Mr James Bostock

Position: Lecturer - Sport Management

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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Lecturer - Sport Management

Teaching responsibilities

Planning for Sport

Applied Sport Business Management

Independent Study - Sport Management

Strategic Management in Sport

Professional interests

Social Enterprises and Event Management

Strategic Event Formulation

Managing National Governing Bodies of Sport

Research interests

Sport/Leisure Policy

Strategic Management in Sport Organisations

Change Management in Sport

Crisis Management in Sport

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Postgraduate Diploma - Research Methods in Business

MA Sport Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education 

BA (Hons) Leisure Studies and Sports Studies

Recent publications

Academic Journal Articles

Crowther, P., Bostock, J. and Perry, J. 2015. Review of Established Methods in Event Research. Event Management Journal 19(1), pp. 93-107.

Book Chapters

Bostock, J., Cooper, R. & Roberts, G. (2015) Rising to the Challenge of Sustainability - Community Events by the Community, For the Community. In ‘Planning and managing communities, festivals and events.’

Bostock, J., Crowther, P. & Perry, J. Event Management Research: A Consensus of Experience. In Slater, A. and Wood, E. (2015). The Festival and Event Experience. Leisure Studies Association.

Bostock, J. (2014) A Stakeholder Centric Approach in ‘Strategic Event Creation’

Bostock, J. (2014) From Beijing to Rio, Funding UK Elite Sport through the ‘No Compromise’ Policy. In Game Changer: The Transformative Potential of Sport

Bostock, J. (2013) Volunteers in social enterprise events – Triple bottom Line benefits.  In ‘Event Volunteering – International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience.’

Bostock, J. (2013) The Consequences of ‘No Compromise’: Funding Elite Sport in the UK.  In ‘It’s How you Play the Game – International Perspectives on the Study of Sport (Ebook)

Recent conferences

Bostock, J. (2016) Relighting the flame - Can you achieve Olympic success when funding is withdrawn? European Association of Sport Management 24th Annual Conference – Warsaw.

Bostock, J., Breese, R., & Ridley-Duff, R. (2016) Turnaround in response to extreme financial shocks: case studies of National Governing Bodies of Sport.  British Academy of Management – Newcastle.

Bostock, J. (2015) Funding in a Straitjacket: A present challenge for National Governing Bodies of Sport.  PSA Sport and Politics Group 9th Annual Conference – Durham.

Bostock, J. (2014) Community Events and Social Enterprises. 11th AEME educators Forum International Conference on Events – Sheffield.

Bostock, J. (2014) Stakeholder participation & governance within National Governing Bodies of SportEuropean Association of Sport Management 22nd Annual Conference – Coventry

Bostock, J. (Nov 2013) Turnaround strategies to halt performance decline – consequences of not meeting ‘no compromise’ targets. SPLISS Conference on Elite Sport Success: boost for society or not? – Antwerp

Bostock, J. (Nov 2012) The consequences of No Compromise: Funding Elite Sport in the UK.  Probing the Boundaries – Salzburg.

Bostock, J. & Crowther, P. (2011) Delivering an engaging visitor experience at Mega-events – challenges and opportunities.  Hotel and Tourism Management International Forum - St.Petersburg Russia.

Experience in industry

I have over 15 years of experience in teaching, managing and implementing higher education qualifications.

International experience

I have extensive experience of delivering high quality education within an international setting. For example, I have delivered highly contextualised sport and event related qualifications in both Hong Kong and Holland. I have also been involved within curriculum development and enhancement in Greece, Holland and South Africa.

I am currently the external examiner for several sports management qualifications based in the UK. I have also sat on numerous validation and revalidation boards as an external panel member.

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