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'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 Supporter involvement 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 is Chair of a Scottish Government Expert Working Group on Supporter Involvement in Football Clubs (2014 to date) .
Kasale LL, Winand M & Morrow S (2019) A stakeholder approach to performance management in Botswana National sport organisations. Managing Sport and Leisure. https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2019.1612269
Valenti M, Scelles N & Morrow S (2019) Elite sport policies and international sporting success: A panel data analysis of European women's national football team performance. European Sport Management Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2019.1606264
Valenti M, Scelles N & Morrow S (2019) The determinants of stadium attendance in elite women's football: Evidence from the UEFA Women's Champions League. Sport Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2019.04.005
Valenti M, Morrow S & Scelles N (2018) Women's football studies: an integrative review. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 8 (5), pp. 511-528. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-09-2017-0048
Terrien M, Scelles N, Morrow S, Maltese L & Durand C (2017) The win/profit maximization debate: Strategic adaptation as the answer?. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 7 (2), pp. 121-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-10-2016-0064
Scelles N, Helleu B, Durand C, Bonnal L & Morrow S (2017) Explaining the Number of Social Media Fans for North American and European Professional Sports Clubs with Determinants of Their Financial Value. International Journal of Financial Studies, 5 (4), Art. No.: 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijfs5040025
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
Andrew A, Morrow S & Ian T (2017) The Democratization of Heart of Midlothian Football Club: Changing boundaries and a new organizational form (Presentation) Accounting, Society and the Environment Research Workshop, Edinburgh, 03.05.2017-03.05.2017.
Dermit-Richard N, Scelles N & Morrow S (2017) French DNCG management control versus UEFA Financial Fair Play: a divergent conception of financial regulation objectives. Soccer and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2017.1323740
Valenti M, Scelles N & Morrow S (2017) Team diversity and success in European professional football: The role of culture and language. 2nd International Congress of the International Society for Sports Sciences in the Arab World, Stirling, 24.04.2017-27.04.2017. http://i3saw.org/en/category/congresses/congress-stirling-2017
Valenti M, Scelles N & Morrow S (2017) Team diversity and success in European professional football: The role of culture and language. 2nd International Congress I3SAW, Stirling, 21.04.2017-27.04.2017. pp. 129-131. http://i3saw.org/en/category/congresses/congress-stirling-2017
Andrew A, Morrow S & Ian T (2017) Changing boundaries and Evolving Organizational Forms in Football: Novelty and Variety among Scottish Clubs. Journal of Sport Management, 31 (2), pp. 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2016-0286
Adams A, Morrow S & Thomson I (2016) The 'Typical' Club?: A Configuration Analysis of Scottish Football Clubs. 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference., Melbourne, Australia, 13.05.2016-15.07.2016. https://ideas.repec.org/p/hwe/cfidps/1601.html
Kolyperas D, Morrow S & Sparks L (2015) Developing CSR in professional football clubs: drivers and phases. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 15 (2), pp. 177-195. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/CG-05-2014-0062; https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-05-2014-0062
Morrow S (2015) Power and logics in Scottish football: The financial collapse of Rangers FC. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 5 (4), pp. 325-343. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-08-2012-0029
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
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/
Morrow S, Adams A & Thomson I (2015) Future Ownership, Financing, Accountability and Governance Structures in Scottish Professional Football. BAFA Scottish Area Group Annual Conference 2015, Edinburgh, 01.09.2015-01.09.2015.
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
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
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
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
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
Morrow S & Howieson B (2014) The New Business of Football: a Study of Current and Aspirant Football Club Managers. Journal of Sport Management, 28 (5), pp. 515-528. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2013-0134
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/
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/
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/
Morrow S (2012) The financial collapse of Rangers: Lessons for the business of football. Perspectives: Magazine of Scotland's Democratic Left, (33), pp. 15-18. http://democraticleftscotland.wordpress.com/perspectives/
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/
Robinson L, Jarvie G, Gratton C, Sparks L, Morrow S & Minikin B (2011) Developing the capacity of the Malaysian Sport Industry: A programme of capacity building research. Sportswork Group SDN.BHD. University of Stirling.
Hamil S & Morrow S (2011) Corporate social responsibility in the Scottish Premier League: Context and motivation. European Sport Management Quarterly, 11 (2), pp. 143-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2011.559136
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.
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#
Guzman I & Morrow S (2007) Measuring efficiency and productivity in professional football teams: Evidence from the English Premier League. Central European Journal of Operations Research, 15 (4), pp. 309-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10100-007-0034-y
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
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.
Morrow S (2007) The Financial Structure of Premier leagues and Football Clubs in Europe: The History of Finance and Football Clubs (Presentation) 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.
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.
Morrow S & Idle C (2007) A Critical Analysis of Governance and Stakeholder Power in Professional Cycling (Presentation) Sport Business Campus Conference 2007: "Sport Business in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities", London, UK, 17.04.2007-17.04.2007.
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
Morrow S (2006) Talking a Good Game: Newspaper Reporting of Football Club Finances. 21st Annual Meeting for the North American Society for Sport Management, Kansas City, Missouri, 01.06.2006-03.06.2006.
Morrow S (2006) Impression management in football club financial reporting. International Journal of Sport Finance, 1 (2), pp. 96-108. http://epay.wvsto.com/WVU/WVUFITSportBooks/Impression-Management-in-Football-Club-Financial-Reporting-P10148.aspx
Morrow S (2006) Scottish Football: It's a Funny Old Business. Journal of Sports Economics, 7 (1), pp. 90-95. http://jse.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/7/1/90; https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002505282867
Morrow S (2005) The Business of Football: Image Management in Narrative Communication. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. http://icas.org.uk/morrow/
Gallhofer S, Haslam J, Morrow S & Sydserff R (1999) Accounting, transparency and the culture of spin: Re-orientating accounting communication in the new millennium. Pacific Accounting Review, 11 (2), pp. 97-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb037931
Morrow S (1997) Accounting for Football Players. Financial and Accounting Implications of 'Royal Club Liegois and Others V Bosman' for Football in the United Kingdom. Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, 2 (1), pp. 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029035
Morrow S (1996) Football Players as Human Assets Measurement as the Critical Factor in Asset Recognition: A Case Study Investigation. Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, 1 (1), pp. 75-97. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029024