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Academic Biography

Ian is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Sports Management & Marketing at Teesside University.

Ian has strong links to elite level football both in the UK and US. Currently, he leads on a number of research projects which explore the challenges faced by senior leaders and executives within the professional game.

Ian’s PhD (titled: Soccer and the American Dream) explored the ‘lived experience’ of university scholarship athletes in both New York and California. This experience was complemented by work as a consultant and Associate Professor with Richmond International Academic Soccer Academy (RIASA).

  • PhD: Soccer and the American Dream (University of Stirling)
  • MA Education (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
  • PGCE (secondary) Physical Education and PSHE (Leeds Polytechnic, Carnegie Dept.)
  • BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies & Education (Christ Church College, Canterbury, Kent)

Summary of Research Interests

Ian is currently in the process of completing two books for Routledge.

  • Title: Soccer and the American Dream (due for publication: December, 2018)
  • Title: The Role of the CEO in elite sport (due for completion August, 2019)

Associate Member of the 'Centre for the Study of Football' at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Editorial board for the 'Journal of Research Initiatives'.

Editorial Board for the 'Annals of Applied Sports Science'.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Ian is currently working closely with a number of professional football clubs reviewing 'best practice' in leadership and management.

One of Ian’s current projects aims to explore how senior executives evaluate the concept of ‘trust’ within prospective employees. The supposition that underpins the collaborative project is that employers have an intrinsic interest in the promotion of positive organizational behaviour.

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Football Club Management: insights from the field

Lawrence, I., Jan 2018, Routledge. 162 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

Clubs
Football
Industry
Management practices
Chief financial officer

Soccer and the American Dream

Lawrence, I., 15 Nov 2018, Routledge. 172 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

soccer
Sports
youth sports
class position
Social Mobility
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The Role of Culture in Sports Sponsorship: an update

Keshkar, S. & Lawrence, I., 7 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Applied Sport Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
sponsorship
Marketing
sport
Sports
marketing

Book Review: American National Pastimes – A History

Lawrence, I., 13 Apr 2017, In : Sport in History. 37, 2, p. 221-222

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Preparation, structured deliberate practice and decision making in elite level football: The case study of Gary Neville (Manchester United FC and England).

Horrocks, D., McKenna, J., Whitehead, A., Taylor, P. J., Morley, A. M. & Lawrence, I., 1 Oct 2016, In : International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. 11, 5, p. 673-682 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

elite
decision making
concerted action
coaching
club