James Connor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor James Connor is an Academic in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.

A/Prof Connor is a sociologist who specialises in understanding the intersection of culture, social action and change. His military and sport research centres on understanding cultural influences on negative behaviours, and consequently, how these might be changed. His work on the military includes the ARC DP “Institutional Abuse and Organisational Reform in the ADF” (with A/Prof Wadham, $127k). Recent publications in Armed Forces and Society – “The Military Scandal: Its Definition, Dynamics, and Significance” (2019) and “Military Loyalty as a Moral Emotion” (2019). 

He has been funded by the Australian and World anti-doping agencies to explore how and why athletes dope and cheat. Essentially, He tries to understand intransigent problems of behaviour in organisations and how we might overcome them utilising novel theory and methods.

Books
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Algeo C; Connor J; Owen J; Linger H; McDermott V, 2017, Developing Government Policy Capability Policy Work, Project Management, and Knowledge Practices
2017
Connor JM, 2007, The Arts of Publication, Original, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne
2007
Connor JM, 2007, The Sociology of Loyalty, Original, Springer, New York
2007
Book Chapters
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Connor JM, 2018, 'Loyalty: The emotion of future expectation, felt now, based on the past', in Emotions, Everyday Life and Sociology, Taylor & Francis, pp. 27 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315207728
2018
Pavlidis A; Connor J, 2016, ''Don't Be a Douche': An Introduction to Sex-Integrated Roller Derby', in Thorpe H; Olive R (ed.), WOMEN IN ACTION SPORT CULTURES: IDENTITY, POLITICS AND EXPERIENCE, PALGRAVE, pp. 91 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4_5
2016
Owen J; Algeo C; Connor J, 2015, 'Enter or Not - How to Gain and Sustain Access to Research Sites', in Pasian B (ed.), Designs, Methods and Practices for Research of Project Management, Gower Publishing, Surrey, pp. 261 - 270
2015
Thompson SM, 2012, 'Introduction', in Thompson S; Maginn P (ed.), Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning, edn. 2, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 13
2012
Connor JM, 2008, 'South Sydney`s Fight to Play: A Clash of New and Old', in Moore A; Carr A (ed.), Centenary Reflections: 100 years of Rugby League in Australia, edn. First, Australian Society for Sports History, Melbourne, pp. 110 - 126
2008
Connor JM, 2007, 'War and Immigration: Contesting Australian Loyalties', in Mason V (ed.), Loyalties, edn. Original, API Network Press, Perth
2007
Connor J, 'Conclusion', in The Sociology of Loyalty, Springer US, pp. 129 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71368-7_8
Conference Papers
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Connor JM; Pavlidis A, 2014, 'Gendered tension: Roller Derby, segregation and integration.', in Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities; Refereed Proceedings of the TASA 2014, TASA Annual Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide,, presented at TASA Annual Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide,, 24 November 2014 - 27 November 2014, https://www.tasa.org.au/tasa-conference/host-the-2014-tasa-conference-call-for-expressions-of-interest/papers/
2014
Connor JM; Noack-Lundberg K, 2014, 'Training emotions – military service, exceptionalism and loyalty', in Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities Refereed Proceedings of the TASA 2014, TASA Annual Conference 2014, University of South Australia, Adelaide, presented at TASA Annual Conference 2014, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 24 November 2014 - 27 November 2014
2014
De Klerk S; Hossain S; Connor J, 2014, 'The antecedents of social entrepreneurship practice – a content analysis', in Reese L (ed.), The antecedents of social entrepreneurship practice – a content analysis, ISBE The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution, Manchester, presented at ISBE The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution, Manchester, 04 November 2014 - 06 November 2014, https://www.eventsforce.net/isbe/frontend/reg/tDailyAgenda.csp?pageID=16070&eventID=45&eventID=45
2014
Connor JM; Kropp E, 2013, 'Indifferent feelings and emotional shifts: from loyalty to what?', in Osbaldiston N; Strong C; Forbes-Mewett H (eds.), Indifferent feelings and emotional shifts: from loyalty to what?, Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Monash University, presented at Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Monash University, 25 November 2013 - 28 November 2013
2013
Andrews J; Connor JM, 2013, 'The military, masculinity and the media: the 1983 Duntroon bastardisation scandal.', in Osbaldiston N; Strong C; Forbes-Mewett H (eds.), The military, masculinity and the media: the 1983 Duntroon bastardisation scandal., Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Monash University, presented at Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Monash University, 25 November 2013 - 28 November 2013
2013
McDermott V; Henne K; Connor JM, 2013, 'Legitimating the fight? Questions about cross-cultural perspectives on anti-doping strategies in the Pacific', in Osbaldiston N; Strong C; Forbes-Mewett H (eds.), Legitimating the fight? Questions about cross-cultural perspectives on anti-doping strategies in the Pacific, Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Monash University, presented at Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Monash University, 25 November 2013 - 28 November 2013
2013
Connor JM; Mazanov J; Aston R, 2012, 'Doping the Digger: Public Attitudes towards Performance Enhancing Substance use in the ADF', in Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, The Australian Sociological Association, Brisbane, Queensland, presented at TASA Annual conference, UQ, 26 November 2012 - 29 November 2012
2012
Connor JM; Mazanov J; Sloan T, 2012, 'The stars and widgets of the National Rugby League: exploring inconsistencies in club management of player indiscretions', in Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, The Australian Sociological Association, Brisbane, Queensland, presented at TASA Annual conference, UQ, Brisbane, 26 November 2012 - 29 November 2012
2012
Connor JM; Huybers T; Mazanov J, 2011, 'Sport, integrity and harms: What are the threats to the level playing field?', in Conference Proceedings Local Lives/Global Networks, TASA, Newcastle, pp. 1 - 14, presented at TASA, Newcastle
2011
Connor JM; Griffin AL, 2009, 'The Muscle Trade: International track and field athlete mobility, colonialism and development', in The Future of Sociology, TASA, Canberra, Australia, presented at The Australian Sociological Association 2009 Annual Conference, ANU, Canberra, 01 December 2009 - 04 December 2009
2009
Connor JM; Notarpietro-clarke C, 2009, 'Passionate Sport: Feeling the Olympics', in Proceesdings of the 2nd International Conference on Business and Management Education, International Colloquium on Business & Management 2007-2010, Bangkok, presented at 3rd International Colloquium on Tourism & Leisure, Bangkok, 06 July 2009 - 09 July 2009
2009
Journal articles
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Connor J; Andrews DJ; Noack-Lundberg K; Wadham B, 2021, 'Military Loyalty as a Moral Emotion', Armed Forces and Society, vol. 47, pp. 530 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0095327X19880248
2021
Andrews DJ; Connor J; Wadham B, 2020, 'The Military Scandal: Its Definition, Dynamics, and Significance', Armed Forces and Society, vol. 46, pp. 716 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0095327X19864136
2020
Connor J; Copland S; Owen J, 2018, 'The infantilized researcher and research subject: ethics, consent and risk', Qualitative Research, vol. 18, pp. 400 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794117730686
2018
Wadham B; Bridges D; Mundkur A; Connor J, 2018, '‘War-fighting and left-wing feminist agendas’: gender and change in the Australian Defence Force', Critical Military Studies, vol. 4, pp. 264 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1268371
2018
Pavlidis A; Connor J, 2016, 'Men in a ‘women only’ sport? Contesting gender relations and sex integration in roller derby', Sport in Society, vol. 19, pp. 1349 - 1362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2015.1067781
2016
Woolf J; Mazanov J; Connor JM, 2016, 'The Goldman Dilemma is dead: what elite athletes really think about doping, winning, and death', International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, vol. 9, pp. 453 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2016.1194875
2016
Andrews JD; Connor J, 2015, 'UNSW and the establishment of the Faculty of Military Studies at the Royal Military College, Duntroon: 1965-1968', History of Education Review, vol. 44, pp. 153 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HER-04-2013-0016
2015
Mazanov J; Hemphill D; Connor J; Quirk F; Backhouse SH, 2015, 'Australian athlete support personnel lived experience of anti-doping', Sport Management Review, vol. 18, pp. 218 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.007
2015
Mazanov J; Backhouse S; Connor J; Hemphill D; Quirk F, 2014, 'Athlete support personnel and anti-doping: Knowledge, attitudes, and ethical stance', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, vol. 24, pp. 846 - 856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sms.12084
2014
Connor JM; Olson RE, 2014, 'When they don’t die: Prognosis ambiguity, role conflict and emotion work in cancer caregiving', Journal of Sociology, vol. 51, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783314544996
2014
Mazanov J; Hemphill D; Connor J; Quirk F; Backhouse SH, 2014, 'Australian athlete support personnel lived experience of anti-doping', Sport Management Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.007
2014
Connor J; McDermott V, 2013, 'Service teaching and the sociological critique: Lessons from a military academy', Journal of Sociology, vol. 49, pp. 501 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783313504061
2013
Connor J; Woolf J; Mazanov J, 2013, 'Would they dope? Revisiting the Goldman dilemma', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 697 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-091826
2013
Mazanov J; Backhouse S; Connor J; Hemphill D; Quirk F, 2013, 'Athlete support personnel and anti-doping: Knowledge, attitudes, and ethical stance', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sms.12084
2013
Mazanov J; Dunn M; Connor J; Fielding ML, 2013, 'Substance use to enhance academic performance among Australian university students', Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 2, pp. 110 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2013.08.017
2013
Mazanov J; lo Tenero G; Connor J; Sharpe K, 2012, 'Scandal+football=a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006
2012
Mazanov J; Huybers T; Connor JM, 2012, 'Prioritising health in anti-doping: What Australians think', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 15, pp. 381 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.02.007
2012
Mazanov J; Lo tenero G; Connor JM; Sharpe KA, 2012, 'Sport + football = a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006
2012
Mazanov J; Huybers T; Connor JM, 2011, 'Qualitative evidence of a primary intervention point for elite athlete doping', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 14, pp. 106 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2010.06.003
2011
Connor JM; McEwen M, 2011, 'International development or white man's burden? THe IAAF's Regional Development Centres and regional sporting assistance', Sport In Society (Formerly Culture, Sport, Society), vol. 14, pp. 805 - 817, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2011.587295
2011
Mazanov J; Connor J, 2010, 'Managing drugs in sport: The evidence base for second generation policy', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 13, pp. e16 - e17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.495
2010
Connor J; Mazanov J; Backhouse S; Quirk F, 2010, 'Doping and athlete support personnel: What do they know and do?', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 13, pp. e18 - e18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.498
2010
Connor JM; Mazanov J, 2010, 'The inevitability of scandal: Lessons for sponsors and administrators', International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, vol. 11, pp. 212 - 220
2010
Connor JM, 2010, 'Military Loyalty: A Functional Vice', Criminal Justice Ethics, vol. 29, pp. 278 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0731129X.2010.524040
2010
Mazanov J; Connor JM, 2010, 'Rethinking the management of drugs in sport', International Journal of Sport Policy, vol. 2, pp. 49 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406941003634032
2010
Mazanov J; Connor J, 2010, 'The role of scandal and corruption in sports marketing and sponsorship', International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, vol. 11, pp. 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijsms-11-03-2010-b001
2010
Connor JM; Mazanov J, 2009, 'Would you dope? A general population test of the Goldman dilemma', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 43, pp. 871 - 872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2009.057596
2009
Connor JM, 2009, 'Towards a Sociology of Drugs in Sport', Sport In Society (Formerly Culture, Sport, Society), vol. 12, pp. 327 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430430802673676
2009
Connor J, 2009, 'The athlete as widget: How exploitation explains elite sport', Sport in Society, vol. 12, pp. 1369 - 1377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430430903204900
2009

Drugs in sport; sport culture; emotions; loyalty; nationalism; ADF; defence abuse and culture

Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
Sub Theme
lensDiversity
lensPublic Service Management