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).
Croucher, Richard and Glaister, Keith and Rizov, Marian and Rocanin, Y. and Wood, Geoffrey (2019) Challenges and resilience: managers' perceptions of firm performance following M&As. Applied Psychology: An International Review . ISSN 0021-9010 (Accepted/In press)
James, Philip and Miles, Lilian and Croucher, Richard and Houssart, Mark (2019) Regulating factory safety in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Regulation & Governance , 13 (3). pp. 431-444. ISSN 1748-5991
Harcourt, Mark and Gall, Gregor and Wilkinson, Adrian and Croucher, Richard and Lam, Helen (2019) Using the endowment effect to explain managerial resistance towards co-determination: implications for employment relations from the German case. Human Resource Management Journal . ISSN 0954-5395 (Accepted/In press)
Croucher, Richard and Okland, Gunnar Magne (2019) Women production workers' introduction into a Norwegian Shipyard 1965–1989. Business History . ISSN 0007-6791 (Published online first)
Harcourt, Mark and Gall, Gregor and Kumar, Rinu Vimal and Croucher, Richard (2019) The role of unions in addressing behavioural market failures. Economic and Industrial Democracy . ISSN 0143-831X (Published online first)