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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.
Martin Upchurch is professor of International Employment Relations. prior to joining Middlesex University he was at the University of the West of England. He has previously worked for the civil service and as a research officer and journalist for a trade union. He has served on the editorial boards of Capital & Class and Work, Employment and Society and is currently on the board of International Socialism. he has also conducted work for the European Center for Peace and Development in Belgrade.His co-authored books include New Unions, New Workplaces (2002), The Realities of Partnership at Work (2008), The Crisis of Social Democratic Trade Unionism in Western Europe (2008) and Workers and Revolution in Serbia (2013).
Professor John Grahl
John is professor of European Integration. He is a member of the working group for an ‘Alternative Economic Policy in Europe’, and author of ‘European Monetary Union: Problems of Legitimacy, Development and Stability’ (Kogan Page, London, 2001),and After Maastricht: a Guide to European Monetary Union (Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1997).He has published articles on economics in the left wing ‘New Left Review‘ and the French monthly ‘Le Monde Diplomatique‘.
Claudio Morrison is Senior Research Fellow at Middlesex University Business School in London. He previously held a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship at Warwick University, Sociology Department, where he had obtained his PhD. Claudio’s area of expertise is comparative employment relations. Since 1997, Claudio has carried out case study research and ethnographic fieldwork in the former Soviet Union. His current research focuses on migration, industrial relations and organisational change in post-socialist societies. He is the author of A Russian Factory Enters the Market Economy (Routledge, 2012). His publications featured, among others, in Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Communist Economies, the British Journal of Industrial Relations and Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Work Employment & Society and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. His current interests include historical memory and the development of the labour movement in Russia.
Hanna is Research Fellow in Business, Labour and Society in Transition.
Olga Cretu is a PhD candidate based at Middlesex University Business School where she has been awarded 1+3 scholarship. Her study focuses on migration, family and career trajectories of post-Soviet women professionals in London. She obtained her first degree in Cultural Anthropology in Chisinau (2004). During 2005-2007 she contributed, as junior researcher, to an INTAS project on CIS trade unions and a study on labour relations in Moldovan and Russian clothing companies (Warwick University). In 2008 she received a grant for the International Master in Russian, Central and East European Studies (Glasgow University, Jagiellonian University). After moving to the UK she developed an interest in the working lives of migrants from and within post-Soviet Eurasia. In 2011-2013 she took part in ‘International migration and labour turnover’ project (Padua University) conducting fieldwork with construction workers and managers in Russia and Moldova. Since 2006 she presented at workshops and conferences in Moscow, Krakow, Coventry, Amsterdam, Madrid, Vienna and London. In 2014 she convened the panel ‘Doing research with ‘post-Soviet migrants’: Theoretical and methodological reflections’ at IMISCOE Annual Conference. She co-authored articles for Construction Labour Research (2014), Studies of Transition States and Societies (2013), British Journal of Industrial Relations (2012) and International Studies: Views from Moldova (2007). Olga is a native Russian speaker and has a working knowledge of Italian, Moldovan/Romanian and Ukrainian.
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