Associate Professor James Connor

Associate Professor James Connor

Associate Professor
UNSW Canberra
School of Business

Associate Professor James Connor Integrity Coordinator and 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.

Phone
+61 2 5114 5677
Location
Building 27, Room 313, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
  • Books | 2017
    Algeo C; Connor J; Owen J; Linger H; McDermott V, 2017, Developing Government Policy Capability Policy Work, Project Management, and Knowledge Practices
    Books | 2007
    Connor JM, 2007, The Arts of Publication, Original, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne
    Books | 2007
    Connor JM, 2007, The Sociology of Loyalty, Springer, New York
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Connor J, 2021, 'Filing the podium: Cheating, doping and corruption', in Research Handbook on Sports and Society, pp. 307 - 320
    Book Chapters | 2018
    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
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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
    Book Chapters | 2015
    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
    Book Chapters | 2012
    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
    Book Chapters | 2008
    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
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Connor J, 2007, 'Conclusion', in The Sociology of Loyalty, Springer US, pp. 129 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71368-7_8
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Connor JM, 2007, 'War and Immigration: Contesting Australian Loyalties', in Mason V (ed.), Loyalties, edn. Original, API Network Press, Perth
  • Journal articles | 2024
    2024, 'Creating a new pathway for change in the military using gender as process', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.13049
    Journal articles | 2023
    Moon K; Brunoro D; Connor J; Dickinson H; Huybers T, 2023, 'Exploring integrity in Australian public services: A method to benchmark public service codes of conduct', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12620
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wadham B; Connor J, 2023, 'Commanding men, governing masculinities: Military institutional abuse and organizational reform in the Australian armed forces', Gender, Work and Organization, 30, pp. 1533 - 1551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12986
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Raped, beaten and bruised: military institutional abuse, identity wounds and veteran suicide', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2023.2245286
    Journal articles | 2022
    Connor J; McDermott V; Gillies W, 2022, 'Passionate projects: practitioner reflections on emotion management', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 15, pp. 865 - 885, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-08-2021-0208
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'The future of working from home in the public sector: What does the evidence tell us?', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12556
    Journal articles | 2021
    Connor J; Andrews DJ; Noack-Lundberg K; Wadham B, 2021, 'Military Loyalty as a Moral Emotion', Armed Forces and Society, 47, pp. 530 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0095327X19880248
    Journal articles | 2020
    Andrews DJ; Connor J; Wadham B, 2020, 'The Military Scandal: Its Definition, Dynamics, and Significance', Armed Forces and Society, 46, pp. 716 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0095327X19864136
    Journal articles | 2018
    Connor J; Copland S; Owen J, 2018, 'The infantilized researcher and research subject: ethics, consent and risk', Qualitative Research, 18, pp. 400 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794117730686
    Journal articles | 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, 4, pp. 264 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1268371
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pavlidis A; Connor J, 2016, 'Men in a ‘women only’ sport? Contesting gender relations and sex integration in roller derby', Sport in Society, 19, pp. 1349 - 1362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2015.1067781
    Journal articles | 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, 9, pp. 453 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2016.1194875
    Journal articles | 2015
    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, 44, pp. 153 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HER-04-2013-0016
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mazanov J; Hemphill D; Connor J; Quirk F; Backhouse SH, 2015, 'Australian athlete support personnel lived experience of anti-doping', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2014.05.007
    Journal articles | 2014
    Connor JM; Olson RE, 2014, 'When they don’t die: Prognosis ambiguity, role conflict and emotion work in cancer caregiving', Journal of Sociology, 51, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783314544996
    Journal articles | 2014
    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, 24, pp. 846 - 856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sms.12084
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Connor J; McDermott V, 2013, 'Service teaching and the sociological critique: Lessons from a military academy', Journal of Sociology, 49, pp. 501 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783313504061
    Journal articles | 2013
    Connor J; Woolf J; Mazanov J, 2013, 'Would they dope? Revisiting the Goldman dilemma', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47, pp. 697 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2012-091826
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mazanov J; Dunn M; Connor J; Fielding ML, 2013, 'Substance use to enhance academic performance among Australian university students', Performance Enhancement and Health, 2, pp. 110 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2013.08.017
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mazanov J; Huybers T; Connor JM, 2012, 'Prioritising health in anti-doping: What Australians think', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15, pp. 381 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.02.007
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mazanov J; Lo tenero G; Connor JM; Sharpe KA, 2012, 'Sport + football = a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mazanov J; lo Tenero G; Connor J; Sharpe K, 2012, 'Scandal+football=a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006
    Journal articles | 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), 14, pp. 805 - 817, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2011.587295
    Journal articles | 2011
    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, 14, pp. 106 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2010.06.003
    Journal articles | 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, 13, pp. e18 - e18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.498
    Journal articles | 2010
    Connor JM; Mazanov J, 2010, 'The inevitability of scandal: Lessons for sponsors and administrators', International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, 11, pp. 212 - 220
    Journal articles | 2010
    Connor JM, 2010, 'Military Loyalty: A Functional Vice', Criminal Justice Ethics, 29, pp. 278 - 290
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mazanov J; Connor J, 2010, 'Managing drugs in sport: The evidence base for second generation policy', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13, pp. e16 - e17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.495
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mazanov J; Connor J, 2010, 'The role of scandal and corruption in sports marketing and sponsorship', International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, 11, pp. 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijsms-11-03-2010-b001
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mazanov J; Connor JM, 2010, 'Rethinking the management of drugs in sport', International Journal of Sport Policy, 2, pp. 49 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406941003634032
    Journal articles | 2009
    Connor J, 2009, 'The athlete as widget: How exploitation explains elite sport', Sport in Society, 12, pp. 1369 - 1377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430430903204900
    Journal articles | 2009
    Connor JM; Mazanov J, 2009, 'Would you dope? A general population test of the Goldman dilemma', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43, pp. 871 - 872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2009.057596
    Journal articles | 2009
    Connor JM, 2009, 'Towards a Sociology of Drugs in Sport', Sport In Society (Formerly Culture, Sport, Society), 12, pp. 327 - 343
  • Reports | 2023
    2023, Best practice respite design for non-clinical care report for Palliative Care ACT
    Reports | 2023
    2023, Evaluation of respite service provision for Respite Care for QBN - Yvonne Cuschieri House
    Reports | 2023
    2023, MAPPING SERVICE AND TRANSITION TO SELF-HARM AND SUICIDALITY
    Reports | 2022
    2022, The Legitimacy of the Fight Against Doping in Sport: Stakeholder Perceptions
    Reports | 2021
    McDermott V; Williamson S; Connor J; Yates S; Williams J; Beacham L; May K, 2021, A Program Logic to Progress Gender Inclusion and Capability in the Australian Defence Force
    Conference Posters | 2021
    2021, 'Piloting Leo's Place: A World’s First, Non-Clinical, Palliative Care Respite House'
    Reports | 2021
    2021, Additional Submission for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
    Reports | 2021
    2021, Benchmarking Gender Equality in the Australian Defence Force
    Reports | 2021
    2021, Progressing Gender Inclusion in the ADF
    Conference 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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    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/
    Conference Papers | 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
    Conference Papers | 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
    Conference Papers | 2013
    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
    Conference Papers | 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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    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
    Conference Papers | 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
    Conference Papers | 2011
    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
    Conference Papers | 2009
    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
    Conference Papers | 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

My Teaching

ZBUS3310  Emotion at Work

ZBUS2901  Business Research

ZBUS2902  Research Project in Business 1

ZBUS3901  Research Project in Business 2

ZBUS3902  Research Project in Business 3

ZBUS4001  Literature Review (Honours)

ZBUS4002  Research Methods (Honours)

ZBUS4101  Business Research 1 (Honours)

ZBUS4102  Business Research 2 (Honours)

ZBUS8501  Research Project - Business

ZBUS8502  Research Project - Business