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Dr Mark Loon

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/ Human Resource Management.

Worcester Business School

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5471

Prior to academia, Mark was a management consultant for a number of years having worked for firms such as Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini and KPMG. Mark formed his own consultancy firm whilst in Sydney, specialising in Business Process and HR Transformation projects. His clients included QBE, AMP and Morgan Stanley. His public sector clients include the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia, the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, the New South Wales State Government and the University of Sydney. Also, once upon a time, he was also a co-owner of an enterprise specialising in Adventure Tourism.



Doctor of Business Administration
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
Master in Business Administration (Finance)
BA in Business Administration

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching interest:

  • Human resource management
  • Strategy and change management
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Research interest:

  • Personality
  • Business models
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies



Evans, J., Kerridge, C. and Loon, M. (2013), Campus based students’ perspectives on strategic management simulation: A contextual study, World Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 12-24.

Casimir, G., Lee, K., and Loon, M. (2012), Knowledge sharing: Influences of trust, commitment and cost. Journal of Knowledge Management. Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 740 - 753

Loon, M., Lim, Y., Lee, T. H., and Tam, C. L. (2012), Transformational leadership and job-related learning. Management Research Review, Vol. 35, Iss. 3/ 4, pp. 192 - 205.

Loon, M. K., and Casimir, G. (2008) Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: the moderating effect of need for achievement. Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 89 – 102.

Loon, M. K. C., Casimir, G., and Bartram T. (2007) Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: The mediating effect of job-performance improvement initiatives. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, Vol. 7, No. 3/4, pp. 227 – 239.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External examiner:

  • University of Chester
  • University of Bournemouth

Current PhD Projects


Topics relating to Personality and Dispositions
Selection Methods
Learning and Development
Innovativeness and Creativity

Resource-based view of Strategy
Business models
Design and innovation