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Stephen Morrow  
Stephen Morrow

School of Sport

University of Stirling




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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 the module co-ordinator on the MSc module Sport Finance (SPSP01). He contributed to teaching on the undergraduate module Readings in Sports Studies (SPS9R7), SPS917 Operational Management in Sport and SPS911 Introduction to Sports Studies I.

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 The Business of Football: Image Management in Narrative Communication (2005, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland). Ongoing research work includes projects on Leadership in football management and Football club reporting. His knowledge transfer activities include leading workshops on Management Training for Football Managers as part of the SFA/UEFA Pro Licence.


Morrow, S. (2012). The financial collapse of Rangers: Lessons for the business of football, Perspectives, Summer, 15-18.

Hamil, S. and Morrow, S. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility in the Scottish Premier League: Context and Motivation, European Sport Management Quarterly, 11(2), 143-170.
Hamil, S., Morrow, S., Idle, C., Rossi, G. and Facchendini, S. (2010), ‘The governance and regulation of Italian football’, Soccer and Society, 11(4), 373-413.
Morrow, S. and Idle, C. (2008), ‘Understanding change in professional road cycling’, European Sport Management Quarterly, 8(4), 315 – 335.
Hamil, S. and Morrow, S. (2008), ‘The People’s Game?’, Scottish Left Review, 47, 7-9.

Morrow, S. (2012). ‘Corporate social responsibility in sport’ in L. Robinson. G. Bodet, P. Downward and P. Chelladurai (Eds) Handbook of Sport Management. Abington: Routledge
Morrow, S. (2011). Football in England and Scotland: History, longevity and change’ in H. Gammelsæter and B. Senaux (Eds.) Football Across Europe: An Institutional Perspective. Abingdon: Routledge.