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Recent publications

Edited Books

  • Paramio-Salcines, J.L., Babiak, K., Walters, G (eds) (2013) The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility, London: Routledge

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Panton, M., and Walters, G (2018) It’s just a Trojan horse for gentrification”:  austerity and stadium-led regeneration, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (in press)
  • Tacon, R., Walters, G., and Cornforth, C, (2017) Accountability in non-profit governance: A process-based study, Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46 (4): 685-704
  • 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, 8 (3): 363-381
  • Walters, G and Panton, M (2014) Corporate social responsibility and social partnerships in professional football, Soccer & Society, 15 (6): 828-846
  • Walters, G and Hamil, S (2013) The contests for power and influence over the regulatory space in the English professional football industry, 1980 – 2012, Business History, 55 (5): 740-767
  • Bingham, T and Walters, G (2013) Financial sustainability within UK charities: community sport trusts and corporate social responsibility partnerships, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 24 (3): 606-629
  • Walters, G and Anagnostopoulos, C (2012) Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility through Social Partnerships, Business Ethics: A European Review, 21(4): 417-433
  • Walters, G (2011) Bidding for international sport events: how government supports and undermines national governing bodies of sport, Sport in Society, 14 (2): 208-222
  • Walters, G (2011) The implementation of a stakeholder management strategy during stadium relocation: a case study of Arsenal football club’s move to the Emirates Stadium, Managing Leisure, 16 (1): 49-64
  • Walters, G and Tacon, R (2010) Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport: Stakeholder Management in the UK Football Industry, Journal of Management and Organization, Volume 16 (4) September 2010, 566-586
  • Hamil, S and Walters, G (2010) Financial Performance in English Professional Football: “An Inconvenient Truth”, Soccer & Society, 11 (4): 354-372
  • Hamil, S and Walters, G (2010) The Model of Governance at FC Barcelona: Balancing Member Democracy, Commercial Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sporting Performance, Soccer & Society, 11(4): 475-504.
  • Walters, G (2009) Corporate Social Responsibility through Sport: The Community Sports Trust Model as a CSR Delivery Agency, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 35, 81-94,
  • Chadwick, S and Walters, G (2009) Sportswear Identification, Distinctive Design and Manufacturer Logos – Issues from the Front Line, The Marketing Review, 9(1): 63-78
  • Walters, G and Chadwick, S (2009) Corporate Citizenship in Football: Delivering Strategic Benefits through Stakeholder Engagement, Management Decision, 47(1): 51-66

Book Chapters

  • Walters, G and Tacon, R (2013) Stakeholder Engagement in European Football, in Paramio-Salcines, J.L., Babiak, K., Walters, G (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility, London: Routledge
  • Walters, G and Tacon, R (2013) United Kingdom, in O’Boyle, I and Bradbury, T (eds) Sport Governance: International Case Studies, London: Routledge
  • Walters, G and Hamil, S (2013) Regulation and the search for a profitable business model: a case study of the English football industry, in Soderman, S and Dolles, H, Handbook of Research on Sport and Business, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Walters, G and Tacon, R (2012) Corporate Social Responsibility, in Leberman, S., Collins, C., and Trenberth, L, Sport Business Management in New Zealand and Australia, Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia
  • Walters, G and Hamil, S (2011) Corporate Governance and the Regulation of Sport, in Trenberth, L and Hassan, D, Managing Sport Business, London: Routledge
  • Walters, G (2011) Managing Social Responsibility in Sport, in Trenberth, L and Hassan, D, Managing Sport Business, London: Routledge
  • Hamil, S and Walters, G (2010) Financial Performance in English Professional Football: “An Inconvenient Truth” in Hamil, S and Hassan, D, Who Owns Football? The Governance and Management of the Club Game Worldwide, London: Routledge

Recent conference presentations

  • ‘Governance paradoxes over time: Understanding the role of temporality’ , British Academy of Management, Warwick, September 2017 (Co-author Dr Richard Tacon)
  • ‘Stakeholder mobilisation: antecedent elements underpinning the development of a community network to influence a stadium regeneration scheme’, European Association for Sport Management, Berne, September 2017 (Co-authors Dr Mark Panton)
  • “It’s just a Trojan horse for gentrification”:  austerity and stadium-led regeneration’, Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Group, 11th Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, March 2017 (Co-author Dr Mark Panton)
  • ‘Modernisation and board involvement in strategy: A temporal understanding’ European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference, ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece, July 2015 (Co-author Dr Richard Tacon)
  • ‘Modernisation and its impact on board-level strategy development within national governing bodies of sport: A process-based analysis’, Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Group, 8th Annual Conference, Liverpool John Moores, February 2014 (Co-author Dr Richard Tacon)

Dr Geoff Walters

Geoff Walters talks about his research