Prof David Shilbury

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Sport Management

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1995
Master of Science, University of Massachusetts, 1989
Bachelor of Applied Science, WA College of Adv. Edu., 1986
Diploma of Teaching, WA College of Adv. Edu., 1978

Contact

Biography

Professor David Shilbury is a Professor in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. David is also the Foundation Chair in Sport Management. Prior to joining Deakin in 1990, he worked in cricket, golf and local government in Perth Western Australia. David was appointed as Australia’s first professor of sport management in 2000. In 2017 he was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Deakin Sport Network.

His qualifications include a PhD from Monash University, a Master of Science in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Recreation and a Diploma of Teaching from Edith Cowan University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David has in excess of 100 publications including 11 books, 1 edited conference proceeding, 7 book chapters, 71 refereed publications in more than 20 different journals worldwide, 16 technical reports and 10 non-refereed publications. He has also presented in excess of 100 conference papers. His co-authored text entitled Strategic Sport Marketing (Allen & Unwin), the first of its kind in Australia, was first published in January 1998 and the 4th edition was released in 2014 (2nd edition adapted for the Netherlands in 2004 and Greece in 2007, translated into Chinese in 2004). In addition, he is the lead author of Sport Management in Australia. An Organisational Overview 5th edition (2017) also published by Allen & Unwin.

Research grants include those from the Australia India Council, the Australian Football League, Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, Sport and Recreation Minister’s Council and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Research interests include governance, sport development, journal quality and strategy.

David was the Foundation President of the Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand (SMAANZ) from 1995 to 2001, was a member of the Australian Football League Tribunal from 1992 to 2003, a board member of the Confederation of Australian Sport in 2005 and a Trustee to the Bowater Trust from 2002 to 2007, and is currently an executive council Member of the North American Society for Sport Management and a Director of Golf Victoria. He is also a Director of Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd, a facility and leisure management company responsible for managing the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

He is the Immediate Past Editor of the Journal of Sport Management from 2015 to 2018, and was editor of Sport Management Review from 2002 to 2004 and remains a member of the editorial board of both journals.

Awards received include the inaugural Jim and Alison Leslie award for teaching excellence at Deakin University in 1998, Victorian Sports Federation’s Eunice Gill Award for Sport Leadership in 2000, Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management in 2009 and the inaugural SMAANZ Distinguished Service award in 2009, and was the first non-North American scholar to be awarded in 2011 the prestigious Earle. F. Zeigler lecture award by the North American Society for Sport Management.

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Research interests

  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Development
  • Bibliometrics

Affiliations

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sport Management..
  • Member, Editorial Board, Sport Management Review
  • Member & Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Executive Council, North American Society for Sport Management.
  • Director, Frankston Regional Aquatic Centre Pty Ltd (trading as Peninsula Aquatic & Recreation Centre).
  • Director, Golf Victoria.
  • Member, North American Society for Sport Management.
  • Member, Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand.

Teaching interests

  • Athlete Management
  • Sport Leadership and Governance
  • Managing High Performance Sport

Knowledge areas

  • Sport management 
  • Sport governance
  • Sport Development
  • Strategy

Expertise

Professor Shilbury is an internationally recognised scholar in sport management and governance and the organisation and delivery of sport. Specifically, his research expertise is in sport governance, sport development and strategy.
  • Sport management/governance

Conferences

  • Shilbury, D., Sotiriadou, P., Wicker, P., Alsop, A. and McIntosh, E., 'Managing high-performance sport. A new era of elite sports', 23rd Annual SMAANZ Conference, Australia, 29 November - 1 December 2017.
  • 'The pace of change: How professionalisation has shaped the work of sport management', 25th Annual European Association for Sport Management Conference, Switzerland, September 2017.
  • Shilbury, D. and Sotiriadou, P., 'The Sport development cube. An emerging framework.', 31st Annual North American Society for Sport, 2017.
  • Shilbury, D., Cameron, M., Ferkins, L., Meiklejohn, M., Corbett, B., Bryham, G., Molloy, T., Dee, K. and Karg, A., 'Examining ownership structures in Australian and New Zealand professional sport', 22nd Annual SMAANZ Conference, New Zealand, 23-25 November 2016.
  • 'Global sport governance Challenges: A research opportunity', 24th Annual European Association for Sport Management Conference, Poland, September 2016.
  • Shilbury, D. and O’Boyle, I., 'Federal vs unitary models of sport governance', 23rd Annual European Association for Sport Management Conference, Ireland, September 2016.
  • Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., Karg, A., Rowe, K., Meiklejohn, T. and Bruffy, K., 'Sport governance design: Exploring ownership changes in rugby union', 23rd Annual European Association for Sport Management Conference, Ireland, September 2015.
  • Shilbury, D. and Ferkins, L., 'Collaborative governance: Mapping future sport governance research', 30th Annual North American Society for Sport Management conference, Canada, 2-6 June 2015.
  • 'Positioning sport management journals for the future impact', Workshop 30th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, Canada, 2-6 June 2015.   
  • Shilbury, D., Ferkins, L., Meiklejohn, T., Karg, A., Rowe, K. and Bruffy, K., 'Questions of commercial ownership in sport governance. The Super Rugby journey.', 20th Annual SMAANZ Conference, Australia, 27-29 November 2014
  • Shilbury, D. and Ferkins, L., 'Considering an integrative framework for collaborative governance to guide future research', 21st Annual European Association for Sport Management, UK, 10-12 September 2014. 
  • Shilbury, D. and Ferkins, L., 'Exploring the utility of collaborative governance', 29th Annual North American Society for Sport Management Conference, USA, 29-31 May 2014.

Media appearances

  • 'Ball Tampering, Australian Cricket Team' with Martha Kearny, BBC Radio 4, UK, 27 March 2018.
  • Mercer, P., 'Australia cricket scandal: A body blow to an incredulous nation', BBC Online, 26 March 2018.
  • Interview on AFL player management signings and endorsement opportunities, 3AW, 7LAFM Launceston, Australia, 9 February 2018.
  • 'Valuable but vulnerable, Welfare of International Students a top priority', International Student Cricket Academy, SBS News, 6 November 2017.

Research groups

Centre for Sport Research 

Awards

  • 2015 WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, for Master of Business (Sport Management). Deakin University
  • 2011  Dr Earle F. Zeigler award recipient, North American Society for Sport Management
  • 2009  Inaugural Distinguished Service Award, Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand
  • 2009 Research Fellow, North American Society for Sport Management
  • 2004 Recognition of Exemplary Service, Sport Management Association of Australian & New Zealand (as Editor, Sport Management Review, 2002-2004)
  • 2001  Recognition of Exemplary Service, Sport Management Association of Australian & New Zealand (as Foundation President 1995-2001)
  • 2000  Eunice Gill Award for Sport Management, Victorian Sports Federation annual awards
  • 1998 Dr Jim & Alison Leslie Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University
  • 1998   Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University
     

Projects

  • Sport Governance

Publications

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2019

Research Handbook on Sport Governance

Mathieu Winand, Christos Anagnostopoulos

(2019), B1

chapter

Breaking down the barriers: collaboration in sport governance networks

Ian O'Boyle, David Shilbury, Lesley Ferkins

(2019), pp. 216-235, Research handbook on sport governance, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

chapter

Toward a working model of leadership in nonprofit sport governance

Ian O'Boyle, David Shilbury, Lesley Ferkins

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 189-202, Journal of sport management, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2018

Leadership in governance: exploring collective board leadership in sport governance systems

L Ferkins, D Shilbury, I O'Boyle

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 221-231, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Identifying enablers and barriers: shaping collaborative sport governance theory

I O Boyle, D Shilbury

(2018), Vol. 60, pp. 330-352, World leisure journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Comparing federal and unitary models of sport governance: a case study investigation

I O'Boyle, D Shilbury

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 353-374, Managing sport and leisure, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Developing a theory of board strategic balance

L Ferkins, D Shilbury

(2016), pp. 114-128, Routledge handbook of theory in sport management, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Exploring issues of trust in collaborative sport governance

I O?Boyle, D Shilbury

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 52-69, Journal of sport management, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal

Towards a research agenda in collaborative sport governance

D Shilbury, I O'Boyle, L Ferkins

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 479-491, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Board strategic balance: an emerging sport governance theory

L Ferkins, D Shilbury

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 489-500, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The stakeholder dilemma in sport governance: Toward the notion of "stakeowner"

L Ferkins, D Shilbury

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 93-108, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

Exploring the utility of collaborative governance in a National Sport Organization running head: Collaborative sport governance

D Shilbury, L Ferkins

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 380-397, Journal of sport management, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal

Challenges for sport development: women's entry level cycling participation

K Rowe, D Shilbury, L Ferkins,, E Hinckson,

(2015), pp. 1-14, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2014

Corporate social responsibility in professional team sport organisations : towards a theory of decision-making

C Anagnostopoulos, T Byers, D Shilbury

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 259-281, European sport management quarterly, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2013

Implementing corporate social responsibility in English football :Towards multi-theoretical integration

C Anagnostopoulos, D Shilbury

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 268-284, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, C1

journal

Sport governance encounters: Insights from lived experiences

D Shilbury, L Ferkins, L Smythe

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 349-363, Sport Management Review, C1

journal

Sport development and physical activity promotion: an integrated model to enhance collaboration and understanding

K Rowe, D Shilbury, L Ferkins, E Hinckson

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 364-377, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2012

Good boards are strategic: What does that mean for sport governance?

L Ferkins, D Shilbury

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 67-80, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

Competition: The heart and soul of sport management

D Shilbury

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 1-10, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

I wish I was twenty one now : beyond doping in the Australian peleton

M Hardie, D Shilbury, C Bozzi, I Ware

(2012), Geelong, Vic, A1

book
2011

Professionalisation, sport governance and strategic capability

D Shilbury, L Ferkins

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 108-127, Managing Leisure, C1

journal

Effectiveness of national elite sport policies : a multidimensional approach applied to the case of Flanders

V De Bosscher, D Shilbury, M Theeboom, J Van Hoecke, P De Knop

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 115-141, European sport management quarterly, Essex, England, C1

journal

A bibliometric study of citations to sport management and marketing journals

D Shilbury

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 423-444, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

A bibliometric analysis of four sport management journals

D Shilbury

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 434-452, Sport Management Review, C1

journal
2010

Developing board strategic capability in sport organisations: The national-regional governing relationship

L Ferkins, D Shilbury

(2010), Vol. 13, pp. 235-254, Sport Management Review, C1

journal

The impact of emerging technology in sport broadcasting on the preconditions for interorganizational relationship (IOR) formation in professional football

P Turner, D Shilbury

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 10-44, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

A model for improving board performance: The case of a national sport organisation

L Ferkins, G McDonald, D Shilbury

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 601-621, Journal of Management and Organization, C1

journal

Using grounded theory in sport management research

K Sotiriadou, D Shilbury

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 181-202, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, C1

journal
2009

Board involvement in strategy: Advancing the governance of sport organizations

L Ferkins, D Shilbury, G McDonald

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 245-277, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

Board Directors and Conflict of Interest: A Study of a Sport League

Emma Sherry, David Shilbury

(2009), Vol. 9, pp. 47-62, EUROPEAN SPORT MANAGEMENT QUARTERLY, C1

journal

Australian elite athlete development : an organisational perspective

K Sotiriadou, D Shilbury

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 137-148, Sport management review, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal
2008

The attraction, retention/transition, and nurturing process of sport development: Some Australian evidence

K Sotiriadou, D Shilbury, S Quick

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 247-272, Journal of Sport Management, C1

journal

Broadcasting technology and its influence on sport broadcaster inter-organisational relationship formation

T Paul, S David

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 167-183, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, C1

journal

Academic assessment of arts management journals: a multidimensional rating survey

R Rentschler, D Shilbury

(2008), Vol. 10, pp. 60-71, International journal of arts management, Montreal, Canada, C1

journal

Sport development, systems, policies and pathways : an introduction to the special issue

D Shilbury, K Sotiriadou, C Green

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 217-223, Sport management review, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2007

Wrestling with `conflict of interest` in sport management

E Sherry, D Shilbury, G Wood

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 267-277, Corporate governance, Bingley, England, C1

journal

Umpire Participation: Is Abuse Really the Issue?

P Kellett, D Shilbury

(2007), Vol. 10, pp. 209-229, Sport Management Review, C1

journal

Assessing Sport Management Journals: A Multi-Dimensional Examination

D Shilbury, R Rentschler

(2007), Vol. 10, pp. 31-44, Sport Management Review, C1

journal

Impact of social expectations on ethical governance of sport organisations

E Sherry, D Shilbury

(2007), Vol. 10, pp. 413-430, Annals of leisure research, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal
2006

Sport for 'some': elite versus mass participation

K Sotiriadou, S Quick, D Shilbury

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 50-66, International journal of sport management, Boston, Mass., C1

journal

A study of organizational effectiveness for national olympic sporting organizations

D Shilbury, K Moore

(2006), Vol. 35, pp. 5-38, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, C1

journal

Reviewing Organisational Structure and Governance: The Australian Touch Association

D Shilbury, P Kellett

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. 271-316, Sport Management Review, C1

journal
2005

Determining the professional sport broadcasting landscape : an Australian football club perspective

P Turner, D Shilbury

(2005), Vol. 8, pp. 167-193, Sport management review, Kidlington, England, C1

journal

The role of the board in building strategic capability: towards an integrated model of sport governance research

L Ferkins, D Shilbury, G McDonald

(2005), Vol. 8, pp. 195-225, Sport management review, Kidlington, England, C1

journal

Examining integrated advertising and sponsorship in corporate marketing through televised sport

P Smolianov, D Shilbury

(2005), Vol. 14, pp. 239-250, Sport marketing quarterly, Morgantown, W. Va., C1

journal
2004

Mapping Cultural Dimensions in Australian Sporting Organisations

A Smith, D Shilbury

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 133-165, Sport Management Review, C1

journal

Sport governance : good governance?

D Shilbury, L Ferkins

(2004), National Leaders in Sport Conference : book of abstracts, Perth, Western Australia, E1-1

conference
2003

A conceptual model for sport services marketing research : integrating quality, value and satisfaction

H Westerbeek, D Shilbury

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 11-31, International journal of sports marketing & sponsorship, London, England, C1

journal
2001

Examining board member roles, functions and influence: a study of Victorian sporting organizations

D Shilbury

(2001), Vol. 2, pp. 253-281, International journal of sport management, Boston, Mass., C1

journal
2000

Considering future sport delivery systems

D Shilbury

(2000), Vol. 3, pp. 199-221, Sport management review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
1999

Increasing the focus on "place" in the marketing mix for facility dependent sport services

H Westerbeek, D Shilbury

(1999), Vol. 2, pp. 1-23, Sport management review, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal

Great expectations: from Port Adelaide to Port Power-a club in transition

D Shilbury, G Hooper

(1999), Vol. 2, pp. 86-108, Sport management review, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Doping and Australian Professional Cycling; Attitudes, Issues and a Pathway to a New Approach

Mr Martin Hardie, Prof David Shilbury

  • 2011: $2,019
  • 2010: $21,284
  • 2009: $63,501

An Educational and Partnership Approach to Transforming Sport Governance in India

Prof David Shilbury, Dr Geoff Schoenberg, Dr Joshua McLeod

  • 2018: $16,750
  • 2017: $36,400

Industry and Other Funding

Developing Governance Capability of Non Profit Sport Organisations

Prof David Shilbury

  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $30,000
  • 2011: $22,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2015

Sandra Joy Hillas

Thesis entitled: The Elite Athlete Selection System in Australia: Selectors' Perceptions

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

2013

Katherine Rowe

Thesis entitled: Women's Cycling Participation in Australia: Examining Influences and the Role of Cycling Education

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2012

Geoffrey Schoenberg

Thesis entitled: Examining Strategic Preparation for CEO Selection

Master of Commerce, School of Management and Marketing

2008

Fiona Graetz

Thesis entitled: Forms of Organising: Changing Structures, Processes and Boundaries

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2007

Emma Sherry

Thesis entitled: Exploring Executive Conflict of Interest in the Australian Football League

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

Lesley Ferkins

Thesis entitled: Sport Governance: Developing Strategic Capability in National Sport Organisations

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2005

Paul Turner

Thesis entitled: Broadcasting Technology Effecting Interorganisational Relationship Formation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2004

Peter Smolianov

Thesis entitled: Integrated Advertising and Sponsorship in Corporate Marketing through Televised Sports

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2001

Hans Westerbeek

Thesis entitled: Marketing across Cultures: An Investigation into Place Specific Dimensions of Service Quality in Sport

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

Associate Supervisor
2011

Adam Karg

Thesis entitled: Structure and Functioning of Complex Sport Organisations

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing

2010

Andrew Dawson

Thesis entitled: Managing the Career Development of Australian Coaches

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Management and Marketing