Professor Croucher is Professor of Comparative Employment Relations and Director of Research, Middlesex University Business School. He joined Middlesex University in 2005, from his previous role as Senior Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University where he worked in the Human Resource Management Research Centre. He is Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management where he teaches on the MSc in International HRM. He is a member of the Senior Common Room, Kellogg College Oxford.
He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick in 1977 and then worked for twenty years in trade union and adult education. From the mid-1990s onwards he worked for ten years with six Global Union Federations on a series of projects to re-structure trade unions throughout the Former Soviet Union.
In 2011-12, he was Research Fellow at the University of Mauritius, a position awarded to one researcher annually by international competition.
Professor Croucher has thirty five years of experience in teaching adult students, practitioners and doctoral candidates. He is a committed and enthusiastic teacher.
He is the author of several manuals on trade union education, all of which are available in English and have been translated into Russian and several other European and central Asian languages.
He has supervised many students to successful completion of their doctorates.
Croucher, Richard and Rizov, Marian (2012) Union influence in post-socialist Europe. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 65 (3)
Morrison, Claudio and Croucher, Richard and Cretu, Olga (2012) Legacies, conflict and path dependence in the former Soviet Union. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 (2)
Croucher, Richard, Brookes, Michael, Wood, Geoffrey and Brewster, Chris (2010): Context, Strategy and Final Participation Human Relations 67 (5).
Croucher, Richard and Morrison, Claudio (2012) Management, worker responses and an enterprise trade union in transition. Industrial Relations, A Journal of Economy and Society 51.
Upchurch, Martin and Croucher, Richard and Flynn, Matthew (2012) Political congruence and trade union renewal. Work, Employment and Society, 26 (5).
Osabutey, Ellis L. C. and Croucher, Richard (2017) Intermediate institutions and technology transfer in developing countries: The case of the construction industry in Ghana. Technological Forecasting and Social Change . ISSN 0040-1625 (Published online first)
James, Philip and Miles, Lilian and Croucher, Richard and Houssart, Mark (2017) Regulating factory safety in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Regulation & Governance . ISSN 1748-5991 (Accepted/In press)
Croucher, Richard and Houssart, Mark (2018) ‘Send Us More Arms!’ Bringing British women into war production through films in World War Two. Labor History . ISSN 0023-656X (Published online first)
Croucher, Richard (2017) Union renewal in historical perspective. Work, Employment and Society . ISSN 0950-0170 (Published online first)
Houssart, Mark and Croucher, Richard (2016) Ethnicity and labour in Mauritius: assessing a cinematic account. Labor History, 58 (4). pp. 490-505. ISSN 0023-656X (Published online first)