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Professor Mike Rigby

Professor Mike Rigby

rigbymp@lsbu.ac.uk

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I am a visiting professor at LSBU, retiring from an established post in 2016. I 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), Manpower Services Commission SC focusing on SME training.

I have specialised in research and consultancy on HRM in Spain and am fluent in Spanish.

My 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.

My 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. I have a particular interest in employment relations in Spain and Iber-america. My research has been supported financially by the European Union, ACCA and the British Academy.

I have won prizes for research papers from the CIPD and Human Resource Development International.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Universities Industrial Relations Association and the Accounting, Auditing Research Centre (Brunel University).

EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

-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

Lecturer Universidad Carlos III Madrid in Research Methods and Comparative Human Resource Management

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Collaboration (and conflict) in the relations between Trade Unions and the Third Sector
Rigby, M. and Calavia, M.A.G. (2022). Collaboration (and conflict) in the relations between Trade Unions and the Third Sector. Ciriec Espana - Journal of Public, Social and Co-operative Economy. (105), pp. 9-36. https://doi.org/10.7203/CIRIEC-E.105.24524

Labour Relations Institutions and Social Actors in Spain
Rigby, M and Garcia Calavia, MA (2020). Labour Relations Institutions and Social Actors in Spain. in: Teodoro Hernandez de Frutos (ed.) The Complex relations of Work in Spain: Actors, Organizations and Institutions in functional instability Spain, Madrid Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas. pp. 175-197

The Employment Situation of Migrant Workers and Their Experience of Work Life Pressures
Rigby, M, Hack Polay, D and Opute, J (2021). The Employment Situation of Migrant Workers and Their Experience of Work Life Pressures. in: Hack Polay, D (ed.) Migration Practice as Creative Practice: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Migration United States , Pensylvania Emerald. pp. 106-129

The extension of collective agreements in France, Portugal and Spain
García Calavia, M.A. and Rigby, M. (2020). The extension of collective agreements in France, Portugal and Spain. Transfer:European Review of Labour and Research. 26 (4), p. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024258920970131

Las Trayectorias de las instituciones laborales espanolas ante las recientes presiones economicas:Como quedan los recursos para los sindicatos?
Calavia, MÁG and Rigby, M (2019). Las Trayectorias de las instituciones laborales espanolas ante las recientes presiones economicas:Como quedan los recursos para los sindicatos? Revista Espanola de Sociologia. 28 (2), pp. 381-399. https://doi.org/10.22325/fes/res.2018.73

Review: Los parados: Como viven,que piensan,porque no protestan
Rigby, M (2018). Review: Los parados: Como viven,que piensan,porque no protestan. International Journal of Iberian Studies. 31 (1), pp. 63-63. https://doi.org/10.1386/ijis.31.1.63_5

Institutional resources as a source of trade union power in Southern Europe
Rigby, M and Garcia Calavia, MA (2017). Institutional resources as a source of trade union power in Southern Europe. European Journal of Industrial Relations. 24 (2). https://doi.org/10.1177/0959680117708369

International briefing 34: training and development in Spain
Rigby, M and Ponce Sanz, Y (2016). International briefing 34: training and development in Spain. International Journal of Training and Development. 20 (4), pp. 302-314. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12087

Los recursos del poder de los Sindicatos en España: su examen a traves de la negociación colectiva
Rigby, M (2016). Los recursos del poder de los Sindicatos en España: su examen a traves de la negociación colectiva. Sociologia del Trabajo. 87, pp. 7-24.