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MOHRC Annual Report 2015-16

The 2015-16 MOHRC Annual Report, showcasing our major achievements over the last year is available now:

MOHRC Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF , 927kb)

New Book on the 1966 Word Cup

A new book by Kevin Tennent and Alex Gillett has been published:

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events: Organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup

Managing Sporting Events

By Kevin D TennentAlex G. Gillett

ISBN: 9781138645202

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, hosted in England. Unlike previous literature, which has tended to focus activities on the field, this book brings an institutional level approach to organizing the 1966 FIFA World Cup and examines the management process in the buildup and execution of the event.

This intriguing new volume looks at the first significant UK government intervention in football and how this created a significant legacy as the government started to take a real interest in leisure facilities and stadium safety as policy areas after this competition. Foundations of Managing Sporting Events will be of considerable interest to research academics working on aspects of post war British, Imperial, and World history including sport, social, business, economic, and political history.

The book is currently available in hardback and e-book formats.

Full details available at:

'Beer and the Boro - A Perfect Match!'

Cover of Beer, Brewing & Pubs

MOHRC members Alex Gillett and Kevin Tennent with Fred Hutchinson (Teesside University) have a chapter in a new book:

Brewing, Beer and Pubs: A Global Perspective

Edited by Iganzio Cabras, David Higgins, and David Preece

Palgrave Macmillan -

'The last chapter, by Alex Gillett, Kevin Tennent and Fred Hutchinson, addresses the famous - or infamous - association between beer and football.  The authors present a case study of Middlesbrough Football and Athletic Company Limited (MFAC) to illustrate the relationships that developed and changed over time between MFAC and Camerons and Scottish & Newcastle breweries in the Northeast of England.'‌

Edward Elgar book co-edited by Matthew Hollow:

Complexity and Crisis in the Financial System
Critical Perspectives on the Evolution of American and British Banking

Edited by Matthew Hollow, University of York, Folarin Akinbami and Ranald Michie, Durham University, UK

Out now!  See for details.

With contributions from across the disciplines of law, history, finance, and economics, Complexity and Crisis in the Financial System offers a truly interdisciplinary study of the relationship(s) between crises and complexity in the US and UK financial markets. Taken together, the contributions in this volume not only challenge many often taken-for-granted ideas about the nature of financial crises, but also broaden our understanding of the long-term causes (and consequences) of the global financial crisis of 2007–2008.

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