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).
Gall, Gregor and Harcourt, Mark and Croucher, Richard (2019) The role of unions in addressing behavioural market failures. Economic and Industrial Democracy . ISSN 0143-831X (Accepted/In press)
Croucher, Richard and Houssart, Mark and Miles, Lilian and James, Philip (2019) Legal sanction, international organisations and the Bangladesh Accord. Industrial Law Journal . ISSN 0305-9332 (Published online first)
Croucher, Richard (2019) Editorial: research methods and management. British Journal of Management . ISSN 1045-3172 (Accepted/In press)
Danilovich, Hanna and Croucher, Richard (2018) The state and company management in Belarus. In: Comparative capitalism and the transitional periphery: firm centred perspectives. Demirbag, Mehmet and Wood, Geoffrey , eds. New horizons in international business . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 187-208. ISBN 9781786430885
Harcourt, Mark and Gall, Gregor and Kumar, Rinu Vimal and Croucher, Richard (2018) A union default: a policy to raise union membership, promote the freedom to associate, protect the freedom not to associate and progress union representation. Industrial Law Journal . ISSN 0305-9332 (Published online first)