Dr Mike Gregson


Associate Lecturer

Worcester Business School

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: m.gregson@worc.ac.uk

Mike has held several senior leadership positions across both public and private sector organisations in the fields of banking, finance, construction, FM, surveying and local government. He has also held the CEO position in hybrid organisations with a mix of private and public sector ethos and values, which has formed part of his research interest and studies. Mike has also been involved in a large number of projects and programmes which have included M&A’s, restructures, business re-engineering, business development, organisational design, process re-engineering and coaching frameworks. He has also held a number of positions in HR including operational, strategic and leadership roles both in private and public sector.

His PhD was awarded for the thesis entitled 'The Paradox of Institutional Behavioural Additionality and Behavioural Negativity in Hybrid Organisations'. He has particular research interests in creativity, innovation and success of hybrid organisations and the blend of private and public sector values and ethos. This is extended to strategic HRM and Leadership within such organisations.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel, being a member for 20 years, and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, Institute of Leadership and Management, Higher Education Academy and is a Registered Corporate Coach and a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Teaching and Research Interests


  • coaching and mentoring
  • HRM recruitment and retention MBA
  • HRM in the public sector
  • managing strategic change
  • aspects of strategic performance
  • strategic leadership
  • work-life balance
  • qualitative research methods


Research Interests:

  • hybrid organisations
  • behavioural additionality and negativity
  • organisational behaviours
  • organisational development
  • innovation and creativity in hybrid organisations
  • strategic leadership
  • HRM

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Chartered institute of Personnel (FCIPD),
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI),
  • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FinstLM),
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA),
  • Registered Corporate Coach with The World Association of Business Coaches (RCC & WABC),
  • Black Belt Lean Six Sigma (CSSS).


Human Resource Management: Strategic and international Perspectives. Chapter 6, Sage (2016)

Encyclopaedia of Human Resources, Workforce Intelligence and Planning Chapter, Elgar (2016)

The Role of SHRM in turning tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge: a cross-national study of the UK and Malta, JW Scully, SC Buttigieg, A Fullard, D Shaw, M Gregson: The International Journal of Human Resource Management 24 (12), 2299-2320, 3rd Edition of Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. Chapter 6 Strategic Workforce Intelligence Planning and Artificial Intelligence – Publication Spring 2020


  • Inside Acivico, a New Way of Looking at Austerity, Professional Manager (2016)
  • Mapping Management Excellence, Professional Manager Magazine (2015)
  • The Managers Guide to switching sectors, The CMI, Professional Manager (2014)
  • IDS HR Studies, Best practice and benchmarking, Talent Management (2010)