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Sally Shaw ImageAssociate Professor
BA (Hons) York, MSc (Sheffield), PhD (De Montfort)
Tel +64 3 479 5037
Email sally.shaw@otago.ac.nz

Background

Sally teaches in the area of sport management, with a specific focus on organisational theory and organisational sociology. Her research includes the critical examination of gender and sexuality issues in sport organisations. She also focuses on other aspects of sport organisational life, such as nonprofit governance and organisational partnerships. Sally has an extensive international publication record and is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (@nassm) as well as being a member of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (@sportscholars). In addition to these roles, Sally is an Associate Editor of the Sport Management Review journal (ranked #1 in Sport Management) and an editorial board member of the Journal of Sport Management. She is a regular contributor to media commentaries on homophobia in sport.

Sally’s research students have studied topics as diverse as heteronormativity in sport organisations; women in sport management; the gendered nature of injury in water polo; experiences of female coaches; dynamic work experiences of breast cancer survivors; active transport to school; and ambush marketing at the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Sally is also the Associate Dean (Postgraduate) in the Division of Sciences, overseeing all postgraduate students. If you wish to contact her in this role, please email adpgsci@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Research

Dr Shaw undertakes research in three main areas: gender in sport organisations; sexuality in sport organisations; and sport organisation governance. She has published widely in the top international sport management journals and has been a presenter and invited speaker at the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand and the North American Society of Sport Management conferences. Overviews of Dr Shaw’s work can be found in:
Hassan, D. & Lusted J. (Eds.)(2013). Managing Sport: Social and Cultural Perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge;
Henry, I. & Ko, L-M. (Eds.) (2014). Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. Abingdon: Routledge.
 
She welcomes post-graduate students with an interest in sport management, governance, organisational theory, and/or gender studies.

Please consult the University of Otago scholarships webpage to check eligibility for international and domestic student scholarships.

Postgraduate Students

Current Students

Lourdes Turconi,  “Diversity and inclusion in sport organizations. A critical perspective”. Co-supervisor: S Shaw and M Falcous.
Bethany Geckle, co-supervisor with Emeritus Professor Doug Booth and Dr Rosemary Overell (Department of Media, Film and Communication)

Graduates

Lucy Spowart, PhD 2010. “Mums on Board: A Feminist Post-structural Analysis of Mothers Who Snowboard”.
Elizabeth McGee, SPEH 2016. “Volunteering at the NZ Masters Games”.
Caitlin O’Donoghue, SPEH 2016. “Extreme Sport Marketing”.
Maria Pearson, MPhEd 2015. “A school’s experience of implementing an assisted road crossing initiative: a case study”.
Katy Atkinson, MPhEd 2014. “Return to work after breast cancer treatment”.
Joan Merrilees, MPhEd 2014. “Female coaches work experiences”.
Kendall Stevenson, SPEH 2013. “Māori Leaders in Sport Management”.
Timothy Chambers, SPEH 2013. “Female water polo players’ experiences of pain and injury”.
Lucy Shirtcliff, SPEH 2011. “Is it Fair or is it Foul? – The Paradox that is Ambush Marketing”.
Bird Kirsten, SPEH 2008. “Sponsoring the New Zealand Master’s Games: A critique of the model of perceived competence”.
Magill, Caitlin, SPEH 2008. “Follow the leader?: Examining three women’s experiences of outdoor leadership discourses”.

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Publications

Turconi, L., & Shaw, S. (2019). Gender, sexuality, and sports organizations. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous & K. Liston (Eds.), The business and culture of sports: Society, politics, economy, environment (Vol. 4: Governance). (pp. 123-136). Macmillan Reference USA.

Shaw, S. (2018). The chaos of inclusion? Examining anti-homophobia policy development in New Zealand sport. Sport Management Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2018.04.001

Cunningham, G. B., Fairley, S., Ferkins, L., Kerwin, S., Lock, D., Shaw, S., & Wicker, P. (2018). eSport: Construct specifications and implications for sport management. Sport Management Review, 21(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2017.11.002

Shaw, S. (2017). Gender issues. In R. Hoye & M. M. Parent (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of sport management. (pp. 294-308). London, UK: Sage.

Pearson, M., & Shaw, S. (2017). School travel, partnerships, and neo-liberalism: Insights from a South Island primary school. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 70-82. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1245669

Authored Book - Research

Kihl, L. A., Schull, V. D., & Shaw, S. (2016). Gender politics in US college athletic departments: The case of the University of Minnesota merger. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmilan, 147p. doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-48509-0

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Chapter in Book - Research

Turconi, L., & Shaw, S. (2019). Gender, sexuality, and sports organizations. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous & K. Liston (Eds.), The business and culture of sports: Society, politics, economy, environment (Vol. 4: Governance). (pp. 123-136). Macmillan Reference USA.

Shaw, S. (2017). Gender issues. In R. Hoye & M. M. Parent (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of sport management. (pp. 294-308). London, UK: Sage.

Shaw, S. (2016). Importance of theory in qualitative enquiry. In G. B. Cunningham, J. S. Fink & A. Doherty (Eds.), Routledge handbook of theory in sport management. (pp. 21-30). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315753461

Cassidy, T., Merrilees, J., & Shaw, S. (2015). National governing bodies: Sport policy, practice and mentoring. In F. C. Chambers (Ed.), Mentoring in physical education and sports coaching. (pp. 147-154). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Shaw, S. (2014). Feminist analysis of sport policy. In I. Henry & L.-M. Ko (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport policy. (pp. 305-313). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Shaw, S., & Cameron, J. (2008). 'The best person for the job': Gender suppression and homologous reproduction in senior sport management. In C. Obel, T. Bruce & S. Thompson (Eds.), Outstanding research about women and sport in New Zealand. (pp. 211-226). Hamilton, New Zealand: Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, University of Waikato.

Shaw, S. (2007). Gender in sport management: A contemporary picture and alternative futures. In C. C. Aitchison (Ed.), Sport and gender identities: Masculinities, femininities and sexualities. (pp. 74-89). Oxen, UK: Routledge.

Shaw, S., & Hoeber, L. (2007). Gender relations in Canadian amateur sport organizations: An organizational culture perspective. In K. Young & P. White (Eds.), Sport and gender in Canada. (2nd ed.) (pp. 194-211). Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

Shaw, S. (2005). While the rich get richer...Challenging inequities in conventional sport sponsorship. In J. Amis & T. B. Cornwell (Eds.), Global sport sponsorship. (pp. 265-280). Oxford: Berg.

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Journal - Research Article

Shaw, S. (2018). The chaos of inclusion? Examining anti-homophobia policy development in New Zealand sport. Sport Management Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2018.04.001

Pearson, M., & Shaw, S. (2017). School travel, partnerships, and neo-liberalism: Insights from a South Island primary school. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 70-82. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1245669

Hoeber, L., & Shaw, S. (2017). Contemporary qualitative research methods in sport management. Sport Management Review, 20(1), 4-7. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.11.005

Shaw, S., & Hoeber, L. (2016). Unclipping our wings: Ways forward in qualitative research in sport management. Sport Management Review, 19(3), 255-265. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.03.001

Chambers, T., & Shaw, S. (2016). Female water polo players' experiences of male coaches' approaches to pain and injury. Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research, 4, 29-42.

Leberman, S., & Shaw, S. (2015). ‘Let’s be honest most people in the sporting industry are still males’: The importance of socio-cultural context for female graduates. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 67(3), 349-366. doi: 10.1080/13636820.2015.1057212

Zink, R., Shaw, S., & Lynch, P. (2015). Mapping outdoor organizations' governance. Annals of Leisure Research, 18(1), 123-144. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2014.925405

Shaw, S., & Leberman, S. (2015). Using the kaleidoscope career model to analyze female CEOs' experiences in sport organizations. Gender in Management, 30(6), 500-515. doi: 10.1108/GM-12-2014-0108

Shaw, S., Zink, R., & Lynch, P. (2014). Keeping people 'in the tent': Governance in the New Zealand outdoor activity sector. Voluntas, 25(6), 1539-1558. doi: 10.1007/s11266-013-9425-y

Lynch, P., Shaw, S., & Zink, R. (2013). Virtual environments for collaborative leisure research. Annals of Leisure Research, 16(4), 348-356. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2013.848502

Kihl, L., Shaw, S., & Schull, V. (2013). Fear, anxiety, and loss of control: Analyzing an athletic department merger as a gendered political process. Journal of Sport Management, 27(2), 146-157. doi: 10.1123/jsm.27.2.146

Allen, J. B., & Shaw, S. (2013). An interdisciplinary approach to examining the working conditions of women coaches. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 8(1), 1-18. doi: 10.1260/1747-9541.8.1.1

Schull, V., Shaw, S., & Kihl, L. A. (2013). "If a woman came in ... she would have been eaten up alive": Analyzing gendered political processes in the search for an athletic director. Gender & Society, 27(1), 56-81. doi: 10.1177/0891243212466289

Shaw, S., Wolfe, R., & Frisby, W. (2011). A critical management studies approach to sport management education: Insights, challenges and opportunities. Sport Management Education Journal, 5(1), 1-13.

Spowart, L., Burrows, L., & Shaw, S. (2010). 'I just eat, sleep and dream of surfing': When surfing meets motherhood. Sport in Society, 13(7), 1186-1203. doi: 10.1080/17430431003780179

Shaw, S., & Allen, J. B. (2009). “To be a business and to keep our humanity”: A critical management studies analysis of the relationship between a funder and nonprofit community organizations. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 20(1), 83-96. doi: 10.1002/nml.242

Allen, J. B., & Shaw, S. (2009). ″Everyone rolls up their sleeves and mucks in″: Exploring volunteers' motivation and experiences of the motivational climate of a sporting event. Sport Management Review, 12(2), 79-90. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2008.12.002

Shaw, S. (2009). ″It was all 'smile for Dunedin!'″: Event volunteer experiences at the 2006 New Zealand Masters Games. Sport Management Review, 12, 26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2008.09.004

Shaw, S., & Allen, J. B. (2009). The experiences of high performance women coaches: A case study of two Regional Sport Organisations. Sport Management Review, 12(4), 217-228. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2009.03.005

Allen, J. B., & Shaw, S. (2009). Women coaches' perceptions of their sport organizations' social environment: Supporting coaches' psychological needs? Sport Psychologist, 23(3), 346-366.

Spowart, L., Hughson, J., & Shaw, S. (2008). Snowboarding Mums carve out fresh tracks: Resisting traditional motherhood discourse? Annals of Leisure Research, 11(1-2), 187-204.

Shaw, S. (2007). Touching the intangible? An analysis of The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport. Equal Opportunities International, 26(5), 420-434.

Shaw, S., & Allen, J. B. (2006). ″We actually trust the community:″ Examining the dynamics of a nonprofit funding relationship in New Zealand. Voluntas, 17, 211-220.

Shaw, S., & Allen, J. B. (2006). ″It basically is a fairly loose arrangement... and that works out fine, really.″ Analysing the dynamics of an interorganisational partnership. Sport Management Review, 9, 203-228.

Shaw, S. (2006). Gender suppression in New Zealand regional sports trusts. Women in Management Review, 21(7), 554-566.

Shaw, S. (2006). Scratching the back of ″Mr X″: Analyzing gendered social processes in sport organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 510-534.

Shaw, S., & Frisby, W. (2006). Can gender equity be more equitable?: Promoting an alternative frame for sport management research, education, and practice. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 483-509.

Chisholm, H., & Shaw, S. (2004). Prove it! The ′tyranny′ of audit and accreditation in the New Zealand outdoors industry. Leisure Studies, 23(4), 317-327.

Shaw, S., & Hoeber, L. (2003). ″A strong man is direct and a direct woman is a bitch″: Gendered discourses and their influence on employment roles in sport organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 17(4), 347-375.

Shaw, S., & Penney, D. (2003). Gender equity policies in national governing bodies: An oxymoron or a vehicle for change? European Sport Management Quarterly, 3(2), 78-102.

Shaw, S., & Slack, T. (2002). ″It's been like that for donkey's years″: The construction of gender relations and the cultures of sports organizations. Culture, Sport, Society, 5(1), 86-106.

Shaw, S., & Amis, J. (2001). Image and investment: Sponsorship and women's sport. Journal of Sport Management, 15(3), 219-246.

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Journal - Research Other

Cunningham, G. B., Fairley, S., Ferkins, L., Kerwin, S., Lock, D., Shaw, S., & Wicker, P. (2018). eSport: Construct specifications and implications for sport management. Sport Management Review, 21(1), 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2017.11.002

Shaw, S. (2017). [Review of the book Managing sport development: An international approach]. Sport Management Review, 20(1), 142-143. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.10.011

Shaw, S. (2013). [Review of the book Critical essays in sport management: Exploring and achieving a paradigm shift]. Sport Management Review, 16(3), 407-408. doi: 10.1016/j.smr.2013.01.005

Shaw, S. (2012). [Review of the book Australian sport. Antipodean waves of change]. Sport, Education & Society, 17(1), 136-138. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2011.625731

Shaw, S., & Sam, M. (2007). Editorial. International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing, 2(4), 317-321.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Shaw, S. (2006). Examining power relations between sport organisations in Aotearoa/NZ. In C. Prichard, D. Jones & R. Jacques (Eds.), Proceedings of Organization, Identity, Locality (OIL) II: A One-day Conference on Critical Management Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 59-65). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Massey University. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Shaw, S., Frisby, W., & Wolfe, R. (2008). Critical perspectives in sport management teaching: Insights, challenges, and looking forward. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management. Retrieved from http://www.nassm.com/Archive/Year/2008

Shaw, S. (2005). Working towards more effective partnerships: An analysis of internal relationships in a sport delivery partnership in the Waikato region, New Zealand. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management. Retrieved from http://www.nassm2005.org/abstract.php?abstractID=1009

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