Dr Mike Rigby
Visiting Professor; Associate Lecturer
Telephone:020 7815 8298
School/Division:Business / Business and Enterprise
Dr Rigby is a visiting professor at LSBU, retiring from an established post in 2016. He previously worked in HRM at Esso Petroleum and the South London Training Centre for Small Firms Training (Director).Consultant roles have included the Equality Authority (Dublin), SME Institute (Valencia), MSC focusing on SME training.
He has specialised in research and consultancy on HRM in Spain and is fluent in Spanish.
Mike’s involvement in this area has included a focus on trade unions and training, trade union strategies for renewal, employment relations in small firms, occupational health and safety, and work life balance. He has a particular interest in employment relations in Spain and Iberamerica.
His research has been supported financially by the European Union, ACCA and the British Academy.
Mike has won prizes for research papers from the CIPD and Human Resource Development International.
Mike is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Universities Industrial Relations Association and the Accounting, Auditing Research Centre (Brunel University).
Mike’s main areas of teaching are Comparative HRM, International Employment Relations, Employee Relations, Work Life Issues, and Research Methods.
At LSBU Mike teaches research methods and employment relations. In Madrid he teaches Comparative HRM.
He is also currently employed as lecturer by Carlos III University, Madrid on their Masters programme in HRM and the Complutense University, Madrid on their Masters programme in Training and Development. He was also previously employed by the Open University (2002-2014) as a tutor on social science programmes and as a research supervisor.
Mike's main research interest is employment relations. In recent years, research involvement in this area has included a focus on trade unions and training, trade union strategies for renewal, employment relations in small firms, occupational health and safety, and work life balance. He has a particular interest in employment relations in Spain and Iberamerica. His research has been supported financially by the European Union, ACCA and the British Academy.
Most recent publications
Rigby, M and Garcia Calavia, MA Institutional resources as a source of trade union power in Southern Europe. European Journal of Industrial Relations, DOI doi.org/10.1177/0959680117708369
Rigby, M and Ponce Sanz, Y International briefing 34: training and development in Spain. International Journal of Training and Development, 20. 302-314. DOI 10.1111/ijtd.12087
Rigby, M Los recursos del poder de los Sindicatos en España: su examen a traves de la negociación colectiva. Sociologia del Trabajo, 87. 7-24.More publications at LSBU Research Open
- Corporate Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- British Universities Industrial Relations Association
- Academic referee for several journals e.g. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Employee Relations
- Referee for ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, ACCA
- Consultant on Work Life balance for Equality Authority, Dublin
- Member of BUIRA seminar group
- Registered evaluator for ANEP – the body responsible for evaluating Spanish University Programmes