Mike Rigby

Mike Rigby, LSBU

Visiting Fellow

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    Business / Business and Enterprise

Dr Rigby is currently a Visiting Professor at the University, retiring from an established post in 2016. He was previously employed in Employee Relations at Esso Petroleum and as Director of the South London Training Centre for Small Firms Training. Mike also has been employed as a consultant by the Equality Authority in Dublin, advising companies on the implementation of work life balance policies.

For three decades he has devoted considerable time to research and consultancy on Spanish HRM and is an expert in Spanish employment relations. Mike is also fluent in Spanish.

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
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