. Journal of Sport Management, 28(1), 81-93.

Inoue, Y., Plehn-Dujowich, J.M., Kent, A., & Swanson, S. (2013). Roles of performance and human capital in college football coaches’ compensation. Journal of Sport Management, 27(1), 73-83.

Swanson, S., Mudambi, R., & Kent, A. (2012). The University of Texas: Conference realignment for college athletics. Ivey No. 9B12M104. London, ON: Ivey Publishing.

Swanson, S., Mudambi, R., & Kent, A. (2012) The University of Texas: Conference Realignment for College Athletics. London, Canada: Ivey Publishing.

Inoue, Y., Plehn-Dujowich, J.M., Kent, A., & Swanson, S. (2013) Roles of performance and human capital in college football coaches’ compensation, Journal of Sport Management, 27 (1), 73-83.

 

Research Presentations

Swanson, S., & Kent, A. (2014, October). Affect in the Workplace: The impact of passion and pride in professional sports. Paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the European Association for Sport Management, Coventry, UK.

Swanson, S., & Kent, A. (2014, September). Workplace attitudes in professional sports: The role of identification. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Association for Sport Management, Coventry, UK.

Swanson, S. (2012, May). Toward a Sport-Specific Model of Leadership: Initial Evidence of What is Credible and Prototypical in Sport. Paper presented at the meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, Seattle, WA, USA.

Swanson, S., & Kent, A. (2011, June). Leadership and isomorphism in new organizations. Paper presented at the meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, London, Ontario, Canada.

Inoue, Y., Kent, A., Swanson, S., & Plehn-Dujowich, J. (2011, June). Incentive compensation in coaching contracts: A case study of college football coaches. Paper presented at the meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, London, Ontario, Canada.

Inoue, Y., Plehn-Dujowich, J., Kent, A., & Swanson, S. (2010, Sept). Incentive mechanisms for managerial compensation: A content analysis of coaching contracts in college football. Paper presented at the meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy.

Inoue, Y., Kent, A., Plehn-Dujowich, J., & Swanson, S. (2010, June). Determinants of compensation and performance of NCAA FBS head football coaches. Paper presented at the meeting of the North American Society for Sport Management, Tampa, FL, USA.