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Todd Bridgman

Associate Professor (Commerce, management, tourism and services)

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Todd Bridgman completed his PhD in organisational studies at the University of Cambridge and held research fellowships at Judge Business School and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. Todd’s research and teaching is located at the intersection of Critical Management Studies (CMS), management education and management history. He specializes in exploring the origins of management theories and challenging their representation in best-selling textbooks. His research with Stephen Cummings has uncovered enduring myths about famous theorists such as Adam Smith, Max Weber, Frederick Taylor, Mary Parker Follett, Abraham Maslow and Kurt Lewin. This research, as well as previously unpublished material, is featured in a SAGE book 'A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Management Theory' (with Stephen Cummings), published in November 2021. Todd has won a number of international awards for his research including Best Paper Awards in A* ranked journals.



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