Professor Tracy Taylor is currently working with the College of Business and Law on business school accreditation. Tracy has managed partnerships and international programs in a range of countries including China, Russia, Norway and Switzerland.
Prior to joining RMIT Tracy was Murdoch Business School Dean, Deputy Dean at UTS Business School and Associate Dean Postgraduate, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning and Head, Graduate School of Business. Tracy has a passion for teaching and learning, and particularly international education. Tracy is located in the College of Business and Law.
Tracy an internationally recognised sport management scholar, with 100+ peer reviewed journal publications, books, book chapters and research project reports. Tracy has been awarded over $2m in research grants and has led a number research projects nationally and internationally, and contributed to research projects from Australia, Canada and Europe.Tracy's current research grants explore aspects of women's professional team sport. Tracy is on the NRL Research Committee and the Olympic Studies Research Grant Committee, Athlete 365 Advisory Board and is an expert reviewer for research grants from around the world. Tracy is the Specialty Chief Editor Frontiers in Sport and Active Living Sport Management and Marketing(external link) and is on Editorial Boards of several journals.
- PhD UNSW
- M Urban Planning MQU
- BA (R Admin) Uof A
Refereed journal articles (Last 10 years only)
- Taylor, T., Fujak, H., Hanlon, C., & O’Connor, D. (in press) A Balancing Act: Women Players in a New Semi-Professional Team Sport League, European Sport Management Quarterly https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2020.1815821
- Morgan, A., Taylor, T., & Adair, D. (in press) Sport Event Sponsorship from the Sponsee's Perspective. Sport Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2020.04.006
- Lakisa, D., Taylor, T., & Adair, D.(in press) Managing Psychological Contracts: Employer-Employee Expectations and (non-athlete) Pasifika professionals in the National Rugby League, Journal of Global Sport Management. doi.org/10.1080/24704067.2020.1775020
- Pedras, L., Taylor, T., & Frawley, S. (2020). Responses to multi-level institutional complexity in a national sport federation. Sport Management Review, 23(3), 482-497
- Taylor, T., O’Connor, D., & Hanlon, C. (2020). Contestation, disruption and legitimization in women’s rugby league. Sport in Society, 23(2), 315-334.
- Lakisa, D., Teaiwa, K., Adair, D., & Taylor, T (2019) Empowering Voices from the Past: The Playing Experiences of Retired Pasifika Rugby League Athletes in Australia, The International Journal of the History of Sport, 36 (12) 1096-1114.
- Loghmani, M., Taylor, T., & Ramzaninejad, R. (2017). Job characteristics and psychological states of football referees: implications for job enrichment. Managing Sport and Leisure, 22(5), 342-357
- Darcy, S. A., Lock, D., & Taylor, T. (2017). Enabling Inclusive Sport Participation: Effects of Disability and Support Needs on Constraints to Sport Participation. Leisure Sciences an interdisciplinary journal, 39 (1), 20-41.
- Zhuang, L., Taylor, T., Beirman, D., & Darcy, S. (2017). Socially sustainable ethnic tourism: A comparative study of two Hakka communities in China. Tourism Recreation Research, 1-17.
- Darcy, S., Taylor, T., & Green, J. (2016). ‘But I can do the job’: examining disability employment practice through human rights complaint cases. Disability & Society, 31(9), 1242-1274.
- Darcy, S., Lock, D., & Taylor, T. (2016). Enabling Inclusive Sport Participation: Effects of Disability and Support Needs on Constraints to Sport Participation. Leisure Sciences, 1-21.
- Stronach, M., Maxwell, H. & Taylor, T. (2016) ‘Sistas’ and aunties: sport, physical activity and indigenous Australian women Annals of Leisure Research, 16(1) 7-26.
- Hemmatinezhad, M., Gholizadeh, M., Taylor, T. & Faraji, R. (2015) The Role of Football Games’ Planning and Management On Stadiums’ Security. Journal of Sport Management and Development, 4(2) 1-14.
- Maxwell, H. Foley, C., Taylor, T., & Burton, C. (2015) The development of female Muslim life-savers. Sport Management Review, 18(1) 139-151.
- Lawson, R. J., Taylor, T., Fallshaw, E., French, E., Hall, C., Kinash, S. & Summers, J., (2015). Hunting and gathering: New imperatives in mapping and collecting student learning data to assure quality outcomes. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(3) 581-595.
- Morgan, A., Adair, D., Taylor, T., & Hermens, A. (2014). Sport sponsorship alliances: relationship management for shared value. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal. 4 (4): 270-283.
- Stronach, M., Adair, D., & Taylor, T. (2014). Game over': Indigenous Australian sportsmen and athletic retirement .Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 2,: 40-59.
- Lakisa, D., Adair, D., & Taylor, T. (2014). Pasifika diaspora and the changing face of Australian Rugby League. The Contemporary Pacific. 26 (2): 347-367.
- Eisenhauer,S., Adair, D., & Taylor, T. (2014). Fifa-isation: Security, brand protection and media management at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Surveillance & Society, 11(4) 377-391.
- French, E., Summers, J., Kinash, S., Lawson, R., Taylor, T., Herbert, J., Fallshaw, E., & Hall,C. (2014) The practice of quality in assuring learning in higher education. Quality in Higher Education, 20 (1) 24-43.
- Maxwell, H. Foley, C., Taylor, T., & Burton, C. (2013). Social inclusion in community sport: A Case study of Muslim women in Australia. Journal of Sport Management, 27, 467 – 481.
- Shooshinasab, P. Taylor, T., Moeinfard, M., Kazemnejad, A. (2013). Strategic Planning for Development of Sport Events Tourism Industry in Iran. International Journal of Sport Studies. 3 (12), 1348-1361.
- Lawson, R., Taylor, T., Thompson, D., Simpson, L., Freeman, M., Treleaven, L. & Rohde, F. (2012). Engaging with Graduate Attributes through Encouraging Accurate Student. Asian Social Science, 8 (4), 3-12.
- Lock, D., Taylor, T.L., Funk, D. & Darcy, S.A. (2012). Exploring the development of team identification: the contribution of social identity and the psychological continuum model, Journal of Sport Management. 26, 283-294.
- Yeh, C. M., Hoye, R., & Taylor, T. L. (2011). Board roles and strategic orientation among Taiwanese nonprofit sport organisations. Managing Leisure, 16 (4), 287-301.
- Taylor, T. L. & Toohey, K. (2011). Ensuring Safety at Australian Sport Event Precincts: Creating Securitised, Sanitised and Stifling Spaces? Urban Studies, 48 (15), 3259-3275.
- Lock, D., Taylor, T., & Simon Darcy, S. (2011). In the Absence of Achievement: The Formation of New Team Identification, European Sport Management Quarterly, 11 (2), 171-192.
- Maxwell, H., & Taylor, T. (2010). A culture of trust: Engaging Muslim women in community sport organizations, European Sport Management Quarterly, 10 (4), 465 - 483.
- Adair, D., Taylor, T., Darcy, S. (2010). Managing ethnocultural and 'racial' diversity in sport: Obstacles and opportunities. Sport Management Review, 13 (4) 307-312.
Most recent book
- Taylor, T., Doherty, A., & McGraw, P. (2015). Second edition. Managing people in sport organizations: A strategic human resource management perspective. Routledge: Oxford.
Chapters in books (last 10 years only)
- Taylor, T., and Robinson, L., (in press) Succession Management in Sport in M. Winand & C. Anagnostopoulos (eds) Research Handbook in Sport Governance Routledge. London.
- Doherty, A. & Taylor, T. (in press) Chapter 25 International Sport Management: A Way Forward. In MacIntosh, E. (ed) International Sport Management.
- Morgan, A., & Taylor, T. 2018. The Australian Sport Industry in J.J. Zhang H., Huang & J. Nauright (eds) Sport Business in Leading Economies, Emerald Publishing Limited. Bingley, UK, pp 27-64.
- Morgan, A., & Taylor, T. 2017. The Australian sport industry. In Zhang, J. J., Huang, R. H., & Nauright, J. (Eds.), Development of International sport industry (pp. 29-62). Beijing, China: Social Science Academic (ISBN: 978-7-5201-9256-8).
- Taylor. T and Morgan, A., 2017 Managing Volunteers in Grassroots Sport in Understanding Sport Management International perspectives, In Bradbury, T & O’Boyle, Eds Routledge. London, Chapter 9, 130-144.
- Taylor, T. 2016. Human Resource Management, in The Sage Handbook of Sport Management, R. Hoye and M. Parent eds, Sage, London, Chapter 5, 62-84.
- Morgan, A., Taylor, T., Adair, D., & Hermens, A. 2016 Tensions within Interorganizational Alliances: A Sponsorship Case Study, in Governance Issues in Strategic Alliances Ed.T. K. Das. Information Age Publishing, NY.
- Taylor, T. & Toohey, K. 2015 The security agent’s perspective. Handbook of Sports Event Management.. M. Parent and J.L. Chappelet (eds). Routledge, Oxon pp 373-396.
- Taylor, T., McGraw, P. & Lock, D. 2012. Theoretical approaches and practical strategies for change management, in Routledge Handbook of Sport Management, Leigh Robinson, Guillaume Bodet, Paul Downward, Packianathan Chelladurai (Eds) Routledge 116-134.
- Taylor, T., 2011. Diversity in sport, in Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds (Eds), Encyclopaedia of Sports Management and Marketing volume 1, pgs 403-406, Sage: Thousand Oaks.
- Taylor, T. 2011. Human resources management, in Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds (Eds) Encyclopaedia of Sports Management and Marketing, volume 2, pp 650-654, Sage: Thousand Oaks.
- Taylor, T. L. & McGraw, P. 2011. Managing Human Resources, Managing Voluntary Sport Organisations, (pp. 70 - 98) Routledge: Oxon.
- Foley, C., Taylor, T., & Maxwell, H. 2011. Gender and Cultural Diversity in Australian Sport, In Jonathan Long and Karl Spracklen (Eds.) Sport and Challenges to Racism, (pp. 167-182). Palgrave Macmillan: Hampshire.
- Toohey, K. & Taylor, T. L. 2010. Mega events, fear, and risk Terrorism at the Olympic Games, in Vassil Girginov (Ed), The Olympics A Critical Reader, (pp. 329 - 343). Routledge: Oxon.
Current research funding
- 2019-2021 Taylor, Hanlon & Toohey. Reconfiguring women's professional sport - on and off the pitch. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant $274,000
- 2017-2020 Taylor, O’Connor & Hanlon Exploring conditions for women’s professional rugby league National Rugby League Research Grant total $60,000.