Sean Hamil – Full Research and Publications

Mr. Sean Hamil
Lecturer
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

e-mails.hamil@bbk.ac.uk
tel: +44 (020) 7631 6763
office: Room 403, the Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury

Career Summary

Sean Hamil is a Lecturer in Management at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is the programme director of the MSc Sport Management & the Business of Football; and a Director of Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, one of Britain’s leading academic centres for the study of the business of sport.

He is a member of the academic scientific committee of the Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO)  in which Birkbeck is a partner with four other leading European universities. The programme is a high level executive training programme supported by five of Europe’s leading sport federations: CEV (the European Volleyball Confederation); EHF (the European Handball Association); FIBA Europe (International Basketball Confederation-Europe); FIRA -AER (European Rugby Association); and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations).

Sean is also a lecturer on the UEFA Certificate in Football Management (CFM) management development programme for executives in UEFA member national associations, focusing on the topic of the organisation and governance of world and European football.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Hons., Economics & Politics) and the London School of Economics (MSc Industrial Relations & Personnel Management), following an early career in economic forecasting and marketing consultancy with the Henley for Forecasting, now part of the WPP international marketing and advertising services group, Sean went on to co-author and author two books on corporate social responsibility – Changing Corporate Values. London: Kogan Page, (1990); and Britain’s Best Employers. London: Kogan Page, (1991).

He has subsequently focused on his core interest – the corporate governance and regulation of sport on which he has written and co-edited an extensive range of articles – notably the 2001-2003 editions of the State of the Game (London: Birkbeck College) corporate governance of English football review – and a number of books including: The Changing Face of the Football Business: Supporters Direct. London: Frank Cass, (2001); Football in the Digital Age: Whose Game Is It Anyway?. Edinburgh: Mainstream, (2000); and A Game of Two Halves? The Business of Football. Edinburgh: Mainstream, (1999). Most recently he is co-editor of Managing Football: An International Perspective. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, (2009); and author and co-editor of Who Owns Football?: The Governance and Management of the Club Game Worldwide. Oxford: Routledge, (October 2010).

Between 2003 and 2009 he was an elected director of Supporters Direct, the UK government-sponsored not-for-profit organisation established to assist football supporters to set up supporters’ trusts (co-operatives) which then invest co-operatively controlled equity in their football club with the aim of securing the position of clubs in their historic role as key community assets, and to act as vehicles for the implementation of effective corporate social responsibility. Sean was responsible for establishing Supporters Direct activities in Scotland, where a number of clubs now have trusts as significant minority investors.

Sean is a frequent commentator in the media. Details of his more recent contributions can be viewed at:  http://www.sportbusinesscentre.com/BSBCMedia

Publications

Books

  • Hassan, D. & Hamil, S. (October, 2010). Who Owns Football? The Governance and Management of the Club Game Worldwide. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Hamil, S. & Chadwick, S. (Eds.) (October 2009). Managing Football: An International Perspective. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Hamil S, Michie J, Oughton C & Warby S (eds) (2001), The Changing Face of the Football Business: Supporters Direct, London: Frank Cass.
  • Hamil S.; Michie. J.; Oughton, C.; & Warby, S. (eds) (2000) Football in the Digital Age: Whose Game is it Anyway? Edinburgh: Mainstream.
  • Hamil, S.; Michie, J. & Oughton, C. (eds) (1999), A Game of Two Halves? The Business of Football, Edinburgh: Mainstream.
  • Hamil, S. (1993), Britain’s Best Employers?. London: Kogan Page.
  • Adams, R.; Carruthers, J. & Hamil, S. (1991). Changing Corporate Values, London: Kogan Page.

Articles

  • Morrow, S. & Hamil, S. “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Scottish Premier League: Context and Motivation”. European Sport Management Quarterly (2011, forthcoming).
  • Hassan, D. & Hamil, S. (October, 2010). “Introduction: Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport”. Soccer & Society (Special Edition on Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport), Vol. 11, No. 4, May-July 2010. Pages 343-353.
  • Hamil, S. & Walters, G (October, 2010). “Financial Performance in English Professional Football: `An Inconvenient Truth’”. Soccer & Society (Special Edition on Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport), Vol. 11, No. 4, May-July 2010. Pages 354-372.
  • Hamil, S.; Walters, G. & Watson, L. (October, 2010). “The Model of Governance at FC Barcelona: Balancing Member Democracy, Commercial Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sporting Performance”. In Soccer & Society (Special Edition on Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport), Vol. 11, No. 4, May-July 2010. Pages 475-504.
  • Hamil, S.; Morrow, S.; Idle, C.; Rossi, G.; & Faccendini, S. (October, 2010).  “The Governance and Regulation of Italian football”. In Hassan, D. & Hamil, S. (Eds.) Who Owns Football? The Governance and Management of the Club Game Worldwide. Oxford: Routledge. Pages 373-413.
  • Walters, G. & Hamil, S. (Juin 2009). “Enquete sure le football anglai et sa gouvernance”. Revue & Juridique et Economie du Sport, No. 91, pages 101-116. Limoges: Centre de Droit et d’Economie du Sport (CDES). ISSN 0984-7987
  • Hamil, S. & Morrow, S (2008). “The People’s Game”, Scottish Left Review, Issue 47, July/August: 7-9.
  • Hamil, S.; Holt, M.; Michie, J.; Oughton, C.; Shailer, L.; & Wright, K. (2004).`The Corporate Governance of Professional Football Clubs’, Corporate Governance: The international journal of effective board performance. Volume 4, No. 2. Pages 44-51.
  • Hamil, S.; Michie, J.; Oughton, C. & Shailer, L. (2002). `The State of the Game’, New Academy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring, pp. 79-92.
  • Hamil, S.; Michie, J.; Oughton, C. & Warby, S. (2000), ‘Recent Developments in Football Ownership’, Soccer and Society, 1:3, Autumn, pp. 1-10.Carr, P.; Findlay, J.; Hamil, S.; Hill, J. & Morrow, S (2000), ‘The Celtic Trust’, Soccer and Society, 1:3, Autumn, pp. 70-87.
  • Hamil, S. (1999), ‘Corporate Community Involvement: A Case for Legally-Binding Disclosure’, Business Ethics: A European Review, 8:1, January, pp. 14-25.

Book Chapters

  • Walters, G & Hamil, S. (2011, forthcoming). `Corporate Governance and the Regulation of Sport’. in Trenberth, L & Hassan, D, (Eds). Managing Sport Business: An Introduction. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Hamil, S. (2010). “Foreword”. in: Alexopoulos, (Takis) P. & Anagnostopoulos, C. (2010). Business in Football: The Structure  & Organisation of Greek Professional Football. [Ποδοσφαιρική Επιχειρηματικότητα: Δομή  & Οργάνωση του Ελληνικού Επαγγελματικού Ποδοσφαίρου] – Athens, Greece: Sideris.
  • Hamil, S.; Morrow, S.; Idle, C., & O’Leary, L. `Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Scottish Premier League (SPL) A Critical Perspective”. in: Rodriguez, P.; Kesenne, S.; & Dietl, H. (2009): Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Sports. Ediciones de la Universidad de Oviedo. Oviedo. ISBN: 978-84-8317-790-7
  • Hamil, S. & Chadwick, S. “Introduction & Market Review”. In: Hamil, S. & Chadwick, S. (Eds.) (October 2009). Managing Football: An International Perspective. Butterworth-Heinemann. Chapter 1.
  • Walters, G. & Hamil, S.  `Ownership & Governance’. in: Hamil, S. & Chadwick, S. (Eds.) (October 2009). Managing Football: An International Perspective. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Hamil, S. (2008). `Manchester United: the Commercial Development of a Global Football Brand’, in: Chadwick, S. & Arthur, D. (Eds.), International Cases in the Business of Sport, Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier. Chapter 9.
  • Cannon, T. & Hamil, S. (2000). ‘Reforming football’s boardrooms’.  Chapter 3, in: Hamil, S.; Michie, J.; Oughton, C. and Warby, S. (eds) Football in the Digital Age: Whose Game is it Anyway?, Edinburgh: Mainstream.
  • Hamil, S.; Michie, J.; Oughton, C. & Warby, S. (2000), ‘Whose Game is it Anyway?’, chapter 1, in: Hamil, S.; Michie, J.; Oughton, C. &  Warby, S. (eds), Football in the Digital Age: Whose Game is it Anyway?, Edinburgh: Mainstream.
  • Hamil, S. (1999), ‘A Whole New Ball Game: Why Football Needs a Regulator’, chapter 1, in:  Hamil, S.; Michie, J. & Oughton, C. (eds), A Game of Two Halves? The Business of Football, Edinburgh: Mainstream.

Working Papers

  • Morrow, S. & Hamil, S. (2003). `Corporate Community Involvement by Football Clubs: Business Strategy or Social Obligation’, Stirling Research Papers in Sports Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1.
  • Hamil, S.; Holt, M.; Michie, J; Oughton, C.; Shailer, L. & Walters, G. (2003 – December). `The State of the Game: The Corporate Governance of Football Clubs 2003′. Birkbeck College Football Governance Research Centre Research Paper 2003/04 – ISBN 0-9540265-6-X.
  • Binns, S.; Hamil, S.; Holt, M.; Michie, J; Oughton, C.; Shailer, L. & Wright, K. (2002 – September). `The State of the Game: The Corporate Governance of Football Clubs 2002′. Birkbeck College Football Governance Research Centre Research Paper 2002/01 – ISBN 9-954 0265 – 2.
  • Hamil, S.; Michie, J; Oughton, C. & Shailer, L. (2001 – September) `The State of the Game: The Corporate Governance of Football Clubs 2001′. Birkbeck College Football Governance Research Centre Research Paper 2001/02 – ISBN 9-954 0265 – 1 – 9.
  • Hamil, S. (1997), ‘Corporate Community Involvement: A Critical Assessment’, Birkbeck College, Department of Management, Working Paper 97/05, ISSN 1461 4669.

Professional Journal Publications

  • Hamil, S. (translation by Bob Heere) (August/September 2008). ‘Professional voetbal in Engeland’, Sport & Strategie. Jaargang 2, Edite 4, pages 21-22.
  • Hamil, S. & Morrow, S. (2008, July/August). ‘The People’s Game?’, Scottish Left Review. Issue 47. Pages 7-9.
  • Hamil S. (2000), ‘Does Football Need a Regulator?’, pp. 25-28, Singer and Friedlander’s Review 1999-2000 Season, Leicester: University of Leicester, August.
  • Hamil, S.; Michie, J & Oughton, C. (1999), ‘Fans Give PLCs the Red Card’, Legal Week, 17 June.
  • Hamil, S. (1999), ‘Corporate Community Involvement: A Case for Regulatory Reform’, Corporate Citizen, 26, Spring.
  • Adams, R. & Hamil S. (July 1991) `The Powers That Buy’. Marxism Today. Pages 26-29.

References in Parliamentary Debate

  • Hansard, House of Lords (3rd July 2002). `Football Clubs’ Debate. Column 331. The Stationary Office.

Parliamentary Enquiry Submissions

Submission to the All Party Parliamentary Football Group “Inquiry into English Football and its Governance”  – July 2008: Walters, G, & Hamil, S. (2008, July). Memorandum of Written Evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Football Group `Inquiry into English Football and its Governance’. Birkbeck Sports Business Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London.