Laurie Mullins MCMI

Laurie MullinsLaurie Mullins is a consultant and author specialising in managerial and organisational behaviour, and managing people at work. Before taking early retirement, Laurie was a principle lecturer at the University of Portsmouth Business School, where he led the behavioural and human resource management group.

After starting work as a mechanical engineering and naval architecture apprentice, Laurie undertook a career change involving further study and experience of business, local government, university administration and human resource management – which led to his becoming a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. For a number of years he was also a member of, and an instructor in, the Territorial Army.

He has undertaken a range of consultancy work including as an adviser with the United Nations Association International Service (UNAIS); served as a visiting selector for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO); acted as adviser and tutor for a number of professional and educational bodies including UNISON Education; and served as an external examiner for university degree and postgraduate courses, and for professional organisations.

Laurie has undertaken a year’s academic exchange in the Management Department, University of Wisconsin, USA, and a visiting fellowship at the School of Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia, and given invited lectures in The Netherlands and South Africa.

He has been a Pearson Education ‘author of the year’ and his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Dutch. There has also been an English language edition for India and an edition in Braille. ‘Management and Organisational Behaviour’ was first published in 1985 and the tenth edition was published May 2013. Laurie is also author of ‘Essentials of Organisational Behaviour’ and ‘Hospitality Management and Organisational Behaviour’, also both published by Pearson Education. 

Laurie’s books feature regularly in the bestselling business books and he has the rare distinction for an academic author of having an edition of ‘Management and Organisational Behaviour’ reach the Guardian Top 10 list of all paperbacks (both fiction and non-fiction).

Type: Subject Matter Experts