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).
Popple, Sam and Way, Kirsten and Johnstone, Richard and Croucher, Richard and Miller, Peta (2021) A comparative analysis of inspector responses to complaints about psychosocial and physical hazards. Regulation & Governance . ISSN 1748-5983 (Published online first)
Croucher, Richard and Gooderham, Paul and Sandvik, Alexander Madsen (2021) Americanization' and the drivers of the establishment and use of works councils in three post-socialist countries. Human Resource Management Journal . ISSN 0954-5395 (Published online first)
Croucher, Richard and Okland, Gunnar Magne (2021) Women production workers' introduction into a Norwegian Shipyard 1965–1989. Business History , 63 (5). pp. 776-794. ISSN 0007-6791
Morrison, Claudio and Sacchetto, Devi and Croucher, Richard (2020) Migration, ethnicity and solidarity: 'multinational workers' in the former Soviet Union. British Journal of Industrial Relations , 58 (4). pp. 761-784. ISSN 0007-1080
Croucher, Richard and Glaister, Keith W. and Rizov, Marian and Rofcanin, Yasin and Wood, Geoffrey (2020) Challenges and resilience: managers' perceptions of firm performance following M&As. Applied Psychology: An International Review , 69 (4). pp. 1470-1505. ISSN 0269-994X