Mr Stephen Morrow

Senior Lecturer

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Mr Stephen Morrow

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About me

About me

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in Sport Finance at the University of Stirling. He was Head of the Department of Sports Studies, the predecessor to the School of Sport, for five years until summer 2011. His academic background is in accountancy and finance and he was a lecturer in these subjects at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh from 1990 until 2000. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and trained with the international firm of accountants, Ernst & Young.

Stephen is Programme Director for the MSc Sport Management, leading the modules on Sport Finance and Sport Management Challenges. He also contributes to the undergraduate module, Sport Governance.

Stephen's research concentrates on financial aspects in sport, particularly in the football industry. His knowledge transfer activities include leading workshops on Management Training for Football Managers as part of the Scottish FA/UEFA Pro Licence. He was Chair of a Scottish Government Expert Working Group on Supporter Involvement in Football Clubs (2014-16) .

Research (10)

Stephen's research concentrates on financial aspects in sport, particularly in the football industry. He is the author of The People's Game? Football, finance and society (Palgrave, 2003) and Financial Fair Play - Implications for Football Club Financial Reporting (2014, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland). Ongoing research work includes projects on The role of the contemporary football manager and Resilience and governance in football clubs. His knowledge transfer activities include leading workshops on Management Training for Football Managers as part of the SFA/UEFA Pro Licence. He was Chair of a Scottish Government Expert Working Group on Supporter Involvement in Football Clubs (2014-16) .

Projects

Understanding the role of alcohol consumption in football cultures (Alcohol FC)
PI: Dr Richard Purves
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Research Study on the GROW Formula
PI:
Funded by: Union of European Football Associations

Proposal For Quantitative Review of the Bank of Scotland Midnight Leagues Programme 2015
PI: Mr Stephen Morrow
Funded by: Scottish Football Association

A Proposal to Conduct Research into the Impact of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act
PI: Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith
Funded by: Scottish Government

Proposal For Quantitative Review of the Bank of Scotland Midnight Leagues Programme
PI: Mr Stephen Morrow
Funded by: Scottish Football Association

Proposal For Evaluation And Review Of The Bank Of Scotland Midnight Leagues Programme
PI: Mr Stephen Morrow
Funded by: Lloyds TSB Bank Plc and Scottish Football Association

Financial Fair Play - Implications for Football Club Financial Reporting
PI: Mr Stephen Morrow
Funded by: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

To investigate the feasibility of changing the non-professional football fixture calendars in Scotland
PI:
Funded by: Scottish Football Association

Becoming a Leader: a study of aspirant football club managers
PI: Mr Stephen Morrow
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Democratic Ownership Project: Clyde Football Club.
PI: Mr Stephen Morrow
Funded by: Supporters Direct

Outputs (79)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Morrow S (2021) For the Good of the Game? Resolving an Existential Crisis in Scottish Football. In: Krieger J, Henning A, Pieper L & Dimeo P (eds.) Time Out: National perspectives on sport and the Covid-19 lockdown. Sport & Society. Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground, pp. 41-52. https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/time-out-national-perspectives-on-sport-and-the-covid19-lockdown

Book Chapter

Morrow S (2017) Football, economics and finance. In: Hughson J, Moore K, Spaaij R & Maguire J (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Football Studies. Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 163-176. https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Football-Studies/Hughson-Moore-Spaaij-Maguire/p/book/9781138353602

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Andrew A, Morrow S & Thomson I (2017) The Democratization of Heart of Midlothian Football Club: Changing boundaries and a new organizational form. British Accounting and Finance Association Scottish Area Group Conference, Aberdeen, 24.08.2017-24.08.2017. http://www.bafa.ac.uk/subgroups/regional/scottish/events/upcoming-events/bafa-scottish-area-group-annual-conference.html

Lecture

Valenti M, Scelles N & Morrow S (2017) Women’s football: An integrative literature review (Presentation) EURAM 2017, Glasgow, 21.06.2017-24.06.2017. http://2017.euramfullpaper.org/program/papers.asp

Book Chapter

Cabaud B, Scelles N, Francois A & Morrow S (2015) Modeling Performances and Competitive Balance in Professional Road Cycling. In: Van Reeth D & Larsen D (eds.) The Economics of Professional Road Cycling. Sports Economics, Management and Policy, 11. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 257-283. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319223117

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Scelles N, Szymanski S, Dermit-Richard N & Morrow S (2015) Insolvencies and Financial Difficulties in French Football, 1970-2012. 23rd Conference of European Association for Sport Management, Dublin, 09.09.2015-12.09.2015. http://www.easm.net/2015-2/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Scelles N, Szymanski S, Dermit-Richard N & Morrow S (2015) Consequences of insolvency [Consequences of actual and anticipated insolvencies in French football]. 7th European Sport Economic Association Conference on Sports Economics, Zurich, Switzerland, 27.08.2015-28.08.2015. http://www.crsa.uzh.ch/research/201508/cprogram/conference_program_final.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Morrow S & Howieson B (2015) The increasing importance of ‘learning’ by aspirant managers in elite professional football in The United Kingdom: a Bourdieusian perspective. 15th Annual EURAM Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 17.06.2015-20.06.2015. http://2015.euramfullpaper.org/program/show-event.asp?pid=%7B45F544BA-E11B-4BC6-B203-851D6832A4F8%7D

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Morrow S (2015) UEFA Financial Fair Play: Problematization in professional football. European Accounting Association 2015, Symposium 6 - Accounting and popular culture, The Hydro, Glasgow, 29.04.2015-29.04.2015. http://eaa2015.eaacongress.org/r/Symposia_Programme

Policy Document

Morrow S (2015) Supporter Involvement in football clubs. Morrow (Editor) & S (Editor) Scottish Government. The Scottish Government. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00469245.pdf

Book Chapter

Morrow S (2014) Football finances. In: Goddard J & Sloane P (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of Professional Football. Elgar Original Reference. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 80-99. http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?currency=US&id=14821

Lecture

Morrow S (2014) The case for enhanced supporter involvement (Presentation) CFI Annual Debate 2014: Can fan ownership rescue Scottish football?, Edinburgh, 23.10.2014-23.10.2014. http://www.cfi.hw.ac.uk/cfi-annual-debate-2014.html

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Scelles N, Helleu B, Durand C, Bonnal L & Morrow S (2014) Social media and financial value of professional sports clubs reconsidered. 22nd European Association for Sport Management Conference, Coventry, 09.09.2014-12.09.2014. http://www.easm.net/abstracts/2014-2/

Research Report

Morrow S (2014) Financial Fair Play - Implications for Football Club Financial Reporting. 21 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH: ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland). http://icas.org.uk/Technical-Knowledge/Research/Publications/Financial-Fair-Play---Implications-for-football-club-financial-reporting/

Book Chapter

Morrow S (2012) Corporate social responsibility in sport. In: Robinson L, Chelladurai P, Bodet G & Downward P (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sport Management. Routledge International Handbooks. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 101-115. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415587884/

Book Chapter

Morrow S (2011) History, longevity and change: Football in England and Scotland. In: Gammelsæter H & Senaux B (eds.) The Organisation and Governance of Top Football Across Europe: An Institutional Perspective. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 46-61. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415883788/

Research Report

Coalter F, Dimeo P, Morrow S & Taylor J (2010) The Benefits of Mountaineering and Mountaineering Related Activities: A Review of Literature: A Report to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Mountaineering Council of Scotland; British Mountaineering Council. Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling. www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=850.

Book Chapter

Morrow S (2009) Football and finance in Scotland: a dream alliance in Gretna?. In: Mellor G & Murphy P (eds.) Soccer Review 2008. Soccer Review. Leicester: Gavin Mellor & Patrick Murphy, facilitated by the Professional Footballers Association, pp. 20-23. http://www.supporters-direct.org/news/item.asp?n=4521#

Article

Hamil S & Morrow S (2008) The people's game?. Scottish Left Review, 47, pp. 7-9. http://www.scottishleftreview.org/li/index.php?option=com_contentplus&task=sectionblog&id=4&Itemid=29

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Morrow S & Idle C (2007) All Change in Professional Cycling. The 15th Congress of the European Association for Sport Management: Workshop on Theoretical Approaches to Change in Professional Sport Organisations, Turin, Italy, 12.09.2007-15.09.2007. http://www.easm.net/download/2007/0a762f911b5e64bf1fc432c4f30bb668.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Morrow S (2007) The Political Economy of the People’s Game: Football in Europe. 2007 World Congress for Korean Studies (Korean Political Science Association): "Korea in the World: Democracy, Peace, Prosperity and Culture", Busan, South Korea, 23.08.2007-25.08.2007.

Lecture

Morrow S (2007) 'It's a Funny Old Game', Football and Regeneration (Presentation) Scottish Urban Regeneration (SURF) Forum 2007: "Football and Regeneration: Intangible Assets and Goodwill", Edinburgh, UK, 14.08.2007-14.08.2007.

Book Review

Morrow S (2006) The leaguers: The making of professional football in England, 1900-1939. Review of: Matthew Taylor. The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005. Pp. xxiv+320; ISBN: 978-0853236498. Journal of British Studies, 45 (3), pp. 692-693. https://doi.org/10.1086/507244

Teaching

Teaching

Stephen teaches primarily on the MSc Sport Management, leading modules on Sport Finance (SPSP001) and Sport Management Challenges (SPSP059). He also contributes to the undergraduate module in Sport Governance (SPSU9SG).