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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About John Mendy

I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for full-time MSc HRM at Lincoln International Business School. I am interested in resilience research, the intersection between International HRM and International Business, smart cities, Organisational Studies, Strategy, employment relationships, autism and employment/HRM policies and practices with specific foci on SMEs, small family businesses and MNEs in developed and emerging economies. I have published in a range of peer-reviewed journals,.including Labor Studies, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and IGI Global, amongst others. My recent books include Teaching HRM and Organisational Behaviour in 2017 and Business Research Methods in 2015. I am an active Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.   I welcome PhD students interested in HRM, organisational studies, change management , autism and HRM research. My main research has used qualitative research methods and I welcome students who are interested in the use of novel methods to explore similar or related topic areas.

Department Responsibilities

Leading the full-time MSc HRM Programme Designing the content and delivery of postgraduate courses such as International Resourcing and Talent Management and HRM Strategy; Engaging in and contributing to the research of the People and Organisations Department and the Business School; Establishing and maintaining links with professional bodies and academic groups within and outside the University; Supervising postgraduate research, postgraduate taught and undergraduate research/dissertation and placement projects; Designated personal and academic year tutor to postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Subject Specialism

Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies


  • PGCE — University of Lincoln, 2010
  • PhD — University of Lincoln, 2010
  • MSc HRM — University of Lincoln, 2003
  • MA Educational Leadership — University of Nottingham, 2001
  • BA English and French — Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 1988


  • Vice Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research for Autism Research Innovation Centre — Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln,
  • Best paper on 'People and Technology-oriented Barriers to SME Internationalisation: Application of the Configuration Model from a Developing Country Context — International Conference on Technology and Humanities, KDU Penang University College, Malaysia,


Research Project with DWP and Jobcentres in East Midlands - to develop HR Policy support for employing people with autism. Research Project with DWP and Jobcentres in East Midlands - to develop HR Policy support for employing people with autism; As an autism specialist consultant, I use research as a vehicle to develop innovative autism-friendly services, procedures, processes and practices. I provide strategic planning, talent management and service development support to regional statutory agencies such as the Department for Work and Pensions and their respective JobCentre Plus within Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and parts of Derbyshire County Councils as well as Community Groups such as the Linkage Community Trust. Editor of current book ‘Teaching HRM and Organisational Behaviour at the College/University Level’, with IGI Global, August, 2017 Selected Co-Chair, Organisational Transformation, Change and Development Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management, 2017 Book Reviewer, ‘Global Talent Management’ by Minocha, S. and Hristov, D. (September, 2016) with Sage Publishing British Academy/Leverhulme Current Grant Application on ‘‘Providing Human Resource Management Support for Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions within the World of Work’ (September, 2016) Chair of stream, European Conference on Research Methodologies (Kingston, London, June, 2016) CIPD Assessor - February 2016 to date Co-edited book on ‘Leading Issues in Business Research Methodology in Management and Business’ (October, 2015) Review Committee, Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods – part of the European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies (from July 2012) Co-authored winning bid for the research project ‘Stimulating the adoption of broadband in the Lincolnshire economy’ (2014/15) Chair of stream, European Conference on Research Methodologies (Bolton, 2012) Board member and Trustee, Development Plus (2011 to 2016) Member, University of Lincoln Siemens Partnership with the view to enhancing Employability, internships, career development, knowledge exchange (2014 - 2016) My research into helping 2 local companies adopt more responsible management and HRM practices has been recognised and included in the PRIME Report (November, 2014). This is part of the UN agenda for responsible management education and organisational behavioural ethics worldwide. The PRIME report principles have been identified to help to develop the Lincoln Business School’s educational and research programmes especially in the areas of ‘student as responsible producer’ and people and companies that are expected to help create responsible managers, employees and futures. The PRIME agenda and my contribution to it is helping in changing educational policies and shaping the University’s and College of Social Sciences 2016 strategic plan of enhancing student experience, building a vibrant research community and fostering external reputation and partnerships. County-wide Employment Planning – with Linkage Community Trust, Autumn 2018

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Research Interests

  • Managing relationships between international graduates and other employees

  • HRM and Organisational Behaviour

  • Organisational theory, including culture change

  • Smart cities as learning cities

  • Autism and Employment/HRM

Research Groups Memberships

  • Stimulating the adoption of broadband in Lincolnshire
  • Responsible Management Research Group
  • Autism Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC)

Research Projects

  • Autism and Employment/HRM policies in statutory organisations — Department for Work and Pensions, UK in 2018
  • Research Developments in Teaching Human Resource Management, International Business and Organizational Behavior at the University and College Levels’ — IGI Global in 2018
  • People vs Non-People Barriers in SMEs’ Internationalisation from a Developing Country Perspective — with co-researcher in 2018
  • ‘County-wide Employment Planning — awarded £14947 by Linkage Community Trust in 2018
  • ‘Teaching Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at College Level’ — IGI Global/Business Science Reference in 2017

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Degree Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - MSc HRM (full-time) — 2013 to Present

Module Responsibilities

  • Module Leader - International Resourcing and Talent Management — 2013 to Present
  • Module Leader - Human Resource Management Strategy — 2015 to Present
  • Module Leader - MSc HRM Dissertations (full-time) — 2013 to Present
  • Personal Tutor - MSc HRM (full-time) — 2013 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Journal of Family Business Management — Contributor & Reviewer
  • European Academy of Management — Member and Reviewer
  • British Academy of Management — Member, Reviewer & Co-Chair of Organisational Transformation, Change and Development Track
  • IGI Global — Edited and authored book chapters on HRM & OB Book
  • Academic Publishing International — Co-edited book and authored book chapter
  • Academic Publishing International — Associate Editor
  • Academic Publishing International — Reviewer and Review Committee Member
  • Higher Education Academy — Fellow
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development — Chartered Member and Assessor
  • University of Wales — External Examiner - PhD
  • Department for Work and Pensions — External Researcher/Consultant
  • Future of Work and Organisational Psychology — Contributor
  • Journal of Business and Enterprise Development — Contributor and Reviewer
  • Labor Studies — Contributor
  • Thunderbird International Business Review — Contributor
  • University of South Africa — External Examiner
  • Strategic Change Journal — Contributor and Reviewer


Research, consultancy, PhD examinations, editorials, peer-reviewing, authorship