Dr Steve Swanson



Senior Lecturer, Sport Management


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography summary

Dr Steve Swanson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School and is a member of the Centre for Sport Research.

Research interests

  • Leadership and innovation
  • Organisational identification and well-being
  • Social networks of sport for development
  • Club ownership and community identity


  • Sport Management Association Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)
  • North American Association for Sport Management (NASSM)
  • European Association for Sport Management (EASM)
  • World Association for Sport Management (WASM)

Teaching interests

  • Leadership
  • Organisational Behaviour

Units taught

MMS714 - Sport Organisation Behaviour


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Leader prototypicality in sport: The implicit leadership theories of women and men entering sport management careers

S Swanson, J Billsberry, A Kent, J Skinner, J Mueller

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 640-656, Sport Management Review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Use of machine learning to automate the identification of basketball strategies using whole team player tracking data

C Tian, V De Silva, M Caine, S Swanson

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, Applied Sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Fostering innovative cultures in sport: leadership, innovation and change

James Skinner, Aaron Smith, Steve Swanson

(2018), Cham, Switzerland, A1-1


Reimagining leadership in sport management: lessons from the social construction of leadership

J Billsberry, J Mueller, J Skinner, S Swanson, B Corbett, L Ferkins

(2018), Vol. 32, pp. 170-182, Journal of sport management, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Sport leadership: A new generation of thinking

L Ferkins, J Skinner, S Swanson

(2018), Vol. 32, pp. 77-81, Journal of Sport Management, Hanover, PA, C1-1

journal article

Passion and pride in professional sports: Investigating the role of workplace emotion

S Swanson, A Kent

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 352-364, Sport Management Review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Fandom in the workplace: Multi-target identification in professional team sports

S Swanson, A Kent

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 461-477, Journal of Sport Management, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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