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).
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
Harcourt, Mark and Gall, Gregor and Wilkinson, Adrian and Croucher, Richard and Lam, Helen (2020) Using the endowment effect to explain managerial resistance towards codetermination: implications for employment relations from the German case. Human Resource Management Journal , 30 (1). pp. 149-163. ISSN 0954-5395
Croucher, Richard and Houssart, Mark and Miles, Lilian and James, Philip (2019) Legal sanction, international organisations and the Bangladesh Accord. Industrial Law Journal , 48 (4). pp. 549-570. ISSN 0305-9332
Akgöz, Görkem and Croucher, Richard and Pizzolato, Nicola (2019) Back to the factory: the continuing salience of industrial workplace history. Labor History . ISSN 0023-656X (Published online first)