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Journal Articles

Read, D and Smith, A (2023) Data as capital and ethical implications in digital sport business models, Convergence, ISSN: 1354-8565. DOI: 10.1177/13548565231176384.

Read, D, Smith, A, Skinner, J (2022) Theorising painkiller (mis)use in football using Bourdieu's practice theory and physical capital, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 58(1), pp.66-86, ISSN: 1012-6902. DOI: 10.1177/10126902221082483.

Smith, A and Skinner, J (2021) Sport management and COVID-19: trends and legacies, European Sport Management Quarterly, 22(1), pp.1-10, ISSN: 1618-4742. DOI: 10.1080/16184742.2021.1993952.

Bishop, R, Smith, ACT, Read, D (2021) An introduction to the challenges of distributive equity in the English Premier League, Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), ISSN: 2042-678X. DOI: 10.1108/sbm-04-2021-0053.

Read, D, Smith, ACT, Skinner, J (2021) A Comparative Analysis of Competitive Balance Between a Closed and an Open League in Rugby League, JOURNAL OF SPORTS ECONOMICS, ARTN 15270025211022243, ISSN: 1527-0025. DOI: 10.1177/15270025211022243.

Skinner, J and Smith, A (2021) Introduction: sport and COVID-19: impacts and challenges for the future (Volume 1), European Sport Management Quarterly, 21(3), pp.323-332, ISSN: 1618-4742. DOI: 10.1080/16184742.2021.1925725.

Stavros, C, Smith, A, Lopez-Gonzalez, H (2021) A mediasport typology for transformative relationships: enlargement, enhancement, connection and engagement beyond COVID-19, European Sport Management Quarterly, 22(1), pp.72-91, ISSN: 1618-4742. DOI: 10.1080/16184742.2021.1925723.

Smith, A, Stavros, C, Westberg, K (Accepted for publication) Cognitive Enhancing Drugs in Sport: Current and Future Concerns, Substance Use & Misuse, pp.1-12, ISSN: 1082-6084. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1775652.

Lenten, LJA and Smith, A (2020) Testing conditional superannuation as an anti-doping policy supplement for safeguarding athlete health and welfare, Performance Enhancement and Health, 7(3-4), 100159, ISSN: 2211-2669. DOI: 10.1016/j.peh.2020.100159.

Smith, A and Stavros, C (2020) Exploring the progressive use of performance enhancing substances by high-performance athletes, Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN: 1082-6084. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1711412.

Westberg, K, Stavros, C, Farrelly, F, Smith, A (2019) Fan empathy as a response to athlete transgressions, Sport Management Review, 23(4), pp.719-735, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2019.09.007.

Lopez-Gonzalez, H, Stavros, C, Smith, A (2018) The transition of second screen devices to first screen status in sport viewing, Sport in Society, 22(12), pp.2077-2088, ISSN: 1743-0437. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2018.1554649.

Westberg, K, Stavros, C, Smith, ACT, Munro, G, Argus, K (2018) An examination of how alcohol brands use sport to engage consumers on social media, Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(1), pp.28-35, ISSN: 0959-5236. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12493.

Lenten, LJ, Smith, A, Boys, N (2017) Evaluating an alternative draft pick allocation policy to reduce ‘tanking’ in the Australian Football League, European Journal of Operational Research, 267(1), pp.315-320, ISSN: 0377-2217. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.11.029.

Smith, ACT, Gilbert, DH, Sutherland, F (2017) The explore–exploit tension: A case study of organizing in a professional services firm, Journal of Management & Organization, 23(04), pp.566-586, ISSN: 1833-3672. DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2017.6.

López-González, H, Stavros, C, Smith, ACT (2017) Broadcasting sport: Analogue markets and digital rights, International Communication Gazette, 79(2), pp.175-189, ISSN: 1748-0485. DOI: 10.1177/1748048517694969.

Smith, ACT and Humphries, C (2017) A post-social conceptual framework for exploring object narratives in sport organisations, Sport Management Review, 20(1), pp.20-32, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2016.09.002.

Westberg, K, Stavros, C, Smith, ACT, Newton, J, Lindsay, S, Kelly, S, Beus, S, Adair, D (2017) Exploring the wicked problem of athlete and consumer vulnerability in sport, Journal of Social Marketing, 7(1), pp.94-112, ISSN: 2042-6763. DOI: 10.1108/JSOCM-07-2016-0035.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2015) Why the war on drugs in sport will never be won, Harm Reduction Journal, 12(53), DOI: 10.1186/s12954-015-0087-5.

Gilbert, DH, Smith, A, Sutherland, F (2015) Osmotic strategy: Innovating at the core to inspire at the edges, Organizational Dynamics, 44(3), pp.217-225, ISSN: 0090-2616. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2015.05.007.

Humphries, C and Smith, ACT (2014) Talking objects: Towards a post-social research framework for exploring object narratives, Organization, 21(4), pp.477-494, ISSN: 1350-5084. DOI: 10.1177/1350508414527253.

Smith, A, Stavros, C, Westberg, K, Wilson, B, Boyle, C (2014) Alcohol-related player behavioral transgressions: Incidences, fan media responses, and a harm-reduction alternative, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49(3-4), pp.400-416, ISSN: 1012-6902. DOI: 10.1177/1012690213515663.

Stewart, B and Smith, A (2014) The significance of critical incidents in explaining gym use amongst adult populations, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6(1), pp.45-61, ISSN: 2159-676X. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2013.766814.

Sutherland, FM, Smith, ACT, Gilbert, D (2014) Sensegiving and Sensemaking in a Professional Services Firm: A Dualities Perspective, Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014(1), pp.11121-11121, ISSN: 0065-0668. DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2014.11121abstract.

Stewart, B, Smith, A, Moroney, B (2013) Capital building through gym work, Leisure Studies, 32(5), pp.542-560, ISSN: 0261-4367. DOI: 10.1080/02614367.2012.697183.

Stewart, B, Outram, S, Smith, ACT (2013) Doing supplements to improve performance in club cycling: a life-course analysis, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 23(6), pp.e361-e372, ISSN: 0905-7188. DOI: 10.1111/sms.12090.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2012) Body conceptions and virtual ethnopharmacology in an online bodybuilding community, Performance Enhancement & Health, 1(1), pp.35-38, ISSN: 2211-2669. DOI: 10.1016/j.peh.2012.04.001.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2012) Body Perceptions and Health Behaviors in an Online Bodybuilding Community, Qualitative Health Research, 22(7), pp.971-985, ISSN: 1049-7323. DOI: 10.1177/1049732312443425.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2011) BECOMING BELIEVERS: STUDYING THE CONVERSION PROCESS FROM WITHIN, Zygon®, 46(4), pp.806-834, ISSN: 0591-2385. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2011.01226.x.

Stewart, B, Adair, D, Smith, A (2011) Drivers of illicit drug use regulation in Australian sport, Sport Management Review, 14(3), pp.237-245, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2011.02.001.

Sutherland, F and Smith, ACT (2011) Duality theory and the management of the change-stability paradox, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION, 17(4), pp.534-547, ISSN: 1833-3672. DOI: 10.1017/S1833367200001437.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2011) Organizational Rituals: Features, Functions and Mechanisms, International Journal of Management Reviews, 13(2), pp.113-133, ISSN: 1460-8545. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2010.00288.x.

Sutherland, F and Smith, ACT (2011) Duality theory and the management of the change-stability paradox, Journal of Management and Organization, 17(4), pp.553-566, ISSN: 1833-3672. DOI: 10.1017/s1833367200001437.

Smith, ACT, Stewart, B, Oliver-Bennetts, S, McDonald, S, Ingerson, L, Anderson, A, Dickson, G, Emery, P, Graetz, F (2010) Contextual influences and athlete attitudes to drugs in sport, Sport Management Review, 13(3), pp.181-197, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2010.01.008.

Stewart, B and Smith, ACT (2010) The role of ideology in shaping drug use regulation in Australian sport, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 45(2), pp.187-198, ISSN: 1012-6902. DOI: 10.1177/1012690210361408.

Graetz, F and Smith, ACT (2010) Managing organizational change:A philosophies of change approach, Journal of Change Management, 10(2), pp.135-154, ISSN: 1469-7017. DOI: 10.1080/14697011003795602.

Smith, ACT and Westerbeek, H (2010) 'From enhancement to engagement': Reflections on the future of sport consumption, Sport in Society, 13(2), pp.344-353, ISSN: 1743-0437. DOI: 10.1080/17430430903523093.

Stewart, B and Smith, A (2010) Player and athlete attitudes to drugs in Australian sport:implications for policy development, International Journal of Sport Policy, 2(1), pp.65-84, ISSN: 1940-6940. DOI: 10.1080/19406941003634040.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2010) The special features of sport: A critical revisit, Sport Management Review, 13(1), pp.1-13, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2009.07.002.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2010) Evolutionary psychology: New perspectives on sport marketing?, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 8(3-4), pp.265-276, ISSN: 1475-8962. DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2010.037508.

Smith, A (2009) An Exploration of Counter-Intuitive Conceptual Structures in Organizational Stories, Journal of Sport Management, 23(4), pp.483-510, ISSN: 0888-4773. DOI: 10.1123/jsm.23.4.483.

Graetz, F and Smith, ACT (2009) Duality Theory and Organizing Forms in Change Management, Journal of Change Management, 9(1), pp.9-25, ISSN: 1469-7017. DOI: 10.1080/14697010902727146.

Smith, A, Graetz, B, Westerbeek, H (2008) Sport sponsorship, team support and purchase intentions, Journal of Marketing Communications, 14(5), pp.387-404, ISSN: 1352-7266. DOI: 10.1080/13527260701852557.

Graetz, F and Smith, ACT (2008) The role of dualities in arbitrating continuity and change in forms of organizing, International Journal of Management Reviews, 10(3), pp.265-280, ISSN: 1460-8545. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2007.00222.x.

Stewart, B and Smith, ACT (2008) Drug use in sport: Implications for public policy, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(3), pp.278-298, ISSN: 0193-7235. DOI: 10.1177/0193723508319716.

Kayser, B and Smith, ACT (2008) Globalisation of anti-doping: The reverse side of the medal, BMJ, 337(7661), pp.85-87, ISSN: 0959-8146.

Kayser, B and Smith, ACT (2008) Globalisation of anti-doping: the reverse side of the medal, BMJ, 337(jul04 1), pp.a584-a584, ISSN: 0959-8138. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.a584.

SMITH, ACT and STEWART, BOB (2008) Drug policy in sport: hidden assumptions and inherent contradictions, Drug and Alcohol Review, 27(2), pp.123-129, ISSN: 0959-5236. DOI: 10.1080/09595230701829355.

Smith, ACT (2008) The neuroscience of spiritual experience in organizations, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 5(1), pp.3-28, ISSN: 1476-6086. DOI: 10.1080/14766080809518687.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2007) The travelling fan: Understanding the mechanisms of sport fan consumption in a sport tourism setting, Journal of Sport and Tourism, 12(3-4), pp.155-181, ISSN: 1477-5085. DOI: 10.1080/14775080701736924.

Smith, ACT and Graetz, F (2006) Complexity theory and organizing form dualities, Management Decision, 44(7), pp.851-870, ISSN: 0025-1747. DOI: 10.1108/00251740610680569.

Edwards, R, Evans, D, Smith, A (2006) Wage negotiations in the Asia Pacific: Does globalization increase the wage gap?, Asia Pacific Business Review, 12(1), pp.95-108, ISSN: 1360-2381. DOI: 10.1080/13602380500391314.

Humphries, CE and Smith, ACT (2006) Sport fandom as an occupation: Understanding the sport consumer through the lens of occupational science, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 1(4), pp.331-348, ISSN: 1475-8962. DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2006.010565.

Smith, ACT (2005) Complexity theory for organisational futures studies, Foresight, 7(3), pp.22-30, ISSN: 1463-6689. DOI: 10.1108/14636680510601959.

Smith, ACT (2005) Opening windows: Open source software and the future of business, Journal of Futures Studies, 9(4), pp.81-88, ISSN: 1027-6084.

Smith, ACT (2004) Complexity theory and change management in sport organizations, E:CO Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 6(1-2), pp.70-79, ISSN: 1521-3250.

Smith, ACT and Shilbury, D (2004) Mapping Cultural Dimensions in Australian Sporting Organisations, Sport Management Review, 7(2), pp.133-165, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/S1441-3523(04)70048-0.

Evans, DM and Smith, ACT (2004) The Internet and Competitive Advantage: A Study of Australia's Four Premier Professional Sporting Leagues, Sport Management Review, 7(1), pp.27-56, ISSN: 1441-3523. DOI: 10.1016/S1441-3523(04)70044-3.

Stewart, B and Smith, A (2000) Australian sport in a postmodern age, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21(1), pp.278-304, ISSN: 1522-6514. DOI: 10.1080/09523360008714137.


Swanson, S, Kent, A, Smith, A, Skinner, J (2018) Innovative cultures in professional sports: The role of servant leadership in fostering employee cooperation, creativity, and satisfaction [Abstract]. In European Association for Sport Management, Malmo, Sweden,ISBN: 9789171049483.


Smith, A (2023) Football on the brain: why minds love sport, Margin Press, ISBN: 9781399920261.

Read, D, Skinner, J, Lock, D, Smith, ACT (2021) Wada, the world anti-doping agency a multi-level legitimacy analysis,ISBN: 9781003084297. DOI: 10.4324/9781003084297.

Smith, A, Skinner, J, Read, D (2020) Philosophies of organizational change: perspectives, models and theories for managing change, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN: 9781839105098. DOI: 10.4337/9781839105098.

Stavros, C and Smith, A (2019) Sport branding insights, Routledge, ISBN: 9780367331641.

Skinner, J, Smith, ACT, Swanson, S (2018) Fostering Innovative Cultures in Sport, Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 9783319786216. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78622-3.

Smith, ACT, Stewart, B, Westberg, K, Stavros, C (2018) PERFORMANCE AND IMAGE ENHANCING DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES: Issues, Influences and Impacts,ISBN: 9781138492943. DOI: 10.4324/9781351029346.

Hoye, R, Smith, ACT, Nicholson, M, Stewart, B (2017) Sport Management Principles and Applications, Routledge, ISBN: 9781351202176.

Smith, ACT, Sutherland, F, Gilbert, DH (2017) Reinventing innovation: Designing the dual organization,ISBN: 9783319572123. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57213-0.

Smith, ACT, Stavros, C, Westberg, K (2017) Brand fans: Lessons from the world’s greatest sporting brands,ISBN: 9783319488530. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48854-7.

Smith, ACT (2016) Cognitive Mechanisms of Belief Change, Palgrave Macmillan, London, ISBN: 9781137578945. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-57895-2.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2014) Introduction to sport marketing: Second edition,ISBN: 9780080886220. DOI: 10.4324/9781315776767.

Smith, A (2014) Thinking about Religion Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion, Springer, ISBN: 9781137324757.

Stewart, B and Smith, ACT (2014) Rethinking drug use in sport: Why the war will never be won,ISBN: 9780415659154. DOI: 10.4324/9780203075142.

Smith, ACT, Stewart, BK, Haimes, G (2012) Organizational culture and identity: Sport, symbols and success,ISBN: 9781621001706.

Hoye, R, Smith, A, Nicholson, M, Stewart, B, Westerbeek, H (2012) Sport management: Principles and applications: Second edition,ISBN: 9780750687553. DOI: 10.4324/9780080943206.

Smith, ACT and Graetz, FM (2011) Philosophies of organizational change,ISBN: 9781848446380.

Westerbeek, H and Smith, A (2005) Business leadership and the lessons from sport,ISBN: 9781403947161. DOI: 10.1057/9780230524415.

Stewart, B, Nicholson, M, Smith, A, Westerbeek, H (2004) Australian sport - better by design?: The evolution of Australian sport policy,ISBN: 9780203462928. DOI: 10.4324/9780203462928.

Smith, A and Westerbeek, H (2004) The sport business future,ISBN: 9781403912671. DOI: 10.1057/9780230513693.


Smith, ACT, Skinner, J, Read, D (2023) A DUALITIES APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE LEADERSHIP. In Organizational Change, Leadership And Ethics: Leading Organizations Towards Sustainability, 2nd Edition, pp.233-250, ISBN: 9780367477493. DOI: 10.4324/9781003036395-16.

Mason, C (2017) Physical activity opportunities for young people: A case study of StreetGames. In Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice, © Routledge, pp.371-382, ISBN: 9781138943087.

Stavros, C, Westberg, K, Wilson, B, Smith, A (2015) Managing Behavior: Organizational and consumer perspectives on athlete transgressions. In Chadwick, S, Chanavat, N, Desbordes, M (ed) Routledge Handbook of Sports Marketing, Routledge, pp.340-354, ISBN: 9781138823518.

(2015) Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport. In Møller, V, Waddington, I, Hoberman, J (ed) Unknown Parent Title, Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203795347.

(2013) Organizational Change, Leadership and Ethics. In By, RT and Burnes, B (ed) Unknown Parent Title, Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203106013.

Smith, ACT and Stewart, B (2013) The special features of sport: A critical revisit. In Handbook of Research on Sport and Business, pp.526-547, ISBN: 9781849800051. DOI: 10.4337/9781781005866.00040.

(2012) A New Science of Religion. In Dawes, G and Maclaurin, J (ed) Unknown Parent Title, Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9780203086131.


Smith, A, Westberg, K, Stavros, C, Munro, G, Argus, K (2015) Merging sport and drinking cultures through social media,ISBN: 978-0-9942641-1-4.

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