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Recent Publications

Journal articles

  • Tacon, R., Walters, G. and Cornforth, C. (2017) Accountability in nonprofit governance: A process-based study, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, published online before print, February.
  • Tacon, R. and Walters, G. (2016) Modernisation and governance in UK national governing bodies of sport: How modernisation influences the way board members perceive and enact their roles, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 13 (6): 1-19.
  • Tacon, R. (2016) The organizational embeddedness of social capital: A comparative case study of two voluntary organizations, Journal of Economic Issues, 50 (1): 23-42.
  • Nichols, G., Tacon, R. and Muir, A. (2013) Sports clubs’ volunteers: Bonding in or bridging out? Sociology, 47 (2): 350-367.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2010) Corporate social responsibility in sport: Stakeholder management in the UK football industry, Journal of Management & Organization, 16 (4): 566-586.
  • Tacon, R. (2007) Football and social inclusion: Evaluating social policy, Managing Leisure, 12 (1): 1-23.

Book chapters

  • Tacon, R. (2014) Social capital and sports clubs, in Christoforou, A. and Davis, J.B. (eds.) Social capital and economics: Social values, power, and social identity, London, Routledge, pp. 236-261.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2013) Stakeholder engagement in European football, in Paramio, J., Babiak, K., and Walters, G. (eds.) The Routledge handbook of sport and corporate social responsibility, London, Routledge, pp. 236-248.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2013) United Kingdom, in O’Boyle, I. and Bradbury, T. (eds.) Sport governance: International case studies, London, Routledge, pp. 107-123.
  • Tacon, R. (2012) The role of sport management in the creation of social capital, in Hassan, D. and Lusted, J. (eds.) Managing sport: Social and cultural perspectives, London, Routledge, pp. 201-217.
  • Tacon, R. and Hanson, A. (2012) Sport policy and the structure of sport in the UK, in Trenberth, L. and Hassan, D. (eds.) Managing sport business, London, Routledge, pp. 47-63.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2012) Corporate social responsibility, in Leberman, S., Collins, C. and Trenberth, L. (eds.) Sport business management in New Zealand and Australia, Melbourne, Cengage Learning Australia, pp. 250-265.

Reports

  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2013) Better boards, stronger sport: An international consultation report, Report to the EU funded project (BBSS), led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, London.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2012) Better boards, stronger sport: A report on corporate governance codes, Report to the EU funded project (BBSS), led by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, London.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2011) The role of the board in national governing bodies of sport, London, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre.
  • Walters, G. and Tacon, R. (2011) Corporate social responsibility in European football: A report funded by the UEFA Research Grant Programme, London, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre.
  • Walters, G., Trenberth, L. and Tacon, R. (2010) Good governance in sport: A survey of UK national governing bodies of sport, London, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre.
  • Tacon, R. (2009) Getting the ball rolling: The impact of sport on the Government's Public Service Agreements, London, Central Council of Physical Recreation.
  • Tacon, R. and Oughton, C. (2006) The economic and social impact of sport: A review, Report to the Economic and Social Research Council, Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Holt, M., Michie, J., Oughton, C., Tacon, R. and Walters, G. (2005) The state of the game: The corporate governance of football clubs, Research Paper 2005, No. 3, Football Governance Research Centre, Birkbeck, University of London.

Richard Tacon